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