9 – 14 September 2024 Oslo, Norway

“People in motion – where clinical care meets technology”

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC), it is a pleasure to welcome you to the ESMAC 2024 Annual Meeting in Oslo, Norway, from September 09th – 14th, 2024.

We plan an exciting scientific programme for a multidisciplinary audience, including inspiring keynote lectures and many oral and poster presentations during the 3-days conference and the pre-conference ESMAC Gait Course, seminars, and a symposium on different topics.

During the conference, the keynote speakers Prof. Reidun Jahnsen and Ass. Prof. Jason Wilken will share their clinical and/or technical knowledge with the ESMAC audience. The last keynote speaker will soon be confirmed. The honoured Baumann lecture, in memory of Prof. Baumann, will be presented by Mr Andrew Roberts, with the preliminary title: Making movement analysis useful.

During the three-day preconference gait course, a multidisciplinary international team of experts in gait analysis will guide the attendees through the techniques and interpretation of gait analysis for research and clinical practice. During the days preceding the conference, we are planning four seminars, both clinical and technical in nature where the topics focus on the use of orthotics in neuromuscular conditions, a novel interpretation tool in gait analysis and Python programming for the movement sciences. The last seminar topic will soon be confirmed.

The preconference seminars and gait course will be hosted at the Oslo Metropolitan University, a vibrant university campus centrally located in Oslo. For the main conference we will continue at the Oslo Conference Centre to benefit from their extensive experience, and modern facilities. We are also happy to announce that the opening ceremony for the conference will be hosted by the Oslo City Council in the Town Hall, which is also the location for the Nobel Peace Price ceremony each year. Lastly, it would be a privilege to run with us to support the FUNKIS Snowboard Club, a charity that supports and motivates children with disabilities to participate in winter sport activities.

We also invite you to explore the Oslo nightlife with a variety of restaurants and bars, and the lovely harbour area looking out over the Oslo fjord. We hope that many scientists, physicians, physical therapists, and biomedical engineers will be able to join ESMAC 2024 as a multidisciplinary audience to exchange knowledge, ideas and friendship in the ESMAC community. We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful city.

Linda Rennie

Local Organizing Committee

Thomas Dreher

Scientific Chair