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International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation

June 11th-12th 2015. Valencia (Spain)

Welcome to the next edition of the International Conference on Recent Advances on Neurorrehabilitation (ICRAN 2015), which will be held in the city of Valencia, in the Valencia Conference Centre, together with the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium, and the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, to form the Valencia RehabWeek 2015.


Valencia RehabWeek 2015

There is power in numbers, as demonstrated by the successful Rehab Week 2011 in Zurich. We have again adopted a strategy of combining three international conferences in the field of rehabilitation science and engineering: Rehab Week 2015 to be held from June 9th to 12th, 2015 in Valencia, Spain. It will include the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation (ICRAN), the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium (INRS) and the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR). These events will feature intensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge transfer by focusing on the challenges and benefits of combining different new technologies. Rehab Week 2015 will provide a pivotal platform for scientists, clinicians and engineers to share their experiences, expand their knowledge in the field of neurological rehabilitation, and create a fusion of new technologies to enhance clinical outcome.


Gazzaniga, Michael S.

Director of the Sage Center
Psychology Department
University of California, Santa Barbara




Merzenich, Michael M.

Professor of the School of Medicine
Otolaryngology Department
University of California, San Francisco




Krakauer, John W.

Director of BLAM Lab, Co-founder of the KATA project
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine




Laureys Steven

Head of the Coma Science Group at the Cyclotron Research Center and Department of Neurology, Sart Tilman Liège University Hospital.
Clinical Professor and Research Director at the Belgian National Fund of Scientific Research



Ward Nick

Researcher at Centre for Neurorehabilitation, University College of London
Honorary Consultant Neurologist, The National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London




Boninger, Michael L.

Director of UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
Medical director of Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Professor of Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh




Blanke, Olaf

Director of Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
Brain-Mind Institute
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne




Arciniegas, David B.

Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky Chair in Brain Injury Medicine and
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine.
Senior Scientist and Medical Director for Brain Injury Research, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, Texas, USA.




Verschure, Paul.

Director del SPECS research group
Head of SPECS research group
Catalan Institute of Advanced Research (ICREA) research professor,Technology Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Director Center of Autonomous Systems and Neurorobotics
Scientific Director of the Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media




Gassert, Roger

Associate professor for Rehabilitation Engineering at ETH Zurich
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems



Preliminary program

Thursday, June 11th

Valencia Conference Centre

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Address 
09:10 – 09:50 Keynote Lecture: M. Gazzaniga
Plasticity following split-brain surgery
09:50 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture: N. Ward
Can neuroimaging improve the delivery of neurorehabilitation?
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:30 Podium presentations (5 best contributions) 
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote Lecture: M. Boninger
Brain-computer interfaces
14:15 – 14:50 Keynote Lecture: O. Blanke
Cognetics in neuroscience and rehabilitation
14:50 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 17:00 Poster session (One-minute poster session) 
18:00 –  end Gala Dinner

Friday, June 12th

Valencia Conference Centre

08:00 – 09:00 Welcome and registration
09:00 – 09:50 Keynote Lecture: M. Merzenich
Neuroplasticity-based strategies applied to delay onsets of-and to treat-psychiatric and neurological disorders
09:50 – 10:30 Keynote Lecture: J. Krakauer
Rethinking motor rehabilitation after stroke
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 – 12:30 ICRAN session
D. Arciniegas
Attention and memory problems after mild traumatic brain injury: new perspectives on an old problem
S. Laureys
New technologies for better care of post-comatose states
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Keynote Lecture: R. Gassert
Re-engineering robot-assisted rehabilitation
14:15 – 15:00 Keynote Lecture: P. Verschure
Towards a deductive medicine of neurorehabilitation: validating the distributed adaptive control theory of mind and brain in the clinic and at home with the Rehabilitation Gaming System
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Poster session
17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remarks



The registration fee of the ICRAN includes access to the scientific sessions, coffee breaks and the conference material. A certificate of attendance will be presented to all registered attendees.

The RehabWeek pass includes access to all the scientific and workshops of all the conferences.

ICRAN: June 11 – 12th, 2015

  Until April 13th After April 13th
Students (*) 100€ 150€
Senior academics 225€ 275€
Senior members (**) 200€ 250€


RehabWeek: June 9 – 12th, 2015

  Until April 13th After April 13th
RehabWeek pass 550€ 675€


Farewell dinner: June 11th, 2015

  Until May 15th
Conference attendees 60€


*In order to obtain the especial student fee, a copy of the student card or a letter signed by the Department or Laboratory Head must accompany the registration form.

**The members of the following societies can have an additional discount of 25€. A proof of the membership must be provided.



To make your travel arrangements you can contact Consultia Travel, the official travel agency for the meeting, or do it on your own.


How to get to:

• By air The airport (Manises International Airport) is about 8 km from the city centre. To see information about all the airline companies operating out of this airport, please click here. How to get from the Airport to Valencia city: – By bus: click here – A taxi from the airport will cost approximately 25-30 Euros. – Underground: Every 10-20 minutes approximately. More information about timetable and fares, please visit www.metrovalencia.com.
• By train Valencia Estació Nord and Valencia Joaquin Sorolla-Alta velocidad stations are situated in the city centre. For information on timetable and fares, please visit www.renfe.es.
• By coach Valencia coach station is located on the bank of the former course of the River Túria. This is the stopping place for regular services arriving from all over Spain. For further information, please visit www.turisvalencia.es.
• By car The AP-7 Motorway runs down the East Coast of Spain connecting Valencia to the main European Motorway network and to A-23 Sagunto-Somport and the A-3 Madrid-Valencia dual Carriageway.
• By sea Although Valencia is principally an industrial port it also operates a frequent ferry service to the Balearic Islands and is the starting point for many Mediterranean Cruises. It is well connected to the city centre by a number of frequent bus routes. For more information, please visit www.valenciaport.com.


To plan your accommodation, you can check the offers of Consultia Travel (available soon), or do it yourself. You can check the Valencia Tourist Info for further information.

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Call for papers


The call for papers is now closed. If your contribution has been accepted, please check the authors guidelines in the link below.

Guidelines for poster presenters: Information for authors


Organizing committee

LabHuman, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain

  • Mariano Alcañiz (co-chairman)
  • Roberto Lloréns (assistant co-chairman)
  • Alejandra del Valle
  • Jorge Latorre
  • Adrián Borrego

NeuroRHB, Servicio de NeuroRehabilitación y Daño Cerebral de los Hospitales NISA, Fundación NISA, Valencia, Spain

  • Enrique Noé (co-chairman)
  • Joan Ferri (assistant co-chairman)
  • Carolina Colomer
  • María Dolores Navarro
  • Belén Moliner

Scientific committee

  • Mariano Alcañiz (LabHuman, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain)
  • Roberto Lloréns (LabHuman, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain)
  • Enrique Noé (Servicio de Neurorrehabilitación y Daño Cerebral de los hospitales NISA, Valencia, Spain)
  • Joan Ferri (Servicio de Neurorrehabilitación y Daño Cerebral de los hospitales NISA, Valencia, Spain)
  • David B. Arciniegas (Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA)