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Franz, Jason R *hs
02-01-2008, 06:44 AM
Running Medicine 2008: From the Lab to the Track
March 28-29, 2008
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

University of Virginia Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Virginia Runner's Clinic
University of Virginia - HealthSouth Sports Medicine


Program Highlights
Our 5th Annual Running Medicine conference focuses on moving research
results into practice. Friday morning's presentations examine medical
issues such as GI complications and other medical masqueraders that
interfere with performance. Friday afternoon, Dr. Michael Fredericson's
keynote address sets the stage for a series of presentations on
musculoskeletal injuries and evidence-based approaches to care. New
research is the focus of Saturday's session. Dr. Joseph Hamill will
provide a keynote address and moderate a discussion of six current
research efforts.

Individuals engaged in current research are encouraged to submit running
related abstracts for presentation as a poster or lecture/discussion.
Students especially are encouraged to submit their work. Up to six
manuscripts will be accepted for a 15 minute presentation and 5 minute
question and answer session. Posters will be on display throughout the
conference and recognized in the conference syllabus.


Abstract Deadline
Abstract submissions are ONLY being accepted electronically. You will be
notified electronically of the acceptance/rejection of your abstract.
If accepted, this notification will include the date and time of session
as well as type of presentation. Abstracts must be received no later
than February 29, 2008.

Rules for Submission
1. Each person is permitted to submit and be first author on one
abstract, but may co-author as many other abstracts as desired. If a
person submits, as first author, more than one abstract, only one
abstract will be accepted; all others will be rejected.
2. The first named author must present the abstract. List your
name consistently throughout all abstracts on which you appear as an
author.
3. All authors should approve the submitted abstract.
4. All research presented must have been approved by the
Institutional Review Board at your institution/facility. Human studies
must comply with the ACSM statement regarding the use of human subjects
and informed consent. (MSSE(r), Vol.30, No.7, July 1998, "Policy
Statement Regarding the Use of Human Subjects and Informed Consent.")
Animal studies must comply with the NIH guidelines regarding the use of
animals. To access the policy, go to www.acsm-msse.org. On the upper
left hand side, under "Links and Resources", click on "Author and
Reviewer Info." On the bottom left hand side under "Files and Resources"
click on "Instructions for Authors." Scroll down to "Human & Animal
Experimentation Policy Statements."
6. Abstract/case presenters must pay the registration fee for the
Annual Meeting. Do not submit an abstract if your attendance at the
meeting is questionable.
7. All student submissions must be sponsored by a faculty member.
The faculty member's name and e-mail address must be clearly indicated
on the submission form.


Format Instructions
1. The entire abstract must be typed using a Times New Roman font
and a font size of no smaller than 11 points and must fit on one page.
Please set your page margins prior to typing your abstract (Top: 0.6
inches; Left: 0.6 inches; Right: 0.6 inches; Bottom: 0.6 inches).
2. The title of the abstract should be typed in Title Case and in
bold. It should be limited to 15 words. On a
new line, with a 3-space indent, type the name of the
authors (include 1st initial), followed by the institution, city and
state. Skip a line between the title/authors and the body of the
abstract.
3. The text of the abstract should be single-spaced and one
paragraph. Tables are permitted. The abstract must be informative and
MUST include the following headings: PURPOSE, METHODS, RESULTS, and
CONCLUSION. It is unsatisfactory to state, "The results will be
discussed." Abstracts of experimental studies must include data to
substantiate the conclusions being drawn. It is not satisfactory to
simply describe what was found in general terms. Do not use brand names
in the abstract.
Indicate grant funding information at the bottom of the
abstract.
4. The abstract must be in .pdf or Microsoft Word format and
written in English.
5. Poster presentation: Posters should not be more than 4 feet X 4
feet (120 X120 cm). The posters will be exhibited throughout the two-day
meeting



Abstracts must be submitted electronically to Tammy Eberly, PhD, RN,
Office of Continuing Medical Education, teberly@virginia.edu.
(434-924-1657)
Thank you for your participation!


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Jason R. Franz
Research Engineer, Gait Laboratory
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Virginia
(434)243-9137
jrf5n@virginia.edu