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Dear Colleague,

You are invited to participate in

The 1st Salford Conference on



September 10-12th 2001

University of Salford, England

Keynote presentations: James Robb, Editor of Gait and Posture, others
to be announced

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This three day conference will bring together researchers from the
fields of bioengineering, gait analysis, prosthetics, orthotics,
rehabilitation and clinical research, to create a unique forum for the
dissemination and discussion of current research in this field.

Abstracts for podium and poster presentation are now welcome in the
areas of:

(in alphabetical order)

- Balance

- Bioengineering

- Biomechanics of the foot, ankle, knee and hip

- Clinical rehabilitation technology

- Evaluation of treatments for movement disorders

- Footwear

- Gait

- Implant Biomechanics

- Joint replacement

- Mathematical modelling

- Musculo-skeletal surgery

- Neurological basis of movement disorders

- Orthotics

- Posture

- Prosthetics

- Techniques of kinematic, kinetic and EMG assessment

All abstracts should be submitted via email or post on or before Friday
March 16th 2001 (instructions below and at

Electronic submissions should have the abstract attached to the email
in either PDF or Microsoft Word format. Postal submissions should
include two paper copies of the abstract and a disk with an electronic
form of the abstract. Electronic submission of scanned abstracts (i.e.
image data files) and faxed submissions cannot be accepted.

Abstract Submissions

All accepted abstracts will be eligible for the awards of Best Paper and
Best Poster. All accepted abstracts will be published in conference
proceedings (ISBN 0-902896-29-6).

Abstracts are limited to two pages of A4.

The text (including figures and diagrams) must be contained on A4
paper with all margins set at 2cm.

The first page of the abstract must include the title of the paper, the
author(s), and the name and location of their institution(s) centred at
the top of the page.

The abstract must be divided into the following sections:

- Introduction

- Aims and objectives

- Method

- Results

- Discussion

- Conclusion

- References

- Acknowledgements (if any)

References should list first three authors only (followed by et al., if there
are more than three authors) journal, year, volume (issue), and first and
last page numbers. The title of the reference should not be included.

e.g. Seidel.G.K., Marchinda.D.M., Dijkers.M.et al. J. Biomechanics.
1995. 28:8:995 998.

The following information must be supplied in the body of the email
message / letter accompanying the abstract:

- Title of presentation

- Presenting author's name and institution

- Co-author names and institution

- Corresponding author's name, address, tel and fax Number and
Email Address

- Preferred presentation style: Podium or Poster.

outIf a podium presentation is not available, will you present a
poster? (Yes or No).

out- If you are a student, indicate your student status, e.g. part time post
graduate, full time undergraduate, University Supervisor,
institution, and email address:

- Abstract Format: PDF or Microsoft Word (also specify which version)

Email submissions to Dr Shyam Rithalia at s.Rithalia@salford.ac.uk.

Posted submissions must include two paper copies of the abstract
and a disk with an electronic form of the abstract in either PDF or
Microsoft Word format and should be sent to

Dr Shyam Rithalia, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Care Professions,
Brian Blatchford Building, University of Salford, Salford , M6 6PU,

University of Salford

The University of Salford has over 20,000 graduate and post graduate
students and a reputation for creative engagement with industry and
consumers. The University is proud of its links with over health care
services throughout the UK and Europe, its high quality training of
health care professionals, and is the home of the national centre for
training in prosthetics and orthotics. Underpinning much of this work
are its research activities which are centred around a purposed built
human movement and human performance laboratories based in the
Brian Blatchford Building. These house two 3D motion analysis
systems, 2 force plates, telemetry EMG analysis, two pressure plates, a
Kin-Com Isokinetics machine, online gas analysis, treadmills and
cycle ergometers. There is a strong focus on the biomechanics of the
lower limb and underpinning improvements in health care with
advances in our understanding of the lower limb and its rehabilitation.

Conference registration

Delegates can register for the conference by completing the
registration form that will be available on the conference web site from
spring 2001 0000,8000,0000http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics20010100,0100,0100.
Alternatively, registration forms are available from the contact address

Delegate accommodation

The University of Salford has a large selection of very reasonably priced
accommodation available on its campus. Details of these will be
available on the conference web site
0000,8000,0000http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics20010100,0100,0100. Alternatively,
the University of Salford is located close to Manchester city centre,
which has a wide range of accommodation from small comfortable
hotels to luxurious 5 star city centre hotels.


A commercial exhibition of products related to rehabilitation and the
assessment of human performance will be open throughout the
conference. All refreshments during the conference will be served in
the exhibition hall.

Salford and Manchester

Salford and Manchester are adjacent cities just 1 mile apart in the
North West of England. They are well served by Manchester Airport
which has a direct rail link to Manchester city centre and the University
of Salford campus. If you choose accommodation in Manchester city
centre there are excellent bus links for the short ride from the city centre
to the University of Salford.

General Contacts

Mrs Janice Fletcher, University of Salford, Allerton Building A117,
Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6PU, United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 0161 295 7014 or 2211

Fax: (+44) 0161 295 2432

Email: j.fletcher@salford.ac.uk

Web: 0000,8000,0000http://wwwhealthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics20010100,0100,0100

Dr Christopher Nester BSc PhD
Research Fellow
School of Health Care Professions
University of Salford
M6 6PU

TEL:0161 295 2275
FAX:0161 295 2302

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