2019 GCMAS Annual Conference
 

The 2019 GCMAS Meeting will be held March 26-29, 2019, at the Frisco Convention Center in Frisco Texas. The Frisco Conference Center, and attached Embassy Suites, is conveniently located approximately 25mins north of downtown Dallas, and is easily accessible from both Dallas Love Field and DFW International airports.  Frisco has been ranked as the fastest growing city in America, and is often referred to as Sports City USA, as it is home to 7 professional/semi-professional sports teams including the Dallas Stars, Dallas Cowboys and FC Dallas. The Embassy Suites Hotel has 330 recently renovated two room suites, and includes free made to order breakfast and a nightly evening reception for all hotel guests

GCMAS will have access to over 42,000 square feet in the Frisco Conference Center, which will allow for some exciting new programming.  With support from our Exhibitors we hope to create several hands-on mini-labs, which can be used for tutorials/workshops and demonstrations throughout the conference.  With this unique opportunity, the meeting schedule has been changed with Scientific Programming beginning mid-morning on Tuesday, and tutorials/workshops spread throughout the week. 

New Programming Format

The 2019 GCMAS program will follow a new format. Tutorials will now be offered in the afternoons each day, instead of on a pre-conference day (typically on Tuesday). This year the scientific program will begin late Tuesday morning. Scientific Programming will conclude at approximately noon on Friday. The preliminary program can be found here.

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.

 

Exhibitors

The GCMAS is pleased to welcome exhibitors for the 2019 GCMAS Conference. Our exhibitors have a solid tradition of dramatically enhancing the experiences of conference attendees, by providing a wealth of knowledge about and solutions for motion analysis needs. For more information on becoming an exhibitor or to receive an Exhibitor Prospectus, please contact Kirsten Tulchin-Francis.