Thank you Brian, welcome Max!

The Biomechanics Interest Group would like to thank Brian Noehren, PhD, FACSM (University of Kentucky) for serving as a chair and co-chair from 2013 – 2017. Thank you for your service and hard work for ACSM-BIG. We would also like to welcome Max Paquette, PhD from University of Memphis as our newest co-chair. Max joins the current co-chairs Joe Seay, PhD (USARIEM), Susan Sigward, PhD, PT, ATC (University of Southern California), and Allison Gruber, PhD (Indiana University), as your 2017-2018 BIG co-chairs. We have already begun implementing the feedback we received at the 2017 ACSM annual meeting and welcome any additional feedback, questions, concerns, or suggestions. Please email us your feedback at our new BIG co-chair email address: acsm.big.chairs@gmail.com.

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ACSM Denver

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WHAT???? It’s that time of year again?? I love the BIG meeting!

The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) will be holding a meeting during the upcoming National ACSM conference in Denver. The meeting will be held on Thursday 6/1 from 5:45 -7:15pm in Room 302 of the Convention Center. Stop by to catch up with friends and colleagues!  See which promising young scientists receive the AMTI Young Scientist Award, student research and travel awards, and find out who receives the Motion Analysis Corp Career Achievement Award!

We hope to see you there!

–Brian, Joe, Susan and Allison (BIG co-chairs)

ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group Awards

The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group’s (BIG) Executive Board in conjunction with corporate sponsors

SILVER LEVEL

AMTI, Motion Analysis Corp, OptiTrack

BRONZE LEVEL

Bertec, VICON, Delsys, Novel, C-Motion

are pleased to announce the 2017 ACSM Biomechanics Awards program. This awards program recognizes exemplar achievements by promising  scientists in the field of biomechanics. Currently, awards are available with Student Research Awards, Student Travel Awards, and  the Motion Analysis Corp Career Achievement Award.  

 

Also new for 2017 we are pleased to announce  the AMTI Young Scientist Award for scientists in the early stages of their research careers. Details and application procedures for each award can be found in the Awards tab. Notification of each award will be made known to each awardee prior to the Annual Meeting.

Award Application Process Posted

The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group’s (BIG) Executive Board in conjunction with corporate sponsors (AMTI, Motion Analysis Corp, Bertec, Delsys Inc., VICON, Novel C-Motion) are pleased to announce the 2017 ACSM Biomechanics Awards program. This awards program recognizes exemplar achievements by promising young scientists in the field of biomechanics. Student Awards include: Student Research Awards, Student Travel Awards, and Career Achievement Award. Also new for 2017 we are pleased to announce the AMTI Young Scientist Award for scientists in the early stages of their research careers. Details and application procedures for each award can be found under the awards tab. Notification of each award will be made known to each awardee prior to the Annual Meeting.

Ideas for 2016 sessions

Anyone got an idea they’d like to share for a symposium, colloquium, tutorial, or other invited session at ACSM 2016? Want to propose an idea but need co-presenters? Please feel free to add a comment to this post to get everyone’s ideas flowing. Remember, the submission deadline for these proposals is June 22, 2015–the Biomechanics content of the ACSM meeting is only as good as we make it!

BIG meeting at ACSM 2015

The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) will be holding a meeting during the upcoming National ACSM conference in San Diego. The meeting will be held on Thursday 5/28 from 5:45 -7:15pm in Room 25AB of the San Diego Convention Center. Stop by to catch up with friends and colleagues!  See which promising young scientists receive the student research and travel awards, and find out who receives the Career Achievement Award!

We hope to see you there!

– Ajit, Jean, Brian, and Joe (BIG co-chairs)

Best Resources for Biomechanics Evidence-Based Practice

Dear BIG members,

ACSM has recently invested in the development of a new web-based resource called MOSAIC. MOSAIC is a Resource Center and Evidence Library designed to house the graded evidence used in the development of ACSM Position Stands, as well as a variety of other high-level resources that are relevant to those in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.
MOSAIC is not meant to be an all-encompassing repository, nor will it search for resources external to the MOSAIC platform (i.e., Google-lite). ACSM’s goal is to populate MOSAIC with resources that will be of benefit to our members, with the aim to provide a central repository for these resources for our members to view and download. Thus, we are seeking your input in identifying resources that are of high quality, trustworthy, and meet the needs of our members.

Help us by adding your comment to this post with your suggested resource. You can also help by “liking” someone else’s suggestion. We will choose from the most popular suggestions to get a final first-pass list that we send on to ACSM leadership.

WE NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS BY APRIL 10, 2015!

Please use the following criteria to identify a top resource. Along with the details, select one or more of the criteria listed below that you used to identify the resource:
Title of Resource:
Type of Resource (book, research article, website URL, newsletter, lecture, etc.):
Author(s) of Resource:
Year, volume, pages (if published work):
This resource is:
(a) a resource that you personally use frequently in your work, research, or teaching
(b) a resource from a trusted organization (eg., scientific statement from AHA)
(c) a resource deemed as “game changing” in your field
(d) a resource from a peer-reviewed journal
(e) Other (Please describe)

Thanks very much for your help in making MOSAIC a great library for the Sports Medicine community!

Sincerely,

Your BIG Heads

Ajit, Jean, Brian, and Joe