2016 GCMAS Annual Conference

Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society 2016 Meeting

The 2016 GCMAS Meeting will be held May 17-20, 2016, locally hosted by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, will be held at the Historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis Tennessee.

The Peabody Hotel is nestled in the heart of downtown Memphis just blocks from one of the most iconic streets in America: Beale Street, the Memphis Rock ‘n Soul Museum, the Gibson Guitar Factory, Sun Studio, the Orpheum Theatre, and the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. Mud Island River Park and Tom Lee Park are a short walk away with 30 Acres of open space and a Mississippi Riverwalk with scenic river views winding by Beale Street Landing where Memphis meets the river.

Within a short drive you will find Graceland, the Memphis Zoo, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and many other attractions that make Memphis the perfect meeting location. For you sports lovers in the group, the Fed-Ex Forum (home of the Memphis Grizzlies), Autozone Park (home of the Memphis Red Birds) and Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid also offer exciting entertainment for the whole family.

The Historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis is a Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond hotel that offers a one-of-a-kind experience with a heated indoor pool, athletic club, the luxurious Feathers Spa and a galleria of fun shops. A variety of award-winning dining options can be found throughout the downtown Memphis area.

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. Theme: Home of the Blues…Come and enjoy meeting your fellow GCMAS conference attendees at a Memphis Blues experience.

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.

CME Accreditation Statement
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education, and it has achieved Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of CME accreditation. 

CEU Approval
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) developed ProCert, a comprehensive continuing competence activity certification program, as directed by its members - the 53 U.S. jurisdiction physical therapy licensing boards (“jurisdiction boards”). FSBPT uses the Standards for Continuing Competence Activities to evaluate the content of continuing competence activities for purposes of awarding certification through ProCert.

Tentative schedule


Planning Team

2016 Conference Chair: Audrey Zucker-Levin, Ph.D, PT, MBA, GCS Emeritus

2016 Program Chair: Phyllis Richey, Ph.D.

2016 UTHSC Support Team: Kunal Singhal, Ph.D., PT and Pamela Houston

GCMAS President: Krisanne Chapin, Ph.D.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline: 12/18/2015
Notification of Acceptance: 2/15/2016
Student Travel Scholarship Application Deadline: 12/11/2015
Student Mentorship Application Deadline: 4/1/2016
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: 4/4/2016
***Hotel Registration Deadline: 4/16/2016

***Note: the Memphis in May International Festival will be in progress during the conference, PLEASE make sure you make your hotel reservations EARLY in order to guarantee lodging at the Peabody Hotel. It is HIGHLY recommended that all travel, i.e. flights, car rental etc. are also booked early during this high season travel period in Memphis, TN.

2016 Sponsors


: Premium Exhibitor

 : Deluxe Exhibitor

: Exhibitor

: Student Travel Award Sponsor