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09-03-2011, 09:40 AM
ACL Research Retreat VI
March 22nd 24th, 2012
Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Kinesiology

Deadline for abstract submissions: November 27, 2011

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, among others. We look forward to hosting the 2012 Retreat in Greensboro, North Carolina to update attendees on ongoing research in the field and to discuss new research directives aimed at understanding the epidemiology, mechanisms, 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 keynote presentations from those doing cutting edge research in the field and 15-minute podium presentations of original research relating to the 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 (Journal of Athletic Training. 2010:45(5):499-508) and set sights on future research directions based on progress in the field.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:

Ajit Chaudhari, PhD
Trunk Motor Control & Its Influence on Lower Extremity Mechanics and ACL Injury Prevention

Malcolm Collins, PhD
Identification of Genetic Risk Factors: Implications for understanding the molecular mechanisms of ACL injury

Tron Krosshaug, PhD
The Mechanism of ACL Injury - What do we know and where do we need to go from here?

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION: All abstracts must be original research not previously presented, and be related to non-contact ACL injury. Topics relating to structural, hormonal, neuromuscular/biomechanical, and genetic risk factors, and covering areas of epidemiology, injury mechanisms, risk factor identification and screening, and prevention would all be appropriate. Abstracts previously presented will not be accepted. Instructions for Abstract Format and Submission can be found at http://www.uncg.edu/kin/anrl/abstractsvi.pdf. Abstract submissions will be accepted through 5:00p.m. on Sunday, November 27th, 2011.

COMPLETE MEETING INFORMATION, INCLUDING DESCRIPTION OF KEYNOTES, REGISTRATION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.uncg.edu/kin/anrl/aclretreat.html.

Sandra J. Shultz PhD, ATC, CSCS
Professor and Co-Director
Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
School of Health and Human Sciences
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1408 Walker Ave
Greensboro, NC 27402
336-334-3027
sjshultz@uncg.edu