2014 GCMAS Annual Conference

Please Note: The Room Block at the Marriott is Sold Out
and Residence Hall Reservations are closed.

Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society
2014 Meeting

The 2014 GCMAS Meeting will be held June 24-27, 2014 at the University of Delaware Clayton Hall in Newark, DE. The meeting will be hosted locally by the University of Delaware and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children. 

Join us in Newark 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 three distinguished researchers and tutorials and workshops on a wide range of topics.

Make time for socializing and catching up with colleagues as well. The Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening will take place in the adjacent Marriott Courtyard.

And don’t miss the chance to experience Newark! Newark is the third largest city in Delaware and home to the University of Delaware. Our award-winning downtown received the honor of becoming a Great American Main Street winner in 2011. We have over 17 miles of trails and 33 parks totaling over 650 acres of parkland that include the Newark Reservoir. The James F. Hall Trail is a part of the East Coast Greenway, a developing trail system, spanning nearly 3,000 miles as it winds its way between Canada and Key West, linking all the major cities of the eastern seaboard.

We are home to an eclectic blend of businesses. Whether a designer jeweler who has served the community for over a century or a comic shop, located on Main Street, we offer something for everyone.

Our downtown feeds not only the mind but the body. In a place where hip meets historic, there are over 60 restaurants constantly providing visitors with new flavors to enjoy plus a unique food cooperative that has been serving the community for 35 years.

We are the culture and the class. We are the future and the past. We are the best of both a college town and a hometown.

We look forward to seeing you in Newark!

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

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Note: CME credit will not be provided for the keynote address from Dr. Komatireddy titled "Making the medicine of mobility mobile".

CEU Approval

Application will be made for approval of continuing education hours from the State of Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers.

Tentative schedule

Planning Team 

2014 Conference Chair
Jim Richards, PhD

2014 Conference Co-Chair
Nancy Lennon, MSPT

2014 Program Co-Chairs
Carole A. Tucker, PT, PhD, PCS
Sherry I. Backus, PT, DPT, MA
David Hudson, MSPT, PhD

2014 UD Support Team
Tyler Richardson, PhD Candidate
Kristen Thomas, PhD Candidate
Garry Quinton, DO

2013 Conference Chair
Jason Long, PhD 

GCMAS President
Bruce Macwilliams, PhD

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 12/13/2013
Notification of Acceptance: 2/21/2014
Student Travel Scholarship Application Deadline: 4/1/2014
Student Roommate Finder Deadline: 4/1/2014
Student Mentorship Application Deadline: 5/5/2014
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: 5/5/2014
Hotel Registration Deadline: 5/22/2014