GCMAS 2013 Annual Conference

Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
2013 Meeting

The 2013 GCMAS Meeting will be held May 14-17, 2013 at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH. The meeting will be hosted locally by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Join us in Cincinnati to take part in an exciting scientific program featuring podium sessions, poster sessions, and case study sessions. Browse the Exhibit Hall, which will feature products and services from exhibitors from Tuesday through Thursday. Attend keynote lectures from two distinguished researchers and tutorials and workshops on a wide range of topics, as well as symposia on Career Planning and Research.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the science—make time for socializing and catching up with colleagues as well. The Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening will take place in the Exhibit Hall. Prior to the Welcome Reception, all student members, as well as mentors in the GCMAS Mentorship Program, are invited to the Student Mixer. Make plans to attend our closing gala banquet on the evening of Thursday, May 16.

And don’t miss the chance to experience Cincinnati! Across from Fountain Square in the heart of downtown, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel is within the Carew Tower complex. Take the skywalk to Macy’s, Tiffany & Co., and Saks Fifth Avenue, or walk less than four blocks to more than 90 shops and restaurants. Experience easy access to the sports stadiums, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, art museums and The Banks, one of Cincinnati’s newest entertainment districts. Nestled between Paul Brown Stadium (home of the Bengals) and Great American Ballpark (home of the Reds), the Banks connects the Central Business District to the waterfront via a spectacular riverfront park which features bike trails, fountains, a concert green and great views of the Ohio River. Originally the epicenter of freight rail for the western portion of the United States, The Banks has been transformed into the linchpin to a 24/7 vibrant waterfront--a truly live, work, play neighborhood.

We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati!

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.

CME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS). Cincinnati Children’s is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

CEU Approval

Application will be made for approval of continuing education hours from the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

Planning Team

2013 Conference Chair
Jason Long, PhD

2013 Program Co-Chairs
Carole Tucker, PT, PhD, PCS
Sherry Backus, PT, DPT, MA

2012 Conference Chair
Krisanne Chapin, PhD

GCMAS President
Tishya Wren, PhD

GCMAS President-Elect
Bruce Macwilliams, PhD

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 10/26/2012
Notification of Acceptance: 12/21/2012
Student Travel Scholarship Application Deadline: 2/8/2013
Student Roommate Finder Deadline: 3/1/2013
Student Mentorship Application Deadline: 4/5/2013
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: 4/5/2013
Hotel Registration Deadline: 4/22/2013