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Call for Abstracts for Skiing Safety Conference

February 1 is the deadline to submit abstracts to the International Society for Skiing Safety’s 15th International Congress on Ski Trauma and Skiing Safety, April 27-May 2 in St. Moritz and Pontresina, Switzerland. The society will respond to authors by Feb. 28.

The society is accepting abstracts on:

• Skiing injuries
• Snowboard injuries;
• Knee injuries
• Cartilage repair and tissue engineering
• Biomechanics
• Skiing equipment
• Skiing safety

The International Society of Skiing Safety is a multidisciplinary institution that advances safety issues and injury care in snow sports through education, research and development in all related fields. It extends invitations to orthopedic surgeons, trauma surgeons, committees related to snow sports and safety, and the winter sport industry.

Submit the original abstract and four copies before Feb. 1 to the 15th ISSS Congress, Klinik Gut, Center of Bone and Joint Surgery Via Arona 34, CH-7500 St.Moritz, Switzerland.

Guidelines:

• Indicate the names of authors and presenters, institutions, title of abstract, mailing addresses, phones and e-mails.
• The papers must be submitted on the original official abstract form and written in English.
• To submit more than one paper, print the abstract without the frame but within the same boundaries on a white sheet of paper.
• Compose a brief title, clearly indicating the nature of the investigation or presentation;
• Include objective data enabling reviewers to make a fair and meaningful appraisal;
• Define abbreviations;
• Organize the abstract as follows: Purpose of the study (one sentence); material and methods; Results presented in sufficient detail to support conclusions; Conclusions.
• Abstract may be e-mailed as a Word attachment.
• Type abstracts single-spaced in 12 point.
• Indicate preferred method of presentation (podium, video projection, VHS, UMATIC S-VHS Power Point, PC, poster, or no preference).

The physicians that will review the abstracts are: R. Johnson M.D., professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Burlington, USA, K. R. Marti, M.D., professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Amsterdam, Holland, A. Ekeland M.D., professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Baerum, Norway, R. Jakob, M.D., professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Fribourg, Switzerland, K.. Benedetto, professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Feldkirch, Austria, A. B. Imhoff, M.D., professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Munich, Germany.

The ISSS is offering reduced registration fees by Nov. 15. For further information, contact Georg Ahlbäumer, M.D., Orthopedics Klinik Gut, St. Moritz, Switzerland (biomex@ compunet.ch). ASTM Committee F27 on Snow Skiing meets in January at Whistler Mountain, BC, Canada, in conjunction with the National Ski Areas Association. For meeting or membership details, contact Christi Sierk, manager, Technical Committee Operations, ASTM International (phone: 610/ 832-9728). //

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