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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

Corporate members of the ESB:

AMTI force and motion logo
Beta CAE logo
BoB Biomechanics logo
Materialise logo
Nobel Biocare logo