Reminder: ACL Research Retreat Abstracts Due Dec 3 2018 at 12 Noon EST

(Deadline for Abstract Submissions is December 3, 2018 at 12 Noon EST)
** Meeting Abstracts will be Published in the Journal of Athletic Training**

ACL Research Retreat VIII
March 14 – 16, 2019
Greensboro, North Carolina

The format will feature presentations by well-known experts in the field, as well as 15-minute podium presentations, 3 minute rapid-fire presentations and poster presentations of research relating to non-contact ACL injury and post-traumatic osteoarthritis 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 2015 research retreat and set sights on future research directions based on progress.

NEW! - We are expanding the 2019 Retreat to include post traumatic (ACL injury) osteoarthritis, 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.

All abstracts must be original research not previously presented, and be related to non-contact ACL injury Appropriate topics include epidemiology, risk factor identification (i.e. anatomical, biomechanical, neuromuscular, hormonal, etc), and prevention of both non-contact ACL injury as well as post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

***Abstracts previously presented or accepted for presentation elsewhere will not be accepted.***

Please see next page for full instructions.

An original and one blinded copy of the abstract (authors and affiliations removed) with ‘First author’s last name initials - ACL Retreat Abstract’ (eg. Smith AB – ACL Retreat Abstract) in the subject line should be emailed to:

Abstracts are due December 3, 2018 at 12 Noon EST. Abstracts will be blind reviewed for both content and scientific merit and will be considered for 15-minute podium presentations, 3 minute rapid-fire presentations and poster presentations. Notification of acceptance will be given to authors no later than Dec 19, 2018. If you do not wish your abstract to be considered as an oral presentation (i.e. considered as poster only), please designate this in your email correspondence.

For more information regarding abstract submission, please contact:
Randy Schmitz PhD ATC

Complete information on the Meeting can be found online at: