Annual Meeting 2018

The 2nd Annual Amsterdam Movement Sciences Research meeting will be held on February 16, 2018. All AMS members are warmly invited to join!

The annual meeting will follow the trend set last year with a selection of interesting workshops especially aimed at both junior and senior researchers. In addition there will be poster pitches, and a mix of (internationally) known speakers and AMS members on the theme of movement. Finally, there will be ample networking possibilities!

 Awards!

  • Best publication award open to a PhD candidate member for a publication (print or online) published in 2017. (See the criteria below);
  • Best Poster Award open to all institute members (see the criteria below). 

 Abstracts!

You are warmly invited to submit your abstract for the meeting. We welcome new research results, but you can also use a poster previously presented at another meeting. Should you want to use the AMS logo, it is available here.  You can submit your abstracts via the registration form below before the deadline of January 7, 2018. Prior to submission, consult the submission guidelines below.

More information about the program and registration will follow later.

Submission criteria for the awards

Amsterdam Movement Sciences Best Paper Award 2018

The Annual AMS Best Paper Award will be presented to a PhD candidate at the 2nd Annual AMS Research Meeting to be held on February 16, 2018, for the best article[1] published in the period 1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017. The award consists of a certificate and €1.000 to cover travel costs or attendance to an international scientific meeting of choice.

The applicant must submit a PDF of the article in question.

Criteria:

  • First authorship (by applicant and AMS member) of peer reviewed key article published during the period 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017;
  • All authors must agree with the nomination;
  • The candidate should preferably be present at the meeting, or alternatively be represented by a co-author and AMS member.

Review:

The jury consists of three AMS program leaders, a PD, a PhD candidate and a director. The jurors will not judge papers where they are listed as co-authors or where there may be a conflict of interest. If a parity of votes occur, the director’s vote will count for two. The jury’s decision is final. The jury will inform the AMS MT of its decision.

Note: the jury will make their judgment based on the following principles:

  • The article’s innovative and relevant contribution to its field of research;
  • The societal relevance of the research in the article.

Please send your application to: ams@vu.nl before the final deadline for application of January 7, 2018. The winner will be asked to give a short presentation of the paper at the meeting.

Amsterdam Movement Sciences Best Poster Award 2018

The Best Poster Award will be presented to a PhD candidate at the 2nd Annual AMS Research Meeting to be held on February 16, 2018, for the best poster presented at the meeting. The prize is a certificate and €500 to cover to research related costs of choice. AMS welcome new research results, but you can also use a poster previously presented at another meeting.

Criteria:

  • Clarity of content (can the reader in 20 seconds see what has been done and what the conclusion is);
  • Lay out (clarity, break down and graphics);
  • The final 10 posters will present a 1 minute pitch to explain the research results.

Review:

Three program research leaders, a PD, a PhD candidate member and a director will make a pre-selection of maximum 10 posters based on the criteria above. The final 10 posters will be also be judged on a 1 minute pitch as listed above. The jury members will not judge posters where they are listed as co-authors or where there may be a conflict of interest. If a parity of votes occur, the director’s vote will count for two. The jury’s decision is final. The jury will inform the AMS MT of its decision. Submit your abstract via this link before the deadline of January 7, 2018. NOTE: Submissions are limited to a maximum of one submission per first author.

Abstract submission guidelines 2nd Annual Research Meeting

  • Language: English;
  • Abstract text word limit: 300 words (not counting names and affiliation details);
  • Suggested font: Calibri (Body), size 11 cpi;
  • Text alignment: Justified;
  • Spacing between the title, the author(s) and the abstract text: Single;
  • Line spacing of the text: Single;
  • Abstract title typed in: UPPER CASE;
  • The family name(s) of the author(s) should be written in lower case preceded by the first name(s) of the author(s) written in full.(e.g., Jane Bloggs);
  • The presenting author’s name must be written in bold;
  • All authors’ affiliation details [e.g., department, organization and institute, city, and country] should be written under the names, preceded by the correspondence indices;
  • The affiliations should NOT be mentioned in the abstract text;
  • The abstract should be divided in the following sections (the subtitles being typed in lower case and in bold): Introduction – Purpose – Method – Results –Conclusions;
  • The text may include standard abbreviations, tables, diagrams and photographs, as long as they remain within the page margins and the total amount of words does not exceed the above mentioned limit (300 words);
  • File type: PDF.

Submit your abstract via the registration form.

    We welcome new research results, but you can also use a poster previously presented at another meeting.

    If you have any queries, do not hesitate to get in touch via mail to ams@vu.nl 


    [1] The candidate must provide the article’s exact volume, issue and page numbers OR in case of a publication in an online journal: the volume and issue number and article number. The paper can only be submitted once (print or online version).