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    DUE DATE: MARCH 7TH, 2003


    1) Please note that abstract submissions are not limited to those
    located in the Midwest United States. All students interested in
    presenting their work from areas outside of this region are welcome.

    2) Those intending on submitting an abstract, but may not have it in
    final form may submit their title and authors only by March 7th, 2003,
    with the abstract to follow.

    3) Students in the planning phases of a Masters’ Thesis or a Doctoral
    Dissertation should take notice of the “Special Feature” section in this

    Department of Kinesiology
    The University of Toledo
    April 4-5, 2003

    This posting is the final announcement of student abstract submission
    for presentation at the 2003 Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics
    Symposium (MWGSBS), April 4-5, 2003, hosted by the Department of
    Kinesiology and the College of Health and Human Services at The
    University of Toledo. For full details on abstract submission
    instructions, connect to, and click on the
    Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium link.

    The MWGSBS functions to promote and enhance student research in
    Biomechanics by facilitating the mutual exchange of ideas in a collegial
    environment. As The University of Toledo is the site for the upcoming
    2003 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, the MWGSBS
    will serve as an opportunity for many in the Mid-West region to visit
    Toledo and the university and get a preliminary look at our facilities
    and community.


    The MWGSBS will be held within the Department of Kinesiology in the
    Health Education Center on the campus of The University of Toledo. The
    facilities in which presentations will be made are fully equipped for
    slide, overhead and computer-based presentations.


    There is no registration fee for the MWGSBS. The symposium organizers
    do ask that all those that plan to attend to complete the registration
    form, that can be downloaded from the MWGSBS website, so that
    appropriate accommodations can be made. The registration form must be
    completed and sent, via e-mail, regular mail or fax, to:

    Danny M. Pincivero, Ph.D.
    Department of Kinesiology
    The University of Toledo
    Toledo, OH 43606
    Fax: (419) 530-4759
    Phone: (419) 530-5291


    The abstract deadline is March 7th, 2003. The abstracts should be
    prepared using MS Word and the following format: 300 word maximum
    (excluding title and authors), single-spaced, 12 point font, and Times
    New Roman lettering. The title should be in bolded upper-case
    lettering, followed by a hard-return, followed by the authors and
    affiliations. A single space should separate the authors and the main
    text of the abstract. The main text should be typed as a single
    paragraph, flush left with no right side justification. A sample
    abstract will be posted on the conference website.

    Abstracts must be submitted electronically, as an attachment, to Students submitting abstracts must type
    into the e-mail text their preference for a podium or poster
    presentation. It is not guaranteed that the indicated preference will
    be granted.

    Students should note that the March 7th deadline is “soft”, so that
    those intending on submitting an abstract, but may not complete it in
    time, may do so after the deadline as long as they indicate this to
    Danny M. Pincivero ( prior to March 7th.

    SPECIAL FEATURE: In keeping with the spirit of the MWGSBS, the
    organizers are planning a podium session dedicated to providing students
    with an opportunity to present research proposals. As many students may
    be in the planning stages for a Biomechanics research project (i.e.,
    Senior undergraduate project, Masters’ Thesis, or Doctoral
    Dissertation), this proves to be a valuable opportunity to receive
    feedback and constructive suggestions prior to formally commencing their
    work at their institution. The format for these presentations will be
    podium, and those intending on this should indicate so at the time of
    abstract submission.



    Currently, the MWGSBS has received confirmation from Dr. James
    Ashton-Miller (University of Michigan) and Dr. Jim Potvin (University of
    Windsor) to provide the keynote lectures. Additional details will
    follow in the weeks preceding the MWGSBS.

    Friday April 4th, 2003

    5:00 – 6:00 P.M. Keynote lecture

    Saturday April 5th, 2003

    8:45 A.M. Welcoming remarks
    9:00 – 9:50 Keynote lecture
    10:00 – 11:00 Podium presentations (4, 15 minute presentations
    including Q & A)
    11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
    11:15 – 12:15 Podium presentations (4, 15 minute presentations
    including Q & A)
    12:15 – 1:30 Lunch and laboratory tours (Department of Kinesiology)
    1:30 – 2:30 Keynote lecture
    2:30 – 3:45 Poster presentations
    3:45 – 4:45 Podium presentations (4, 15 minute presentations including
    Q & A)
    4:45 – 5:00 Closing remarks


    Rooms have be allocated for the attendees to the MWGSBS at the

    1) Clarion Hotel Toledo: $69.00/night (including full breakfast bar – 2
    breakfast tickets per room).
    2) Comfort Inn Motel: $55/night (includes continental breakfast).

    Please call (419) 535-7070, and indicate you are with the MIDWEST
    BIOMECHANICS group for making reservations. Reservations must be made
    by Tuesday, March 25th, 2003.

    The hotels are located on Secor Road (just south of I-475), which is a
    5-10 minute drive to The University of Toledo. Driving maps are
    available on the conference website (


    Parking passes will be made available for those attending the symposium
    upon registration.

    Please forward any questions, comments, and/or suggestions to Danny M.
    Pincivero ( or Chuck Armstrong
    ( We look forward to hosting your visit to The
    University of Toledo.

    Danny M. Pincivero
    Chuck Armstrong

    Danny M. Pincivero, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor,
    The University of Toledo
    Department of Kinesiology, MS 201
    Toledo, OH 43606
    Phone: (419) 530-5291
    Fax: (419) 530-4759

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