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Franz, Jason R *hs
01-05-2009, 03:17 AM
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Running Medicine 2009: The Triathlete
April 3-4, 2009

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

Individuals engaged in current running related research are encouraged to submit 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.

Program Highlights:
Our 6th Annual Running Medicine conference will focus on medical, biomechanical, and musculoskeletal pathology in Triathletes. The agenda is divided into three tracts: swimming, running, and cycling. Friday morning's presentations beginning with swimming related concerns include common musculoskeletal injuries, stroke mechanics and surgical advances for shoulder instability. It is followed by the running tract and a focus on physiological training and osteoarthritis concerns of running athletes. Friday afternoon, Dr. Chris Powers from the University of Southern California will give a keynote address on trends in lower quarter biomechanics research and will moderate presentations of original research related to Running Medicine chosen from those received through this Call for Abstracts.

Saturday morning is free with participants encouraged to participate in the Charlottesville 10-miler or observe in the medical tent. The conference concludes on Saturday afternoon with the cycling tract. Dr Jeffery Broker from Colorado State University will give the keynote Saturday, which will be followed by additional lectures on tissue stress in the endurance athlete and biomechanics of cycling. Additional lectures will include bike fit and strength/nutritional concerns for the Triathlete.

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 15, 2009.


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. (MSSEŽ, 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. The lack of inclusion of experimental data may result in the abstract being rejected. 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.



Abstracts must be submitted electronically to:
Tammy Eberly, PhD, RN, Office of Continuing Medical Education
teberly@virginia.edu
(434-924-1657)


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