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Human Perception of Verticality:

Lateropulson & Retropulsion in Neurological Disorders

May 10, 2019

Bad Aibling, Germany

B&O Parkhotel

Scientific program

Friday, 10/05/2019

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 08:30 - 09:00 Arrival and coffee
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and introduction
J. Bergmann, F. Müller
09:15 - 10:30 Assessment of lateropulsion & retropulsion 
Chair: K. Jahn
9:15 Clinical measures for lateropulsion
(R. Koter)
9:35 The new ‘Scale for Lateropulsion’
(A. Kistner, D. Pérennou)
9:55 The new ‘Scale for Retropulsion’
(J. Bergmann)
10:10 Tools for the assessment of verticality perception
(A. Zwergal)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffe break
11:00 - 12:15 Verticality perception & postural control 
Chair: D. Pérennou
11:00 Multisensory control of posture (K. Jahn)
11:15 Postural control post stroke (A. Mansfield)
11:35 Backward disequilibrium (F. Mourey, P. Manckoundia)
11:55 Verticality perception and lateropulsion (W. Saeys)
12:15 - 14:00 Lunch and posters
14:00 - 15:30 Verticality perception & brain function 
Chair: F. Müller

Cortical representation of verticality (M. Dieterich)


Neural bases of postural verticality perception (D. Pérennou, C. Piscelli)


Brain regions associated with pusher behavior (C. Krewer)


Recovery from lateropulsion: role of brain lesions and impairments (S. Babyar)


3-D orientation in space and navigation (T. Brandt)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 Therapy of lateropulsion & retropulsion 
Chair: J. Bergmann
16:00  Visual feedback therapy (D. Brötz)
16:20  Transcranial direct current stimulation (T. Santos-Pontelli)
16:40  Robot-assisted gait training (F. Müller)
17:00 - 17:30  Discussion and farewell 
J. Bergmann, K. Jahn


No registration fee, but pre-registration is required until March 10, 2019.
For registration, please email:


There will be a poster session which offers a great opportunity to researchers at all
levels to present their work. We invite you to submit your abstracts (approx. 500 words, English)
for posters via email until February 28, 2019:

The abstracts of the posters will be published in the journal Neurologie und Rehabilitation.


B&O Parkhotel, Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Str. 31
83043 Bad Aibling (Mietraching), Germany


We reserved several rooms in the B&O Parkhotel from May 8-11, 2019 at a special rate
(single room € 96 per night, double room € 126 per night).
Please refer to the keyword Schön Kliniken – Fachsymposium when booking the room.

The rooms can be booked by email or by phone +49
(0)8061 38999-0 until March 12, 2019.

Organization committee

Jeannine Bergmann (Munich & Bad Aibling, Germany)
Klaus Jahn (Munich & Bad Aibling, Germany)
Dominic Pérennou (Grenoble, France)
Friedemann Müller (Bad Aibling, Germany)
Carmen Krewer (Bad Aibling & Munich, Germany)


If you have any questions, please contact Jeannine Bergmann: or +49 (0)8061 903 1954