MCSS 2024


We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School # XXI (MCSS- XXI). MCSS-XXI will be a five-day event, September 14 – September 18, 2024. It will include an arrival day (September 14), three days of sessions (September 15-17), and a departure day (September 18). We plan to bring together 6-8 faculty and 30-40 students selected from the pool of applicants.

MCSS-XXI is timed to facilitate participation in the traditional “Motor Control” Conference run in Poland every 4 years. Those attending MCSS-XXI are encouraged to stay for the “Motor Control” Conference (to be held close to the MCSS-XXI site) with a possibility of reduced registration fee (details to follow). The dates of the “Motor Control” Conference: September 18-20, 2024:

The preliminary list of speakers at MCSS-XXI:

Anatol Feldman (University of Montreal)
CJ Heckman (Northwestern University, Chicago)
Mark Latash (Penn State University, Earth)
Mindy Levin (McGill University, Montreal)
Monica Perez (Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago)
Gregor Schöner (Rühr University, Bochum)
Jeroen Smeets (Free University, Amsterdam)
Jonathan Wolpaw (State University of New York, Albany)


Our hosts are the Academy of Physical Education in Katowice. We will stay in a hotel in the Beskidas mountains in Ustron/Wisla. Transfer will be arranged from Krakow and/or Katowice.

If you would like to participate in MCSS-XXI, please e-mail a letter of interest to Mark Latash ( with a single-file PDF attachment containing a CV with a list of your publications and presentations. If you would like to present a poster, submit a single-page abstract (PDF, font Times New Roman 12, reasonably formatted: the title, authors, affiliations, text). Abstract submission is not a pre-requisite for attendance.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 1, 2024. Earlier applications will get preference for admission. Admission decisions will be made by the end of March 2024, and those accepted will be notified by e-mail.


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