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F08 Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities
Event Name: November 2012 Committee Week
Pre-registration requested to attend this meeting.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Symposium on the Mechanism of Concussion in Sports, 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 will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia in conjunction with the November 14-16, 2012 ASTM standards development meetings of Committee F08.

Objective

The Symposium on the Mechanism of Concussion in Sports, 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 will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia in conjunction with the November 14-16, 2012 ASTM standards development meetings of Committee F08.

Objective
This symposium is a follow up to a similar meeting held on November 20, 2000 in Orlando, Florida. The objective of the symposium is to review the current state of the art and science of the mechanism of concussion in sports, with the possibility of developing methods and techniques for decreasing the risk for concussions and possibly the prevention of concussions in sports.

Papers will be presented on:

  • Studies on specific mechanical forces that cause concussions
  • Techniques to decrease concussive forces to the head
  • The effects of hydration before, after, and during sports competition on the decreasing the effect of concussive forces
  • The effects of diet on decreasing the effect of concussive forces
  • The effect of the use of different type of mouth guards and how these mouth guards can decrease the effect of concussive forces
  • Coaching and training techniques that can decrease the effect of concussive forces to the head

The language of the symposium will be English.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM

Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names View Scheduled Program

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online registration is currently open and closes November 7. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below.

These fees include:
-the Tuesday evening reception (hosted bar)
-the cost of the resulting Selected Technical Papers (STP that will be sent to all symposium attendees). The STP is a printed volume of peer-reviewed symposium papers.

Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions, but does not include the STP described above.

All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

Cancellations
A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at hsparks@astm.org or 610-832-9678.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Hannah Sparks in Symposia Operations at hsparks@astm.org, Tel: 610/832-9677, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-800-262-1373 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

 

Online

On Site

ASTM Member Fee
Non-Member Fee
Presenter Fee
Student Fee
$90.00
$115.00
$90.00
Waived
$115.00
$140.00
$115.00
Waived

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.

TECHNICAL CHAIR CONTACT INFORMATION

Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairmen:
Mariusz Ziejewski, Ph.D.
North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND 58108
Email: Mariusz.Ziejewski@ndsu.edu
Tel: 701-231-7098; Fax 701-293-1454

Alan Ashare, M.D.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center and Tufts Medical School
Boston, MA
Email: alan.ashare.md@steward.org
Tel: 617-789-2828; Fax: 617-562-7247

HOTEL INFORMATION

All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 265 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Reservations can be made by telephoning the hotel at 800-233-1234. To make your hotel reservation online, visit Register at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Select your dates and proceed as instructed. If you need assistance with your hotel reservation call the hotel directly at 404-577-1234.

Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than October 10, 2012. ASTM rates are $149 single/double plus 16% tax (you must mention ASTM in order to receive a group rate). You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RATES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has a limited number of rooms at the Government per diem rate of $133.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

ADVANCE DEPOSIT: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.

CONFIRMATION NOTICES: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Reservation Center sends confirmations by email.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm, 24 hours prior to arrival date.

Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability

INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Atlanta provides internet access throughout the hotel at a cost of $12.95 for 24 hours. ASTM provides complimentary internet access in the Members Work Area.

TRANSPORTATION AND DIRECTIONS

The hotel is located approximately 10 miles/20 minutes from the Hartsfield International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 404-577-1234 and the general fax number is 404-588-4137. The web site for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Atlanta Information.

For information on the city of Atlanta visit the Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau Website at: Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Link Airport Shuttle Service is available at the ground transportation terminal. The cost is $16.50 one way and $29 round trip. Taxis cost approximately $35.

MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) - From inside Hartsfield International Airport, MARTA runs Monday thru Friday from 5:00am thru 1:00am every 20 minutes and on weekends and holidays from 5:00am thru 12:30am every 25 minutes. The cost for MARTA is $2.50 one way.

PARKING: Valet parking is available at $32 per day with in and out privileges.

STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

Meeting schedules of Committee F08 are posted on the ASTM web site at www.astm.org/COMMIT/COMMITTEE/F08.htm or contact the ASTM staff manager, Rick Lake at rlake@astm.org or tel: 610-832- 9689.

FUTURE MEETING DATES

Committee F08 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".