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09-23-2009, 07:02 AM
Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to announce that the Institute of Motion Analysis &
Research (IMAR) at the University of Dundee will be hosting the 9th
Clinical Movement Analysis Society (CMAS 2010) Annual Conference on the
Discovery of Hidden Aspects of Motion Analysis
(http://www.dundee.ac.uk/orthopaedics/cmas2010/) in Dundee, Scotland.
This could not have come at a better time as the University is
celebrating many top Awards received over the last three years: 1st in
the United Kingdom for Teaching Quality, Best Scientific
Workplace in Europe, awarded Excellent by the International Student
Barometer survey in the UK, ranked 1st in the UK for its Medical Course
and many more accolades.

The CMAS 2010 Conference will take place from 29 - 30 March 2010 with a
workshop on 3-D gait and foot pressure analyses and EMG investigation.
The conference theme will be based on a multidisciplinary approach with
at least three keynote speakers:

1) Professor Nachiappan Chockalingham, PhD: Hidden aspects of gait in
idiopathic scoliosis
Professor Chockalingham completed his Instrumentation Engineering
degree at Annamalai University, India and his graduate qualification in
Biomedical Engineering Science at the University of Dundee. His doctoral
thesis was on gait and posture analysis of scoliotic subjects. After a
short training period at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, he joined Central
Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai (Madras) as a Research Fellow
where he established a gait analysis facility. He continued at CLRI as a
Scientist in Footwear Biomechanics before joining Staffordshire
University. As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics at the Faculty of
Health, Nachi directs the Movement Analysis Laboratory and leads the
biomechanics team. He also holds a honorary position at the Hartshill
Orthopaedic Unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. His
research interests span the general area of biomechanics and gait
analysis with a special interest in scoliosis, foot and footwear
biomechanics. Professor Chockalingham is a Chartered Engineer, a
Chartered Scientist and a member of various professional organisations.
He is one of the research editors for Scoliosis, a journal dedicated to
the advancements in science and clinical practice related to scoliosis.
He is also one of the associate editors for Footwear Science Journal.
His recent work focusses on lower limb clinical biomechanics. He was
elected to and served as a member of the Engineering Group Board at the
Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and has been elected as
the Secretary of Footwear Biomechanics Group; a technical group of the
International Society of Biomechanics.

2) Dr Ilse Jonkers, PhD: Advancing the understanding of gait disorders
using musculoskeletal modeling and dynamic simulation of motion
Dr Ilse Jonkers graduated as a Licentiate in Physiotherapy in 1992 at
KULeuven. She concentrated on developing and testing methodologies that
can help the understanding of pathological movements and more
specifically gait. She participated in different European projects
related to movement analysis studies. In January 2000, she presented her
PhD titled “Muscle driven forward simulation of gait: A tool for
understanding the causal relationship between muscle activation and
joint movement”. After a postdoctoral research at the Neuromuscular
Biomechanics Lab at Stanford University (Prof. Delp ), she now continues
her research as post-doctoral fellow of the Flemish Research Council
(FWO) at Faculty of human movement and rehabilitation sciences K.U.
Leuven, Belgium.

3) Dr Barry Meadows, PhD: Motion analysis - are there still hidden
Dr Meadows is a bioengineer who has worked in the National Health
Service in Scotland for over three decades. In his early work in Dundee
he was involved in the development of the use of ankle-foot orthoses in
the management of young CP children. He completed his PhD in this area.
Since those days he has moved a
round Scotland, being head of theRehabilitation Technology Centres in Edinburgh and then Glasgow. More
recently he has escaped from the role of manager and returned to being a
clinician at Westmarc.

Dr Meadows is driven by the desire to ensure that patients benefit from
being treated by clinicians with a basic and relevant understanding of
biomechanics and finds himself doing a lot of in-service training,
particularly with physiotherapists. Barry is intrigued by the
interaction of biomechanics and neurology and is now involved with
colleagues in the management of gait problems in adults and children
with neurological disorders. This clinical activity is assisted by using
a video vector gait analysis system. This work has led to the
development of “Neurobiomechanics”, a concept which combines
biomechanical and neurological interventions in the development and
implementation of individual treatment plans.
Barry often wonders if he really understands enough about gait
biomechanics and also if everything that he has been taught, and
believes, is actually true. Maybe there are other ways to approach
clinical problems?

The best scientific manuscript in the field of Motion Analysis will
receive the CMAS 2010 Award with a prize of £200.00. Deadline for
submission of abstracts is 14 February 2010. For submission of papers
and all other information please visit
I hope I will be able to welcome you to Dundee next year and would like
to wish you a successful year until we meet.

Kind regards.

Professor R J Abboud B Eng, MSc, PhD, ILTM SMIEEE
Head of Department, Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery
Director, Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR)

Chairman BMSc (Hons) Degree
College Lead for International Affairs
Co-Director, Centre of Academic Clinical Practice

Email: r.j.abboud@dundee.ac.uk

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