SIAMOC best paper awards

SIAMOC society offers an economic award to the best scientific papers, respectively with a clinical and a methodological content, presented at the National Congress. Elsevier BV and BioMed Central will consider the two winner papers for fast track publication as full papers on, respectively, Gait&Posture and BioMedical Engineering OnLine journals, with a mention of the prize awarded. Candidates to SIAMOC best paper awards will be all authors who have indicated, during abstract submission, their intention to participate and in which category. The choice between methodological and clinical category is exclusive. Candidates must declare they have not submitted the paper for publication to any scientific journal.

Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation award "Silvano Boccardi"

In order to facilitate the application of instrumented movement analysis in rehabilitation, Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation offers an economic award to the best rehabilitative paper presented at the XVII SIAMOC Congress, dedicating it to the memory of Professor Silvano Boccardi, director of the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation Center S. Maria Nascente of Milan from 1960 to 1975, cofounder and medical director of the Bioengineering Center established by the Foundation with the Polytechnic of Milan University, founder and director for 40 years of the school for physiotherapists of Maggiore Hospital of Milan as well as cofounder and honorary president of SIAMOC. In keeping with his continuous efforts to educate physiotherapists and to improve rehabilitation also by means of innovative technologies, the award will be assigned by an ad hoc Commission to the best conference paper (oral or poster) which includes the application of a rehabilitative intervention. Papers presented by young physiotherapists or other rehabilitation professionals will be preferentially considered. Candidates will be all authors who have indicated, during abstract submission, their intention to participate to the "Silvano Boccardi" rehabilitation award.

Download the Call for Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation award "Silvano Boccardi" (in Italian)

Stage award for young SIAMOC members

The Scientific Committee of the XVII SIAMOC Congress, announces a competition for the award of internships at movement analysis laboratories, among those made available by Supporting Members. The competition is reserved to SIAMOC members younger than 31 yrs who have indicated, during abstract submission, their intention to participate. Candidates must be the first author of the abstract and the presenter of the paper at the Congress. On the basis of the quality of papers, an ad hoc Commission will identify a graded list of candidates, from which a number of winners equal to the numbers of available internships will be selected. The awards will cover travel and accommodation costs for each internship.

Download the Call for Stage Award for young SIAMOC members - 2016 (in Italian)

Stages to date offered by:

BTS Bioengineering srl
viale Forlanini 40
20024 Garbagnate Milanese MI
Phone +39 02 366 490 00
Fax +39 02 366 490 24

Congress Scholarships for young SIAMOC members

With the aim of facilitating the participation of young SIAMOC members to the societal Congress, SIAMOC offers Scholarships covering the registration fees.
Candidates to Congress Scholarship must be:

  • first author (and presenter) of an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at the congress,
  • young member of SIAMOC society (< 31 yrs).
The application to Congress Scholarships should be sent by 7 July 2016 via email to:, along with the documents detailed in the attached call.

Download the Call for SIAMOC Congress Scholarships 2016 - (in Italian)

SIAMOC award for university degree dissertation

SIAMOC society annually offers an award for university degree dissertations about instrumented movement analysis methodologies and/or clinical applications, to improve motor disorders evaluation, to enhance treatment efficacy by means of quantitative data analysis and a tailored definition of treatments.
For 2016, the award consists of an economic prize, a free membership to SIAMOC society for the year 2017 and the presentation of the dissertation results at the XVII SIAMOC Congress that will be held in Milano from 5 to 8 October 2016, with no registration fee.
The competition is reserved to candidates who graduated in an Italian university during the academic year 2014/2015, defending a dissertation on instrumented clinical movement analysis, and have applied for the award by 15 July 2016, following the instructions detailed in the attached Call.

Download the Call for SIAMOC award for university degree dissertation - 2016 (in Italian)

Key dates

February 2016: call for abstracts
30 May 2016: deadline for abstract submission
30 June 2016: notification of acceptance
31 July 2016: early registration deadline

5 - 8 October 2016: Congress

Organising Secretariat

Jessica Matera
IRCCS Santa Maria Nascente
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Via Capecelatro, 66 20148 Milano
Tel: 02-40308305
Fax: 02-4048919

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