Call for Research Abstracts 2016

The Esther Thelen Research Forum
Developing Skillful Movers to Improve Health and Quality of Life

July 7-10, 2016

Plan now to join us in Asheville, NC, #10 destination area in the US, at the 2016 Esther Thelen Research Forum and Feldenkrais Method Annual Conference, “The Tipping Point - Propelling the Feldenkrais Method® into the Mainstream.” The Esther Thelen Research Committee, under the auspices of the Feldenkrais® Educational Foundation of North America, is sponsoring a Research Forum and Poster Session.

The Esther Thelen Research Forum: “Developing Skillful Movers to Improve Health and Quality of Life” will be held Friday morning, July 8, as part of the Annual Conference program. The Forum features experts who will present research and theoretical models grounded in dynamic systems and ecological perspectives on the development of skillful movement in typical and atypical children, adolescents and adults. The panel's viewpoint emphasizes the process of skill development in movement education programs to promote motor competence for lifelong physical activity ranging from throwing to rising from the floor. Panelists and attendees will interact for mutual learning.

The Poster Session will run throughout the conference. The Esther Thelen Research Committee invites you to submit an abstract of your research findings, creative ideas and insights from systematic inquiry for presentation to your colleagues at the conference. Posters can take a variety of forms ranging from the traditional academic/scientific poster to more inventive and interactive formats. Abstracts may have been presented at other recent conferences, but need to follow the Research Forum's submission format. Repeat submission to the Feldenkrais Method Annual Conference is not permitted.

The deadline for submission is May 15, 2016. Submissions will be reviewed by two Feldenkrais Practitioner-researchers.  All authors will be notified of the status of their submissions by June 1, 2016.

We ask that authors set up their posters prior to the Opening Reception on Thursday evening, July 7 and be present with them during the reception. The Conference Keynote address is also scheduled for Thursday evening. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference.

Please see the Abstract Guidelines and Poster Guidelines. Submit abstracts and requests for additional information to Jim Stephens.

Jim Stephens, PhD, PT, GCFP, Esther Thelen Research Committee
Feldenkrais Educational Foundation of North America