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Call for Council Nominations 2018. Deadline 10th May

During the next General Assembly that will be held during our upcoming 8th World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin, Ireland, we shall have to elect a number of new members to the Council.

Stephen Ferguson completed his two full terms and thus must step down. Hanna Isaksson makes the decision to leave the council for the remaining two years. And finally, Sara Checa, Harry van Lenthe and Markus Heller completed their first term, and intend to stand for reelection.

Hence, five Council seats in total are up for election; the Council thus invites any regular member in good standing to candidate for a seat on the Council of our Society. As our Society considers gender equality as an important aspect in the life of our community, we would particularly encourage women to candidate for these positions. Being an ESB council member is a great opportunity, both socially and professionally, which vastly pays back the effort that such serious commitment requires.

Those who are interested should send their full length CV, complete the application form and attach a small picture, all in electronic format to the Secretary General,,  by 10th May 2018. Candidates will be posted on the Society web site so that all members can consult them; therefore the information on the application form will be made available to all voting members. Voting will be by an on-line electronic process open prior to the GA. We will send all candidates information about the opening of the ballot at the end of June. The ballot will close during the congress in Dublin, so please make every effort to attend the congress. Candidates with the most number of votes will be presented by the President directly at the forthcoming General Assembly, where the vote will be ratified on July 10th, 2018.

The Council of the European Society of Biomechanics

21st Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics

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21st Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics

5 – 8 JULY 2015

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague****, Prague 9 – Vysočany, Czech Republic


The 21st Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics is held at Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Czech Republic, from 5 to 8 July 2015. The location of the venue is just 10 minutes by metro from the historical center. Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, lies in the heart of Europe and ranks amongst the most impressive historical cities in the world.

The congress programme consists of a precourse on the first day, followed by 3 days of scientific sessions.

The precourses are: Short Course on Tissue Engineering, Combined experimental and modelling approach to clinical applications, Evaluation of implant stability, Custom made implants design and clinical application .

Plenary lectures will be delivered by Jacob Klein (Weizmann Institute of Science), Jeffrey A. Weiss (University of Utah) and Richard M Hall (University of Leeds).

The scientific programme is accompanied by a social programme, which cannot be missed. The most remarkable will be the “Night in town”, aimed at young colleagues, and the Congress Dinner, which will allow you to enjoy the Prague’s picturesque atmosphere.

Please find out more information about the congress and scientific programme at

We are looking forward to meeting you in Prague next year!




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ESB Council Elections 2014: Candidates

Dear European Society of Biomechanics member,

We have received fourteen nominations for the four ESB council positions that will become vacant in July 2014.

A short biography of each candidate is now available to view here.

Voting will take place at the European Society of Biomechanics General Assembly at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston on Tuesday 8th July at 12:30, the event is listed in your programme as: 12:30 – 02:30 (Lunch and Posters; Society Committee Meetings)…..’

If you can not attend the GA it will also be possible to vote by proxy by prior arrangement with the secretary general. Please contact Gwen Reilly at to arrange this ASAP, at the latest three weeks before the GA.

We look forward to seeing you at the GA,

The Council of the European Society of Biomechanics

ESB call for Bids 2017

The ESB invites proposals for the organization of its annual congress in 2017.

The European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) holds an Annual international scientific congress to provide the most up to date research in biomechanics and to provide a forum of discussion. (ESB congresses).

If you would like to host and organize the 2017 main ESB congress and wish to prepare and submit a bid, please read the conference rules following the link Conferences-Bid Rules General 2013 in the ESB website.

Interested members can contact or send a proposal/bid to Prof. Paulo Fernandes, Chair of the meetings Committee (

The deadline for bid submission to organize the ESB2017 is 31st March 2014.

7th World Congress on Biomechanics

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July 6 – 11, 2014, Boston, USA

The World Congress of Biomechanics is an international meeting held once every four years, rotating among Europe, Asia and the Americas.  This, the 7th WCB, will once again bring together engineers, scientists from various disciplines including biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and various clinical specialties. Applications range from basic biology to medical devices to the latest technologies.  Researchers, engineers from industry, medical doctors, academics, and students are all welcome.  Vendor exhibitions will highlight the latest technologies, publications, and medical devices.

The ESB strongly supports the WCB, by its representation on the organising committee, and the ESB community is strongly integrated, with European scientists participating as keynote lecturers,  track and session chairs for the conference. The WCB aims to offer nearly 400 individual scientific sessions, therefore the congress provides a unique opportunity to experience the full breadth and depth of global biomechanics research. Traditional ESB activities will be given a specific focus at the congress, with plenary sessions dedicated to our awards program and our bi-annual General Assembly. Boston is convenient to reach from all major European airports and offers a unique venue for the WCB. We hope to see a strong support from the European biomechanics community and look forward to a stimulating 5 days of in-depth discussions and presentations.

For more information consult the congress website ( contact or

WCB REGISTRATION: When you register for WCB remember to state that you are a member of the European Society of Biomechanics. Select European Society of Biomechanics from the dropdown menu on the section of the form that asks ‘Primary Professional Society Affiliation’.  WCB only has one registration fee for all participants, regardless of any membership. For that reason, ESB is not able to offer any discount on the registration fee. The good news is that for ESB members who participate to the congress and who are in good standing (i.e. they have already paid their membership for 2014, either by having participated to ESB2013 in Patras, or by paying the membership fee by the end of this year), the membership fee up to the end of 2015 will be included in the congress registration fee.

Important dates:

November 15, 2013 – January 29, 2014 (Extended!)
Online abstract submission is open. Podium Presentations will be limited, so please submit early to the continuous review process.

February 15, 2014 – March 15, 2014
Review period for all podium papers and posters.

April 1, 2014
Last date for notification of acceptance for Podium or Poster  Presentation.


3rd Meeting of the Spanish National Chapter, 23-24th October 2013, Barcelona

The third Meeting of the Spanish National Chapter will be held in Barcelona during the 23rd -24th October 2013 at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Barcelona. The meeting will gather the Spanish members of the ESB who will have the opportunity to present their research.

During the 23rd October several courses will be held and, the meeting will be the 24th, where a special session of technology transfer in biomechanics, prizes and the renovation of the Council will take place.

More information about the Third Meeting of the ESB Spanish National Chapter is available at this web page.

Full University Professorship Biomechanics Position


Full University Professorship Biomechanics, Human Locomotion and Loading of the Musculoskeletal System


The Julius Wolff Institute for Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration within the CharitéCenter9 for Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery invites applications for the full university professorship position.


For more information please click on: JobOffer_W2-Biomechanik – englisch final

Deadline extended until the end of July

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