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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 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

7th World Congress of Biomechanics7th World Congress on Biomechanics
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.

ESMAC2013 – 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children


Dear ESB member,

I would like to attract your attention to the upcoming ESB-endorsed event:


ESMAC2013 – 22nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children

2-7 September 2013
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow, Scotland, UK


The ESB members will have the same discount as the ESMAC members. 


3rd SIMBIO-M International Conference


Dear ESB member,

I would like to attract your attention to the upcoming ESB-endorsed event:


3rd SIMBIO-M International Conference

16-18 September 2013

Coventry University, UK



There will be a discount of 15% on the registration fee for ESB members.


IMechE: ‘Knee surgery and rehabilitation in 2013: How engineering is driving improved treatment?’


Dear ESB member,

I would like to attract your attention to the upcoming ESB-endorsed event:


IMechE: ‘Knee surgery and rehabilitation in 2013: How engineering is driving improved treatment?’

11-12November 2013
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
London, UK


There will be a discount of 20% on the registration fee for ESB members.


NSpine 2013 – The Comprehensive Spine Course


Dear ESB member,

I would like to attract your attention to the upcoming ESB-endorsed event:


NSpine 2013 – The Comprehensive Spine Course

5-8 September 2013
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery,
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

There will be a discount of 15% on the registration fee for ESB members.


Call for Abstracts ESB2013 Patras-Greece

Call for Abstracts: Deadline January 31st, 2013


The European Society of Biomechanics cordially invites you to attend the 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB) which will be held in Patras, a beautiful commercial hub located in northern Peloponnese. The meeting will cover all the ESB’s core topics while including emerging research areas in which much new and exciting biomechanics research is taking place.

The event will open on Sunday, August 25th, with two pre ­courses of interest to graduate students, post-docs, and young researchers: Wavelet analysis of biological signals and Nanomechanics of cells-tissues-biomaterials. The main Congress programme will span from Monday, August 26th to Wednesday, August 28th and will feature different tracks of presentations from delegates. Plenary sessions are planned to address current challenges in biomechanics research, and to provide valuable insight into the ever-increasing importance of collaborative research. Confirmed plenary speakers include Prof. Reinhard Blickhan, Prof. Evan Evans, and Prof. Peter Kohl. Based on the previous editions, it is expected that the ESB2013 Congress will have a strong impact on the development of biomechanics, identifying emerging areas of research, promoting the collaboration between participants and industry members, providing information on interdisciplinary programs, EU funding opportunities and biomechanical education programs.

Key Dates

January 31st, 2013: Submission of abstracts
March 31st, 2013: Notification of abstracts
May 30th, 2013: Early registration deadline

Abstract submission

Authors are invited to submit their contirbutions on any of the congress topics. The submission of abstracts and congress registration should be performed via the website

Conference proceedings will be published online at the ESB webpage.

Registration fees

Early registration until the 30th of May is advised to benefit from the congress reduced fee. The registration fee covers admission to the scientific sessions, congress bag with proceedings, coffee breaks and light lunches, cheese & wine evenings, and welcome reception. The Congress registration fee also includes a One-year ESB membership, valid until the end of 2014 (for ESB members who have paid their 2013 membership fee) or the end of 2013 (for non-members willing to apply for ESB membership, under the condition that it is approved by the ESB Council); more information will be available during registration. More detailed information available at the Congress webpage.

Social Events

The opening ceremony, on Sunday evening will include a cultural event along with appropriate presentation and a nice reception.
Monday evening-night a “student event” with appropriate food-drinks-music-dancing will take place near the congress site, in the open.
Special excursions/tours, pre- and post-congress can be arranged by the professional organizers (details in the webpage).
The congress gala dinner is expected to be a “real” SYMPOSIUM.

ESB2013 Conference Organising Committee:

  • Yannis Missirlis (UPAT-BEL)
  • George Athanassiou (UPAT-BEL)
  • Despina Deligianni (UPAT-BEL)
  • Dimosthenis Mavrilas (UPAT-BEL)
  • Georgios Michanetzis (UPAT-BEL)
  • Elissavet Rousanoglou (HSB)
  • Paulo R. Fernandes, ESB Council member