Interdisciplinary Integration

9th Annual Interdisciplinary Integration Symposium
Postural Destabilization: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Remodel Dynamic Perception and Behavior

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Lincoln, Nebraska
April, 2017

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Course Information

Our 9th annual interdisciplinary integration symposium will focus on our need to re-process, re-learn, re-think and re-perceive the meaning of ‘stability’. Depending on how you feel about the word ‘stabilization’, it can be a positive situation when it is associated with success, or it can have a negative impact and influence on behavior, and situations where change and creativity is limited.

Eight speakers have been invited to share their thoughts about the word ‘de-stabilization’. Our two keynote speakers, Dr. Benoit Bardy from Montpellier, France, and Dr. Thomas Stoffregen from the University of Minnesota, have dedicated their careers to coordination, postural intolerance and movement influenced by perception. Dr. Bardy will talk about how endogenous and exogenous information is used to modulate the (de-) stabilization processes for postural dynamics. Dr. Thomas Stoffregen’s research interests including perception and control of body orientation and its integration with simultaneous suprapostural action, postural stability and motion sickness as related to ‘patterns of bodily movement’, embody the objectives of the symposium. The other six speakers, representing five behavior and movement disciplines, will address how our ‘stability’ requires afferentation, modulation, and depatterning behavior to remain unstable, creative, and tolerant of pain and emotional instability.

Overall, this is an opportunity to re-assess how under-dependence on biologic and behavioral control can improve our freedom and ability to learn new un-realized patterns without the comfort of relying on familiar strategies. Each speaker will attempt to offer suggestions and recommendations for integrating behavior and postural strategies that will balance our stability constraints with our instability freedom. 


Ron Hruska, MPA, PT

Benoit Bardy, Ph.D.

Thomas Stoffregen, Ph.D.

Sue Falsone, PT, ATC, CSCS

Wren McLaughlin, PT, DPT, WCS, MS, PRC

Elizabeth Caughey, DDS

Heidi Wise, OD, FCOVD

Clovis Colley, C.Ht.

Educational Level: Advanced

Cost: $495 (Early registration rate: At least 4 weeks before the course)
         $525 (Late registration rate: Within 4 weeks of the course)


Interdisciplinary Integration

Course Registration

Please register early. Registration is limited to 120 seats.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Tuition is refundable less $50 if cancelled 14 days before the course date. Tuition is not refundable for registrations or cancellations within 14 days of the course. However, you may have someone attend in your place or attend on another date. If you choose to attend on another date, a $50 fee applies to transfer your registration. If you are a no show and we have no communication with you before the course you will forfeit your course tuition. PRI reserves the right to cancel a course and will refund the tuition fee only.

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Course Tuition

Early Registration Fee: $495
(4 or more weeks prior to course)

Late Registration Fee: $525
(within 4 weeks of course)

*Please register early. Registration is limited to 120 seats.