Call for Tutorial Proposals for the GCMAS 2011 annual meeting, to be held April 26-29th, 2011 at
Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, MD, USA.

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

About the Meeting:
This is the 16th annual Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society meeting and provides an
international forum to fulfill the mission of GCMAS to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge,
promote professional interaction and collaboration with the goal to advance the field of gait and
clinical movement analysis in the clinical and research environments. This program is designed for
orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, 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.

Tutorial Proposals:
The GCMAS Education Committee will select 2 tutorial proposals that are consistent with the mission
of the society to be presented at the April 26-29th, 2011 meeting in Bethesda.

We welcome creative ideas for tutorials from GCMAS members and non-members that meet the mission of the society.
You are encouraged to participate in the GCMAS 2011 annual meeting by submitting a tutorial proposal.
Tutorials will be scheduled on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. Each tutorial should be no more than 2 hours in length.
Please submit tutorial proposals in accordance with the guidelines below.

The GCMAS Education committee encourages, but not limits, tutorials in the following areas for the GCMAS 2011 annual meeting:
Motion analysis for patients with artificial limbs
Alternative uses of movement analysis (sports, occupational health, equipment design, etc)
Robot assisted rehabilitation
Biofeedback assisted rehabilitation
Financial considerations in motion lab operation
Reasoning and integrated understanding of the massive gait analysis data for healthy and pathological conditions
Physiological assessment as it relates to movement analysis
Clinical or alternative therapies for movement disorders

Tutorial Proposal Guidelines:
Applications must include all the following sections: title, instructor(s), purpose, intended audience,
prerequisite knowledge, abstract, learning objectives, and outline of course content for 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, double-spaced, Times New Roman, size 12.

Applications should be submitted by the end of the day on December 3rd, 2010 to:
Vassilios Vardaxis (Chair of the GCMAS Education Committee) at

The GCMAS Education Committee is responsible for the review and selection of the tutorials to be
offered at the meeting. The Committee will notify applicants prior to January 14th, 2011.

The tutorial presenters are awarded 1 free registration (including the banquet) to the GCMAS meeting
in Bethesda. The selected tutorials are scheduled by the 16th GCMAS annual meeting, program committee.

If you have questions or ideas regarding tutorials please contact:
Vassilios Vardaxis,

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
Fax: (515) 271-7112