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sdixon51
10-11-2006, 12:51 AM
Sports Surface Research Forum (SportSURF)

3rd Workshop, Wednesday 22nd November 2006 at the University of Exeter, UK.

The 3rd SportSURF workshop will be held on Wednesday 22nd November 2006 at
University of Exeter, UK. The focus of the workshop will be player
interactions with sports surfaces. Topics relating to footwear, injury,
performance and related issues will be discussed. The workshop will
consist of a number of presentations and open forums to discuss current
knowledge and identify research needs. An opportunity exists to present
you own research directly related to the topics being presented. If you
are interested in doing this please contact c.young@sportsurf.org.

Dr Darren Stefanyshyn from the human performance laboratory at the
University of Calgary will give the keynote presentation.

The key outcomes of the workshop will be collated to identify ‘gaps in
knowledge’ and rationalise coherent ‘research needs’. The workshop will
contain several open forums to stimulate debate from the attendees.
Furthermore, there will be an opportunity for delegates to make short
presentations of their current work/research/knowledge to stimulate
further discussion (if you are interested in doing this please contact
c.young@sportsurf.org).

SportSURF Background:
The network aims to stimulate an integrated multidisciplinary response to
address the problems associated with the interactions of sport players
(and equipment) and the sport surface, for community and elite level
across the full range of sports. The network will bring together a broad
range of stakeholders, comprising academics, practitioners, and sport
governing bodies to share ideas and consolidate current knowledge, discuss
and formulate research needs, seek funding, advance the science and
understanding of player-surface interactions and innovate the better
engineering of surfaces to benefit play and users’ health.

Who should attend?
Academics, researchers, technologists, consultants, contractors,
manufactures, suppliers, sports governing bodies, policy makers, trade
organisations and funders. Also any individual who would like to have an
input into the activities of this new network initiative.


For further information, please see www.sportsurf.org


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