We created the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation (ICRAN) series to merge healthcare professionals and technologic experts in a relaxed atmosphere in Valencia, our beloved city. After the first International Symposium on Neurorehabilitation in 2009, we have organized two ICRAN conferences, in 2013 and 2015, the last being part of the Valencia RehabWeek in 2015, together with the International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation 2015 and the International Neurorehabilitation Symposium 2015. The overwhelming attendance to the meetings proves that the combination of keynote lectures of the most well-known figures, oral communications, and poster presentations are a formula for success. During the conferences, we have been able to discern the future lines in different fields such as neuroimaging, virtual rehabilitation, or experimental neuroscience, and currently those guidelines are part of our present.

Official conference series website

The website of the last conference can be accessed through the following link.

Distinguished keynote speakers

Giacomo Rizzolatti

Professor of human physiology and senior scientist.

Department of neurosciences.

Università degli Studi di Parma, Parma, Italy.

Michael S. Gazzaniga

Director of the Sage Center.

Department of psychology.

University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Michael M. Merzenich

Professor of the School of Medicine.

Department of otolaryngology.

University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Erin D. Bigler

Professor of psychology and neuroscience.

Department of psychology and neuroscience center,

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA.

David B. Arciniegas

Professor of psychiatry, neurology, and physical medicine & rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine.

Senior scientist and medical director for brain injury research. TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX, USA. 

Steven Laureys

Head of the Coma Science Group at the Cyclotron Research.

Center and department of neurology.

Sart Tilman Liège University Hospital, Liège, Belgium.

Hermano Igo Krebs

Principal research scientist and lecturer.

Department of mechanical engineering.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

John W. Krakauer

Director of BLAM Lab and co-founder of the KATA project.

Department of neurology and neuroscience.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Thomas McAllister

Vice chair for neuroscience research and professor of psychiatry and neurology.

Departments of psychiatry and neurology.

Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA.

Catherine Mateer

Professor of psychology.

Department of psychology.

University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Nick Ward

Researcher at Centre for Neurorehabilitation, University College of London, United Kingdom.

Honorary Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom.

Michael L. Boninger

Director of UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and medical director of Human Engineering Research Laboratories.

Department of physical medicine & rehabilitation

University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Olaf Blanke

Director of Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience

Brain-Mind Institute.

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Albert “Skip” Rizzo

Associate director for medical virtual reality.

Institute for Creative Technologies.

University of Southern California, CA, USA.

Emily A. Keshner

Director of the Virtual Environment and Postural Orientation laboratory.

Department of physical therapy.

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Patrice L. (Tamar) Weiss

Director of Laboratory for Innovations in Rehabilitation Technology.

Department of occupational therapy.

University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel.


The proceedings of the conference are freely available in the following links.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation
March 7-8 th, 2013, Valencia (Spain)

Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurorehabilitation
June 11-12 th, 2015, Valencia (Spain)