Read on below on the ICNR2024 organizers!


SRALab      NU

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), is the global leader in physical medicine and rehabilitation for adults and children with the most severe, complex conditions — from traumatic brain and spinal cord injury to stroke, amputation and cancer-related impairment. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab expands and accelerates leadership in the field that began at RIC in 1953 — its care and research designated the “No. 1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America” by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991. Upon opening in March 2017, the $550 million, 1.2-million-square-foot Shirley Ryan AbilityLab became the first-ever “translational” research hospital in which clinicians, scientists, innovators and technologists work together in the same space, surrounding patients, discovering new approaches and applying (or “translating”) research in real time. This unique model enables patients to have 24/7 access to the brightest minds, the latest research and the best opportunity for recovery. For more information, go to

Northwestern University

Northwestern University is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. It has has well over one hundred associated research institutes and centers, and in 2021 has earned more than $893 million in annual sponsored research as Northwestern scholars, scientists and students fearlessly challenge assumptions to imagine what’s next. The Feinberg School of Medicine has a national reputation for excellence through its leading-edge scientific initiatives, premier clinical facilities and innovative curriculum. It has been recognized as one of the best medical schools in the nation, ranking 17th among research-oriented institutions, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report.


Chair: Prof. José Luis Pons
Secretariat: Grace Hoo
Legs + Walking Lab
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRALab)


HLM      CCN

Hospital Los Madroños
Center for Clinical Neuroscience

Hospital Los Madroños is a general medical-surgical hospital located in the west of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The hospital includes an advanced neurorehabilitation unit that treats, among others, stroke patients and patients with spinal cord injury. Hospital Los Madroños has recently created the Center for Clinical Neuroscience whose activity will include, in addition to the treatment of patients, research, innovation, training-teaching and the dissemination of emerging technologies in the field of neurorehabilitation. Hospital Los Madroños participates in national and international research projects such as Eurobench for the standardization of robotic systems for gait rehabilitation.


Co-chair: Dr. Jesús Tornero
Secretariat: Rocío Fernandez
Center for Clinical Neuroscience (CCN)
Hospital Los Madroños (HLM)