Human Movement Variability Conference
Second Annual Human Movement Variability Conference
Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Scott Conference Center
- Featuring the Barry T. Bates Keynote Speaker: Dr. Benoît Bardy, EuroMov, University of Montpellier, France and honorary speaker, Dr. Brian Schulz from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Held at the Scott Conference Center on Scott Campus, at 6450 Pine St, Omaha, NE 68106.
Guidelines for Abstract submissions for Poster Presentations and Competitive Oral Presentations:
The abstract text must be at least 500 words long and not exceeding 4,000 characters-- including spaces in length. It must be without the bibliography.
- Theme of Research
- Names and affiliation of the author(s)
- E-mail address of the corresponding author(s)
- Body: you will have to copy and paste your abstract into the registration page. The body of the abstract should be organized as follows:
- A sentence stating the study's purpose
- A brief description of methods
- A summary of the results
- A statement of conclusions reached. Do not state simply the "the results will be discussed"
The abstract should briefly highlight the major points covered by your work, concisely describe its content and scope, and review its material in an abbreviated form. The abstract must be to the point and easy to read and cover all the relevant points of your research / project. Writing an effective abstract will improve the chances of receiving an oral presentation, encourage delegates to attend your presentation and increase the impact of your work.
Abstracts wanting to be considered for an oral presentation will be graded anonymously. Authors should be cautious in using institutional references in the body of the abstracts. Do not put author names or affiliations within the abstract title or the abstract body section. If your abstract is not selected for oral presentation, it will automatically be designated for poster presentation.
- Oral presentations considerations are due May 17, 2017 at 7AM. *Extended deadline.
- Poster Abstracts are due May 22, 2017 at 7AM. *Extended deadline.
- Registration closes May 29, 2017.
- For questions please contact our staff.
2016 Conference Accomplishments
The First Annual Human Movement Variability Conference took place at the Scott Conference Center. A new name and a new location brought a lot of excitement to the approximately 100 people in the room. The day started with presentations by the four research projects and last year’s pilot project awardees. We also had several special guests in the room. Dr. Andreas Daffertshofer VU Amsterdam was the keynote speaker. Dr. Daffertshofer is a researcher at the Move Research Institute Amsterdam. He specializes in neural synchronization and has an h-index of 41.
This year the keynote speaker presentation also received a new name. It is officially the Barry T. Bates Lecture. Naming the lecture was something that Dr. Stergiou felt very passionate about. Dr. Bates was Dr. Stergiou’s mentor when he was a graduate student. He truly feels the Center, the Department, and the building would not be possible if he had not had someone so passionate about teaching his students Biomechanics. Dr. Bates was in attendance for the inaugural naming of the lecture and even introduced Dr. Daffertshofer. Dr. Bates brought his own special guest, renowned biomechanist, Dr. Janet Dufek. Dr. Bates’ lecture is now commemorated with a plaque in the Center. Each year the presenter will have their name added as well as take home their own plaque.
With the EAC members and Drs. Bates, Dufek, and Daffertshofer in the same room, we had higher than or normal high expectations from the poster presentations. After the strong judging was over, the scores revealed Mr. Jordan Freeman won the best undergraduate poster and for the second year in a row, Mr. Casey Wiens won the best graduate poster.
We have already started planning next year’s conference and are excited to announce it will involve several keynote speakers, guest lecturers, and a competitive oral presentation and poster session.
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