We are delighted to welcome you to a first of its kind: DCD15-IMDRC6, a joint conference of the International Motor Development Research Consortium and the International Society of Research and Advocacy for Development Coordination Disorder, which will take place 5-8th June in the beautiful, vibrant city of Ghent, Belgium.
With the theme “Thinking outside the box”, this event will bring together scientists and practitioners from different, yet adjacent, (research) fields focusing on the challenges and strengths of motor development, developmental coordination disorder and beyond.
We aim to share knowledge and expertise on (motor) development in children, adolescents, adults and elderly, from a holistic perspective, including motor, cognitive, socio-emotional, educational, health, and environmental perspectives.
We look forward to contributions on typical development, DCD and other neurodevelopmental conditions, and hope to welcome scholars, therapists, psychologists, paediatricians, teachers, movement scientists, families and patients eager to share their knowledge and lived experiences to improve the lives of each developing individual.
Prof. Matthieu Lenoir
Prof. Lynn Bar-On
Prof. Frederik Deconinck
The Bijloke radiates with its beautifully preserved historical grandeur, situated on the outskirts of the heart of Ghent. Thanks to a meticulous renovation, this location has transformed into a true architectural gem.
To get from Brussels to The Bijloke, you have several transportation options to consider.
Find out more about traveling to Ghent
Together with Frederik and Matthieu, organising the conference in such a way that all that have something to tell will be given the platform to do so.
Getting to know the members of the DCD and IMDRC societies and generating new ‘out of the box’ ideas for research with societal impact.
Making sure that every participant will return home with lots of enthusiasm, new ideas, and new friends. Teaming up with Lynn and Frederik for this purpose.
(Re-)connecting with the IMDRC and DCD communities through academic and social activities of the conference.
Together with Lynn and Matthieu I am overseeing the overall organisation of the conference.
Lively conversations, both during and after the conference, with or without Belgian speciality alongside.
Together with Griet I am managing the social media of the conference.
Learning from and with each other during the formal as well as informal parts of the conference.
Together with Elly, Matthieu and Michelle, I am part of the early career researchers committee.
Thrilled for our country's scientific conference! Learning, networking, and making it a success – it's the perfect blend of professional excitement and collaborative fun. Can’t wait for the dance floor fun!
Responsible for the teacher program (with Griet D. and Elly) and family day (with Griet D.).
Looking forward to delving into the broader perspective of DCD, inspiring conversations with both academic and non-academic attendees, and showing off the best eats in our city (hit me up for recommendations!)
Responsible for the teacher program (together with Amy and Elly) and the family day (together with Amy).
Looking forward to meeting clinicians, parents and children and learning from each other.
Together with Eline, Amy and Grietje responsible for the teacher program.
Attend discussions to gain insights and knowledge and off course attend social events and dinners to network in a more relaxed environment.
I am part of the early career researchers committee together with Elly, Matthieu and Eline.
Gaining new perspectives on DCD research, having insightful discussions and hosting the conference in Ghent.
Together with Mireille I am managing the social media of the conference.
Meeting researchers from all over the world in my home city and discussing future research directions in better understanding motor learning difficulties.