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Abstracts & Presentations


Abstracts are submitted during the registration process.

Abstracts are due March 8 at 5:00 PM.

Please read carefully through the following rules for submitting and presenting scientific abstracts. Abstracts that do not adhere to the rules outlined below may be withdrawn from consideration.


  1. A single abstract can be submitted only once as either a poster or oral presentation. Each poster or oral presentation should be presented by a single, primary author, designated as the first author in the abstract. There is a space in the abstract submission form to designate the presenting author. Additionally, non-presenting authors and sponsors may be included in the abstract. For large projects involving multiple participants, the body of work should be parceled in such a way that each abstract represents a different aspect of the overall study.
  2. No presentation may be given by an individual who is not an author on the abstract.
  3. An individual may serve as a non-presenting author on multiple abstracts.
  4. Each abstract must be sponsored by a faculty supervisor. The sponsor is responsible for validating that all authors on the abstract have done legitimate work on the research to be presented and has approved the final version of the abstract.
  5. Include, in the following order:
    • Author name(s) (presenter’s name followed by an asterisk*): e.g., Last, First*, First Last, First Last
    • Institution(s): e.g., Meredith College, North Carolina State University
    • Title of the presentation in bold (only first word of the title needs to be capitalized)
    • Abstract text (300-word limit)

Example Submission

  • Townsend, M. Allison*, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Jeffrey B. Taylor
  • High Point University
  • Performance changes in adolescent soccer players after an ACL injury prevention program
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs (ACL-IPP) successfully reduce the risk of injury in female athletes; however, the performance benefits elicited by ACL-IPP are not well understood. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify changes in power and agility after participating in an ACL-IPP. Fifty-five adolescent female soccer players (15.6±1.3 years, 1.64±0.05 m, 57.3±7.0 kg) were cluster randomized into intervention (n=28) and control (n=27) groups. The intervention group participated in a previously established 6-week ACL-IPP, while the control group continued standard soccer activities. Subjects were tested for single leg power (triple hop for distance test) and agility (T-test) before and after ACL-IPP training. Using an intention-to-treat design, repeated measures ANOVAs were used to identify any group by time interaction, with post hoc paired t-tests to identify significant changes in each group (p<0.05). Three subjects did not complete the post-testing session because of non-compliance (n=1), or injury (n=2, concussion, unspecified foot injury). A significant group x time interaction was identified for power in both the right (p=0.04) and left (p=0.01) limbs, but not in agility (p>0.05). However, follow-up paired t-tests revealed no significant changes in power in the intervention group, yet a decrease in power from the pre- to post-test in the control group for both limbs (p<0.05). These results indicate that ACL-IPP may help overcome the loss of lower extremity power that adolescent female soccer players experience over the course of a season, as well as complement the benefits of injury risk reduction and may help endorse the widespread implementation of ACL-IPP.

Information for Presenters


  • In-person poster presenters should set up their printed posters between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on April 5, 2024 in the first floor lobby of the building. Posters will be mounted using small clamps or other mounting materials, onto 36″ x 48″ mat board, which can be placed onto the easels either horizontally (landscape) or vertically (portrait). We will provide mounting materials, boards, easels; all you need to bring is your poster.

Oral Presentations

  • All presentations should be loaded on the computers in each presentation room at the beginning of the day. We suggest that you arrive as close to 7:30 AM as you can, register and then go to your assigned room in the load your presentation onto the computer. Technicians are in the building should you need assistance.
  • Bring your presentation on a USB flash drive. We also recommend that you have a copy of your presentation available in accessible cloud storage.
  • You may be able to use your own computer for your presentation, but be sure that you bring any adaptors necessary to convert your connection to an HDMI adaptor if your computer does not have this built in.
  • If you create your presentation on a Mac, you should be OK, but please test it out on a PC in advance. We will arrange to have a demonstration room where you can review your presentation using the same multi-media equipment as in the room where you will give your presentation.
  • Oral presentations are allotted 15 minutes total time. Plan on 10-12 minutes for the presentation and 2-3 minutes for questions and answers.
  • Oral presentations are given in real time at their assigned time. Since oral presentations are sorted by academic disciplines, sessions may contain mixed presentations. A moderator will facilitate communication during the question-and-answer time for all oral presentations.