The John V. Basmajian Lectureship recognizes scientists that have greatly contributed to the field(s) of electrophysiology and/or kinesiology. The Basmajian lecturer is elected by the ISEK Council from propositions from the society membership. The Basmajian lecturer gives a keynote presentation at the Congress.
Call for Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for the ISEK Basmajian Award Lecture, to be given at the
2024 Congress in Nagoya, Japan, June 26 – 29, 2024.
The Basmajian Award is the highest honor given by our society to recognize scientists who have contributed outstanding service to the discipline of electrophysiology and kinesiology. The ISEK Council is looking to you for strong nominations that reflect the diversity and excellence of our field.
Nominations will be accepted until April 3, 2023. They should include a brief description of the nominee’s most significant accomplishments (500 words or less) and CV. Please send these as a single PDF to our Secretariat below.
About John V. Basmajian
John V. Basmajian earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1945. Following this, he continued to achieve many notable accomplishments, including his pioneering work in electromyography and biofeedback techniques. He was known as an anatomist, electromyographer and clinical scientist. Dr. Basmajian scientific achievements were recognized by the Canadian Government in 1995 when he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He published over 400 scientific articles, presented lectures at more than 100 universities across the globe and published books in multiple languages. John had a genuine interest in public service and was known for his silent philanthropy. His contributions were focused on their potential to benefit others, rather than being a pursuit for recognition. Dr. Basmajian was one of the founding members of ISEK in 1965 and is recognized for his efforts as the “Father of EMG Biofeedback Therapy”. In 1996 he was honored with a lectureship in his name: the Basmajian Lectureship. John V. Basmajian passed away on March 18, 2008, but his legacy remains fundamental in its field and he will be remembered as a remarkable scholar and human being.
Past Basmajian Lecturers
|1996||Steven Wolf||Emory University|
|1998||Carlo DeLuca||Boston University|
|2000||Carlo DeLuca||Boston University|
|2002||Günter Rau||Aachen University|
|2004||Toshio Moritani||Kyoto University|
|2006||Philip Parker||University of New Brunswick|
|2008||Roberto Merletti||Politecnico di Torino|
|2010||Dick Stegeman||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|2012||Toshio Moritani||Kyoto University|
|2014||Moshe Solomonow||University of Colorado Boulder|
|2016||W. Zev Rymer||Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago|
|2018||Roger Enoka||University of Colorado Boulder|
|2020||Gisela Sjøgaard||University of Southern Denmark|
|2022||Jayne Garland||Western University|