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09-08-2008, 12:30 AM
Call for Tutorial Proposals for the 14th Annual Meeting of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), to be held March 10-13th 2009, in Denver, Colorado, USA.

About the Meeting: The annual meeting provides an international forum to fulfill the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) mission to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, promote professional interaction and collaboration among society members, and advance the field of gait and clinical movement analysis in the clinical and research environments. This program is designed for orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, developmental pediatricians, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, as well as physical and occupational therapists, kinesiologists, biomedical/mechanical/electrical engineers, and others interested in human movement.

Please share this announcement with colleagues who may have an interest in attending this meeting.

TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: The Education Committee of the GCMAS selects 2 to 3 tutorial proposals each year that are consistent with the mission of the society. To give applicants an idea of the range of tutorial topics possible, selected tutorial titles are included "Using Participation as a Health Indicator in Children with Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders", "Tone Management & Orthopedic Surgery: The Clinical Decision Making Paradigm at Gillette Children's", "Kinematics 101: A primer on the fundamentals of joint kinematics", "Advanced analysis of EMG Data" and "Clinical Applications of Dynamical Systems Theory." The Education Committee encourages creative ideas for tutorials from GCMAS members and non-members that meet the mission of the society. You are encouraged to participate in the GCMAS 2009 annual meeting by submitting a tutorial proposal.

Tutorials will be scheduled on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. Each tutorial should be no more than two hours in length. Please submit tutorial proposals in accordance with the guidelines below.

Proposal Guidelines: Applications should include a title, instructor(s), purpose, intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, abstract, learning objectives, and outline of course content for a 2 hour time frame. The outline should be specific, detailing the amount of time spent on each topic area. Applications are restricted to 2 pages or less.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted by the end of the day on November 3rd, 2008 to the Chair of the GCMAS Education Committee: Vassilios Vardaxis, PhD at vassilios.vardaxis@dmu.edu

Selection: The Education Committee of the GCMAS is responsible for the review and selection of the tutorials to be offered at the meeting. The Education Committee will notify applicants prior to December 15th, 2008.

Compensation/Scheduling: The tutorial presenters are awarded 1 free registration (including the banquet) to the GCMAS 2009 annual meeting. The selected tutorials are scheduled by the programming committee.

Questions/Ideas: If you have questions or ideas regarding tutorials please contact Vassilios Vardaxis, PhD at vassilios.vardaxis@dmu.edu or 515-271-1624.

For more information about the meeting: http://www.gcmas.org/conference