National Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium

Advancing Motor Development Research in the 21st Century

October 11-13, 2020

Hosted by: The Citadel 4700 Palm Boulevard Isle of Palms, SC 29451

This is the 1st North American Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium (I-MDRC).  I-MDRC was created in 2014 as a way to bring together an international body of researchers to advance the field of Motor Development. We strongly encourage participation from all researchers and students interested in motor development regardless of their geographical affiliation to use this forum as a platform to enhance research in motor development in North America and beyond…
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The Assembly will be held at the beautiful and luxurious Citadel Beach Club located directly on the Isle of Palms in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. https://www.citadel.edu/root/beachclub
Symposia, and poster presentations range in topics related to the broad area of lifespan motor development, its promotion through active play, physical education and sport, and its interrelation with outcomes in other domains (e.g., cognitive, language, psychological, social & emotional development). This consortium will feature three keynote speakers presenting on the topics of infancy, childhood/adolescence, and aging motor development as well as both oral and poster presentations over a three day period.  The Assembly will begin at 1pm on Sunday October 11th 2020 and end the evening of Tuesday October 13th 2020.  Our hope is that you will enjoy the beautiful city of Charleston and the Isle of Palms during an extended weekend stay prior to the Assembly.

 

Lifespan Keynote Speakers:

Infancy: Michele Lobo PT, PhD: Assistant Professor, University of Delaware: Physical Therapy

Childhood/Adolescence: Nadia Valentini PhD, Professor, School of Physical Education Therapy and Dance, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Aging Adults: Jill Whitall PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland

Lifespan: Matthieu Lenoir PhD, Professor, Department of Movement and Sports Sciences, Ghent University

National Assembly Scientific Committee Members

Ryan S. Sacko PhD: The Citadel, Chair, email: NAIMDRC2020@gmail.com  

An De Meester PhD: University of South Carolina

Nancy Getchell PhD: University of Delaware

Sam Logan PhD: Oregon State University

David F. Stodden PhD: University of South Carolina

 
Abstract submission process:  https://i-mdrc.com/
SUBMISSION PORTAL OPENS: March 1st, 2020
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: June 1st, 2020
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRESENTERS: July 15th, 2020
Costs:
Professional: early bird $75 US; $100 on site
Student: early bird $25US $35 US on site
Note: IMDRC membership is required prior to registration of this conference.
(Student) Poster Competition
Students who wish to enter their submission for evaluation in the poster competition will indicate their entry during the registration process. Posters must adhere to all formatting guidelines and be displayed for the entirety of the conference to be considered for evaluation by the scientific committee. The scientific committee will announce the winner of the poster competition during closing remarks. One award winner will be presented with a certificate, have their picture taken and displayed on the I-MDRC website, and receive admission to the 5th Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium in Komotini, Greece, September 22-25, 2021.
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SUBMISSION PORTAL OPENS: March 1st, 2020

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: June 1st, 2020

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRESENTERS: July 15th

Abstracts will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee and notification of acceptance will be provided within 1 month of abstract submission

General Guidelines:

  • Only abstracts submitted online through the Conference website will be accepted.
  • First authors must maintain an active membership with the I-MDRC at the time of submission.
  • First author must select the type of presentation required: oral communication or poster, or either.
  • Abstracts selected as oral communications will be assigned a 10 minute presentation time slot (7 min + 3 min Q&A).
  • We ask that researchers limit their number of first author submission to one. This does not inhibit researchers from collaborating on multiple projects.
  • The final status of all submission will be decided by the National Assembly’s scientific Committee Members.

Abstract Format:


All abstracts will be submitted to NAIMDRC2020@gmail.com
Abstracts must be written in English.

Title: uppercase letters

Authors and Affiliations:
*First name Last name1, First name Last name2, First name Last name3
1University, Department, City, State, Country, email
2University, Department, City, State, Country
3University, Department, City, State, Country
  • Provide email address for corresponding author
  • Indicate presenting author with “*”
  • Preferred headers: Objective, Method, Results, Implications
  • Body of the abstract must not exceed the limit of 2100 characters in length.
  • Indicate preferred Session Type: (Oral, Poster, No preference)
Please see example provided for formatting guidelines.
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Abstract Evaluation:

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.

(Student) Poster Competition

Students who wish to enter their submission for evaluation in the poster competition will indicate their entry during the registration process. Posters must adhere to all formatting guidelines and be displayed for the entirety of the conference to be considered for evaluation by the scientific committee. The scientific committee will announce the winner of the poster competition during closing remarks. One award winner will be presented with a certificate, have their picture taken and displayed on the I-MDRC website, and receive admission to the 5th Assembly of the International Motor Development Research Consortium in Komotini, Greece, September 22-25, 2021.