Tutorials

We have two tutorials planned for Tuesday, August 2. The tutorials will be offered from 1-5 pm, and each is 2 hours. Registration for the tutorials is free, but please sign up for the tutorial sessions you are interested in when you register for the conference so we can get an estimate of attendance.

Date and timeTitlePresenters
Tuesday, August 2, 1-3 PMBest Practices in Laboratory ManagementElizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chris Hass, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida

Daniel Ferris, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
Tuesday, August 2, 3-5 PMInverse or Forward, Simple or Complex...Which model should I use?Brian R. Umberger, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Best Practices in Laboratory Management
Description: Most new faculty members have had little training on how to be the manager of a research laboratory, but managing the lab will be a critical part of your success in gaining tenure and getting promoted. Three senior faculty members will discuss different approaches to managing a research laboratory, including best practices and likely pitfalls for new faculty members. Time will be allotted for questions and discussions. Feel free to send questions beforehand to ethw@illinois.edu.

Inverse or Forward, Simple or Complex… Which Model Should I Use?
Description: This tutorial will focus on the topic of modeling in the study of human and animal movement. There are a wide variety of modeling options available in the field of biomechanics, and it may not always be obvious which approach is most appropriate, particularly for new investigators. In addition to describing and presenting the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, this tutorial will focus specifically on how researchers should go about choosing models that are well-matched to their research questions. Time will be allotted for questions and discussions from and with the audience.