2018 GCMAS Annual Conference
 
The 2018 GCMAS Meeting will be held May 22-25, 2018, at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station. The Crowne Plaza is ideally located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and situated in America’s first Union Station. The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station is among the country’s most unique hotels. Its revival-style hotel contains 273 renovated guest rooms, which include 26 early 1900’s authentic Pullman Train Car rooms, and over 55,000 square feet of meeting space.

Attendees at the 2018 GCMAS meeting will be able to enjoy all that Indianapolis has to offer with regard to shopping, dining, and entertainment, all within walking distance. The Crowne Plaza is adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium (home of the Indianapolis Colts), and is just minutes from Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, Circle Centre Mall, The Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens, and the NCAA Hall of Champions. The Crowne Plaza is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is still an active train station, which enhances its ambiance and authenticity.

Among the Crowne Plaza facilities that will be devoted to GCMAS meeting is the Grand Hall, which boasts over 26,000 square feet of unparalleled meeting space featuring distinctive arches, columns, glass barrel ceiling and 20 foot leaded, stained glass wagon wheel windows. The ceiling is dominated by over 3,000 square feet of original stained glass. It is like no other in the city of Indianapolis!

Mission and Purpose

The mission of GCMAS is to improve functional outcomes and the 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.

In doing so, we seek:
  • To advance scientific knowledge, technical capabilities, and clinical practice in the field of human movement.
  • 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.
  • To educate and encourage the career development of students interested in human movement research.
Target Audience

GCMAS prides itself on being a true multidisciplinary society. 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.