ACL Research Retreat VII - March 19-21, 2015Thanks to our sponsors!
704 Green Valley Road
*See Registration Form for Hotel Discount
Meeting Information -
- Registration Form with Hotel Information
- Submission of Abstracts - Closed
- Detailed Program - Available!
The format will feature presentations by well known experts in the field
and abstract podium presentations of research relating to ACL injuries.
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 based on progress in the field.
- Welcome reception Thursday Night, March 19
- Keynote Speakers & Topics
- Abstract Presentations
- Ample Discussion Time
- Development of Updated Consensus Statement
- Approved CEU provider for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers
Bruce Beynnon, PhD
|A Sex-Stratified Multivariate Risk Factor Model for ACL Injury - A thorough understanding of the risk factors for ACL disruption is important for determining who is at increased risk for suffering this severe knee injury and developing intervention programs to mitigate risk. However, most risk factor information has come from unmatched case-control studies that focused on one risk factor. Rigorous, prospective evaluation of multiple risk factors is needed for both risk prediction and development of effective interventions to reduce risk. This presentation will highlight findings of a prospective cohort of 109 participants suffering their first non-contact ACL injury and 227 matched controls.|
Mark Paterno, PT PhD MBA SCS ATC
|The Incidence and Predictors of Second ACL Injury after Primary ACL Reconstruction and Return to Sport - Recent evidence has identified the incidence of second ACL injury to either the ipsilateral or contralateral knee is much higher than previously reported. Identification of modifiable risk factors which can predict patients who go onto suffer additional ACL injuries is critical to help reduce the incidence of subsequent ACL injury in this population. This presentation will review prospective studies which have identified these risk factors of second ACL injury and discuss means to implement these findings into end stage rehabilitation and into the development of new criteria to return to sports.|
Buz Swanik, PhD ATC
Brains and Sprains: The Brain’s Role in Non-contact ACL Injuries - Growing evidence suggests neuropsychological factors may predispose some individuals to errors in judgment and the momentary loss of coordination preceding injury. Both cognitive processes and emotional regulation may interact to alter ones motor planning and reaction to unanticipated stimuli, which precipitate injury events and subsequent repeat episodes of “giving way.” This presentation reviews anecdotal, theoretical and recent clinical research evidence attempting to unravel the brain's role in maintaining joint stability and identify predictive factors that may render individuals injury prone.
Scientific Program Committee
- Anne Benjaminse MSc - University of Groningen
- Kevin Ford PhD - High Point University
- Chris Powers PhD PT - University of Southern California
- Randy Schmitz PhD ATC - University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- Sandy Shultz PhD ATC -University of North Carolina at Greensboro
We look forward to welcoming all of you to Greensboro. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sandy Shultz at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 336.334.3027.