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    IAS III - Dublin 2006


    We are well underway in our preparations for the 3rd International Ankle Symposium and have assembled an impressive team of keynote speakers. Now, we invite you to present your work at this conference. The theme of IAS III is 'ankle sprains, instability and rehabilitation', an issue that has a significant impact on the health-care community both in terms of time loss from activity (work, competition, recreation, etc.), long term consequences such as osteoarthritis, and money spent on treatment and care. The complex nature of ankle instability continues to intrigue, and has recently witnessed an increase in interest among research scientists and clinicians with important new developments in research and rehabilitation.

    The conference will take place in the new state of the art Health Sciences Centre on the Belfield campus of University College Dublin. This campus is situated in the heart of Dublin city, the capital of Ireland. Dublin is a thriving city with over 1million inhabitants and a multitude of tourist attractions for all tastes including its Georgian architecture, historical sites, the hustle and bustle of the Temple Bar entertainment and cultural district, and the many museums and galleries dotted around the city. Visitors to Dublin are very well served by the many excellent restaurants, bars and hotels and organized bus and walking tours of its many attractions. The natural beauty of the nearby Dublin and Wicklow mountains and parklands should appeal to anybody who wishes to take a few days after the conference and indulge in a little hiking, hill-walking or adventure sports. Dublin is served by an international airport with direct connections to most major urban centres worldwide.


    We invite you to submit your work for presentation at IAS III.

    Emphasis will be on oral and poster presentations of original research, case studies and clinical commentaries along with selected plenary presentations. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2006. All abstracts and will be peer-reviewed by the conference organizing committee. Abstracts selected for oral (platform) presentation will be limited to ten minutes, to be followed by a five-minute discussion period. Some abstracts will be presented in poster format and displayed throughout the duration of the conference. Authors will be notified electronically of an acceptance decision by June 15, 2006 .

    Deadline for abstract and paper submission is May 1, 2006

    Instructions for Authors

    Submission of work is solicited in two formats:

    Authors are required to submit a 300 word abstract which will be published in the conference proceedings as well the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

    Research reports require a structured abstract containing a maximum of 300 words, divided into 6 sections with the following headings (in this order): Study Design, Objectives, Background, Methods and Measures, Results, Conclusion.

    The abstract for case studies should have 5 sections with the following headings: Study Design, Background, Case Description, Outcomes and Discussion.

    Clinical commentaries require an abstract that is not structured.

    Authors are encouraged to submit a paper outlining their work in more detail, which will be received by all delegates in electronic format (CD-ROM/Memory stick).

    Full guidelines are available at

    All abstracts and papers for the 3rd International Ankle Symposium must be submitted electronically via email at

    Dr Brian Caulfield
    School of Physiotherapy & Performance Science
    University College Dublin
    Belfield, Dublin 4
    Tel: +353 1 7166511