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    Reminder!!! The deadline for tutorials for the JEGM (GCMAS + ESMAC) combined meeting is: December 18th, 2009.

    The meeting will be held May 12-15th, 2010 in Miami, Florida, USA.

    About the Meeting: This is the second GCMAS / ESMAC combined meeting and provides an international forum to fulfill the mission of GCMAS and ESMAC to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, promote professional interaction and collaboration among societies and 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, engineers, and others interested in human movement.

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

    Tutorial Proposals: The combined Education Committee of the GCMAS and ESMAC will select 4 tutorial proposals (90 minutes long) that are consistent with the mission of the societies to be presented at the combined meeting in Miami.

    The committee encourages, but not limits, tutorials in the following areas for the JEGM 2010 combined meeting:

    "Financial considerations in motion lab operation"

    "Robot assisted rehabilitation"

    "Biofeedback assisted rehabilitation"

    "Reasoning and integrated understanding of the massive gait analysis data for healthy and pathological conditions"

    "Physiological assessment as it relates to movement analysis"

    "Clinical - alternative therapies for movement disorders"

    Our Committee encourages creative ideas for tutorials from GCMAS and ESMAC members and non-members that meet the mission of the societies.

    You are encouraged to participate in the JEGM 2010 annual meeting by submitting a tutorial proposal.

    Tutorials will be scheduled on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010. Each tutorial should be no more than one and a half hours in length. Please submit tutorial proposals in accordance with the guidelines below.

    Tutorial Proposal Guidelines: Applications should include all the following sections: title, instructor(s), purpose, intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, abstract, learning objectives, and outline of course content for the one and a half 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.

    Deadline: Applications should be submitted by the end of the day on December 18th, 2009 to:

    Vassilios Vardaxis at

    Selection: The combined Education Committee of the GCMAS and ESMAC is responsible for the review and selection of the tutorials to be offered at the meeting. The Committee will notify applicants prior to January 15th, 2010.

    Compensation/Scheduling: The tutorial presenters are awarded 1 free registration (including the banquet) to the JEGM meeting in Miami.

    Questions/Ideas: If you have questions or ideas regarding tutorials please contact:

    Ilse Jonkers, Ph.D., ESMAC Scientific Program Chair:

    Vassilios Vardaxis, Ph.D., GCMAS Education Committee Chair:

    For more information about the meeting:

    Vassilios G. Vardaxis, Ph.D.
    Des Moines University
    Division of Physical Therapy
    3200 Grand Avenue
    Tower 407
    Des Moines, Iowa 50312-4198

    Phone: (515) 271-1624 or (515) 271-1634
    Fax: (515) 271-1714 or Zetafax: (515) 271-7112