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    Call for Tutorials/Symposia - 2018 GCMAS Meeting

    Call for Tutorials and Clinical Symposia
    The Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society invites proposals for tutorials and symposia to be presented at the 2018 Annual Conference to be held May 21-26 at Crowne Plaza-Downtown Indianapolis at Union Station in Indianapolis, Indiana. http://www.gcmas.org/2018_annual_conference

    All proposals will be reviewed and selected for tutorials by the GCMAS Education Committee. Proposals that align with topics outlined by the Program Chair will be selected for symposia by the Conference Program Committee. Creative proposals in all areas of clinical movement analysis are welcome. We highly encourage tutorial proposals on topics such as:
    Pro/con debates
    Scapular, upper extremity, trunk motion capture
    EMG processing methods
    Wheelchair movement analysis
    Static and dynamic balance measurements
    Brain imaging during functional tasks
    Measurement other than motion analysis (e.g., metabolics, physical activity, pressure)
    Big data research/machine learning
    OpenSim and musculoskeletal modeling
    Concussion or PTSD evaluation
    ACL injury, rehab, and surgical interventions
    Clinical sport protocols
    Orthotic prescription for neurological disorders and gait disturbances
    Prosthetic components and how they function
    Orthopedic/surgical outcomes for healthcare providers (treatment decision making)
    Research designs including single-subject designs
    Newer statistical analyses
    CMLA accreditation/best practices for accreditation
    Establishing collaborations between clinicians and researchers
    Setting up a successful gait lab (trials and tribulations to avoid)
    Mentoring or other professional development topics

    Guidelines for Proposals:

    Tutorials have historically been 2 hours in length and scheduled on the Tuesday of the conference. However, different schedules are being considered for the 2018 meeting.

    Proposals should include the following sections: title, instructor(s), purpose, intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, abstract, and outline of course content. A learning objective will be required on the submission page, please see below. Proposals are limited to two double-spaced pages, Times New Roman 12-pt font. Each proposal must include the name and contact information (including email address) of each speaker. This information will be required during the online submission. Each speaker listed on the abstract will be required to complete an online disclosure statement for CME/CEU accreditation. The link to this online disclosure will be sent out after acceptance.

    Learning Objectives:
    The abstract submission form will require authors to submit a one-sentence learning objective. The learning objective should be of the form: At the completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to (recognize, measure, explain,) …

    Timeline:
    Deadline for Submission: December 17, 2017, 11:59 pm EST
    Notification of Acceptance: February 2018

    Compensation:
    Instructors of each selected tutorial are awarded one free registration (including banquet ticket) to the 2018 Annual Conference.

    Contact:
    Jenna Yentes, PhD
    GCMAS Education Council Chair
    jyentes@unomaha.edu

    Submission:
    Please submit through the 2018 GCMAS Conference Website, https://openconf.org/gcmas2018/openconf.php
    Last edited by jyentes29; 10-16-2017 at 02:11 PM.

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