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    1999 GCMA Annual Meeting

    Submission Deadline: September 11, 1998

    Dear Colleague,

    You are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Meeting of the Gait and
    Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMA), hosted by the Movement Science
    Laboratory at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. This is the
    first call for abstracts for the meeting, which will be held March 10-13,
    1999, in Dallas, Texas, USA.

    Although papers in all areas of gait and clinical movement analysis are
    invited for both podium and poster presentations, this year the Program
    Committee wishes to highlight one clinical and one technical area of
    emphasis. Clinically, we encourage submissions involving orthotics and
    prosthetics (e.g., persons with amputations, limb deficiencies, etc.), and
    technically, we encourage submissions involving advanced use of
    biomechanical modeling for patient care (e.g., six degree-of-freedom
    mechanics, musculoskeletal rendering, etc.). All abstracts must be
    received (not postmarked) by September 11, 1998.

    Faxes and e-mail attachments are NOT acceptable.


    Accepted abstracts will be published in an issue of GAIT AND POSTURE. Due
    to the publisher's requirements, the page format and submission deadline
    must be respected. Please also keep in mind that the Awards Committee is
    considering a proposal to use the abstracts for preliminary selection of
    award candidates (best paper, best student paper, and best poster), with
    final selection occurring at the Annual Meeting.

    Abstracts are limited to two pages. The text on each page should be
    contained in a 160 mm x 225 mm (6.3 in x 8.8 in) area. Five copies of the
    abstract should be submitted: one camera-ready copy and four copies for
    blind review. Page one of the camera-ready copy should include the title
    of the paper, the authors, and their affiliations. The presenting author's
    name should be underlined. The four blinded copies should not include
    either the authors or their affiliations. The abstract should be divided
    into the following sections: Introduction, Methodology, Results,
    Discussion, References, Acknowledgments. Authors must ensure that the text
    and figures are legible when reduced to half size, and the Program
    Committee reserves the right to exclude abstracts that do not meet this
    criterion. References should list first author only (followed by et al.,
    if appropriate), journal, volume(issue): page numbers, and year. Use 12
    point type, preferably Times Roman, printed on white paper.

    Please complete one "Program Submission Form A" for each submitted


    Proposals are also invited for two tutorials to be offered on Wednesday
    afternoon, March 10. Each tutorial should be no more than two hours in
    length. Please submit a summary of the proposed tutorial and an outline of
    its format, including the topic(s) to be covered by each instructor and the
    time allotted for each topic. If the proposal is accepted, the summary
    will be included in the conference registration materials. It should
    include the title, instructor(s), purpose, four to six specific objectives,
    intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, and a description of the course
    content (200 words).

    GCMA will cover the registration fee (including banquet) for up to two
    presenters of each tutorial chosen for presentation by the Program and
    Education Committees. An honorarium of $200 will also be provided for each
    tutorial to cover preparation costs (e.g., slides, copies of handouts,

    Please complete one "Program Submission Form T" for each submitted tutorial

    We hope you will take this opportunity to make the next Annual Meeting
    another successful exchange of ideas.

    ************************************************** **************************

    PLEASE find Submission Forms A and T in the following two messages.

    ************************************************** **************************

    Frank L Buczek, Jr, PhD
    Program Chair, 1999 GCMA Annual Meeting
    Shriners Hospitals for Children
    1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505, USA

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