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Abstract reminder
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Dear Colleague,
You are invited to participate in The 1st Salford International
Conference on
September 10-12th 2001, University of Salford, England

Deadline for first call for abstract submission is MARCH 16th
Submission to: s.rithalia@salford.ac.uk.
Dr Shyam Rithalia, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Care
Professions, Brian Blatchford Building, University of Salford, Salford
********* Thank you to those authors who have already submitted
abstracts ***********

Professor J J O ‘Connor - ‘Modelling knee and ankle replacement’.
Dr Hermie Hermens- ‘European recommendations on measurement
and processing of surface EMG’.
James Robb - ‘The relevance of gait analysis to clinical practice’.
Professor Ian Swain - ‘Functional Electrical Stimulation – from research into clinical practice’.

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This three day international 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 diss
emination 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 assessment
- 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 http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics2001).
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 ab
stract. 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., Dijkers.M.et 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.
If a podium presentation is not available, will you present a poster? (Yes or No).
- 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 s.rithalia@salford.ac.uk.
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, ENGLAND.

Professor J J O ‘Connor - ‘Modelling knee and ankle replacement’.
Professor J J O ‘Connor is Professor of Engineering Science and Director of the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, University of Oxford, England. He has an international reputation for his pioneering research, and his
interests include modelling of the knee and ankle, and the design of knee and ankle prostheses.

Dr Hermie Hermens- ‘European recommendations on measurement and processing of surface EMG’.
Dr Hermie Hermens is technical director of Roessingh Research and Development, a private research institute in The Netherlands, with strong links to the University of Twente and Roessingh Rehabilitation Centre. His main i
nterests are in surface EMG and functional electrical stimulation. He participated in over 15 European projects in these areas. He co-ordinates the SENIAM project (Surface EMG for Non-Invasive Assessment of Muscles) focu
ssed on the development of recommendations for surface EMG measurements and signal processing.

James Robb - ‘The relevance of gait analysis to clinical practice’.
James Robb is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Edinburgh and has a clinical and research interest in neuromuscular disorders in adults and children. He is currently Chairman of the European Society for Movement Analysi
s in Adults and Children and an Associate Editor for “Gait and Posture”
Professor Ian Swain - ‘Functional Electrical Stimulation – from research into clinical practice’.
Professor Ian Swain is Professor of Clinical Engineering at Bournemouth University, England, and a Consultant Biomedical Engineer at Salisbury Hospital. He has extensive experience is functional electrical stimulation wor
k, including innovative work in the development of the Odstock Drop Foot Stimulator and the integration of FES systems into clinical practice.

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 health care services throughout
the UK and Europe and its high quality training of health care professionals. It is the home of the national centre for training in prosthetics and orthotics. Underpinning much of this work are its research activities wh
ich are centred around purpose 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 pressu
re 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 o
ur understanding of the lower limb and its rehabilitation.

Conference registration
Delegates can register for the conference by completing the registration form that is available on the conference web site http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics2001. Alternatively, registration forms are availa
ble from the contact address below.

Delegate accommodation
The University of Salford has a large selection of very reasonably priced accommodation available on its campus. Details of these are available on the conference web site http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics20
01. 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 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 direct rail links to Manchester city centre and the University of Salford cam
pus (Salford Crescent Station). 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 A115, Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6PU, United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 0161 295 7014
Fax: (+44) 0161 295 2432
Email: j.fletcher@salford.ac.uk
Web: http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics2001

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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