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    Foot and Ankle Research Retreat II
    Measuring Foot Motion: Forward and Inverse Dynamics
    April 30 - May 1, 2004

    Sponsored by:

    The Foot and Ankle Special Interest Group of the
    Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association
    The University of Southern California

    Conference Organizers:

    Irene McClay Davis, PhD, PT
    Deborah Nawoczenski, PhD, PT
    Blaise Williams, PhD, PT

    Keynote Speakers:

    Arne Lundberg, MD, PhD
    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

    Neil Sharkey, PhD
    Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA


    Until recently, the majority of studies involving foot mechanics have
    represented the foot as a single rigid body. Given that the foot has
    over 30 bones and 30 articulations, this is an extremely oversimplified
    approach. The mission of this research retreat is to explore new ways
    of measuring foot motion. Abstracts on both inverse and forward models
    are invited for submission. In addition, papers that investigate new
    ways of segmenting the foot or use new technology for measuring foot
    motion are encouraged. It is hoped that this retreat will provide a
    forum for rich academic discussion of approaches to the problem of
    measuring the inherent complexities of the foot.

    Retreat Format

    This 1.5 day retreat will incorporate 1 hr presentations by the keynote
    speakers who have been invited for their body of knowledge in the area
    of foot measurement. In addition, 15 minute podium presentations will
    be given by the participants with accepted abstracts. There will be
    ample time alloted for discussions.

    Abstract Submission Process


    Abstracts must be research-based and be related to the topic of
    'Measurement of Foot Motion'. Recent abstracts presented in the past
    year may also be submitted. All abstracts will undergo peer review and
    will be evaluated for both scientific merit and relevance to the
    retreat. Notification of acceptance will be given by November 30,
    2003. Following the meeting, the abstracts will be published in the
    Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.


    Abstracts must be one page 1 length, with 1 inch margins (side, bottom,
    and top), and full justified. 11 or 12 font Ariel is the preferred
    font. All abstracts must be in Microsoft Word format. The title
    should be centered on the top line in capital letters. The author(s)
    and their affiliation should be placed on the second and third lines
    respectively. The following section headings should be in capital
    letters and left justified: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion,
    and Conclusions. Recently presented abstracts must designate where and
    when they were presented at the bottom of the page.


    An original and one blinded copy of the abstract (authors and
    affiliations removed) should be emailed to:

    Irene McClay Davis, PhD, PT
    Phone: (302)831-4263

    Please include your work and home phone numbers with your submission.

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