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    CALL FOR PAPERS

    VI EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING
    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

    August 8th to 12th 1998
    Princess Alexandra Hospital
    and Queensland Univeristy of Technology


    The EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING is open to every scientist and
    clinician working in and interested in the field of pressure
    distribution analysis. EMED is the abreviation for the German
    words Elektronisches Messystem zur Erfassung von
    Druckeverteilungen which means 'electronic measuring device for
    the recording of pressure distributions'. The meeting will
    consist of seminars, hands-on workshops, scientific presentations
    and discussions.

    For the fifith time
    THE NOVEL AWARD
    will be presented for the best scientific manuscripts in the
    field of dynamic pressure distribution analysis.

    The awards will be
    AU$10,000 for the first prize
    AU$3,000 for the second prize
    AU$1,000 for the third prize

    __________
    ABSTRACTS
    ----------------
    Abstracts must be submitted by all those intending to present
    their work at the meeting. Abstracts will be divided into the
    following sections although these are not exclusive.

    1. Technical Applications of dynamic pressure distribution
    Covering topics such as industrial research, ergonomics
    and design

    2. Scientific studies of dynamic pressure distribution relevant
    to the medical field
    Studies answering medical questions

    3. Dynamic pressure measurement in footwear
    This will mainly be in-shoe pressure measurement and
    related to footwear or orthoses

    4. 3D motion analysis, video, EMG and other measurements in
    conjunction with dynamic pressure measurement
    Papers will describe the methodology and results of
    synchronised measurements

    5. Practical and routine use of dynamic pressure distribution in
    clinics
    Here we invite clinicians to describe how and for what
    they are using pressure distribution routinely in
    clinics. Examples of case studies can be shown.

    6. Work in Progress
    This section will consist of incomplete work, pilot
    studies, or intermediate results of long-term studies
    where the authors would like feedback from the group.

    7. Research Proposals
    Here short presentations will outline ideas for future
    research. The aim of presenting in this section would
    either be to obtain feedback and ideas from the group or
    to propose research which could be taken up by members of
    the group.

    8. Other Research Themes


    Abstracts for the VI EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING will be published in
    CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS subject to review. The following submission
    guidelines must be adhered to:

    Abstracts should be one page single spacing on A4 with 2.5 cm
    left, right, top and bottom margins. All text must be typed in
    12-point Times-Roman font. The title must be typed in bold
    capital letters (upper case) and centred at the top of the page.
    Leave the next line empty and then type the authors names in bold
    lower case letters. On the next line print the affiliations and
    addresses of the authors in lower case, not in bold. Leave the
    next line empty before typing the body of the abstract which
    should contain six identifiable sections: Introduction, Methods,
    Results, Discussion, Conclusions and References. For
    illustrations please only use line drawings.

    Send two hardcopies of the abstract plus one copy in MS-WORD
    format on 3.5 inch disk to the address given at the end of this
    announcement before 28th February 1998. Alternatively, abstracts
    may be submitted by Email to novelUK@novel.de with the abstract
    attached as an MS-WORD document. No other format will be
    accepted.

    _____________
    MANUSCRIPTS
    -------------------
    Authors wishing to compete for the Novel Awards must submit both
    an abstract and a manuscript. The winners of the Novel Awards
    will be announced at the VI EMED SCIENTIFIC MEETING and it is a
    requirement that one of the authors is present and have orally
    communicated their work at the meeting in Brisbane. Please note
    however, that the oral presentation is not judged as part of the
    award.

    The manuscript for the Novel Awards should present opiginal work
    in the area of pressure distribution measurement. This work
    should not have been previously published or presented although
    prior abstract publication is permissable.

    The manuscripts will be blind reviewed by an international panel
    of judges comprising of experts in the field of pressure
    distribution measurement. The judges reserve the right to reopen
    the competition, if in their view, the submitted manuscripts are
    not of sufficient quality.

    Four copies of the full length award paper (20 - 25 typewritten
    pages including abstract, figures, tables and references) are
    required. Use the author guidelines for the journal 'Clinical
    Biomechanics' (note this does not imply acceptance of any
    submitted papers to this journal). To facilitate blind review,
    please add a separate title page with the authors names and
    affiliations removed. Please also ensure that the authors names
    and affiliations do not appear on the following pages. Papers in
    an incorrect format will be returned without review.

    One copy of the paper should also be sent on a 3.5 inch floppy
    disk in MS-WORD format. Do not send manuscripts by Email.

    Award papers must be sent to the address given at the end of this
    announcement by May 30th 1998.

    ___________________
    MEETING SCHEDULE
    ----------------------------
    The schedule for this meeting has been constructed so that it
    contains three core days of scientific communications. However,
    half days have been added to the beginning and the end of the
    meeting which offer seminars and hands-on workshops aimed at
    educating users in the basic and more advanced issues of dynamic
    pressure dustribution data collection and analysis. This allows
    the experts to join the meeting for the core presentations and
    gives those clinicians and scientists who are new to the field
    the opportunity to learn more about it.

    August 7th Early Bird's Gathering. Anyone already in
    Brisbane attempting to beat the jet lag is
    welcome to join us for an informal evening

    August 8th Afternoon seminars and workshops. There will be
    three sessions, (1) basic theory of dynamic
    pressure distribution measurement, (2)
    computational methods in dynamic pressure
    distribution analysis and (3) hands-on workshops

    Evening Welcome Reception

    August 9th Scientific presentations and lunch

    Dinner

    August 10th Social and outdoor activities, lunch and dinner

    August 11th Scientific presentations and lunch

    Evening Banquet

    August 12th Morning seminars and workshops. There will be
    three sessions, (1) basic theory of dynamic
    pressure distribution measurement,
    (2) computational methods in dynamic pressure
    distribution analysis and (3) hands-on workshops

    Farewell Brunch for those attending morning
    seminars


    _____________
    REGISTRATION
    --------------------

    Early Delegate Registration AU$390 all inclusive from 8th to
    12th August
    (May 30th 1998)

    Late Delegate Regstration AU$490 all inclusive from 8th to
    12th August
    (July 15th 1998)

    Accompanying Adult AU$250 includes all evening
    functions and fun day

    Children are welcome at low rates.

    Payment may be made by credit card or bank transfer or cheque.
    How to register? Contact the address at the end of this
    announcement for a registration form or wait for further
    announcements on this list.
    ________________
    ACCOMMODATION
    ------------------------

    There are two official hotels for the meeting. These are the
    Rydges and the Park Inn Plaza. Rates range from AU$84 for a
    single room to AU$191 for a three bedroom suite to AU$120 for a
    twin room. More accommodation information will be given in a
    future announcement although delegates will be responsible for
    making their own reservations.

    ___________________
    TRAVEL and TOURISM
    ----------------------------

    Book Early! Most Airlines flying to and from Australia offer very
    good deals but they do need to be secured well in advance. The
    following travel agents will be able to help with your travel
    arrangements.

    UK - Blair Travel & Leisure, 117 Regent's Park Road, London,
    NW1 8UR
    Telephone 0171 483 2297 Fax 0171 586 0639
    Email blair@btinternet.com

    Germany - AT Reiseservice GMBH, Widenmayerstrasse 18, D-80538,
    Munich.
    Tel: 089 226681, Fax: 089 226684

    US - Ms Donna Schreiner at Plymouth Travel, Plymouth, MN. Tel:
    612 553 0300


    REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL NEED A VISA IF YOU ARE NOT AUSTRALIAN.
    YOUR TRAVEL AGENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO ARRANGE ONE FOR YOU.
    AUSTRALIA NOW USES ELECTRONIC VISAS.

    For more information on travel and tourism contact one of these
    Queensland Tourist and Travel Corporation Conventions &
    Incentives Units:

    Australia and New Zealand:
    QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, GPO Box 328, Brisbane,
    Queensland 4001, Australia. Fax: 61 7 3406 5479,
    qttcci@ozemail.com.au

    Europe:
    QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, Neuhauser Str 27, 4th Floor,
    80331, Germany.
    Fax: 49 89 260 3530

    The Americas:
    QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, Northrop Plaza, Suite 330,
    1800 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067, USA
    Fax: 1 310 788 0128

    South East Asia:
    QTTC Conventions & Incentives Unit, 101 Thomson Road, #07-04,
    United Square, Singapore 307591. Fax: 65 253 8653

    _________________
    IMPORTANT DATES
    -------------------------

    February 28th 1998 Abstract Deadline
    March 30th 1998 Notice of Abstract Acceptance
    May 30th 1998 Early Registration
    May 30th 1998 Award Manuscripts Deadline
    July 15th 1998 Late Registration
    August 7th 1998 Informal Meeting of Early Birds
    Arrivals
    August 8th 1998 Welcome Reception (6 pm)

    _____________________
    FURTHER INFORMATION
    -------------------------------

    US Delagtes Only - You may obtain all information from Susan
    Diekrager, novel electronics inc., 964 Grand Avenue, St. Paul Mn
    55105, USA. Tel: 1 612 221 0505, Fax: 1 612 221 0404, Email:
    novelinc@novel.de

    ALL INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM CAROLINE JORDAN OR THE NOVEL
    HOME PAGE

    http://www.novel.de

    Caroline Jordan
    novel UK
    Medical Engineering & Physics
    King's College Hospital
    East Dulwich Grove
    London
    SE22 8PT

    Tel & Fax: 00 44 (0) 181 693 2345
    Email: noveluk@novel.de

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