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Rob. F. M. Kleissen
07-19-1995, 10:01 PM


International Conference



Scientific Meeting ESMAC 1995

Enschede, The Netherlands

27 & 28 October 1995


The fourth annual conference of the ESMAC will be held on 27 & 28 October
1995 at the Best Western Dish Hotel in Enschede, The Netherlands.

The conference will address various aspects of Movement Analysis used for
better understanding and treatment of movement disorders in children. It is
intended for all professionals, such as physiotherapists, paediatricians,
orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation physicians and biomedical engineers,
who are involved in the treatment of locomotor disorders.

The scientific programme will include presentations on various themes as
well as guest lectures. The invited speakers are :

Dr. David Sutherland, MD. Medical Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory,
Children's Hospital & Health Center and Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic
Surgery, U.C.S.D.

Mr G Evans, FRCS, FRCSOrth. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director,
Children's Orthopaedics, The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital,
Oswestry, U.K.

Dr Yves Blanc, PhD. Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve, Dept de
Chirurgie, Clinique d'Orthopedie et de Chirurgie de L'appareil, Laboratoire
de Cinesiologie, Geneve, Switzerland.

General Information


The conference language is English


The conference will take place at the Best Western Dish Hotel. It offers
conference facilities as well as delegates accomodation. The venue is
within walking distance of the city center with its comfortable cafes and
restaurants. Alternative accomodation is available on request.

Social Programme

A welcome reception has been arranged on 26 October 1995. The conference
dinner has been arranged on Friday, 27 October 1995 for the deligates
(included in the regstration fee) and accompanying persons (Dfl 55,--,
payment to be made at the time of registration on 26 or 27 October 1995).

Commercial Exhibition

A commercial exhibition has been organised.


Registration can be made by returning the completed registration form to:
Secretariat ESMAC 1995 Conference
Roessingh Research and Development
c/o ACON Convention Services
PO Box 560
7500 AN Enschede
The Netherlands

Tel: (+)(31)(0)53 335 800
Fax: (+)(31)(0)53 341 219

REPLY ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT !!!! (e-mail address: rrd@rrd.nl)

Conference Fee

The conference fee includes a welcome reception, accomodation for two
nights, breakfast lunch, coffee/tea during conference and the conference
dinner. The fee is as follows:
ESMAC Members Dfl. 590,- and non-members Dfl. 650,-. Excluding the
accomodation the fee is Dfl. 355,- for ESMAC members, and for non-members
Dfl. 415,-. All payments must be made free of transfer charges. Bankcosts,
if incurred, will have to be paid by the delegates. The conference fee (net
amount) can be paid by banktransfer to ING Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands,
Account no. made payable to Roessingh Research and Development,
Enschede stating your full name and indicating "ESMAC 1995"


The meeting has been generously supported by :

Biometrics Europe, BTS Engineering Technology Systems, Elsevier Science,
McRoberts/Qualisys, MIE Medical Research, Novel Gmbh, Oxford Metrics Ltd,
Roessingh Research & Development B.V., St Jorisstichting, Waverly Europe Ltd


Thursday, 26 October 1995

19.00 - 20.30 Welcome Reception & Registration
sponsered by Charnwood Dynamis Ltd.

Friday, 27 October 1995

08.00 Registration and coffee
08.30 Inauguration
09.00 Keynote speaker - Dr. David Sutherland
10.00 Coffee
10.30 Scientific session I
10.30 Mann AM, A prospective study of gait maturation in Normal Children
10.45 Syczewska MI, Reference data of ground reaction forces for healthy
Children of 6 - 18 years of age
11.00 Discussion
11.10 Davis RB, The potential clinical utility of ankle stiffness patterns
11.40 Discussion
11.50 Stout JS, Joint kinetic patterns in children with spastic hemiplegia
cerebral palsy
12.05 Senst S, Investigation of the coordination of cerebral palsied
children with diplegia, tetraplegia and hemiplegia
12.20 Discussion
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Keynote speaker - Dr. Yves Blanc
14.00 Scientific session II
14.00 Hulliger M, Selective dorsal rhizotomy, in cerebral palsy:
Quantitative outcome assessment using principle component analysis of
14.15 Stout JS, The effect of L1 versus L2 selective dorsal rhizotomy
14.30 Darwish H, Different mechanisms may underlie spastics diplegic gait
14.45 Discussion
14.55 Eames N, Estimating gastrocnemius length from joint rotation
15.10 Eames N, Botulinum toxin A and gastrocnemius tension and length
15.25 Discussion
15.30 Tea
16.00 Scientific session III
16.00 Becher J, Improvement of spastic equinus gait in CP: A protocol for
integrated orthotic and orthopaedic treatment.
16.15 Berghof R, The effect of short leg casting on gait in cerebral palsy
16.30 Discussion
16.40 Brunner C, Correction of typical gait pattern in spastic hemiplegic
and patients suing a functional spring type orthosis
16.55 Van Weerdt LOW, Assessment of dynamic orthoses with Macraflex R
locomotion analysis system in children with spastic diplegia and
17.10 Discussion
17.20 Novacheck TFN, Hip function in cerebral palsy: the kinematic and
kinetic effects of psoas surgery
17.35 Kelly IP, The quality assessment of gait in cerebral palsy
17.50 Discussion
20.00 Conference Dinner

Saturday 28 October 1995

08.30 Annual General Meeting
09.30 Keynote speaker - Mr. Gwyn Evans
10.15 Coffee
10.45 Scientific session IV
10.45 Linskell J, An investigation of the relationship between clinical
measures and gait Analysis variables
11.00 Zwick EB, The clinical interpretation of gait analysis data in
diplegic cerebral palsy - an estimation problem?
11.15 Discussion
11.25 Baker R, A spot check to ensure the quality of matching of kinematic
and kinetic data collected during clinical gait analysis
11.40 McNeill S, The effect of inaccuracies in physical measurements on
instrumental gait analysis data
11.55 Discussion
12.05 Hays A, Reproducibility test on a children's insole for measuring the
dynamic plantar pressure distribution
12.20 Harlaar J, Multi-media technology for movement analysis to assist
clinical decision making
12.35 Discussion
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Scientific session V
13.45 Camoriano R, Movement analysis and clinical application in children
with spina bifida
14.00 Thompson N, Rational management of gait pathology in duchenne muscular
14.15 Discussion
14.25 Westzaan PSH, Development of a procedure for the assessment of motion
behavior in young children under natural conditions
14.40 Smits-Engelsman BCM, Can physical therapy change the disfunction of
neuromotor control in children with dysgraphia
14.55 Discussion
15.05 Liu XC, Functional analysis of patients with leg length
15.20 Benedetti MG, Functional evaluation of gait in children with
flat foot
15.35 Discussion
15.45 Tea
16.15 Instructional Workshop
17.45 Closing