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    Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society 2016 Meeting
    The 2016 GCMAS Meeting ( will be held May 17-20, 2016 at the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.
    Considered the “South’s Grand Hotel” the Peabody is located in downtown Memphis, on the banks of the Mississippi River, and walking distance to many Memphis attractions including the world-famous Beale Street entertainment district, Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, Memphis Rock & Soul Museum, The Orpheum Theatre, Gibson Guitar Factory, FedEx Forum - home of the Memphis Grizzlies, and AutoZone Park - home of the Memphis Redbirds. Only minutes away are more Memphis tourist attractions such as the STAX Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis Zoo, Graceland and Sun Studios. Easily accessible by trolley is the National Civil Rights Museum. The meeting will be hosted locally by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
    Join us in Memphis to take part in an exciting scientific program featuring both podium and poster sessions. Browse the exhibit hall, which will feature products and services from exhibitors on Wednesday and Thursday. Attend keynote lectures, tutorials and workshops on a wide range of topics. Additionally, we will offer tours on Friday afternoon of famous Memphis attractions.
    Make time for socializing and catching up with colleagues as well. The Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening will take place on the Plantation Rooftop and Skyway featuring breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. Take time to enjoy the activities of the Memphis in May International Festival
    We look forward to seeing you in Memphis!
    Mission and Purpose
    The mission of GCMAS is to improve functional outcomes and quality of life for individuals with any movement disorder at any age. We apply the latest technology and professional knowledge to measure, evaluate, and understand human movement, provide a forum for professional interaction and exchange of ideas, promote education, stimulate research, and disseminate current knowledge and best practices to enhance human movement and health.
    1. To advance scientific knowledge, technical capabilities, and clinical practice in the field of human movement.
    2. To provide a forum for professional interaction and collaboration among physicians, allied health professionals, engineers and scientists that will facilitate improved care for individuals with movement disorders.
    3. To educate and encourage the career development of students interested in human movement research.

    Target Audience
    Attendees of GCMAS meetings are professionals from diverse disciplines who are actively involved in human movement analysis and research in clinics, academic labs, and other settings. Attendees include, but are not limited to: physicians (e.g., orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists, and podiatrists), physical therapists, engineers, kinesiologists, and biomechanists. These experts are working together to share scientific knowledge, advance clinical practice, and guide technological developments with the purpose of improving function and quality of life for individuals with movement disorders.