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  • ACL Research Retreat V ? First Announcement

    FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
    ACL Research Retreat V
    March 25th-27th, 2010
    Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of
    Kinesiology


    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 and neuromechanical factors. We look
    forward to hosting the 2010 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 non-contact 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 non-contact ACL
    injury epidemiology, risk factor identification, and prevention.
    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 2008 research retreat and set sights on future research
    directions based on progress in the field.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:
    Steve Marshall, PhD - Update on ACL Injury Epidemiology
    Edward Wojtys, MD - Special Considerations for the Adolescent Athlete
    Darin Padua, PhD, ATC - Executing a Collaborative Prospective Risk Factor
    Study: Successes and Challenges
    Christopher Powers, PhD, PT - ACL Injury Prevention Programs: What effect
    are they having?

    Conference Co-Chairs:
    Sandra J. Shultz, PhD, ATC
    Anh-Dung Nguyen, PhD, ATC
    Randy J. Schmitz, PhD, ATC

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


    Sandra J Shultz PhD, ATC, CSCS
    Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    Department of Kinesiology
    252 HHP Building
    1408 Walker Ave
    Greensboro, NC 27412
    336-334-3027 (PH)
    336-334-3070 (FX)
    sjshultz@uncg.edu
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