Call for Abstracts

The IOC World Conference on Prevention and Injury & Illness in Sport will include poster sessions and free communications. The Conference is multidisciplinary, and we encourage abstracts to be submitted within all fi elds of prevention research.This includes studies on epidemiology, risk factors, injury mechanisms, pathophysiology, intervention studies, relevant biomechanical studies, studies on sports behaviour and attitudes, and related research from other fields. Deadline: 1 November 2013

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The abstract can not be longer than 300 words and must be structured, using the following headings and including the following information (hard return between each section):

Background: Provide the background for the study in one or two sentences.

Objective: State the main question or objective of the study and the major hypothesis tested, if any.

Design: Describe the design of the study, indicating, as appropriate, use of randomisation, blinding,
criterion standards for diagnostic tests, temporal direction (retrospective or prospective), and so on.

Setting: Indicate the study setting, including the clinical setting or competitive level in sports if relevant
(e.g. youth sports, high school league, elite division, World Cup team).

Patients (or Participants): State selection procedures, entry criteria, and numbers of participants entering and fi nishing the study.

Interventions (or Assessment of Risk Factors): Describe essential features of any interventions,
including their method and duration of administration. For observational studies, clearly outline the
independent variables.

Main Outcome Measurements: The primary study outcome measures (dependent variables) should
be indicated as planned before data collection began. If the hypothesis being reported was formulated
during or after data collection, this fact should be clearly stated.

Results: Report the main fi ndings of the study.

Conclusions: State only those conclusions of the study that are directly supported by data, along with
their clinical application (avoiding overgeneralisation) or whether additional study is required before the information should be used in usual clinical settings.

Please note: Equal emphasis must be given to positive and negative findings of equal scientific merit.