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Previous OPTIMAL Presentations

Wulf, G. (2021, January). Bewegungen optimieren: Implikationen der OPTIMAL-Theorie für die Physiotherapie (Optimizing movement: Implications of the OPTIMAL theory for physical therapy), Wintersymposium, Physiotherapeutenverband Österreichs (PhysioAustria).

Wulf, G., & Lewthwaite, R. (2020, December). OPTIMAL Motor Learning: Teaching Snowsport Skills. Professional Ski Instructors of America & American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI).

Wulf, G., & Lewthwaite, R. (2020, November). Fresh powder for snowsport instruction: OPTIMAL theory. Trainers’ Training, Ski and Snowboard School of Aspen.

Wulf, G. &  Lewthwaite, R. (2020, October). Optimizing skill acquisitionMovement & Skill Acquisition Ireland (MSAI), “Women Who Changed The Discussion.” 

Wulf, G., & Lewthwaite, R. (2020, August). Optimizing ski instruction. Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard School Tuesday Tea Talks.

Wulf, G. (2019, September). Psychology of Motor Performance and Learning: The OPTIMAL Theory. Invited presentation at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Kinesiology, Bellevue, WA.

As the 2019 Visiting Professors in Simulation-Based Education, Gabriele Wulf and Rebecca Lewthwaite visited the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Rochester, Minnesota, from April 23-25. They gave a Grand Rounds presentation, entitled “How to optimize motor skill learning: Theory and evidence,” and facilitated a workshop (“Optimizing motor performance and learning: Implications for research and practice”). In addition, both engaged in consultations with individual faculty members and small groups (anesthesiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, neurology, nursing, OB/GYN, orthopedics, physical therapy, pulmonology, surgery). They also gave a podcast interview.

Lewthwaite, R., Wulf, G., Fisher, B., & Broberg, M. (2018, April). Optimizing movement skill: OPTIMAL theory applications for clinicians, athletes, and performers. Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Wulf, G. (2018, January). Bewegungslernen in der Physiotherapie: Implikationen der OPTIMAL-Theorie motorischen Lernens (Motor learning in physical therapy: Implications of the OPTIMAL theory of motor learning). Physiokongress, Stuttgart (Germany). [Photo: edition-oldenburg.de]

Lewthwaite, R. (2017, December). Optimizing motor learning in neurological rehabilitation. Precision Rehabilitation, Long Beach, CA.

Lewthwaite, R., & Wulf. G. (2017, November). Optimizing motor learning in neurological rehabilitation. 38th Annual Neurorehabilitation Conference, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Cambridge, MA.

Wulf, G. (2017, November). Optimizing performance in sports. 2017 SPORT Speaker Series, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

Wulf, G. & Lewthwaite, R. (2017, October). Optimizing motor learning. Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, Burien, WA.

Wulf, G. (2017, September). Optimizing sport skill learning, Sportwissenschaftlicher Hochschultag in Munich (Germany). Keynote presentation. [Photo: © Astrid Eckert / TU München]

Wulf, G., & Lewthwaite, R. (2017, August). Optimizing golf skill learning. WorkshopRichmond Hill Golf Learning Centre, Toronto (Canada).

Wulf, G., & Lewthwaite, R. (2017, June). Enhancing movement automaticity through the optimization of attention and motivation. International Symposium Human multitasking from an attention, learning, and action perspective, Aachen (Germany). Keynote presentation.

Wulf, G. (2017, April). Optimizing motor skill performance and learning across skill levels. Palacky University, Olomouc (Czech Republic).

Lewthwaite, R., Wulf, G., & Studer, M. (2017, February). Optimizing motor learning in rehabilitation: OPTIMAL theory and applications. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Antonio, TX.

Wulf, G. (2016, December). Optimizing the acquisition of sport skills: The OPTIMAL theory of motor learning. Annual Meeting of the British Psychological Society, Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Cardiff (UK). Keynote presentation.

Wulf, G., & Lewthwaite, R. (2016, November). Optimal motor learning. Memorial conference for Ann Gentile: The Future of Motor Learning in Rehabilitation and Movement, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Wulf, G., & Lewthwaite, R. (2016, June). Training par excellence: The OPTIMAL theory of motor learning. Art in Motion – Training for Excellence, University of Music and Performing Arts, Munich (Germany). Keynote presentation.