SECOND INTERNATIONAL FASCIA RESEARCH CONGRESS
OCTOBER 27-30, 2009 | AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
The Amsterdam conference, held at Vrije Universiteit, was hosted by Faculteit Bewegingswetenschappen (Faculty of Human Movement Sciences) and attended by 550 people from 40 countries.
The four day conference was followed by an additional day of post-conference clinical workshops. This added new dimensions – presentation of the clinical practices, both in lecture/demonstrations and in small group sessions, and integration with academic faculty conducting rehabilitation research.
The Scientific Chair of the conference was Peter Huijing, PhD, a physiologist and keynote presenter from the first fascia research conference who is the recipient of the prestigious Muybridge Award for his work on fascial connections and force transmission within muscle tissue. The Administrative Chair was Peter Hollander, PhD who was dean of the School of Movement Sciences from 1998 to 2007 and has been active in sports related exercise physiology with an emphasis on swimming.