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  • CMAS 2010 - The Discovery of Hidden Aspects of Motion Analysis -29 - 30 March 2010

    Dear Colleagues

    I am pleased to announce that the Institute of Motion Analysis &
    Research (IMAR) at the University of Dundee will be hosting the 9th
    Clinical Movement Analysis Society (CMAS 2010) Annual Conference on the
    Discovery of Hidden Aspects of Motion Analysis
    ( in Dundee, Scotland.
    This could not have come at a better time as the University is
    celebrating many top Awards received over the last three years: 1st in
    the United Kingdom for Teaching Quality, Best Scientific
    Workplace in Europe, awarded Excellent by the International Student
    Barometer survey in the UK, ranked 1st in the UK for its Medical Course
    and many more accolades.

    The CMAS 2010 Conference will take place from 29 - 30 March 2010 with a
    workshop on 3-D gait and foot pressure analyses and EMG investigation.
    The conference theme will be based on a multidisciplinary approach with
    at least three keynote speakers:

    1) Professor Nachiappan Chockalingham, PhD: Hidden aspects of gait in
    idiopathic scoliosis
    Professor Chockalingham completed his Instrumentation Engineering
    degree at Annamalai University, India and his graduate qualification in
    Biomedical Engineering Science at the University of Dundee. His doctoral
    thesis was on gait and posture analysis of scoliotic subjects. After a
    short training period at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, he joined Central
    Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai (Madras) as a Research Fellow
    where he established a gait analysis facility. He continued at CLRI as a
    Scientist in Footwear Biomechanics before joining Staffordshire
    University. As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics at the Faculty of
    Health, Nachi directs the Movement Analysis Laboratory and leads the
    biomechanics team. He also holds a honorary position at the Hartshill
    Orthopaedic Unit at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. His
    research interests span the general area of biomechanics and gait
    analysis with a special interest in scoliosis, foot and footwear
    biomechanics. Professor Chockalingham is a Chartered Engineer, a
    Chartered Scientist and a member of various professional organisations.
    He is one of the research editors for Scoliosis, a journal dedicated to
    the advancements in science and clinical practice related to scoliosis.
    He is also one of the associate editors for Footwear Science Journal.
    His recent work focusses on lower limb clinical biomechanics. He was
    elected to and served as a member of the Engineering Group Board at the
    Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and has been elected as
    the Secretary of Footwear Biomechanics Group; a technical group of the
    International Society of Biomechanics.

    2) Dr Ilse Jonkers, PhD: Advancing the understanding of gait disorders
    using musculoskeletal modeling and dynamic simulation of motion
    Dr Ilse Jonkers graduated as a Licentiate in Physiotherapy in 1992 at
    KULeuven. She concentrated on developing and testing methodologies that
    can help the understanding of pathological movements and more
    specifically gait. She participated in different European projects
    related to movement analysis studies. In January 2000, she presented her
    PhD titled “Muscle driven forward simulation of gait: A tool for
    understanding the causal relationship between muscle activation and
    joint movement”. After a postdoctoral research at the Neuromuscular
    Biomechanics Lab at Stanford University (Prof. Delp ), she now continues
    her research as post-doctoral fellow of the Flemish Research Council
    (FWO) at Faculty of human movement and rehabilitation sciences K.U.
    Leuven, Belgium.

    3) Dr Barry Meadows, PhD: Motion analysis - are there still hidden
    Dr Meadows is a bioengineer who has worked in the National Health
    Service in Scotland for over three decades. In his early work in Dundee
    he was involved in the development of the use of ankle-foot orthoses in
    the management of young CP children. He completed his PhD in this area.
    Since those days he has moved a
    round Scotland, being head of theRehabilitation Technology Centres in Edinburgh and then Glasgow. More
    recently he has escaped from the role of manager and returned to being a
    clinician at Westmarc.

    Dr Meadows is driven by the desire to ensure that patients benefit from
    being treated by clinicians with a basic and relevant understanding of
    biomechanics and finds himself doing a lot of in-service training,
    particularly with physiotherapists. Barry is intrigued by the
    interaction of biomechanics and neurology and is now involved with
    colleagues in the management of gait problems in adults and children
    with neurological disorders. This clinical activity is assisted by using
    a video vector gait analysis system. This work has led to the
    development of “Neurobiomechanics”, a concept which combines
    biomechanical and neurological interventions in the development and
    implementation of individual treatment plans.
    Barry often wonders if he really understands enough about gait
    biomechanics and also if everything that he has been taught, and
    believes, is actually true. Maybe there are other ways to approach
    clinical problems?

    The best scientific manuscript in the field of Motion Analysis will
    receive the CMAS 2010 Award with a prize of £200.00. Deadline for
    submission of abstracts is 14 February 2010. For submission of papers
    and all other information please visit
    I hope I will be able to welcome you to Dundee next year and would like
    to wish you a successful year until we meet.

    Kind regards.

    Professor R J Abboud B Eng, MSc, PhD, ILTM SMIEEE
    Head of Department, Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery
    Director, Institute of Motion Analysis & Research (IMAR)

    Chairman BMSc (Hons) Degree
    College Lead for International Affairs
    Co-Director, Centre of Academic Clinical Practice


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