IFESS 2019


The IFESS joins Rehabweek 2019 in Toronto, Canada, 24-28 June 2019

After Zurich, Valencia, and London, the RehabWeek 2019 will take place in Toronto, Canada, from June 24 – 28, 2019. The largest and most culturally diverse city in the country, Toronto is the perfect place to unite the most inspiring, innovative, and successful minds in rehabilitation technology. The week-long event brings together different conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology and includes common keynote lectures and other mutually organized sessions such as panel discussions and poster sessions.

This time, we are proud to announce that not only four but six reputable societies will be part of RehabWeek 2019, namely

  • The International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)
  • The International Consortium on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
  • The International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART)
  • The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
  • The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
  • The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO).

RehabWeek website:



IFESS 2018

Dear Colleagues

It is a pleasure for us to announce the

22nd Annual IFESS Conference 2018: “Enhancing quality of life through electrical stimulation technology”

held at the

Swiss Paraplegic-Centre Nottwil
Guido A. Zäch Str. 1, 6207 Nottwil, Switzerland

29th-31st August 2018 (Pre-conference workshop 28th August)

Structural and functional impairment can reduce the participation of social life. Having technologies based on electrical stimulation enables people with impairment to enlarge their possibility of participation and thus their quality of life.

The conference will focus on motor- learning with FES for the upper and lower extremities, transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation, implantable systems, stimulation of denervated muscles, pain and technologies.

At the same time the Tetrahand World Congress will take place from the 28th to the 31st of August 2018. „adding quality to life“ (Tetrahand World Congress 2018 website)

Ines Bersch
Conference chair


IFESS 2017

The IFESS joins Rehabweek 2017 in London, UK, 17-20 July 2017

The IFESS Society has the pleasure to announce the 21. Annual IFESS Conference at the RehabWeek 2017 in London, UK. For the first time the IFESS joins together with three complementary societies in the field of Neurorehabilitation and a common focus on advanced rehabilitation technologies, translation and clinical delivery. This joint effort brings together practitioners, clinicians, researchers, engineers and the related industries with the goal to interchange experience and expertise. The participating conferences are:

  • International Neurorehabilitation Symposium (INRS), organized by the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART)
  • International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), organized by the International Consortium on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)
  • Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)
  • Annual Meeting of the British Society for Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM)

During four days we will organize joint keynotes, workshops, poster sessions and round-tables. In four conference tracks, all open to all participants, IFESS will offer you a platform for FES knowledge exchange and dissemination to a broader audience. Specific calls for workshops, oral, and poster presentations will be announced soon. More infos will become available here and on the RehabWeek website:
Please save the date and join us at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in the heart of London, UK.


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13th Vienna International Workshop on FES

We are proud to announce the 
13th Vienna International Workshop on FES

This year it will be held in the Center of the beautiful
City of Vienna, in Palais Eschenbach.

Date: 23rd-25th September 2019
Post conference workshops: 25th September 2019


IFESS 2016

IFESS 2016

La Grande-Motte, France

8-10th June 2016

Pre-conference workshops on June 7th





IFESS 2015

FES: The Interdisciplinary Dialogue
Annual Meeting 2015

was held in

Chicago, USA

15-16 October 2015


5th Conference of the IFESS UK & Ireland Chapter: Sheffield, 2015



 Stimulating Technology for the Future

5th Conference of the IFESS UK & Ireland Chapter

Sheffield, UK

8th-9th May 2015

IFESS 2014

19th International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS)
Annual Conference 2014
was held in

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

17-19 September 2014

"Powering the human body: Create to Rehabilitate"


11th Vienna International Workshop on FES

The 11th Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrical Stimulation

will be held September 19-21, 2013 in the beautiful city of Graz, 200km south of Vienna / Austria.
Pre-Confernce Courses will be held on September 18, 2013.

Please find further information at:

Clocktower / Graz, Styria, Austria


4th Annual Conference / UK & Ireland Chapter

'Redefining boundaries. FES outside the box'

Friday 12 & Saturday 13 April 2013
4th Annual Conference | UK & Ireland Chapter
International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society



Image obtained from SeaCity Museum
Southampton, UK


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