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CMAS 2017

16th Annual Meeting of the Clinical Movement Analysis Society (CMAS 2017)

6th & 7th April 2017 at the University of Salford, MediacityUK Campus

Theme: Learning from our data

At this year’s conference we want to focus on what we can learn from our data. Our keynote speakers will be:

  • Dr Thomas Dreher, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Heidelberg University Hospital and Editor in Chief of Gait and Posture, “Does gait analysis really affect clinical decision making?
  • Andy Ries, Gillette Children’s Speciality Healthcare, St Paul, USA, speaking (by video link) about what he and his colleagues have learnt from interrogating their data base.
  • Dr Nicky Fry, One Small Step Gait Laboratory, Guy’s Hospital, will give the first CMAS Next Generation Keynote address, “Is standing just walking without moving?”

We will also have a major workshop investigating how consistent we are in what we learn from our clinical data.

As an innovation we are calling for case studies exhibiting how we have learnt from individual patients.

This prestigious and popular annual event is well attended by orthopaedic surgeons, bioengineers, clinical scientists, physiotherapists, and researchers from leading gait laboratories and universities in the UK and Ireland.

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Conference Programme

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Please visit our online shop to register by Thursday 30 March 2017.

Conference fee

The conference fee includes full conference, evening receptions and gala dinner.

Full registration (both days & dinner & 1 year CMAS membership): £170
Early bird (as Full but before1st March): £150
Student (both days, excludes meal and CMAs membership): £60
Additional dinner ticket:£30

If you have any queries regarding conference registration, please e-mail

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Book your hotel

Visit Manchester Convention Bureau's website to book your hotel.

Cancellation policy

Please read the University of Salford stardard terms and conditions

Getting to MediaCityUK

MediaCityUKThe MediaCityUK Campus is at the heart of six global BBC departments and a mass of independent creative, digital and media organisations. It is a short walk to the Lowry theatre and gallery, Imperial War Museum North and the Manchester United football ground. There are many shops, bars, and restaurants nearby.

By Metrolink tram

Metrolink trams are a quick and easy way to reach MediaCityUK and The Quays. The area is served by the dedicated MediaCityUK stop and Harbour City, Broadway and other stops on the Eccles line. You can connect from other Metrolink lines at Cornbrook.

Trams run every 12 minutes between Cornbrook and MediaCityUK stops from 7.15am to 8pm, Monday to Fridays, and 9.30am to 6pm on Saturdays. The Eccles line service also stops at Broadway and Harbour City during these times. Outside these times, the Eccles line trams call at the MediaCityUK stop, during normal tram operating times. When the shuttle is running, this means that there is a 6 minute service between Cornbrook and Harbour City.

By Bus

Bus services provide links to The Quays, either running near The Quays itself or Trafford Park, within easy reach via the new MediaCityUK footbridge across the Manchester Ship Canal. Switching between buses and Metrolink trams is easy in Manchester city centre at Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill transport interchanges.

It’s easy to connect with buses to The Quays at Salford Shopping Centre and there are other convenient bus and tram interchanges at Bury, Altrincham and Eccles.

By train

If you travel to Manchester city centre by train it’s easy to connect with Metrolink trams at either Piccadilly or Victoria train stations. Both stations have Metrolink stops, so you won’t have to go outdoors when you make the connection.

Many trains also call at Salford Crescent station and it’s easy to connect to The Quays by bus from there.

Find out more about our campus locations by using our interactive campus map, or downloading the University of Salford Campus Map and Guide (pdf)