Abstracts MUST be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the given EXTENDED deadline 23 APRIL 2019, 23:59 CET. Abstracts received via fax, e-mail or received after the deadline will not be accepted and therefore will not be considered for the program or publication.
Clinical reasoning and Clinical cases
This year, we specifically encourage participants to submit abstracts focusing on clinical reasoning and/or clinical case studies.
Abstracts on clinical reasoning should focus on the process of gait analysis interpretation, i.e. how to come from gait graphs and accompanying clinical information to a treatment decision. Abstracts could describe novel methodologies for this approach and how to standardize it, either using statistical methods or biophysical reasoning. Such methodologies could be illustrated using an individual patient case, but could also demonstrate results at group level or describe the methodology in more general terms. Clinical reasoning abstracts can follow the regular abstract template, where the headings (Introduction, Research Question, Methods Results, Discussion) can be filled depending on the scope of the abstract.
Abstracts on clinical cases should focus on a remarkable finding, a remarkable pathology or motor problem, and/or on an uncommon clinically relevant assessment approach (innovative technology/method/reporting) incorporating motion analysis. The Introduction should describe the patient history, while the Research Question should introduce the focus of the clinical case as a single sentence and possibly an expectation/hypothesis on the outcome based on theoretical or empirical considerations. The Methods section should describe the conventional or novel assessment techniques as well as treatments applied, while the Results section should report the clinical and motion data of the case. The Discussion should focus on interpretation of the case, incorporating supportive evidence from literature, and Conclusion.
Please contact the ESMAC 2019 Meeting Secretariat for any assistance.