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President’s Blog, June 2017

As I’m writing this blog post, it’s just over two weeks before the opening ceremony of ISB2017. Preparations for the congress are well underway, with close to 1200 delegates registered for the conference, tutorials and workshops. While it will be winter in Brisbane, I have consulted with the long-range forecasters, who are assuring me that [...]

ISB Election Results 2017

Every two years ISB members elect a President-Elect, and a new Executive Council.  The Executive Council members are elected for a two-year term, with a maximum of three terms, and represent countries from throughout the world and various scientific areas within biomechanics.  Our elections were held in April, with 55% of our membership voting. The [...]

Students’ Corner

G’day all, Incoming Student Representative I’d like to begin by introducing your new Student Representative for the 2017-19 term, Melissa Boswell.  Melissa is a Bioengineering PhD student at Stanford University.  She will take over official duties at the end of the Brisbane Congress.  Congratulations Melissa!   ISB2017  ISB2017 is right around the corner!  I can’t [...]

ISB tutorials attract over 170 attendees in both tracks

This year’s tutorials at ISB provide updates on MRI and ultrasound imaging techniques, on exoskeletons and multiscale modelling for biomechanics in various research topics. Prof. Lynne Bilston discusses MRI methods for musculoskeletal, resipiratory and neurological disorders but also shares her career path as a female biomechanist. Prof. François Hug lectures about conventional and novel ultrasound [...]

XVI International Symposium on Computer Simulation in Biomechanics

Plans are being finalised as we speak for the 16th meeting of the ISB Technical group on computer simulation, July 20th - 22nd 2017 at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus (http://isbweb.org/~tgcs/iscsb-2017/index.html).  28 abstracts have been accepted with seven candidates for the Andrzej Komor Young Investigators Award, plus two keynote lectures; Associate Professor Thor Besier [...]

6th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ISB 2017

We are pleased to announce the list of invited speakers at the upcoming symposium of the ISB Working Group in Motor Control. When: 23-24 July 2017, in conjunction with the XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland Australia [...]

ISB Grants Awarded

We are pleased to report that between December 2016 and April 2017, 28 Student Grants were funded by the ISB. The majority of these (21) are to help support the costs of travelling to ISB2017 in Brisbane. The remainder were for the Matching Dissertation Grant, the International Travel Grant and the Technical Group Travel Grant. [...]

List of new members, June 2017