Welcome to the ISEK 2012 Biennial Congress
The International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology invites you to attend the XIX Biennial ISEK Congress to be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia from July 19-21, 2012.
Building on the success of the 2010 Congress held in Aalborg, Denmark the congress will bring together a multidisciplinary cross section of delegates from basic scientist’s to practicing clinicians specialising in human movement and the neuromuscular system.
With a prominent list of national and international guest speakers, the 2012 Program will include pre-congress workshops on key topics and a number of focused special sessions summarising advances in electrophysiology and kinesiology. Additional events are targeted to Early Career Researchers as well as clinical and applied workshops targeted at advancing clinical skills related to conditions of the movement system. For professionals involved in neuromuscular physiology and dysfunction, from scientists to clinicians, this event is not to be missed.
ISEK is the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. It has members from around the globe that study the human neuromuscular system and movement. The organization promotes research and teaching in Electrophysiology and Kinesiology of the motor and sensory systems. Key topics in this discipline are muscle fatigue, motion analysis, motor units, muscle and nerve properties, posture, control of movement, electrical stimulation, joint biomechanics, sports and exercise, human performance measurement, neuromuscular diseases, rehabilitation and physiological modeling.
Isek Conference 2012
ISEK held the XIX Biennial ISEK conference at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia from July 19-21, 2012. This conference followed the 2010 conference in Aalborg, Denmark bringing together delegated from multiple disciplines. The program included workshops and sessions on advances in electrophysiology and kinesiology along with events targeted to career researchers to professionals in neuromuscular physiology and dysfunction.
Keynote Speakers at ISEK 2012
Andy Fuglevand, Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Arizona, USA
Simon Gandevia, Deputy Director, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia
Julie Steele, Professor and Director, Biomechanics Research Laboratory, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jeffery Kleim, Associate Professor, School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University
Toshio Moritani, Professor of Applied Physiology, Kyoto University, Japan
David Lloyd, Professor and Director, Musculoskeletal Research Program, Griffith University
The start of ISEK
ISEK was born in 1965 on August 13. The founder S. Carlsöö, J. Pauly, B. Jonsson, J.V. Basmajian, M.A. MacConnaill and L. Sheving formed a society of electrophysiological kinesiology. ISEK elected its first Council with J.V. Basmajian being the president. 70 members of ISEK had their first International meeting at Montreal in 1968. Since then 10 International meetings have been held. Meetings have resulted into contributions such as the terms, and standards for EMG research, the guidelines for reporting, establishment of the Society’s official journal – the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (JEK)
ISEK has 500 members from over 30 countries that belong to a broad range of pioneers in fields from motor control, engineering, physical therapy, biomedical sciences and physical education. ISEK is administered by a Council which consists of the following members elected for a two year term – a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five other members.
Election of the council
W.D. Mcleod suggested that ISEK should organize a Committee for Standards and Definitions and he was then asked to be the chairman of such a committee. E. R. Tichauer suggested that ISEK try to cooperate with other organizations relating to electromyography, biomechanics and kinesiology, which was unanimously adopted. The first council of ISEK consisted of the following members: J.V. Basmajian as the President, J. Joseph as the Vice President, B. Jonsson as the Secretary, S. Carlsoo as the Treasurer.
The First ISEK Conference
ISEK hosted its first international conference at Montreal in August 1968 with more than 70 participants. The members presented 30 scientific papers at the meeting, which were later published as Proceedings of the Meeting in the Journal of Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology.
The First Newsletter
ISEK published its first newsletter in 1968, edited by B. Jonsson. The council reported various suggestions in this newsletter which prompted rigorous debates in later ones.
The second ISEK council was elected in 1972 consisting of I. Petersen as the President, O. Lippold as the Vice President, H. Ladd as the Secretary and T. Simard as the Treasurer. They held the 2nd International conference at Barcelona, Spain, in 1973.
The First Regional Conference
This was held in Umea Sweden in 1973 organized by I. Petersen, B. Jonsson and H. Ladd. The Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine contained full papers from this meeting as a supplement.