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    Dear Colleague,

    You are invited to participate in

    The 1st Salford Conference on



    September 10-12th 2001

    University of Salford, England

    Keynote presentations: James Robb, Editor of Gait and Posture, others
    to be announced

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    This three day conference will bring together researchers from the
    fields of bioengineering, gait analysis, prosthetics, orthotics,
    rehabilitation and clinical research, to create a unique forum for the
    dissemination and discussion of current research in this field.

    Abstracts for podium and poster presentation are now welcome in the
    areas of:

    (in alphabetical order)

    - Balance

    - Bioengineering

    - Biomechanics of the foot, ankle, knee and hip

    - Clinical rehabilitation technology

    - Evaluation of treatments for movement disorders

    - Footwear

    - Gait

    - Implant Biomechanics

    - Joint replacement

    - Mathematical modelling

    - Musculo-skeletal surgery

    - Neurological basis of movement disorders

    - Orthotics

    - Posture

    - Prosthetics

    - Techniques of kinematic, kinetic and EMG assessment

    All abstracts should be submitted via email or post on or before Friday
    March 16th 2001 (instructions below and at

    Electronic submissions should have the abstract attached to the email
    in either PDF or Microsoft Word format. Postal submissions should
    include two paper copies of the abstract and a disk with an electronic
    form of the abstract. Electronic submission of scanned abstracts (i.e.
    image data files) and faxed submissions cannot be accepted.

    Abstract Submissions

    All accepted abstracts will be eligible for the awards of Best Paper and
    Best Poster. All accepted abstracts will be published in conference
    proceedings (ISBN 0-902896-29-6).

    Abstracts are limited to two pages of A4.

    The text (including figures and diagrams) must be contained on A4
    paper with all margins set at 2cm.

    The first page of the abstract must include the title of the paper, the
    author(s), and the name and location of their institution(s) centred at
    the top of the page.

    The abstract must be divided into the following sections:

    - Introduction

    - Aims and objectives

    - Method

    - Results

    - Discussion

    - Conclusion

    - References

    - Acknowledgements (if any)

    References should list first three authors only (followed by et al., if there
    are more than three authors) journal, year, volume (issue), and first and
    last page numbers. The title of the reference should not be included.

    e.g. Seidel.G.K., Marchinda.D.M., al. J. Biomechanics.
    1995. 28:8:995 – 998.

    The following information must be supplied in the body of the email
    message / letter accompanying the abstract:

    - Title of presentation

    - Presenting author's name and institution

    - Co-author names and institution

    - Corresponding author's name, address, tel and fax Number and
    Email Address

    - Preferred presentation style: Podium or Poster.

    outIf a podium presentation is not available, will you present a
    poster? (Yes or No).

    out- If you are a student, indicate your student status, e.g. part time post
    graduate, full time undergraduate, University Supervisor,
    institution, and email address:

    - Abstract Format: PDF or Microsoft Word (also specify which version)

    Email submissions to Dr Shyam Rithalia at

    Posted submissions must include two paper copies of the abstract
    and a disk with an electronic form of the abstract in either PDF or
    Microsoft Word format and should be sent to

    Dr Shyam Rithalia, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Care Professions,
    Brian Blatchford Building, University of Salford, Salford , M6 6PU,

    University of Salford

    The University of Salford has over 20,000 graduate and post graduate
    students and a reputation for creative engagement with industry and
    consumers. The University is proud of its links with over health care
    services throughout the UK and Europe, its high quality training of
    health care professionals, and is the home of the national centre for
    training in prosthetics and orthotics. Underpinning much of this work
    are its research activities which are centred around a purposed built
    human movement and human performance laboratories based in the
    Brian Blatchford Building. These house two 3D motion analysis
    systems, 2 force plates, telemetry EMG analysis, two pressure plates, a
    Kin-Com Isokinetics machine, online gas analysis, treadmills and
    cycle ergometers. There is a strong focus on the biomechanics of the
    lower limb and underpinning improvements in health care with
    advances in our understanding of the lower limb and its rehabilitation.

    Conference registration

    Delegates can register for the conference by completing the
    registration form that will be available on the conference web site from
    spring 2001 0000,8000,0000,0100,0100.
    Alternatively, registration forms are available from the contact address

    Delegate accommodation

    The University of Salford has a large selection of very reasonably priced
    accommodation available on its campus. Details of these will be
    available on the conference web site
    0000,8000,0000,0100,0100. Alternatively,
    the University of Salford is located close to Manchester city centre,
    which has a wide range of accommodation from small comfortable
    hotels to luxurious 5 star city centre hotels.


    A commercial exhibition of products related to rehabilitation and the
    assessment of human performance will be open throughout the
    conference. All refreshments during the conference will be served in
    the exhibition hall.

    Salford and Manchester

    Salford and Manchester are adjacent cities just 1 mile apart in the
    North West of England. They are well served by Manchester Airport
    which has a direct rail link to Manchester city centre and the University
    of Salford campus. If you choose accommodation in Manchester city
    centre there are excellent bus links for the short ride from the city centre
    to the University of Salford.

    General Contacts

    Mrs Janice Fletcher, University of Salford, Allerton Building A117,
    Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6PU, United Kingdom

    Tel: (+44) 0161 295 7014 or 2211

    Fax: (+44) 0161 295 2432


    Web: 0000,8000,0000,0100,0100

    Dr Christopher Nester BSc PhD
    Research Fellow
    School of Health Care Professions
    University of Salford
    M6 6PU

    TEL:0161 295 2275
    FAX:0161 295 2302

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