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    APRIL 17-20, 2002

    Submission Deadline: October 22, 2001

    Dear Colleague,
    You are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Meeting of the Gait
    and Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Society, hosted by The University of
    Tennessee at Chattanooga. This is the first call for abstracts for the
    meeting, which will be held April 17-20, 2002, in Chattanooga, Tennessee,
    Scientific abstracts in all areas of gait, posture, balance, and
    movement analysis are being solicited for podium or poster presentation.
    Abstracts are encouraged in all areas of movement analysis,
    including, but not restricted to:
    · analytical approaches to enhance the
    interpretation of movement data
    · evaluation of treatments for movement disorders
    · new techniques for analysis of movement
    · neurologic basis of movement disorders
    · analysis of musculoskeletal impairments and movement

    A special invitation is extended to all members of other
    international gait societies to attend this meeting and to share their
    research expertise. As a courtesy, any active member of the following
    societies will be eligible for the same registration rate as a member of
    GCMAS at this conference.
    · European Society for Motion Analysis in
    Adults and Children (ESMAC)
    · Societa Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica
    · International Society for Posture and Gait Research
    · American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    · American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists (AAOP)

    We hope you will take this opportunity to make this Annual Meeting a
    success for the exchange of ideas. For more information refer to the GCMAS
    2002 meeting website:

    Note for students: The Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
    presents a Young Investigator Award at each annual meeting. To be eligible
    for this Award, student status must be verified and the student must present
    their work at the meeting. The Society intends to apply to the Whitaker
    Foundation for funds to support student travel to the meeting. Although
    such funding is not guaranteed, we encourage students to submit their work
    and make plans to attend the meeting.


    All abstracts and tutorial proposals must be submitted via email on
    or before October 22, 2001 (instructions below and at Any
    documents received after that date will not be reviewed. Two files of each
    submission should be emailed as attachments in one of the following formats:
    Adobe Acrobat PDF (preferred format) or Microsoft Word. Please name your
    abstract according to the last name of the first author (e.g. for an
    abstract submitted by Vassilios G. Vardaxis, name it vardaxis.pdf or
    vardaxis.doc. In the case of two or more abstracts in Adobe Acrobat format,
    from the same first author, add an integer at the end of the first author's
    name, e.g. vardaxis1.pdf, vardaxis2.pdf, etc.).
    The second attached file must be a blinded copy of the first without
    the names and affiliations of the authors. Add a "b underscore" before the
    name (e.g. b_vardaxis.pdf or b_vardaxis.doc). The blinded files will be
    renamed with an identification number to facilitate the blind review
    process. Please note that the electronic submission of scanned abstracts
    (i.e. image data files) and faxed submissions are not acceptable.


    Abstract Submissions

    All accepted abstracts will be eligible for the annually presented
    awards of Best Paper and Best Poster (and Best Student Paper for students).
    All accepted abstracts will also be published in a special issue of Gait &
    Posture. Due to the publisher's requirements, the page format and
    submission deadline must be respected. Abstracts are limited to two pages.
    The text (and any figures or diagrams) must be contained in a 160 mm x 225
    mm (6.3 in x 8.8 in) area on each page. Use Times New Roman 12pt.
    (throughout the abstract). 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) or affiliation(s). The abstract must be divided into the
    following sections: Introduction, Statement of Clinical Significance,
    Methodology, Results, Discussion, References, and Acknowledgments. Authors
    must ensure that the text and figures are legible when reduced to half size.
    References should list first and second author, or first author only
    followed by et al., for three or more authors, journal, volume (issue): page
    numbers, and year. The Program Committee reserves the right to exclude
    abstracts that do not meet these criteria.

    For clarifications about the abstract submission process please
    contact the Program Committee Chair: Dr. Vassilios G. Vardaxis at
    Example abstracts can be found at

    The following information must be supplied in the body of the email
    message: (copy the items below in the body of your email and complete it)

    1. Title:

    2. Presenting Author's Name:
    Institutions or Affiliations:

    3. Co-author Names:
    Institution or Affiliation:

    4. Corresponding Author's Name:
    Mailing Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Fax Number:
    Preferred Email Address:

    5. Preferred Presentation Style: indicate either Podium or
    If a podium slot is not available, will you present a poster?
    Indicate either Yes or No.

    6. Student Status, e.g. part time graduate, full time
    undergraduate (provide information only if you wish to be considered for a
    student award):
    Current Course Load (credit hours):
    Faculty Advisor's name, institution, and email address:

    7. Primary Topic Area:
    Secondary Topic Area:
    Either choose qualifiers from the following list or specify another

    Biomechanical modeling/analysis
    Clinical decision-making
    Energy consumption
    Functional assessment
    Motor control
    Pathological movement
    Treatment efficacy
    Posture and/or balance

    8. Abstract Document Format:
    Adobe Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word (specify version)

    Abstract email submissions to:
    Deadline: October 22, 2001

    Tutorial Submissions

    Proposals are also invited for two tutorials to be offered on
    Wednesday afternoon, April 17, 2002. Each tutorial should be no more than
    two hours in length. Please submit a summary of the proposed tutorial and
    an outline of its format, including the topic(s) to be covered by each
    instructor and the time allotted for each topic. If the proposal is
    accepted, the summary will be included in the conference registration
    materials. It should include the title, instructor(s), purpose, intended
    audience, prerequisite knowledge, and a description of the course content
    (200 words). The tutorial summaries and outlines will not be published in
    Gait & Posture. Please be advised that the instructor(s) must provide a
    tutorial handout to the Education Committee in advance of the meeting (so
    that copies can be made available to participants). GCMA will cover the
    registration fee for one presenter of each tutorial selected by the Program
    and Education Committees for presentation.

    The following information must be supplied in the body of the email
    1. Tutorial Title:
    2. Primary/Organizing Instructor's Name & Degree(s):
    Institutions or Affiliations:
    Mailing Address:
    Telephone Number:
    Fax Number:
    Preferred Email Address:
    3. Other Participating Faculty Names and Degrees:
    Institution or Affiliation:
    4. Primary Topic Area:
    Secondary Topic Area:
    Either choose qualifiers from the following list or specify another
    Biomechanical modeling/analysis
    Clinical decision-making
    Energy consumption
    Functional assessment
    Motor control
    Pathological movement characterization
    Treatment efficacy
    Posture and/or balance

    5. Tutorial Document Format: Microsoft Word or Word Perfect
    (specify version)

    Tutorial email submissions and clarifications about tutorial
    submission to:
    Dr. Louise Gilchrist at:
    Deadline: October 22, 2001

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