Technical Groups Update

Posted on December 22, 2014

10th meeting of the International Shoulder Group

The 10th meeting of the International Shoulder Group was held at the University of Waterloo from July 13-15, 2014. The ISG has an extensive history of meeting through special sessions at ISB and other conferences as well as independent meetings with the goal of sharing new knowledge of the upper limb and its many applications across clinical, biomedical engineering, occupational, sport and other areas. The 10th meeting exemplified this trend, as a wide variety of work was presented from across the world that spanned a diverse array of research themes. The programme for the meeting and abstracts are still available online at:

Two distinguished keynotes speakers, Jim Johnson from Western University and John O’Neill from McMaster University presented lectures on shoulder reconstruction and clinical imaging, respectively. Nearly 50 abstracts were presented in both podium and poster formats. A workshop focusing on occupational shoulder exposure limits was hosted by the Centre for Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Sponsors included The University of Waterloo Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and Department of Kinesiology, Delsys, Innovative Sports Training, and Northern Digital, Inc. The program also featured laboratory tours of the biomechanics group in the Department of Kinesiology. Additionally, a strong social schedule complimented the technical content of the meeting, allowing the strengthening and creation of existing research collaborations. A special issue of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology is in production to highlight a cross-section of the excellent work presented at the conference.

The 11th Meeting of the International Shoulder Group has been confirmed for July 14-16, 2016 and will be held in Winterthur, Switzerland at the Zurich University of Applied Health Sciences, and organized by Dr Daniel Baumgartner. We hope to see many familiar and new faces at the meeting!


New Board for International Shoulder Group

Following an election process carried out by out-going board member John Borstad, I am delighted to announce that five nominations to the board were received and all were elected unopposed. The new ISG Board thus comprises:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new board members and wish them all success in running the ISG. I am sure we will see exciting new developments in the coming months, and I look forward to the ISG Special Session at ISB Glasgow next summer!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the out-going members, John Borstad, Cathy Holt and Andy Karduna for their efforts over the last few years. Andrea Cutti is a continuing member but no less deserving of thanks :-).

Best wishes,

Ed ChadwickFormer ISG Chair.

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