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smclean870
03-21-2008, 12:10 AM
The American College of Sports Medicine is holding its 55th Annual
(2008) Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 28 - May 31. Meeting
Registration and program information can be viewed at
http://www.acsm.org/ (following the links to "ACSM Conferences").



In preparation for the 2009 ACSM Annual Meeting to be held on May 27-30,
Seattle, Washington, The Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) of the
American College of Sports Medicine is soliciting session and program
ideas and topics for consideration. Interested individuals are
encouraged to submit their proposals to Scott McLean, an interest group
representative, prior to the 2008 meeting. Using the session definitions
below, please also designate which session format would best fit for
your topic/idea at the time of your submission. You may also contact any
of the BIG representatives (listed below) for more information.





Thank you,





The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group Representatives





Dr. Michael Torry: mike.torry@shsmf.org



Dr. Irene Davis: mcclay@UDel.Edu



Dr. Chris Hass: cjhass@hhp.ufl.edu



Dr. Scott McLean: mcleansc@umich.edu





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DEFINITIONS OF ACSM ANNUAL MEETING SESSIONS





1. Sessions with a 2-hour format:



Current Issue - Issues for discussion that are in the forefront of the
ACSM membership. Current issues include 3 - 4 speakers with time
allotted for an introduction and overview and overall discussion.



Special Event - Sessions of special interest to ACSM members that reach
a broader audience. Special events include 3 - 4 speakers with time
allotted for an introduction and overview and overall discussion.



Symposium - In depth, scientific and state-of-the-art lectures in
important areas of research. Symposia include 3 - 4 speakers with time
allotted for an introduction and overview and overall discussion.





2. Sessions with a 50 minute format:



Clinical Colloquium - Focuses on an emerging or controversial area of
clinical practice. This session includes a moderator and two speakers.



Clinical Lecture - Focuses on a specific clinical area.



Colloquium - An interactive discussion on a topic or issue in sports
medicine and exercise science. Colloquiums are informal presentations
that give the attendees a chance to "meet the expert".



Conversational Forum - Issues for discussion by considering differing
views, involving expert discussants and a host.



Tutorial Lecture - A critical review and analysis of the current state
of knowledge in a field. The lecture should familiarize attendees with
the basics of a subject and progress to current issues, question,
problems, and the frontier of knowledge.



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