ACL Research Retreat VIII
March 14th-16th, 2019
Hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Department of Kinesiology
Greensboro, NC USA

ONGOING MISSION:
The goal of the ACL Research Retreat is to bring together clinicians and researchers to present and discuss the most recent advances in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk and prevention. In 2019, we will be expanding the Retreat to include post traumatic (ACL injury) OA, as there is much we can learn from ACL-Injured in terms of future ACL injury risk and subsequent quality of life outcomes and post OA development. By expanding the scope of the meeting, we expect to attract additional areas of expertise and cutting-edge research from which to update our knowledge in the field and determine directions for future research. It is anticipated that the information presented at the Retreat 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 meeting will begin at 2:00p.m. on Thursday and run through 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. The format will feature 3 keynote presentations from those currently conducting cutting edge research, and 15-minute podium presentations of original research related to ACL injury risk and prevention. Significant time is provided for group discussion following each keynote and each group of podium presentations. To conclude the meeting, we will revisit and update the consensus statement from the 2015 research retreat (Journal of Athletic Training. 2015;50(10):1076–1093) and set sights on future research directions based on progress in the field.

KEYNOTE TOPICS AND SPEAKERS:
In Vivo ACL Function during High-Risk Dynamic Activities”
Lou E. Defrate, Sc.D
Duke University Depts of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering

“Young People with Old Knees: Rejuvenating the ACL Injured Joint

Constance Chu, MD
Stanford University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

The Future of ACL injury Prevention, Today: Integrating Augmented and Virtual-reality Based Techniques into Personalized Medicine Practice”
Gregory D. Myer, PhD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Division of Sports Medicine

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION: All abstracts must be original research, not previously presented, and be related to non-contact ACL injury. Topics relating to injury epidemiology, injury risk identification and screening, prevention, long term consequence of injury, and return to play criteria (outcomes predicting success or failure) are invited.

COMPLETE MEETING INFORMATION, INCLUDING REGISTRATION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CAN BE FOUND AT: https://kin.uncg.edu/research/labs/a...at-index-html/.