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    Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) - REMINDER - SESSION PROPOSALS DUE MAY

    American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

    Dear Colleagues,

    The ACSM 2011 annual meeting will be held next summer (June 1-4) in
    Denver, Colorado, USA. You are invited to submit a session proposal. I
    have attached ACSM session definitions below. There are seven different
    session types in two categories. BIG members have been successful in the
    past in proposing for different session types. You do not have to be an
    ACSM member to submit or participate in a session.

    These session proposals are an excellent opportunity to influence
    programming and have your area of interest and expertise appear at the
    annual meeting, in addition to presentations in Free Communication
    sessions. ACSM fills these slots from the proposals submitted, so you
    have to be in it to win it!

    If there is a topic or research area that you would like to see at next
    year's meeting, please get together with your colleagues and submit a
    proposal. Note that there are many slots for 1 hour Tutorial Lectures -
    a great format for educating attendees about the current state of
    knowledge in your field or subfield, with one to three presenters.

    Please note that different numbers of presenters are required for
    different formats. I have added details below about the number of
    presenters listed in these sessions at this year's meeting where numbers
    are not specified in the definitions. FYI, I have also noted the total
    number of each session scheduled at this year's meeting in parentheses
    after the session type (individual session types can be browsed here:

    Please send your submission to me ( by May 19, 2010. The
    BIG executive committee will review the proposals and obtain feedback
    from the BIG membership during our business meeting in Baltimore. The
    BIG executive committee will then rank and recommend the proposals to
    the ACSM program committee by the June 20 deadline. The ACSM program
    committee will make the final selection for inclusion in the 2011

    Best regards,

    BIG Chairs

    The following information is from the ACSM website:



    1. Sessions with a 2-hour format:

    Current Issue (4) - Issues for discussion that are in the forefront of
    the ACSM membership. Current issues include 3 - 4 speakers with time
    allotted for an introduction and overview and overall discussion.

    Special Event (3) - Sessions of special interest to ACSM members that
    reach a broader audience. Special events include 3 - 4 speakers with
    time allotted for an introduction and overview and overall discussion.

    Symposium (57) - Indepth, scientific and state-of-the-art lectures in
    important areas of research. Symposia include 3 - 4 speakers with time
    allotted for an introduction and overview and overall discussion.

    2. Sessions with a 50 minute format:

    Clinical Colloquium (2) - Focuses on an emerging or controversial area
    of clinical practice. This session includes a moderator and two

    Clinical Lecture (17) - Focuses on a specific clinical area. [1 -2

    Colloquium (12) - An interactive discussion on a topic or issue in
    sports medicine and exercise science. Colloquiums are informal
    presentations that give the attendees a chance to "meet the expert".

    [may or may not have moderator, 1 - 4 presenters]

    Conversational Forum (3) - Issues for discussion by considering
    differing views, involving expert discussants and a host. [moderator, 2

    Tutorial Lecture (30) - A critical review and analysis of the current
    state of knowledge in a field. The lecture should familiarize attendees
    with the basics of a subject and progress to current issues, question,
    problems, and the frontier of knowledge. [1 - 3 presenters]


    Clare E Milner PhD FACSM

    Assistant Professor, Biomechanics

    Dept of Exercise, Sport, & Leisure Studies

    University of Tennessee

    1914 Andy Holt Avenue, 341 HPER

    Knoxville TN 37996-2700

    Phone: 865-974-7667

    Fax: 865-974-8981


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