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John Holden
03-12-1998, 04:39 PM
3rd Annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Meeting
San Diego, California
15-18 April 1998

** San Diego weather report:
Yesterday (March 11): Sunny and warm, 78 degrees F
Today (March 12): Sunny and warm, 72 degrees F

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 presentation of the meeting is
scheduled to conclude on Saturday, April 18th at 4:30pm.

Although the early registration deadline for reduced fees has passed,
registration in advance of the meeting is greatly encouraged.

This posting includes information about the meeting program, registration,
hotel and travel accommodations, and other activities. Additional details
were included in a registration packet mailed previously, and are available
by contacting the appropriate individual(s) listed below.


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"

Podium session topics include:
Functional Assessment
Focus on the Foot
Energy Consumption and Efficiency
Kinematics and Kinetics
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Surgical Outcomes
Musculoskeletal Modeling
Posture and Balance
Cerebral Palsy
Botulinum Toxin

Two poster sessions on separate days will feature papers on similar topics.
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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.

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: This tutorial is designed to 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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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).
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. Discount tickets are also 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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For more information on the GCMA Meeting Program:
John Holden, Ph.D.

For more information on meeting registration, travel, or hotel accommodations:
Jill Jordano

For information on NASGCMA membership:
Mike Aiona, M.D.
Carolyn Moore
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The early registration deadline for reduced fees was March 2, 1998, but
registration in advance of the meeting is still greatly encouraged.
Registration forms are available through the contact above, or you may
print the registration form below. Please note that receipt of payment is
necessary to complete registration.

Tutorial Fees (each) after March 2, 1998:

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

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

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

Fax: 619-614-7494