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sshultz49
02-01-2011, 03:58 PM
ACL Research Retreat VI will be held March 22th-24th, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

ONGOING MISSION:
It has been well recognized that female athletes are at significantly greater risk of injuring their ACL compared to their male counterparts. The reasons for this difference are not entirely clear. However, there are a number of directions currently being investigated including causes related to structural, hormonal, neuromechanical and genetic factors. We look forward to hosting the 2012 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 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 and 15-minute podium presentations of research relating to gender bias in ACL injuries. 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 2010 research retreat and set sights on future research directions based on progress in the field.

Complete information, including registration forms and instructions for abstract submissions will be forthcoming in June

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