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Caroline Jordan
02-10-1998, 08:57 AM
Please note the abstract deadline is 28th February

CALL FOR PAPERS

VI EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

August 8th to 12th 1998
Princess Alexandra Hospital
and Queensland Univeristy of Technology


The EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING is open to every scientist and clinician
working in and interested in the field of pressure distribution analysis.
EMED is the abreviation for the German words Elektronisches Messystem zur
Erfassung von Druckeverteilungen which means 'electronic measuring device
for the recording of pressure distributions'. The meeting will consist of
seminars, hands-on workshops, scientific presentations and discussions.

For the fifith time
THE NOVEL AWARD
will be presented for the best scientific manuscripts in the field of
dynamic pressure distribution analysis.

The awards will be
AU$10,000 for the first prize
AU$3,000 for the second prize
AU$1,000 for the third prize

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ABSTRACTS
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Abstracts must be submitted by all those intending to present their work
at the meeting. Abstracts will be divided into the following sections
although these are not exclusive.

1. Technical Applications of dynamic pressure distribution
Covering topics such as industrial research, ergonomics
and design

2. Scientific studies of dynamic pressure distribution relevant to the
medical field
Studies answering medical questions

3. Dynamic pressure measurement in footwear
This will mainly be in-shoe pressure measurement and related
to footwear or orthoses

4. 3D motion analysis, video, EMG and other measurements in
conjunction with dynamic pressure measurement
Papers will describe the methodology and results of
synchronised measurements

5. Practical and routine use of dynamic pressure distribution in clinics
Here we invite clinicians to describe how and for what they are
using pressure distribution routinely in clinics. Examples of
case studies can be shown.

6. Work in Progress
This section will consist of incomplete work, pilot studies,
or intermediate results of long-term studies where the authors
would like feedback from the group.

7. Research Proposals
Here short presentations will outline ideas for future research.
The aim of presenting in this section would either be to obtain
feedback and ideas from the group or to propose research which
could be taken up by members of the group.

8. Other Research Themes


Abstracts for the VI EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING will be published in
CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS subject to review. The following submission
guidelines must be adhered to:

Abstracts should be one page single spacing on A4 with 2.5 cm left,
right, top and bottom margins. All text must be typed in 12-point
Times-Roman font. The title must be typed in bold capital letters (upper
case) and centred at the top of the page. Leave the next line empty and
then type the authors names in bold lower case letters. On the next line
print the affiliations and addresses of the authors in lower case, not in
bold. Leave the next line empty before typing the body of the abstract
which should contain six identifiable sections: Introduction, Methods,
Results, Discussion, Conclusions and References. For illustrations please
only use line drawings.

Send two hardcopies of the abstract plus one copy in MS-WORD format on
3.5 inch disk to the address given at the end of this announcement before
28th February 1998. Alternatively, abstracts may be submitted by Email to
novelUK@novel.de with the abstract attached as an MS-WORD document. Only
attach one abstract per Email. No other format will be accepted.

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MANUSCRIPTS
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Authors wishing to compete for the Novel Awards must submit both an
abstract and a manuscript. The winners of the Novel Awards will be
announced at the VI EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING and it is a requirement that
one of the authors is present and have orally communicated their work at
the meeting in Brisbane. Please note however, that the oral presentation
is not judged as part of the award.

The manuscript for the Novel Awards should present opiginal work in the
area of pressure distribution measurement. This work should not have been
previously published or presented although prior abstract publication is
permissable.

The manuscripts will be blind reviewed by an international panel of
judges comprising of experts in the field of pressure distribution
measurement. The judges reserve the right to reopen the competition, if
in their view, the submitted manuscripts are not of sufficient quality.

Four copies of the full length award paper (20 - 25 typewritten pages
including abstract, figures, tables and references) are required. Use the
author guidelines for the journal 'Clinical Biomechanics' (note this does
not imply acceptance of any submitted papers to this journal). To
facilitate blind review, please add a separate title page with the
authors names and affiliations removed. Please also ensure that the
authors names and affiliations do not appear on the following pages.
Papers in an incorrect format will be returned without review.

One copy of the paper should also be sent on a 3.5 inch floppy disk in
MS-WORD format. Do not send manuscripts by Email.

Award papers must be sent to the address given at the end of this
announcement by May 30th 1998.

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MEETING SCHEDULE
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The schedule for this meeting has been constructed so that it contains
three core days of scientific communications. However, half days have
been added to the beginning and the end of the meeting which offer
seminars and hands-on workshops aimed at educating users in the basic and
more advanced issues of dynamic pressure dustribution data collection and
analysis. This allows the experts to join the meeting for the core
presentations and gives those clinicians and scientists who are new to
the field the opportunity to learn more about it.

August 7th Early Bird's Gathering. Anyone already in Brisbane
attempting to beat the jet lag is welcome to join us for
an informal evening

August 8th Afternoon seminars and workshops. There will be
three sessions, (1) basic theory of dynamic
pressure distribution measurement, (2)
computational methods in dynamic pressure
distribution analysis and (3) hands-on workshops

Evening Welcome Reception

August 9th Scientific presentations and lunch

Dinner

August 10th Social and outdoor activities, lunch and dinner

August 11th Scientific presentations and lunch

Evening Banquet

August 12th Morning seminars and workshops. There will be
three sessions, (1) basic theory of dynamic
pressure distribution measurement,
(2) computational methods in dynamic pressure
distribution analysis and (3) hands-on workshops

Farewell Brunch for those attending morning
seminars


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REGISTRATION
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Early Delegate Registration AU$390 all inclusive from 8th to
12th August
(May 30th 1998)

Late Delegate Regstration AU$490 all inclusive from 8th to
12th August
(July 15th 1998)

Accompanying Adult AU$250 includes all evening
functions and fun day

Children are welcome at low rates.

Payment may be made by credit card or bank transfer or cheque.
How to register? Contact the address at the end of this announcement for
a registration form or wait for further announcements on this list.
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ACCOMMODATION
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There are two official hotels for the meeting. These are the Rydges and
the Park Inn Plaza. Rates range from AU$84 for a single room to AU$191
for a three bedroom suite to AU$120 for a twin room. More accommodation
information will be given in a future announcement although delegates
will be responsible for making their own reservations. An accommodation
booking form will also be found at the web address given here.

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TRAVEL and TOURISM
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Book Early! Most Airlines flying to and from Australia offer very good
deals but they do need to be secured well in advance. The following
travel agents will be able to help with your travel arrangements.

UK - Blair Travel & Leisure, 117 Regent's Park Road, London,
NW1 8UR
Telephone 0171 483 2297 Fax 0171 586 0639
Email blair@btinternet.com

Germany - AT Reiseservice GMBH, Widenmayerstrasse 18, D-80538, Munich.
Tel: 089 226681, Fax: 089 226684

US - Ms Donna Schreiner at Plymouth Travel, Plymouth, MN. Tel: 612 553
0300


REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL NEED A VISA IF YOU ARE NOT AUSTRALIAN. YOUR TRAVEL
AGENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO ARRANGE ONE FOR YOU. AUSTRALIA NOW USES
ELECTRONIC VISAS.

For more information on travel and tourism contact one of these
Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation Conventions & Incentives Units:

Australia and New Zealand:
QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, GPO Box 328, Brisbane, Queensland
4001, Australia. Fax: 61 7 3406 5479, qttcci@ozemail.com.au

Europe:
QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, Neuhauser Str 27, 4th Floor, 80331,
Germany.
Fax: 49 89 260 3530

The Americas:
QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, Northrop Plaza, Suite 330, 1800
Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA
Fax: 1 310 788 0128

South East Asia:
QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, 101 Thomson Road, #07-04, United
Square, Singapore 307591. Fax: 65 253 8653

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IMPORTANT DATES
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February 28th 1998 Abstract Deadline
March 30th 1998 Notice of Abstract Acceptance
May 30th 1998 Early Registration
May 30th 1998 Award Manuscripts Deadline
July 15th 1998 Late Registration
August 7th 1998 Informal Meeting of Early Birds Arrivals
August 8th 1998 Welcome Reception (6 pm)

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FURTHER INFORMATION
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US Delagtes Only - You may obtain all information from Susan Diekrager,
novel electronics inc., 964 Grand Avenue, St. Paul Mn 55105, USA. Tel: 1
612 221 0505, Fax: 1 612 221 0404, Email: novelinc@novel.de

ALL INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM CAROLINE JORDAN OR THE NOVEL HOME
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http://www.novel.de

Caroline Jordan
novel UK
Medical Engineering & Physics
King's College Hospital
East Dulwich Grove
London
SE22 8PT

Tel & Fax: 00 44 (0) 181 693 2345
Email: noveluk@novel.de

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