News from the ESB Italian Chapter

The 5th Meeting of the ESB Italian Chapter was held in Milan on June, 5th.  For the first time, the meeting was a stand-alone event, i.e. not in conjunction with any other congress. The meeting was a great success: more than 60 registered participants; 14 oral and 22 poster presentations; a Workshop by Materialise and the presentation of “The Living Heart Project” by Abaqus/Simulia Dassault Sistèmes. Moreover, the best oral (Giorgio Mattei) and best poster (Michele Marino) presentations were awarded, and the first edition of the student award “Premi di Laurea ESB-ITA 2015” for master thesis in biomechanics was presented.

The executive board was renewed, confirming the former members Michele Conti and Diego Gallo, and electing Michele Marino as new president of the chapter (Luca Cristofolini, was confirmed in the ExBo as he serves in the Council of the ESB). The executive board thanks Federica Boschetti, outgoing member, who decided to not run for re-election, but whose contribution in these years has been really valuable.

The meeting gave the chance to discuss about the state of the Italian Chapter and to promote future initiative. Among these, the new twitter account @esb_ita is highlighted. Follow us!

The organization of the 2016 meeting of the ESB-ITA has already started. Following the positive interaction in 2014, the meeting will be organized in collaboration with the National Bioengineering Group (GNB) and it is planned to take place in Naples at the end of June 2016.