Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues,


We are very much looking forward to the honour and pleasure of welcoming you in gorgeous and historical
Krakow, for the first edition of SPASPARK:


International Symposium on the Neurology and Neurorehabilitation of Movement Disorders.

The name says it all. Our goal is to unite neurologists and rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists and
medical doctors, to help shape up the discipline of Neurorehabilitation, which is still not recognized in many
countries. The second objective of the symposium is to gather experts in spastic paresis - due to multiple
sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord and brain injuries - and experts in parkinsonism, as we believe these
two syndromes share much in common for parts of their pathophysiology and appropriate neurorehabilitation
strategies, and that knowledge in one can help increase understanding of the other.

We have lined up an impressive list of scholars, many of whom are not so often visible in international clinical
meetings despite being the world experts in their respective fields. We know that discussion between them will
make for a wonderful and interesting, stimulating two days. Our objective is to help all of us think better,
hopefully towards improving our practices, to the ultimate benefit of our patients.

For those of you who already know Krakow, there is no need to stress the joy that one always has coming back
to this marvelous city. For those who will come for the first time to the historical capital of Poland, you are up
for a thrill. Wonderful human atmosphere, historical and cultural authenticity, beauty of the architecture together
with the simplicity and kindness of its people, will combine to make your stay both memorable and highly
enjoyable. Our gala dinner in the Unesco World heritage Wieliczka Salt Mines will take your breath away and
definitively knock your last remaining resistances off, to leave you with an emotional, unforgettable memory.



Jean-Michel Gracies  Monika Rudzinska
Université Paris-Est Créteil, France  Medical University of Silesia, Poland