03-04-2003, 07:42 AM



1) Please note that abstract submissions are not limited to those
located in the Midwest United States. All students interested in
presenting their work from areas outside of this region are welcome.

2) Those intending on submitting an abstract, but may not have it in
final form may submit their title and authors only by March 7th, 2003,
with the abstract to follow.

3) Students in the planning phases of a Masters’ Thesis or a Doctoral
Dissertation should take notice of the “Special Feature” section in this

Department of Kinesiology
The University of Toledo
April 4-5, 2003

This posting is the final announcement of student abstract submission
for presentation at the 2003 Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics
Symposium (MWGSBS), April 4-5, 2003, hosted by the Department of
Kinesiology and the College of Health and Human Services at The
University of Toledo. For full details on abstract submission
instructions, connect to www.utoledo.edu/~kinesiology, and click on the
Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium link.

The MWGSBS functions to promote and enhance student research in
Biomechanics by facilitating the mutual exchange of ideas in a collegial
environment. As The University of Toledo is the site for the upcoming
2003 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, the MWGSBS
will serve as an opportunity for many in the Mid-West region to visit
Toledo and the university and get a preliminary look at our facilities
and community.


The MWGSBS will be held within the Department of Kinesiology in the
Health Education Center on the campus of The University of Toledo. The
facilities in which presentations will be made are fully equipped for
slide, overhead and computer-based presentations.


There is no registration fee for the MWGSBS. The symposium organizers
do ask that all those that plan to attend to complete the registration
form, that can be downloaded from the MWGSBS website, so that
appropriate accommodations can be made. The registration form must be
completed and sent, via e-mail, regular mail or fax, to:

Danny M. Pincivero, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology
The University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606
Fax: (419) 530-4759
Phone: (419) 530-5291
E-mail: danny.pincivero@utoledo.edu


The abstract deadline is March 7th, 2003. The abstracts should be
prepared using MS Word and the following format: 300 word maximum
(excluding title and authors), single-spaced, 12 point font, and Times
New Roman lettering. The title should be in bolded upper-case
lettering, followed by a hard-return, followed by the authors and
affiliations. A single space should separate the authors and the main
text of the abstract. The main text should be typed as a single
paragraph, flush left with no right side justification. A sample
abstract will be posted on the conference website.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically, as an attachment, to
danny.pincivero@utoledo.edu. Students submitting abstracts must type
into the e-mail text their preference for a podium or poster
presentation. It is not guaranteed that the indicated preference will
be granted.

Students should note that the March 7th deadline is “soft”, so that
those intending on submitting an abstract, but may not complete it in
time, may do so after the deadline as long as they indicate this to
Danny M. Pincivero (danny.pincivero@utoledo.edu) prior to March 7th.

SPECIAL FEATURE: In keeping with the spirit of the MWGSBS, the
organizers are planning a podium session dedicated to providing students
with an opportunity to present research proposals. As many students may
be in the planning stages for a Biomechanics research project (i.e.,
Senior undergraduate project, Masters’ Thesis, or Doctoral
Dissertation), this proves to be a valuable opportunity to receive
feedback and constructive suggestions prior to formally commencing their
work at their institution. The format for these presentations will be
podium, and those intending on this should indicate so at the time of
abstract submission.



Currently, the MWGSBS has received confirmation from Dr. James
Ashton-Miller (University of Michigan) and Dr. Jim Potvin (University of
Windsor) to provide the keynote lectures. Additional details will
follow in the weeks preceding the MWGSBS.

Friday April 4th, 2003

5:00 – 6:00 P.M. Keynote lecture

Saturday April 5th, 2003

8:45 A.M. Welcoming remarks
9:00 – 9:50 Keynote lecture
10:00 – 11:00 Podium presentations (4, 15 minute presentations
including Q & A)
11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:15 Podium presentations (4, 15 minute presentations
including Q & A)
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch and laboratory tours (Department of Kinesiology)
1:30 – 2:30 Keynote lecture
2:30 – 3:45 Poster presentations
3:45 – 4:45 Podium presentations (4, 15 minute presentations including
Q & A)
4:45 – 5:00 Closing remarks


Rooms have be allocated for the attendees to the MWGSBS at the

1) Clarion Hotel Toledo: $69.00/night (including full breakfast bar – 2
breakfast tickets per room).
2) Comfort Inn Motel: $55/night (includes continental breakfast).

Please call (419) 535-7070, and indicate you are with the MIDWEST
BIOMECHANICS group for making reservations. Reservations must be made
by Tuesday, March 25th, 2003.

The hotels are located on Secor Road (just south of I-475), which is a
5-10 minute drive to The University of Toledo. Driving maps are
available on the conference website (www.utoledo.edu/~kinesiology).


Parking passes will be made available for those attending the symposium
upon registration.

Please forward any questions, comments, and/or suggestions to Danny M.
Pincivero (danny.pincivero@utoledo.edu) or Chuck Armstrong
(carmstr@utoledo.edu). We look forward to hosting your visit to The
University of Toledo.

Danny M. Pincivero
Chuck Armstrong

Danny M. Pincivero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
The University of Toledo
Department of Kinesiology, MS 201
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 530-5291
Fax: (419) 530-4759

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