Birth of ISEK

Announcement Date: August 13, 1965

During the International Congress of Anatomy in the Rhein-Maine-Halle, Wiesbaden, Germany in the Summer of 1965, several anatomists gathered for a luncheon to discuss the organization of a small society in electrophysiological kinesiology. They were J.V. Basmajian of Canada, S. Carlsøø and B. Jonsson of Sweden, M.A. MacConaill of Ireland, and J. Pauly and L. Scheving of the USA. On that date, on August 13,1965, this group agreed to found ISEK, the International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology. There and then Dr. Scheving took a photograph of the birth of ISEK which appeared on the cover of the June 1973 Newsletter.

Dr. Basmajian volunteered to gather a list of persons to invite as charter members. With the help of the founding group, his list had, by November 1967, grown to 231 scientists in 21 countries.