The International Shoulder Group held its 11th conference in Winterthur, Switzerland, July 14-16 2016. We had a very successful meeting with participants from 13 countries, and more than 40 presentations on a range of shoulder topics. Our host Daniel Baumgartner put together a great meeting, including two interesting keynote speeches by PD Dr. Matthias Zumstein and Prof. Tobias Nef, an OpenSim workshop on shoulder modelling leaded by Dr. Dimitra Blana and Dr. Ricardo Matias, and an exciting social program.
Full papers based on conference presentations will be published as part of a Special Issue on the upper limb in International Biomechanics, thanks to the collaboration with Prof. Anthony Bull. All papers will be open-access, and the guest editors will be Daniel Baumgartner and Dimitra Blana.
We look forward to seeing all those interested in shoulder and upper-limb biomechanics at the sessions of the ISG during the next ISB Conference in Brisbane!
In other upper limb news, the ISB has endorsed a meeting organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineering entitled: Engineering the Upper Limb. This is to take place in London on 12-13 December and features keynote talks from ISB regulars Wendy Murray (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and Dario Farina (University Medical Center Göttingen). There is still a few days left to submit an abstract! See the website for more details: http://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?code=con6414.