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    The following announcement may be of interest to the Biomechanics community.
    My staff and I are currently assisting Dr. Quatrano of the NCMRR (see below)
    in the planning and execution of this "working" conference. You may contact
    me or Dr. Quatrano for additional information.

    Steven J. Stanhope, Ph.D.
    Biomechanics Laboratory
    Rehabilitation Medicine Department
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD 20892
    (301) 496-9891

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    Gait Analysis in Rehabilitation Medicine

    September 26-28, 1996
    Sponsored by:
    National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institutes of Health

    The mission of the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
    is to foster development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health,
    productivity, independence, and quality of life of persons with disabilities.
    This is accomplished by supporting research that enhances the function of
    people with disabilities. A primary goal of the NCMRR is to bring the health
    related problems of people with disabilities to the attention of the Nation's
    best scientists in order to capitalize upon the myriad of advances occurring in
    the biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences.

    The primary purpose of this meeting is to formulate a set of recommendations
    which pertain to the role of gait analysis in enhancing the function of people
    with locomotion disabilities. The NCMRR will use the recommendations
    contained in the final published report to support the Center's mission.

    Conference attendees will be asked to participate in the activities of one of
    three working groups. The goal of each working group will be to develop a set
    of recommendations pertaining to a topic. The following topics will be

    1) The use of gait analysis as a patient assessment tool.

    2) The use of gait analysis assessments in treatment planning and/or treatment

    3) Factors which prevent the lives of people with locomotion disabilities from
    being positively impacted by gait analysis.

    The conference is designed to accommodate between 60 and 80 participants.
    Individuals with knowledge, expertise, and/or experience in the use of gait
    analysis as a Rehabilitation Medicine tool are encouraged to attend. A broad
    spectrum of professional representation is being sought.

    Meeting location: For information contact:
    Marriott Crystal City Virginia Louis A. Quatrano, Ph.D.
    Arlington, VA NCMRR
    (near National Airport, Washington, DC) 6100 Executive Blvd, Room 2A03
    (703) 413-5500 Rockville, MD 20852-7510
    (301) 402-2242 (Voice)
    (301) 402-0832 (Fax)

    Steven J. Stanhope, Ph.D.
    Biomechanics Laboratory
    Building 10 Room 6s235
    10 CENTER DR MSC 1604
    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD 20892-1604

    (301) 496-9891 (phone)
    (301) 402-0663 (fax)
    Steven_Stanhope@NIH.GOV (Email)