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ISB-ASB 2019 Calgary

Posted on September 10, 2018

323 days to the opening of the ISB-ASB 2019 conference in Calgary, July 31st, 2019.

The organization of ISB-ASB 2019 is progressing well. Dozens of people stepped forward to organize symposia, invited and keynote speakers have been invited, and the final program starts to take shape.

Wherever I travel, people tell me that ISB-ASB 2019 is on their calendar. Please put it on your calendar too.

The Canadian Society for Biomechanics, even though not a conference year for them, have committed resources and support to help us, and Canada, to make the conference an unforgettable success. My thanks go to the CSB and their executive for selflessly and generously support us in our exciting endeavor.

The Sponsorship and exhibition planning has gone well under the leadership of Sandro Nigg. If you have any questions regarding exhibition space, sponsorship of the conference, specific events, hotel accommodation or travel arrangements, feel free to contact Sandro at Sandro.Nigg@ucalgary.ca

I am pleased to announce that Delsys, and Devi de Luca, stepped forward to become the Gold Sponsor for ISB-ASB 2019. Their generous support of ISB in general over the past decade, and the 2019 conference in particular, is hereby graciously acknowledged.

It is never too early to announce important dates; here are some that you might want to add to your calendar. Please note in particular that the January 31st abstract deadline is a hard deadline and there will be no extension:

Abstract submission commences:                            November 1, 2018

Registration commences:                                           November 1, 2019

Abstract submission deadline:                                 January 31st, 2019 [no extension]

Early registration deadline:                                        May 15th, 2019

Footwear Satellite Symposium:                                 July 28-30, 2019 [Kananaskis Delta Hotel]

Muscle mechanics satellite Symposium:                July 27-29, 2019 [Canmore Nordic Centre Lodge]

ISB-ASB conference dates:                                         July 31-Aug 4, 2019 [Calgary Convention Centre]

We have prepared an official ISB-ASB 2019 advertisement power point slide. Please contact Sandro Nigg if you would like one to show the next time you give a presentation in your local seminar group, at a national conference, or as an invited speaker at an international scientific gathering. We want the 2019 conference to be inclusive, and would love to welcome people from across the globe to this primary biomechanics research event in 2019.

The ISB-ASB conference is for you! We encourage you to contact us should you have any questions that are not answered on our website or any suggestions you may have for the conference: www.isb2019.com.

323 days! I cannot wait to welcome you in Calgary, at 1000 m altitude. The city with the fastest speed skating oval, the greatest outdoor show (Stampede), the most beautiful mountains and National Parks, and a city where it can be 30°C one day, and then snow overnight. You just never know what will happen to you here. But whatever happens in Calgary stays in Calgary. Be ready for a scientific adventure.

Walter Herzog

(ISB 2019 Conference Chair)

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