Technical Groups Report March 2018 by Elizabeth Clarke

Posted on April 5, 2018

Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International


Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) was officially formed in 2012 on the 20 year anniversary of the International Symposium on Hand and Wrist Biomechanics. The vision for this core interest group has been to enhance the advancement of hand and wrist biomechanics and its clinical application by facilitating interdisciplinary scientific exchange among engineers, surgeons, therapists, and others. If you are interested in actively engaging in this mission, we invite you to fill out the online membership form. At this time, membership is free. To fill out the membership form, click here (

Motor Control Group

Upcoming Symposia on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ACSM 2018 and WCB 2018

We are pleased to announce two upcoming Symposia of the ISB Working Group in Motor Control in conjunction with the ACSM 2018 and WCB 2018 conferences. The Symposia will feature internationally renowned speakers presenting their work at the intersection of Motor Control and Biomechanics.
Who Should Attend:
Researchers and students with an interest in Biomechanics and Motor Control should attend. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the latest developments in these fields and discuss with experienced investigators.

7th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ACSM 2018

“Innovative techniques towards a new approach to sports and exercise” (see flyer)

When: Tuesday May 29th 2018, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: 65th American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) Meeting, Minneapolis (USA)
Registration and Fee: Attendance is free. If you would like to attend, please register here.

Invited Speakers:

  • Dr. Darryl Thelen (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  • Dr. João Paulo Vilas-Boas (University of Porto, Portugal)
  • Dr. Ezio Preatoni (University of Bath, UK)
  • Dr. Ross Miller (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Dr. Angus Hunter (University of Stirling, UK)
  • Dr. Jasper Reenalda (Roessingh Research and Development, University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Mr. Oladipo Eddo (George Mason University, USA)

8th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at WCB 2018 (see flyer here)

When: 8th-12th July 2018
Where: 8th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), Dublin (Ireland)
Registration and Fee: Attendance is free for all WCB attendees. Registration is open on the WCB 2018 website

Invited Speakers: Each invited talk will be followed by oral presentations. The full schedule will be announced soon.

  • Dr. Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert (Cleveland State University, USA)
  • Dr. Robert D. Gregg, IV (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

De Luca Foundation, MA (USA): The Symposium is kindly sponsored by the De Luca Foundation. The De Luca Foundation was established by Professor Carlo J. De Luca. The goal of the foundation is to recognize researchers in the field of Electromyography and Biomechanics with emphasis on Motor Control. It provides an annual award, the Delsys Prize; and the Emerging Scientist Award administered by ISB.

For additional details, see or contact us at

We look forward to seeing you at these Events!
Sincerely, ISB Working Group in Motor Control

International Shoulder Group

Preparations for the 12th Meeting of the International Shoulder Group (ISG) are underway! This year’s ISG meeting will be held immediately after the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) meeting, from August 12-13, 2018, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Dr. Melissa (Missy) Morrow and Dr. Meghan Vidt, along with the ISG Executive Board are finalizing preparations for the biennial meeting of this ISB technical group. This year’s meeting will feature a diverse an enriching program, with discussions encompassing surgical, rehabilitation, experimental, basic science, and computational modeling aspects as they relate to all things shoulder. The program will also feature a single track of podium presentations and posters to spark discussion among attendees. Unique to this year’s program, all keynotes will be complementary pairs featuring prominent women researchers in the field. This meeting also provides ample opportunity for student engagement, and shoulder enthusiasts at all levels and disciplines are encouraged to attend. ISG has also received generous support from the ISB to sponsor student and presentation awards for this meeting. Registration for the meeting will be open from May 1st – July 31st, so mark your calendars and get ready for in-depth discussions about shoulder research. We look forward to seeing you in Rochester in August!  More information can be found at CE.MAYO.EDU/ISG2018.

Footwear Biomechanics Group

The Footwear Biomechanics Group will be active in 2018. Scheduled so far are dedicated FBG sessions at the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community (i-FAB) in New York, USA on April 8-11, 2018 and the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland from July 8-12, 2018.

At the WCB, invited speakers, Dr. Wolfgang Potthast (German Sport Univeristy Cologne) and Dr. Sharon Dixon (University of Exeter), will be presenting their most recent research in footwear biomechanics along with other leading researchers.

Upcoming 2019 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium

The Footwear Biomechanics Symposium is the official conference of the Footwear Biomechanics Group, a technical group of the International Society of Biomechanics with the aim to encourage research and promote discussion of biomechanical issues related to functional footwear, including sport shoes, clinical and prescription footwear and footwear designed for special purposes.

The 14th Biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium will be held immediately prior to the 27th ISB Congress, at the beautiful Delta Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada from July 28 – July 30, 2019. The conference organizers and the University of Calgary, in association with the Footwear Biomechanics Group, cordially invites all colleagues to share and discuss various topics related to footwear science.

The conference program will include three world renowned keynote speakers, Dr. Thor Besier (University of Auckland), Dr. Richard Kent (University of Virginia) and Dr. Rodger Kram (University of Colorado Boulder) plus multiple special invited speakers and many additional oral and poster presentations over the course of three days. The conference not only includes many ground-breaking presentations within the realm of Footwear Science from academics all over the world, but the conference is fortunate to have a large industry presence including scientists and representatives from many of the top footwear companies. Aside from the many academic discussions and presentations, attendees will be invited to take part in multiple social activities throughout the course of the conference, including special student functions, which may provide students with networking opportunities with academic researchers and the many industry/footwear companies that are present at the event.  Details of the full academic and social program will be available in the near future.

Following conclusion of the academic program, the symposium is capped off with the banquet, which will include the presentation of many scientific awards for papers presented during the conference.

Additional details and information on the conference is available online at We hope to see you there!

The ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation

The ISB Technical Group on Computer Simulation has a current membership totaling 209 from 32 different countries. Elections were held for the Executive Board in September 2017 resulting in the following:

Newly elected (first term) members

  • Jeff Reinbolt (Chair)
  • Mark King (Secretary)
  • B.J. Fregly (General member)
  • Michael Skipper Anderson (General member)
  • Dario Cazzola (General member)
  • Pavlos Silvetros (Student member)
  • Continued (second term) general members
  • Allison Kinney
  • Marko Ackermann

Two new members, Dario Cazzola and Michael Skipper Anderson, organizing an ISB session at World Congress of Biomechanics titled “ISB Session 1 – Computer Simulation of Human Movement.”

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