Symposia & Workshops / Call For Papers
Title: Sixth International Symposium on Safety in Ice Hockey
Dates: Sunday May 04 2014 - Monday May 05 2014
Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto Toronto, ON
Sponsored by: F08
Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Saturday November 30 2013
Papers are invited for the Sixth International Symposium on Safety in Ice Hockey, sponsored by ASTM Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities and its Subcommittee on Medical Aspects and Biomechanics, in cooperation with the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC) and USA Hockey. The Symposium will be held May 4-5, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in conjunction with the May 6-9, 2014 ASTM standards development meetings of Committee F08.
This symposium is the sixth in a series, the first being held in 1987 in Montreal, the second in 1992 in Pittsburgh, the third in 1997 in St. Louis, the fourth in 2002 in Pittsburgh, and the fifth in 2008 in Denver. The objective of the symposium is to review the current state of the art and science of prevention of ice hockey injuries.
Papers are invited on, but are not limited to:
- Studies on specific injuries in ice hockey and ways to decrease the risk for these injuries
- Research in concussions (Minimal Traumatic Brian Injuries or MTBI)
- Studies on new protective equipment
- Studies on old protective equipment
- Studies on coaching techniques to decrease the risk for injuries
- Studies on playing rule changes to decrease the risk for injuries
- Research on awareness programs to help decrease the risk for injuries, especially catastrophic injuries, for players, parents, coaches, referees, and administrators
Papers on the above subjects are invited from (but not limited to) the fields of sports science, sports medicine, athletic training, biomechanics, risk factor management, epidemiology, national governing bodies, sports psychology, injury surveillance, equipment standards, physical conditioning, behavioral factors, playing facilities, officiating, and playing rules.
The language of the symposium will be English.
To participate in the symposium, presenters/authors must submit online the Abstract Submittal Form and attach a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than by November 30, 2013. Scroll to the top of the page to "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database system, please email email@example.com stating that your abstract was submitted.
The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium co-chairmen, Terry A. Smith, Ph.D., Patrick Bishop, Ph.D. and Alan Ashare, M.D., will notify you in writing by December 20, 2013 of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract by March 1, 2014. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.
Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Paper (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors' instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than by May 1, 2014 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.
ASTM publishes individual paper(s) in the online STP as they are finalized ASTM also publishes a printed book as a Selected Technical Papers (STP). (A minimum of ten papers is required for a printed STP.) Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.
Terry A. Smith, Ph.D., Dynamic Research, Inc., Torrance, California, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 310-212-5211; Patrick J. Bishop, Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario., Email: email@example.com; Tel: 519-210-0052, or Alan Ashare, M.D., St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 617-789-2828.
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