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John Holden
12-15-1997, 12:42 PM
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT:
3rd Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Meeting

You are invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Gait and Clinical Movement
Analysis (GCMA) Meeting, hosted by the Motion Analysis Laboratory of
Children's Hospital, San Diego, and sponsored by the North American Society
of Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis (NASGCMA). The purpose of the
Society is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional
interaction, and the exchange of ideas among Society members, as related to
gait and human movement analysis in clinical and research settings. The
meeting will be held on April 15-18, 1998 at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel in
San Diego's Mission Bay area. Tutorials will be offered on Wednesday
afternoon, April 15th, and the scientific program will commence on the
morning of Thursday, April 16th. The last meeting session is currently
scheduled to conclude on Saturday, April 18th at 4:30pm.

This posting includes current information about the meeting program,
registration, hotel and travel accommodations, and other activities.
Additional details about the program schedule will be available in 1998,
and will be included in a future posting and in a registration packet to be
mailed. Additional details and a registration form for vendor exhibits
will be included in a separate mailing to vendors in December.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Presidential Keynote Speaker:
Robert J. Full, Ph.D.
University of California at Berkeley
"Diversity Enables Discovery: Lessons from Many-legged Animals and Robots"

Invited Keynote Speaker:
Felix E. Zajac, Ph.D.
VA Palo Alto HCS, and Stanford University
"Elucidating human neuromotor locomotor principles"
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Tutorial #1 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Practical Electromyography for Biomechanists and Movement Analysts
Instructors: Richard V. Baratta, Ph.D. and Moshe Solomonow, Ph.D.

Purpose and Course Content: This tutorial is designed to help the
biomechanist with little knowledge of signal processing to avoid pitfalls
commonly encountered with EMG and to report the use of EMG in ways
acceptable to peer reviewers experienced in EMG recording and processing.
The tutorial covers theoretical and practical aspects of EMG signal
acquisition, processing, interpretation, and reporting. It begins with a
brief introduction to the history of electromyography and basic muscle
physiology and continues with practical implementation. The course is
devoted to practical implementation and is subdivided into sections
including electrodes, amplifiers, filtering and recording, safety,
processing in the time and frequency domains, normalization,
interpretation, and common pitfalls.

Intended Audience: Biomechanists, gait and movement analysts or students
using or intending to use electromyography to study movement.

Prerequisite Knowledge: Basic muscle and movement physiology.
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Tutorial #2 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
A Primer for Understanding Joint Kinetics
Instructors: Thomas M. Kepple, M.A. and Nasreen Haideri, M.E.

Purpose and Course Content: The tutorial will provide an introduction to
the equations of motion and their traditional use in clinical biomechanics
to compute joint forces, moments and powers. The tutorial will discuss the
advantages and limitations of the traditional methods and introduce an
alternate (generalized) method that can directly couple the equations of
motion in order to determine the influence that the moment at one joint
will have on other anatomical segments. As an example, the generalized
equations of motion will be derived for a simple two-link planar model, and
will be used to illustrate the inherent relationships between joint
kinetics and kinematics. The clinical implications of the approach will
also be discussed.

Intended Audience: Clinicians responsible for interpreting motion analysis
data, and engineers interested in developing innovative methods for
analyzing human movement.

Prerequisite Knowledge: Familiarity with the use of joint forces, moments,
and powers in movement analysis; familiarity with the standard equations of
motion; basic algebra and trigonometry.
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TRAVEL AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Islandia Hotel on San Diego's Mission
Bay. The Hyatt Islandia is approximately 10 minutes by taxi from San Diego
International Airport (Lindbergh Field). The room rate for single or
double occupancy is $139.00 per night (plus 10.5% city occupancy tax).
Reservations must be received before March 7, 1998 to assure availability
of rooms. Please call (619) 224-1234 for reservations and identify
yourself as a participant in the NASGCMA meeting. The discounted room rate
will also be honored two days before and two days after the meeting dates.

United Airlines will offer a 10% discount on full coach fares, or a 5%
discount on United, United Express, or Shuttle by United published fares,
when tickets are purchased subject to applicable restrictions.
Reservations and schedule information may be obtained by calling the United
Meetings desk at (800) 521-4041 and using reference ID Code 514RH. The
Meeting Desk hours are 7:00 am to 12:00 Midnight EST, seven days a week.

Tours to local attractions are being offered by Enjoy California
Enterprises. A flyer will be included in the registration packets to be
mailed. Discount tickets are available to Sea World and the Wild Animal
Park through the Hotel Concierge. A Bayside Fun Run will be organized for
the early morning of Friday, April 17th.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For more information on the meeting, or to be added to the mailing list:
Jill Jordano
jjordano@chsd.org

For more information on the GCMA Meeting Program:
John Holden, Ph.D.
jholden@chsd.org

For information on vendor exhibits:
Diane Ambrosini
dambrosini@chsd.org

For information on NASGCMA membership:
Michael Aiona, M.D.
mda@shcc.org
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REGISTRATION AND FEES

The early registration deadline is March 2, 1998. Registration forms will
be mailed in early 1998, or you may print and mail the registration form
below.

Tutorial Fees (each) before March 2, 1998:

NASGCMA member $30
Non-member $50
Student member** $20
Student non-member** $40

Tutorial Fees (each) after March 2, 1998:

NASGCMA member $50
Non-member $70
Student member** $40
Student non-member** $60


Conference Fees* before March 2, 1998:

NASGCMA member $250
Non-member $300
Student member** $ 90
Student non-member** $110

Conference Fees* after March 2, 1998:

NASGCMA member $300
Non-member $350
Student member** $140
Student non-member** $160

* Includes meeting registration, meeting issue of Gait and Posture, T-shirt,
welcome reception, continental breakfasts (3), refreshments breaks, lunches
(3) and dinner banquet.
** Proof of student status must accompany registration form.
(Student fee does not include dinner banquet - tickets available @ $35)

Registration fee for Bayside Fun Run on Friday morning, April 17: $5

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REGISTRATION FORM
3rd Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Meeting
San Diego, California
April 15-18th, 1998

Name: ____________________________________

Institution/Company: ____________________________________

Department: ____________________________________

Address: ____________________________________

City, State/Province, Zip Code: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Fax: ____________________________________

E-mail: ____________________________________

Please check here if you would like vegetarian meals: ______
Please indicate T-shirt size: ______ Large ______ Extra-Large

Please check status:

____ NASGCMA member
____ Non-member
____ Student member
____ Student non-member

Registration fees:

Tutorial #1: $______
Tutorial #2: $______
Meeting Registration: $______
Bayside Fun Run: $______
Additional banquet ticket: $______

Total enclosed: $______

Payment method:

____ Check (made payable to NASGCMA)
____ Credit card: ____ MasterCard ____ VISA

Credit Card#: ________________________________________
Exp. Date: __________
Authorized Signature: ______________________________________
Print name as it appears on card: _____________________________

Send Registration form and payment to:
Jill Jordano
Children's Hospital, MC 5054
3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123-4282
USA

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NCMRR Workshop on Gait Research and Grants

The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) will be
sponsoring an NCMRR Workshop on Gait Research and Grants on the afternoon
of Thursday, April 16, 1998 in conjunction with the 3rd Annual GCMA
Meeting. The mission of NCMRR is to foster development of scientific
knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and
quality of life of persons with disabilities. This workshop will be a
follow-up to the "Gait Analysis in Rehabilitation Medicine" workshop held
in Arlington, VA on September 26-28, 1996. The San Diego workshop will
include: a review of the Arlington, VA workshop report; a review of NCMRR
related activities; a brief overview of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH) research grant process; and work on development of NCMRR program
announcements by workshop participants.

Copies of the Arlington, VA workshop report (The Future of Gait Analysis)
may be obtained by contacting:

Louis A. Quatrano, PhD
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
6100 Executive Blvd, Room 2A03
Rockville, MD 20852-7510
USA
Telephone: (301) 402-2242
Fax: (301) 402-0832
e-mail: quatranl@hd01.nichd.nih.gov
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The San Diego workshop will be held at the Hyatt Islandia, in conjunction
with the GCMA meeting, at no additional charge.

***Pre-registration by March 2, 1998 is required. Registration materials
received after this date, or on-site registrations, will not be accepted.
Registration will be limited to 60 participants and will be assigned by a
random selection process. Registration forms will be mailed in early 1998,
or you may print and mail the registration information below as a separate
form.

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REGISTRATION FORM
NCMRR Workshop on Gait Research and Grants
San Diego, California
April 16, 1998

Name: ____________________________________

Institution/Company: ____________________________________

Department: ____________________________________

Address: ____________________________________

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________

Telephone: ____________________________________

Fax: ____________________________________

E-mail: ____________________________________


Send Workshop registration form to:
Jill Jordano
Children's Hospital, MC 5054
3020 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123-4282
USA