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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

The French Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SOFMER), in association with the Belgium Royal Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (RBSPRM), is pleased to host the International Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine this year and invite you to join us at Paris Palais des Congrès – Porte Maillot – July 8-12 2018.

Plenary sessions will be held each day with well-known key note lecturers including:

  • Pablo CELNIK (Baltimore, USA) “Neuromodulation in PRM: past, present and future”
  • Gilles RODE (Lyon, France) “Neglect sensorimotricity and cognition”
  • Eiichi SAITO (Nagoya, Japon) “PRM and swallowing disorders: what’s new?”
  • François RANNOU (Paris, France) “PRM in musculoskeletal diseases, from cell to rehabilitation”
  • J Hans ZWERVER (Groningen, the Netherlands) “Overview on tendon diseases in 2018”.


Six scientific parallel sessions will be held on all the main scientific topics; electronic posters will be presented in “poster tours” and 2 “best-of poster” sessions.
Abstract submission is already open and can be accessed via the Congress website. An innovative “rolling review” process will allow abstract authors to receive notification regarding the acceptance of their abstract within 6 weeks of submission. Authors will not be notified whether their abstract was selected for poster or oral presentation until after the abstract submission deadline, February 6 2018.

Attitudes of preservice teachers towarrds teaching deaf and ELS students
Tuesday, 24 October 2017

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Attitudes of preservice teachers towarrds teaching deaf and ELS students

Claire Ting, Linda Gilmore


This study explored preservice teacher attitudes towards teaching a deaf student who uses Australian Sign Language (Auslan) compared to a student who is new to Australia and speaks Polish. The participants were 200 preservice teachers in their third or fourth year of university education. A questionnaire was created to measure attitudes, and participants were also asked to list teaching strategies they would use with the two students. A factor analysis yielded two subscales: Teacher Expectations and Teacher Confidence. Results showed that teachers had higher expectations of the Auslan student than the Polish student, and were more confident about teaching the Auslan student. Differences between the two conditions were also found for suggested teaching strategies. The findings have implications for teacher education programs.


Read more about this research on Resource Center Applied Research and Disability

Post-doc position open at the University of Rouen
Monday, 23 October 2017

The position if offered by the LITIS Laboratory, which works since several years on cognitive models of mobility and associated ICT wearable embedded technologies. Several flagship projects are related to the design, realization and evaluation of new systems for cognitive mobility or for data presentation for spatial knowledge acquisition of Visually Impaired People.

The post-doctoral researcher will participate in the design and realization of hardware and software components for visuo-tactile spatial-knowledge acquisition. It is thus required an interest and a solid background in perception, localization, spatial data representation and new communication technologies for autonomous and cognitive mobility.

The prospective candidates must have a background in one or several following research fields : Computer engineering ; Computer vision, image processing, (Bayesian) perception, scene understanding, estimation ; Robotics (SLAM, visual odometry, localization with/without GPS with/without tactile and/or cognitive interest points;  path planning, etc.) ; GNSS ; Digital electronics ; Basic mechatronics ; Virtual reality ; Multisensory data fusion.

At least an engineering degree in CSCE (or related fields) is required.

It is also asked to have good programming skills (C/C++, Python, Linux, MatLab, Simulink…), project management aptitude, data bases technologies knowledge, a previous experience in human-machine interface design, good communication and cooperation skills (the post-doc will work within a team of senior researchers, PhD and Master students ), an open-mind to non-engineering disciplines and reasonable English skills (written and spoken).  

To apply, send your curriculum vitae, a publication record, a motivation letter, a link for publication upload and 2/3 referee letters to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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