On behalf of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS), we want to remind you that the deadline for scientific abstract and tutorial submissions for the 2019 GCMAS Annual Conference in Dallas, TX is TOMORROW, November 9, 2018.
This is your last chance to submit for the 2019 meeting, so we encourage you to consider submitting your work for this year’s GCMAS conference by the midnight deadline on Friday.
Details of the submission process and conference highlights can be found below.
Thanks for your continued support of GCMAS!

2019 Program Co-Chairs:
James Carollo, PhD, PE: James.Carollo@childrenscolorado.org
Tom Novacheck, MD: novac001@umn.edu

2019 Conference Chair:
Kirsten Tulchin-Francis, PhD: Kirsten.Tulchin-Francis@tsrh.org

GCMAS President:
Jason Long, PhD: Jason.Long@cchmc.org


Abstract and Tutorial Submission Information:
Abstracts in all areas of human movement analysis are welcome, and will be selected for the 2019 scientific program via a competitive, peer-review process. The abstract submission site can be accessed at the following link:
2019 GCMAS Scientific Abstract Submissions
Example abstracts can be found here: Abstract examples
A core theme this year is “Quality in Motion Analysis – From Start to Finish.” As a unique clinical service, clinical motion analysis must strive to achieve the highest level of quality for every measurement, procedure and clinical interpretation, for every patient, every time. Do you have a particular methodology or best practice that assures success for your patients? Share it with your colleagues at this meeting!

The 2019 Program Committee encourages submissions related to the following topics:

  • Successful practices in clinical movement analysis to assure the highest quality service delivery
  • Clinical decision support for the diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring outcomes of patients with movement dysfunction
  • New tools and technologies for the study of movement
  • Alternatives to the conventional gait model
  • Applications of clinical movement analysis in sports and sports performance
  • Use of mobile technology to expand the reach of clinical movement analysis
  • Advances in rehabilitation of patients with movement dysfunction
  • Function of muscles, bones, joints and other structures in health and disease
  • Clinical case studies using instrumented gait analysis


In response to feedback from GCMAS members and to take advantage of additional space provided by the conference venue, we are making a few changes to the format and schedule of the 2019 Annual Meeting. We feel these changes will stay true to the interdisciplinary nature of GCMAS, while adding some exciting new programming.
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scientific content in the form of platform and poster presentations will begin on Tuesday morning and continue throughout the week
  • Didactic content in the form of tutorials and symposia will be spread throughout the week rather than concentrated on Tuesday.
  • A session jointly sponsored by GCMAS and the Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRISM)
  • Opportunities for more hands-on instruction of laboratory practices in the vendor sponsored “mini-labs” directly adjacent to the Exhibit Hall
  • Continuation of last year’s successful “Thematic Poster” sessions
  • Return of the full-day pre-conference EMG course on Monday
  • Return of the special session on surgical and clinical decision-making on Friday morning.


Guidelines for ALL Abstract Submissions:
Abstracts are limited to two (2) pages and must be formatted as follows: The content of each page must be contained within a 160 mm X 225 mm (6.3" x 8.8") area. Text should be formatted as Times New Roman 12-pt font.

Abstract reviews will not be blinded. Please submit only ONE abstract, a publication copy. The publication copy should include the title of the paper, the author(s), affiliation(s) and email address of the corresponding author. The name of the presenting author should be underlined. The presenting author 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 abstract acceptance. See Specific Submission Instructions below for additional information.

Guidelines for Scientific Studies:
Abstracts describing original research should be comprised of the following sections: Introduction, Clinical Significance, Methods, Results, Discussion, References, Acknowledgements, and Disclosure Statement. One or two figures may be used, but please ensure that the figures are legible when reduced to half size.

Guidelines for New Tools and Techniques:
Abstracts describing methodological advances should be comprised of the following sections: Introduction, Clinical Significance, Methods, Demonstration, Summary, References, Acknowledgements, and Disclosure Statement. One or two figures may be used, but please ensure that the figures are legible when reduced to half size. Abstracts should describe novel methods (i.e. devices or algorithms) that enhance our ability to visualize, measure, or analyze the mechanics, tendons, joints, and/or limb segments. Abstracts from vendors are encouraged, but must not contain advertising.

Guidelines for Clinical Case Studies:
Abstracts describing clinical case studies should be comprised of the following sections: Subject History, Clinical Data, Motion Data, Treatment Decisions and Indications, Outcome (if available) Summary, and Disclosure Statement. One or two figures may be used, but please ensure that the figures are legible when reduced to half size. Abstracts should illustrate the value of motion analysis and/or modeling in the evaluation, understanding, and/or treatment of a movement disorder. Priority will be given to studies that include pre- and post-treatment data.

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,) …

Abstract Submission: 2019 GCMAS Scientific Abstract Submissions
Publication:

Accepted abstracts will be included in the official conference proceedings and posted online prior to the meeting.
Guidelines for Tutorials:
All proposals will be reviewed and scored by the GCMAS Education Council. Proposals that align with topics outlined by the Program Chair will be selected for tutorials and/or symposia by the Conference Program Council. Creative proposals in all areas of clinical movement analysis are welcome.
All presentation formats are welcome, including podium presentation, pro/con debates, panel discussions, etc.
Format for Tutorial Proposals
Proposals should include the following sections: title, instructor(s), purpose, intended audience, prerequisite knowledge, and outline of course content. Please prepare proposals with a 12-pt font and limit length to two pages.
At the time of submission, you will need to provide the name and contact information (including email address) of each speaker. Each speaker will be required to complete an online disclosure statement for CME/CEU accreditation. These disclosures will be coordinated through the Program Council after proposal acceptance.
Learning Objectives
The 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: November 9, 2018 11:59 pm EST
Notification of Acceptance: December 2018
Compensation
Each accepted tutorial proposal will be awarded one free registration (including banquet ticket) to the 2019 Annual Conference. The recipient of this registration is at the discretion of the submitting author.
For additional details regarding tutorial submissions, contact:
Christina Bickley, PT, PhD, BOCO, NDT
GCMAS Education Council Chair
cbickley@twu.edu
Submission
Please submit through the 2019 GCMAS Conference Website at https://openconf.org/gcmas2019/openconf.php
Timeline:


Deadline for Submission of scientific abstracts or tutorials:
November 9, 2018 11:59 pm EST.


Notification of Acceptance: December 2018