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    Jeff Houck

    *Call for Tutorial Proposals for the 13th Annual Meeting of the Gait and
    Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) in Richmond, Virginia, April
    2-5, 2008 *

    *About the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society: *The Gait and
    Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) is an association of
    professionals involved in the stimulation and advancement of scientific
    knowledge in the field of gait and human movement analysis in both
    clinical and research settings. Our purpose is to provide opportunities
    for the dissemination of information in the basic science of human
    movement, technological advancements in the field, clinical application
    of these advancements, and research to enhance the diagnosis and
    treatment of persons with movement disorders.

    *About the Meeting:* The annual meeting provides an international forum
    to fulfill the society's mission to stimulate and advance scientific
    knowledge, promote professional interaction and collaboration among
    society members, and advance the field of gait and clinical movement
    analysis in the clinical and research environments. This program is
    designed for orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, developmental
    pediatricians, and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, as
    well as physical and occupational therapists, kinesiologists,
    biomedical/mechanical/electrical engineers, and others interested in
    human movement.

    Please share this announcement with colleagues who may have an interest
    in attending this meeting.

    The Education Committee of the GCMAS selects 2 to 3 tutorial proposals
    each year that are consistent with the purpose of the society. To give
    applicants an idea of the range of tutorial topics possible, selected
    tutorials have included “Using Participation as a Health Indicator in
    Children with Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders”, “Tone Management &
    Orthopedics Surgery: The Clinical Decision Making Paradigm at Gillette
    Children’s” and “Clinical Applications of Dynamical Systems Theory.” The
    Education Committee encourages creative ideas for tutorials from GCMAS
    members and non-members that meet the purpose of the society. Please
    consider participating in the GCMAS 2008 annual meeting by submitting a
    tutorial application.

    Proposals are invited for tutorials to be offered on Wednesday, April 2,
    2008. Each tutorial should be no more than two hours in length. Please
    submit tutorial proposals in accordance with the guidelines below.

    *Proposal Guidelines *
    Applications should include a title, instructor(s), purpose, intended
    audience, prerequisite knowledge, abstract, learning objectives, and
    outline of course content for a 2 hour time frame. The outline should be
    specific, detailing the amount of time spent on each topic area.
    Applications are restricted to 2 pages or less.

    Applications should be submitted by the end of the day on November 5th ,
    2007 to Jeff Houck, PhD, PT at

    *Selection *
    The Education Committee of the GCMAS is responsible for selecting the
    tutorials for each meeting. The Education Committee will review
    proposals and notify applicants prior to December 15th , 2007.

    *Compensation/Scheduling *
    The tutorial presenters are awarded 1 free registration (including the
    banquet) to the GCMAS 2008 annual meeting. The selected tutorials are
    scheduled by the programming committee.

    *Questions/Ideas *
    If you have questions or ideas regarding tutorials please contact Jeff
    Houck, PhD, PT at or 585-340-9619.