Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory: ACL Research Retreat VIII – March 14-16, 2019

ACL Research Retreat VIII – March 14-16, 2019

The University of North Carolina at GreensboroDepartment of Kinesiology is pleased to announce the ACL Research Retreat VIII.


Proximity Hotel
704 Green Valley Road
Greensboro, NC

*See Registration Form below for Hotel Discount

Meeting Information

Program Sponsors

We would like to extend a great thank you to this year’s program sponsors:




The format will feature presentations by well-known experts in the field and abstract podium presentations of research relating to ACL injuries and related post-traumatic OA. 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 2015 research retreat based on progress in the field.

Meeting Highlights

    • Addition of Thursday afternoon programing 2-5pm!
    • Addition of post-traumatic OA content
    • Welcome reception Thursday Night, March 14
    • Keynote Speakers & Topics
    • Abstract Presentations
    • Ample Discussion Time
  • Development of Updated Consensus Statement

Keynote Presentations

“In Vivo ACL Function during High-Risk Dynamic Activities”

Louis E. DeFrate, Sc.D.
Frank H. Bassett III, MD Associate Professor in Orthopaedics
Director of Research
Depts of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Durham NC


“Young People with ‘Old Knees’: Rejuvenating the ACL Injured Joint”

Constance Chu, MD  
Professor and Vice Chair Research
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Sports Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto CA


“The Future of ACL injury Prevention, Today: Integrating Augmented and Virtual-reality Based Techniques into Personalized Medicine Practice.”

Gregory D. Myer, PhD   
Associate Professor
Director of Research, Division of Sports Medicine
Depts of Pediatrics & Orthopedic Surgery
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati OH

Scientific Program Committee

    • Ken Cameron PhD, MPH, ATC – Keller Army Community Hospital, United States Military Academy
    • Ellen Casey MD – Hospital for Special Surgery New York, NY
    • Kevin Ford PhD – High Point University
    • Brian Pietrosimone PhD ATC – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Randy Schmitz PhD ATC – University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Sandy Shultz PhD ATC -University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Conference Organizers

We look forward to welcoming all of you to Greensboro. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sandy Shultz at

Best Regards,
Sandy Shultz, PhD ATC
Randy Schmitz, PhD ATC
Conference Co-Chairs