Multi-domain / Behavior & Learning

Invited talks Session 3 – Tuesday 12th December – 09:00 – 11:00

National Institutes of Health

Novel behavioral and neurophysiological targets to modulate motor learning after stroke

Dr. Cohen received his MD from the University of Buenos Aires. He did his neurology residency at Georgetown University and received postdoctoral training in Clinical Neurophysiology at the Department of Neurology, University of California (Irvine) and in Motor Control and Movement Disorders at the Human Motor Control Section, NINDS. In 1998 he became chief of the Human Cortical Physiology Section, NINDS. He received the Humboldt (Humboldt Foundation) and Barbro J Johansson Award in Stroke Recovery (World Stroke Organization). He is an elected member of the American Neurological Association. Dr. Cohen’s lab is interested in the mechanisms underlying plastic changes in the human central nervous system in relation to motor learning and memory formation and consolidation and in the development of novel therapeutic approaches for recovery of function after brain lesions based on the understanding of these mechanisms.

University College London

The emergence of post-stroke fatigue: a new framework

Anna is a clinical neuroscientist based at the University of Leeds. After graduating as a Physiotherapist, Anna switched to a career in clinical neuroscience after obtaining a PhD from Imperial College London. Following a brief stint at the National Institutes of Health in the USA, she returned to the UK with a fellowship from the Stroke Association to investigate post-stroke fatigue at UCL. She started her research group in 2016 with a Wellcome Henry Dale fellowship and recently moved to the University of Leeds to continue investigating post-stroke fatigue.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

A multi-domain behavioral clustering of acute stroke patients

Lisa Fleury is a postdoctoral scientist at the Unit of Prof. Hummel, Defitech Chair of Clinical Neuroengineering (EPFL), since May 2021. She studied Movement Sciences at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rennes and graduated at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 2020. She studied the cerebellum role in sensorimotor adaptation in healthy using perturbations of visuomotor interfaces and non-invasive brain stimulation. Her scientific interests are in the understanding of sensorimotor and cognitive impairments following a stroke, how behavioral functions recover and how different behavioral domains interplay in functional recovery. She is also interested in the development of personalized treatment based on innovative neuro-technologies (non-invasive brain stimulation) to enhance stroke recovery. She seeks to promote a holistic approach of stroke patients and to shed light on the different phenotypes of patients in order to optimize the efficacy of therapeutic strategies.


Amsterdam University Medical Center

Understanding the time course of behavioral restitution and compensation after stroke

Prof. dr. Gert Kwakkel received a chair ‘Neurorehabilitation’ at the Amsterdam UMC, location VUmc in 2008. His chair is dedicated to translational research in the field of neurorehabilitation with special focus on the longitudinal relationship between brain plasticity and motor recovery early post stroke. He is one of the TOP-researchers at the VUmc. He received an advanced ERC-laureate from the European Commission in 2011. Dr. Kwakkel is president of the Dutch Society of NeuroRehabilitation in the Netherlands since 2010. In 2018, he received an honorary fellowship from the Associated Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN-award) in the United Kingdom and the Outstanding Neurorehabilitation Clinician Scientists (ONCS-award) Award from the American Society of Neurorehabilitation. In addition, he received an honored designation of a classroom that was entitled with his name at the institute Health at Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Winterthur, Switserland in 2021. Finally, professor Kwakkel is member of the editorial board of Stroke and European Editor of Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. He published more than 310 papers with more than 22.000 citations in the field of stroke rehabilitation (i.e., H-Index: 76 following Web of Science).