Invitation to attend Golf Science 2014
On behalf of Griffith University and the World Scientific Congress of Golf, we would like to invite you to join us on the Gold Coast for Golf Science: A World Scientific Congress of Golf to be held in September 2014.
This will be the first time that this golf-specific international conference will be held in the Australasian region and will be an exciting opportunity for researchers, health professionals and golf coaches to come together to present research, discuss ideas and collaborations and, of course, play some golf on some of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful golf courses. The Golf Science congress will be held at QT Gold Coast, Queensland from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 September 2014. The conference will feature international and national speakers with a mix of podium and poster presentations, keynote addresses, a lively debate and the traditional and highly competitive “Home vs International” 9 holes of golf. The themes of the conference are The Golfer, Technology & Equipment and Golf Business & Education. Featuring contemporary research, highly regarded presenters and a focus on translating research into practice the conference is sure to be an exciting event for all who attend.
Abstract Submission to WSCG 2014
The 2014 Golf Science: A World Scientific Congress of Golf Scientific Program Committee invites the submission of abstracts for original work in consideration for workshop, podium and poster presentations within the WSCG 2014 program.
Abstract Deadline Dates
Abstract submission opens – 4 September 2013
Abstract submission closes – deadline extended to 28 March 2014
Authors notified of abstract acceptance – 9 May 2014
Author registration deadline – 20 June 2014
Summary of Submission Instructions
Please read through the following instructions listed below before preparing your submission:
Step 1: Write your abstract following the Abstract Format & Layout Guidelines below.
Step 2: Download the Abstract Template and insert/add your abstract text. Save as a .doc document to your computer. Please note: your abstract must not exceed a 750 word limit. The word limit relates only to the text of the abstract and does not include title, authors and institutions. Step 3: Click on the button above to complete the Abstract Submission Form. It will be necessary to attach/upload the .doc copy of your abstract.
General Policies and Requirements
All abstracts must be original work. An abstract should not be submitted if the work is to be published/presented at a major national or international meeting prior to the WSCG 2014 Congress.
- An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete report independent of presentation. The text should not contain statements alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.
- Submission acknowledges consent to publication of the abstract in the conference proceedings publication.
- The presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in order to ensure their abstract(s) is included in the final program. Deadline for presenting author registration is 4 July 2014.
- All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Congress Managers at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +61 2 9265 0700 for further information.
- All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Abstracts will only be accepted and published if submitted using the supplied template.
- The Congress Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.
The themes of the conference are The Golfer, Technology & Equipment and Golf Business & Education.
Authors must select the preferred presentation format when submitting their abstract. Abstracts may be accepted in a presentation format different from the requested preference.
Podium Presentation: 20 minutes
Presenters will be given 15 minutes for their oral presentation plus 5 minutes for question/discussion. Presenters are reminded that some of the best learning happens during discussion and are requested to ensure that they manage the length of their presentations to suit this timeframe.
Poster Presentation: A0 poster size (841mm wide × 1189mm high – portrait style) poster board (displayed in the Poster Display area). Posters involve a short, visual presentation of the major focus, issues of concern, methods, findings and conclusions of the presentation. Posters allow all congress delegates to be reached and are particularly well suited to informal and in-depth interaction about the topic. Posters will be displayed in a specific area where congress delegates can examine the poster at any time and discuss it with the presenter at an allocated time. Time will be made available during the congress to promote the posters and indicate the availability of poster presenters.
Workshop: Presentation time for workshops will be either 60 minutes, 90 minutes or 3 hours. The workshops provide an opportunity to present information that is geared to an academic and/or coaching audience. A workshop should seek to facilitate and engage discussion with the participants. Workshops may be conducted by individuals or a small group. Workshops might entertain topics such as nutrition and golf, clubfitting, golf instruction, coaching, technological advances related to playing golf or to equipment development, sustainable golf courses, etc.
Please note that workshops will be selected based on the relevance to the program and the themes of the congress. Workshops will be held on Saturday 6 September, after lunch, as an alternative option for those who do not wish to attend the golf tournament. Workshop presenters will be responsible for covering all fees associated with running their workshop, including venue hire, audio visual and catering. The conference managers will be able to assist you with these requirements if your workshop is accepted into the program. Workshop presenters are entitled to charge a fee for delegate participation and any income generated can be kept by the workshop organiser.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
- Each abstract should be no more than 750 words and should clearly and concisely summarise the content of the presentation, identify questions or issues addressed and outline the results or conclusions.
- All information should be presented in a clear and concise manner using the following headings where possible; Purpose, Method, Results, Discussion, Practical Application/ Clinical relevance.
- All subheadings should be in bold.
- Graphics ie graphs, tables, images, etc should be avoided however if included, they must be cited in the abstract text. The abstracts themselves must be in text, not table format. All figures should be cited in the text of the abstract.
- Arial 10 point font should be used for the abstract text. Formatting is preserved (italics, bold, superscripting, subscripting, underlining) and symbol characters (ie ± , µ, ß) may be used.
- Abstracts must be free of typographical and grammatical errors.
- Standard abbreviations may be used for common terms only. Otherwise, any abbreviation should be given in brackets after the first full use of the word. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
- The WSCG Congress uses Australian spelling and authors should therefore follow the latest edition of the Macquarie Dictionary or the Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary
- You will be asked to provide a short biography (up to 150 words) with your submission.
All authors must prepare their abstract in advance using the template located at the link below. All abstracts will be checked and if you don’t use the template your abstract may be declined. Authors can then upload the completed abstract via the online form.
Please use the following links to download the appropriate abstract submission template:
Notification of Acceptance
Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author in May 2014. Abstracts submitted for oral presentations that cannot be accommodated within the program will be considered and reviewed for a place in the Poster display.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress proceedings. The Congress Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events
Visit the conference website for further details: http://wscg2014.com.au/.
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See you on the Gold Coast!!