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    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