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ISB Council Election Results

Posted on June 16, 2011

In the last ISB Newsletter, members of the society had the opportunity to vote for the new president-elect, ten executive board members and the student representative. Out of 1069 active members of the society, 210 took the opportunity to cast their vote. Below are the results of the election.

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2011 ISB Conference

Posted on June 16, 2011

Welcome in Brussels !

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Past President’s Grants for Affiliated Societies

Posted on June 16, 2011

As president of the ISB, I instigated a grant program aimed at supporting keynote lecturers and young investigator awards for ISB affiliated societies. For 2011, these awards will continue to be available.

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President’s Blog – June 2011

Posted on June 16, 2011

It is hard to believe that it is nearly two years ago that I had the honour of stepping into the role as President of ISB. It was somewhat daunting following in the footsteps of my predecessor, Walter Herzog, as he set an extremely high standard in terms of leadership of the Council, the scientific integrity he brought to the role, combined with his pure passion for the Society and biomechanics. In fact, I would argue that Walter presented one of the highest quality Presidential addresses that I have had the pleasure of attending throughout my 22+ year’s association with the Society. A strength of ISB is the extended family who provide each of its members support, including at the Executive Council level. I would like to take this opportunity to formally thank the Executive Council members I have had the privilege of working with over the past two years and who have supported me in working to achieve our goals for ISB.

Student’s Corner – June 2011

Posted on June 16, 2011

Hello ISB Student Members,

I am happy to announce that the changes to the Student Section of the ISB website are complete. In the Student Section, you will find links to some of the resources available to ISB student members. Some of these links include shortcuts to pages within the ISB website that may be of particular interest to students (e.g. student grants, funding sources, online tutorials, job postings, etc). There are a few new links that are exclusive for ISB student members including the ISB Student Facebook Group, the Student Forum, and the web-based Mentoring Program (each are described below).

Technical Groups – June 2011

Posted on June 16, 2011

 


The upcoming X Biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium will be held in Tübingen, Germany, from June 29th to July 1st 2011. For this years Symposium, we have received a record number of submissions, which has led to an all-time high number of papers and posters. Thus, we have three full days of program this year and welcome more than 200 participants.

Affiliated Societies – June 2011

Posted on June 16, 2011

AIMS
The “Société de Biomécanique” (SB) is a French speaking non-profit association. The aims of this society are mainly :
– To organize one annual scientific congress at the end of summer
– To organize thematic meetings
– To publish scientific work in the field of biomechanics (since 5 years, the abstracts presented at the congress are published in the journal : Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering)
– To award prizes to distinguished research in the field of biomechanics (for young and senior researchers)
A general assembly is convening once a year (during the congress).

Did You Know? – From the Archives – June 2011

Posted on June 16, 2011

The International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) has had a long association with the Journal of Biomechanics. We are a society formally affiliated with this journal, and there are two ISB designated members of the editorial board. The journal has also published papers based on the presentations made at our congresses. For example, the keynote presented by Felix Zajac at the Congress held in Perth, Westen Austrailia was published in the Journal of Biomechanics (Zajac, F.E. Muscle coordination of movement: a perspective. Journal of Biomechanics, 26(S1):109-124, 1993). That paper has been cited over 170 times. The impact of a paper can, in part, be assessed by its number of citations. Increasingly we are made aware of the impact factor (IF) of a journal, most journals proudly announce increases in their IF. But what is the IF and how did it arise?