2016 GCMAS Annual Conference

Student and trainee participation is an integral part of the GCMAS annual meeting. We enthusiastically invite students and postdoctoral trainees to take advantage of the following opportunities.

Travel Scholarship Program
Travel Scholarships will again be available to student members of GCMAS who present their research at the annual meeting. This program is made possible through the generosity of the GCMAS membership and our sponsors. Applications will be reviewed by the GCMAS Education Council. Recipients will be selected based on their demonstrated potential to advance scientific knowledge, technical capabilities, and/or clinical practice in the field of human movement.

To apply for a 2016 Travel Scholarship, please download and submit the Student Travel Scholarship Application. The deadline for submission is December 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.

Questions regarding the Student Travel Scholarship Application should be directed to Dr. Jenna Yentes (GCMAS Education Council Chair; jyentes@unomaha.edu).

The Force and Motion Foundation Scholarship
The Force and Motion Foundation is a non-profit organization fully funded by AMTI, to support students in fields related to multi-axis force measurement and testing. We award more than $40,000 in travel and academic scholarships to promising U.S. and international graduate students every year. To find out more information and apply for scholarship, click here: http://www.forceandmotion.org/

Career Symposium
On Tuesday May 17, the GCMAS will host its fifth annual Career Symposium. The career symposium is still being planned so please check back for details. 

Mentorship Program
Since 2009, the GCMAS Education Committee has organized a mentorship program in which student or postdoctoral mentees are matched with a volunteer mentor based on mutual research interests and the mentee’s desired career path. The goal of this program is to facilitate dialog among students/postdocs and professionals in a supportive manner, where knowledge, skills, and experiences are shared, and where networking relationships are cultivated. Typically, mentors and mentees meet over lunch or during a scheduled break at the annual meeting. 

This program will be open for enrollment between January 1 and March 15, 2016. Please check back for details after January 1.

Kevin Granata Young Investigator Award
The Kevin Granata Young Investigator Award is given to the student or postdoctoral trainee who gives the most outstanding oral presentation at the 2016 Meeting (as judged by the Awards Council). This award for young investigators includes with a certificate and travel funds to be used by the recipient to attend the following year’s meeting. All students and postdoctoral trainees who are members of GCMAS are eligible, and will be automatically considered for this award based on their participation at the 2016 Meeting.

Membership in GCMAS
The annual fee for Student and Trainee membership in GCMAS is $10. Students and trainees must be members of GCMAS to be considered for the Travel Scholarship Program and the Kevin Granata Young Investigator Award. Members receive society newsletters, discounted registration fees, and reduced subscription rates to Gait & Posture. Student and trainee members also have access to the student section of the GCMAS website, which contains information about graduate programs and tips for career development. Additional information on student and trainee membership is available at http://www.gcmas.org/memberships. Membership signup is also available on this website at the time of conference registration.

Annual Meeting Roommate Finder
Enrollment in this program is open from January 1 to April 1, 2016. Please check back after January 1 for more information.

Updates on Facebook and Twitter
Updates on the 2016 conference and activities in Memphis will be posted on Facebook (www.facebook.com/gcmas) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/gcmas). Follow along!

Student Representative
We are currently looking for a student representative. The GCMAS student representative serves a two year term on the GCMAS Board of Directors and Education Council. If you are interested, please send a statement of interest and letter of support from your mentor to Dr. Jenna Yentes at jyentes@unomaha.edu.