ACL Research Retreat VII - March 19th-21st, 2015 Greensboro NC

ACL Research Retreat VII
March 19th-21st, 2015
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. Although many research advances have been made, the specific cause(s) for this difference still eludes us. However, there are a number of directions currently being investigated related to structural, hormonal, neuromechanical and genetic factors, among others. We look forward to hosting the 2015 Retreat in Greensboro, North Carolina to update attendees on ongoing research in the field and to discuss new research directives aimed at understanding the epidemiology, mechanisms, risk factors and prevention of 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 keynote presentations from those doing cutting edge research in the field and 15-minute podium presentations of original research relating to ACL injury risk, screening 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 2012 research retreat (Journal of Athletic Training. 2012:47(5):591-603) and set sights on future research directions based on progress in the field.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND TOPICS:
Bruce Beynnon, PhD “A Sex Stratified Multivariate Risk Factor Model for ACL Injury”
Mark Paterno, PhD “The Incidence and Predictors of Second ACL Injury after Primary ACL Reconstruction and Return to Sport”
Charles “Buz” Swanik, PhD “Brains and Sprains: The Brain’s Role in Non-contact ACL Injuries”

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION: All abstracts must be original research not previously presented, and be related to non-contact ACL injury. Topics relating to structural, hormonal, neuromuscular/biomechanical, and genetic risk factors, and covering areas of epidemiology, injury mechanisms, risk factor identification and screening, and prevention would all be appropriate. Abstracts previously presented will not be accepted. Instructions for Abstract Format and Submission can be found at http://www.uncg.edu/kin/anrl/ACLAbstracts.pdf.

COMPLETE MEETING INFORMATION, INCLUDING REGISTRATION FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND AT http://www.uncg.edu/kin/anrl/aclretreat.html.