Category Archives: Other Conferences and meetings

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.

CISM course – Skeletal Tissue Engineering Mechanics

SEPTEMBER 2013 – KMM-VIN – Skeletal Tissue Engineering Mechanics, with Links to Biology, Chemistry and Medicine

September 23, 2013 — September 27, 2013

Coordinators:

  • Christian Hellmich (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Aldo R. Boccaccini (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

http://www.cism.it/courses/C1312/

Tissue engineering is the use of cells and bio-chemical substances, in combination with engineering and materials methods, in order to restore, maintain, or improve the functioning of biological tissue. The material scientific and cell biological technologies used in contemporary tissue engineering have reached breathtaking sophistication. On the contrary, the current design process of tissue engineering (TE) scaffolds is still a pure trial and error approach. We propose that this conceptual weakness explains why reliable, safe TE solutions for the daily clinical use are the exception, rather than the rule. In fact, it is very complicated (if not impossible), even with tremendous input gained from sophisticated experimental work, to guess suitable combinations of the key design parameters (chemical composition, porosity, microstructural geometry, distribution of signalling factors and biological cells), which reflect a highly complex system of mutually coupled phenomena.
This is where the field of applied mechanics is expected to be of enormous help – and recent developments in latest years are planned to be disseminated to an interdisciplinary audience from civil and mechanical engineering, material science, biology, and biomedicine. In more detail, the lectures of the proposed course will cover topics concerning the key challenges of contemporary tissue engineering strategies, which result from (at least) two competing requirements: (i) the tissue engineering scaffolds must exhibit a sufficient mechanical competence, i.e. stiffness and strength comparable to natural bone. This relates to structural soundness; and (ii) within the living organism, it should be continuously resorbed and replaced by natural bone. This relates to the topic of bioresorbable scaffolds enabling internal growth of new tissue.
Thereby, bone tissue will be the key focus, since in this field, great progress has been made, not only in the fields of materials science and biology, but in particular in the field of applied and computational mechanics.
The course will gather experts from the fields of applied mechanics, biology, and chemistry, in order to give, in an unprecedented transdisciplinary fashion (normally, applied mechanicians are rather missing in the topic, than coordinating a joint educational effort), the cutting-edge view on what the up-to-date ingredients of tissue engineering for load-carrying organs are.
The course is addressed to all doctoral students, researchers, engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, and medical doctors interested in a novel, comprehensive approach to the understanding and improvement of the tissue engineering field, with special emphasis on mechanics of tissue engineering scaffolds and on the effect of mechanics on biological systems.

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:

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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
Website: http://www.esmac2013.com

 

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:

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3rd SIMBIO-M International Conference

16-18 September 2013

Coventry University, UK

Website:http://simbio-m.ifsttar.fr/pratique.php

 

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:

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


11-12November 2013
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
London, UK
Website: http://events.imeche.org/EventView.aspx?EventID=1916

 

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:

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NSpine 2013 – The Comprehensive Spine Course

5-8 September 2013
Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery,
Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK
Website: http://www.nspine.co.uk

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

 

11th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

Dear ESB member,

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

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2nd Call for Abstracts

11th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

http://cmbbe13.sci.utah.edu

April 3-6, 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah  USA

Chair:  Jeffrey Weiss, University of Utah

Co-Chair:  Gerard Ateshian, Columbia University

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS – December 14th, 2012

ACCEPTANCE OF ABSTRACTS – January 14th, 2013

Abstracts will be reviewed on a continuous basis to speed up the acceptance process.

We invite both new and previous participants of the CMBBE Symposia series to submit abstracts to the 2013 Symposium, which will be held in the United States for the first time!  We welcome submissions that focus on the topics listed below, as well as innovative developments in both theoretical and applied biosimulation.

 

SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR GENERAL SUBMISSIONS:

http://cmbbe13.sci.utah.edu/topics.html

 

SPECIAL SESSIONS AND WORKSHOPS:

We have programmed 14 Special Sessions and 3 Workshops as part of the Symposium.

http://cmbbe13.sci.utah.edu/sessions.html

 

SYMPOSIUM FORMAT:

  • 3 Plenary Talks and 27 Invited Talks by renowned international speakers
  • Oral and poster presentations by Contributing Authors
  • Special Sessions on emerging topics
  • Workshops
  • Software and medical technology exhibits by leading organizations
  • Substantial cash prizes for overall best research papers and posters
  • Students are strongly encouraged to attend, with a reduced student fee and 6 cash prizes for best student posters and presentations.
  • Free time in schedule on Thursday April 4 for skiing or to enjoy other local attractions.

 

PLENARY SPEAKERS:

We are pleased to announce that Professors Scott Delp from Stanford University, Suvranu De from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Andrew McCulloch from UC San Diego will be giving Plenary Talks at the Symposium.

 

CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:

Don Anderson (USA), Lynne E. Bilston (Australia), Tom Brown (USA), Estevam de las Casas (Brazil), Tim David (New Zealand), Suvranu De (Plenary Speaker, USA), Scott Delp (Plenary Speaker, USA), Manuel Doblare (Spain), Gabriele Dubini (Italy), Ahmet Erdemir (USA), Sam Evans (U.K.), Paulo R. Fernandes (Portugal), Thomas Franz (South Africa), Amit Gefen (Israel), Weiyong Gu (USA), Edward Guo (USA), Chris Jacobs (USA), Ellen Kuhl (USA), Jia Lu (USA), Andrew McCulloch (Plenary Speaker, USA), John Middleton (U.K.), James Moore (UK), Ralph Mueller (Switzerland), Glen Niebur (USA), Cees Oomens (Netherlands), Chris Peters (USA), Dominque P. Pioletti (Switzerland), Nigel Shrive (Canada), Wafa Skalli (France), Jos van der Sloten (Belgium), Marc Thiriet (France), Jonathan Vande Geest (USA), Pascal Verdonck (Belgium), Philippe K. Zysset (Switzerland)

 

VENUE:

The meeting will be held at the Marriott City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/slccc-salt-lake-city-marriott-city-center

We have negotiated substantially reduced rates for the symposium participants.  Rates for both single and double rooms are $139/night.

 

SYMPOSIUM FEES:

Student: $350

Regular/Presenter: $500

Late Fee (after February 17, 2013): $80

Accompanying person fee for Wednesday Reception and Friday Banquet: $250 total

There will be a discount of 10% on the registration fee for students and regular ESB members.

 

The symposium fees include admission to all sessions, Buffet Reception on the evening of April 3rd, the Symposium Banquet on the evening of April 6th, breakfast and lunch on 3 days and coffee breaks on 4 days, and an electronic copy of the Proceedings.

 

PREVIOUS PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings of the previous symposium can be found here: http://www.cmbbe2012.cf.ac.uk/.

5th Congress of the Hellenic (Greek) Society of Biomechanics

The Hellenic (Greek) Society of Biomechanics will have its 5th Congress at 28-29 September 2012, in Thessaloniki. The invited plenary speakers at our 5th Congress are:

Professor Thomas Buchanan, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, USA

Lecture title: “Neuromusculoskeletal models to estimate knee joint contact forces” and

Professor Nick Stergiou, Biomechanics – Health, Physical Education & Recreation, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

Lecture title: “A perspective on human movement variability: Implications for health and pathology

The Congress website is at http://elembio2012.web.auth.gr/web/

On behalf of the Organizing Committee and the HSB Council, I invite you to present your work at our Congress. The official language is Greek but English presentations are also welcomed.

The deadline for submitting your abstract has been extended to July 6, 2012. 

My best regards

Elissavet Rousanoglou – HSB president

 

25th October: 2nd Meeting of the Spanish National Chapter

Second meeting of the Spanish National Chapter

The second Meeting of the Spanish National Chapter will be held in Seville on 25th October 2012 at the ETS Ingenieros. The meeting will gather the Spanish members of the ESB who will have the opportunity to present their research. Moreover, two special sessions will be held: – A special session about technology transfer in biomechanics, in which companies and centers of technology are invited to present their work. – A round table involving clinicians and engineers/researchers in Biomechanics Both sessions aim at supporting technology transfer activities as a response to previous discussions at General Assembly of the Chapter in Zaragoza. More information about the second Meeting of the ESB Spanish National Chapter is available at:www.capituloesb.us.es

International Conference of the Polish Society of Biomechanics 2012

Polish biomechanics meeting  2012

16th-19th September 2012, Bialystok, Poland

The main objective of the 30th Anniversary Meeting of the Polish Biomechanics is to create an opportunity for researchers and practitioners engaged in the fields of biomechanics and biomedical engineering to meet, present the latest scientific achievements and discuss the actual problems. Taking into account the specific localization of Bialystok, situated close to the eastern boundary of the European Union, we hope that BIOMECHANICS 2012 will be a special occasion for promoting collaboration between researchers from eastern and western European countries.

Lectures presented by invited speakers, oral and poster sessions, exhibition of laboratory and clinical equipment, as well as a special workshop will be good opportunities for presenting the participants’ research, as well as for providing new stimuli for further activity. It is worth mentioning that the best papers presented during the conference will be published in the Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics (Indexed in: Current Contents, Medline, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Index Copernicus, Thomson Reuters: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Journal Citation Reports).

Conference website: www.biomechanics2012.pb.edu.pl/