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  • Second Call for Abstracts for the GCMAS 2003 Annual Meeting in Wilmington DE

    Dear Colleague,

    Attached is the Call for Abstracts for the 2003 GCMAS Meeting in Wilmington,
    DE.

    In addition, please note the following opportunities to expand our clinical
    testing capabilities and have our laboratories to meet the needs of more
    orthopaedic subspecialties:

    1. Consideration is being given to a symposium on the topic of foot
    marker systems that would review current systems, their limitations, and the
    potential for a standard foot marker system. This is important for both our
    clinical and research activities. This is an opportunity to provide
    standardized, more comprehensive evaluations of individuals with foot
    disorders, to assess alterations associated with treatment and to provide
    long-term follow-up of these individuals. If you have an interest in this
    please let me know early on at otisj@hss.edu so that you may contribute to
    its organization. Whether you have considerable experience in this area and
    or limited experience, you have something to offer those of us with none.

    2. There is an increasing number of laboratories involved with upper
    extremity evaluation. Consideration is being given to a session devoted to
    this topic. Please contact the program chairman at otisj@hss.edu if you
    would be interested in contributing to this session or if you have any
    comments or suggestions with regard to this topic and a session.


    GAIT AND CLINICAL MOVEMENT ANALYSIS SOCIETY 8th ANNUAL MEETING
    May 7-10, 2003
    FIRST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS & TUTORIALS

    Submission Deadline: October 4, 2002

    Dear Colleague,
    You are invited to participate in the 8th Annual Meeting of the Gait and
    Clinical Movement Analysis (GCMA) Society, hosted by The Alfred I. DuPont
    Hospital for Children and the University of Delaware. This is the first
    call for abstracts for the meeting, which will be held May 7 - 10, 2003, in
    Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
    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 (SIAMOC)
    >> International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)
    >> 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 2003
    meeting website: http://www.pedsref.org/gait2003.

    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.


    GENERAL ABSTRACT AND TUTORIAL
    SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

    All abstracts and tutorial proposals must be submitted via the website:
    (http://www.pedsref.org/gait2003) on or before October 4, 2002.Any documents
    received after that date will not be reviewed. Two files of each submission
    should be uploaded in Microsoft Word format. Please name your abstract
    according to the last name of the first author (e.g. for an abstract
    submitted by James C. Otis, name it otis.doc. In the case of two or more
    abstracts from the same first author, add an integer at the end of the first
    author's name, e.g. otis1.doc, otis2.doc, etc.).
    The second uploaded 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_otis.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 27.9 mm (1.1 inch) margins for
    all sides. Use Times New Roman 12pt. (throughout the abstract) and do not
    use page numbers. Use left justification, single space and no columns.


    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. James C. Otis at otisj@hss.edu.

    Abstracts from previous years can be found at www.gcmas.org. A sample
    abstract can also be found at www.gcmas.org.

    Please have the following required information assembled before completing
    the abstract submission as it is required to upload the submission:

    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 Poster
    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 area.

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

    8. Abstract Document Format:
    Specify version of Microsoft Word (e.g. 2000, 97).


    Deadline: October 4, 2002

    For clarifications about the abstract submission process please contact
    gait2003@gait.aidi.udel.edu or the Program Committee Chair: Dr. James C.
    Otis at otisj@hss.edu.

    Tutorial Submissions

    Proposals are also invited for two tutorials to be offered on Wednesday
    afternoon, May 7, 2003. 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.

    Please have the following required information assembled before completing
    the abstract submission as it is required to upload the submission:
    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 area.
    Biomechanical modeling/analysis
    Clinical decision-making
    Energy consumption
    Electromyography
    Functional assessment
    Motor control
    Pathological movement characterization
    Treatment efficacy
    Posture and/or balance
    Other

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

    For clarifications about the tutorial submission process please contact the
    Education Committee Chair:
    Dr. Louise Gilchrist at: lag@acsu.buffalo.edu
    Deadline: October 4, 2002



    This email is distributed by:

    Sherry I. Backus, M.A., P.T.
    backuss@hss.edu
    GCMAS Program Committee Member

    (212) 606-1659 (office) (212) 606-1215 (laboratory) (212) 288-1050
    (fax)

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