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Vardaxis, Vassilios G.
10-08-2001, 04:25 AM
Note: Abstract & Tutorial reminder, with the deadline fast approaching
Meeting URL: http://www.utc.edu/gait2002/
Sorry for the cross posting.
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APRIL 17-20, 2002

Submission Deadline: October 22, 2001

Dear Colleague,
You are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Meeting of the Gait
and Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Society, hosted by The University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga. This is the first call for abstracts for the
meeting, which will be held April 17-20, 2002, in Chattanooga, Tennessee,
USA. Scientific abstracts in all areas of gait, posture, balance, and
movement analysis are being solicited for podium or poster presentation.
Abstracts are encouraged in all areas of movement analysis,
including, but not restricted to:
analytical approaches to enhance the interpretation of movement data

evaluation of treatments for movement disorders
new techniques for analysis of movement
neurologic basis of movement disorders
analysis of musculoskeletal impairments and movement

A special invitation is extended to all members of other
international gait societies to attend this meeting and to share their
research expertise. As a courtesy, any active member of the following
societies will be eligible for the same registration rate as a member of
GCMAS at this conference.
European Society for Motion Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC)
Societa Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC)
International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP)

We hope you will take this opportunity to make this Annual Meeting a
success for the exchange of ideas. For more information refer to the GCMAS
2002 meeting website: http://www.utc.edu/gait2002

Note for students: The Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
presents a Young Investigator Award at each annual meeting. To be eligible
for this Award, student status must be verified and the student must present
their work at the meeting. The Society intends to apply to the Whitaker
Foundation for funds to support student travel to the meeting. Although
such funding is not guaranteed, we encourage students to submit their work
and make plans to attend the meeting.


All abstracts and tutorial proposals must be submitted via email on
or before October 22, 2001 (instructions below and at www.gcmas.org). Any
documents received after that date will not be reviewed. Two files of each
submission should be emailed as attachments in one of the following formats:
Adobe Acrobat PDF (preferred format) or Microsoft Word. Please name your
abstract according to the last name of the first author (e.g. for an
abstract submitted by Vassilios G. Vardaxis, name it vardaxis.pdf or
vardaxis.doc. In the case of two or more abstracts in Adobe Acrobat format,
from the same first author, add an integer at the end of the first author's
name, e.g. vardaxis1.pdf, vardaxis2.pdf, etc.).
The second attached file must be a blinded copy of the first without
the names and affiliations of the authors. Add a "b underscore" before the
name (e.g. b_vardaxis.pdf or b_vardaxis.doc). The blinded files will be
renamed with an identification number to facilitate the blind review
process. Please note that the electronic submission of scanned abstracts
(i.e. image data files) and faxed submissions are not acceptable.


Abstract Submissions

All accepted abstracts will be eligible for the annually presented
awards of Best Paper and Best Poster (and Best Student Paper for students).
All accepted abstracts will also be published in a special issue of Gait &
Posture. Due to the publisher's requirements, the page format and
submission deadline must be respected. Abstracts are limited to two pages.
The text (and any figures or diagrams) must be contained in a 160 mm x 225
mm (6.3 in x 8.8 in) area on each page. Use Times New Roman 12pt.
(throughout the abstract). 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) or affiliation(s). The abstract must be divided into the
following sections: Introduction, Statement of Clinical Significance,
Methodology, Results, Discussion, References, and Acknowledgments. Authors
must ensure that the text and figures are legible when reduced to half size.
References should list first and second author, or first author only
followed by et al., for three or more authors, journal, volume (issue): page
numbers, and year. The Program Committee reserves the right to exclude
abstracts that do not meet these criteria.

For clarifications about the abstract submission process please
contact the Program Committee Chair: Dr. Vassilios G. Vardaxis at
Example abstracts can be found at www.gcmas.org.

The following information must be supplied in the body of the email
message: (copy the items below in the body of your email and complete it)

1. Title:

2. Presenting Author's Name:
Institutions or Affiliations:

3. Co-author Names:
Institution or Affiliation:

4. Corresponding Author's Name:
Mailing Address:
Telephone Number:
Fax Number:
Preferred Email Address:

5. Preferred Presentation Style: indicate either Podium or Poster
If a podium slot is not available, will you present a poster?
Indicate either Yes or No.

6. Student Status, e.g. part time graduate, full time undergraduate
(provide information only if you wish to be considered for a student
Current Course Load (credit hours):
Faculty Advisor's name, institution, and email address:

7. Primary Topic Area:
Secondary Topic Area:
Either choose qualifiers from the following list or specify another

Biomechanical modeling/analysis
Clinical decision-making
Energy consumption
Functional assessment
Motor control
Pathological movement
Treatment efficacy
Posture and/or balance

8. Abstract Document Format:
Adobe Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word (specify version)

Abstract email submissions to: gait2002@utc.edu
Deadline: October 22, 2001

Tutorial Submissions

Proposals are also invited for two tutorials to be offered on
Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2002. Each tutorial should be no more than
two hours in length. Please submit a summary of the proposed tutorial and
an outline of its format, including the topic(s) to be covered by each
instructor and the time allotted for each topic. If the proposal is
accepted, the summary will be included in the conference registration
materials. It should include the title, instructor(s), purpose, intended
audience, prerequisite knowledge, and a description of the course content
(200 words). The tutorial summaries and outlines will not be published in
Gait & Posture. Please be advised that the instructor(s) must provide a
tutorial handout to the Education Committee in advance of the meeting (so
that copies can be made available to participants). GCMA will cover the
registration fee for one presenter of each tutorial selected by the Program
and Education Committees for presentation.

The following information must be supplied in the body of the email message:

1. Tutorial Title:
2. Primary/Organizing Instructor's Name & Degree(s):
Institutions or Affiliations:
Mailing Address:
Telephone Number:
Fax Number:
Preferred Email Address:
3. Other Participating Faculty Names and Degrees:
Institution or Affiliation:
4. Primary Topic Area:
Secondary Topic Area:
Either choose qualifiers from the following list or specify another

Biomechanical modeling/analysis
Clinical decision-making
Energy consumption
Functional assessment
Motor control
Pathological movement characterization
Treatment efficacy
Posture and/or balance

5. Tutorial Document Format: Microsoft Word or Word Perfect (specify

Tutorial email submissions and clarifications about tutorial
submission to:
Dr. Louise Gilchrist at: lag@acsu.buffalo.edu
Deadline: October 22, 2001

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