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07-22-2009, 10:56 PM
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
ACL Research Retreat V
March 25th-27th, 2010
Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of
Kinesiology

ONGOING MISSION:
It has been well recognized that multiple factors, whether individually or
in combination, contribute to non-contact ACL injury. While research has
increased our understanding of contributions of these factors, continued
work in this area is needed. There are a number of directions currently
being investigated including causes related to structural, hormonal and
neuromechanical factors. We look forward to hosting the 2010 Retreat in
Greensboro, North Carolina to update attendees on ongoing research in the
area and to discuss new research directives aimed at understanding the
epidemiology, risk factors and prevention of non-contact ACL injury. In
the past, this retreat has attracted some of the foremost national and
international scientists involved in this area of research. It is
anticipated that the information presented will make a valuable
contribution to the existing body of literature and continue to strengthen
the foundation upon which quality research and clinical interventions can
be advanced.

FORMAT:
The format will feature presentations by well known experts in the field
as well as 15-minute podium presentations and poster presentations of
research relating to non-contact ACL injury epidemiology, risk factor
identification, and prevention. Significant time will be provided for
group discussion following each keynote and each group of podium
presentations. At the conclusion of the meeting our goal will be to
revisit and update the consensus statement from the 2008 research retreat
and set sights on future research directions based on progress in the
field.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:
Steve Marshall, PhD - Update on ACL Injury Epidemiology
Edward Wojtys, MD - Special Considerations for the Adolescent Athlete
Darin Padua, PhD, ATC - Executing a Collaborative Prospective Risk Factor
Study: Successes and Challenges
Christopher Powers, PhD, PT - ACL Injury Prevention Programs: What effect
are they having?

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION: All abstracts must be research-based and
be related to non-contact ACL injury. Topics relating to structural,
hormonal, or neuromuscular/biomechanical, and covering areas of
epidemiology, screening, prevention and rehabilitation would all be
appropriate. Abstracts recently presented elsewhere (within the previous
year of the date of the conference) may be submitted for review.
Instructions for Abstract Format and Submission can be found at
http://www.uncg.edu/ess/anrl/abstractsv.pdf

COMPLETE MEETING INFORMATION can be found at:
http://www.uncg.edu/ess/anrl/aclretreatv.html

Conference Co-Chairs:
Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC
Anh-Dung Nguyen, PhD, ATC
Randy J. Schmitz, PhD, ATC

Please direct questions to Sandy Shultz at sjshultz@uncg.edu or
336.334.3027