ESBiomech Newsletter Autumn 2018

We are pleased to present the Autumn 2018 news updates from the European Society of Biomechanics. A lot has happened concerning the Biomechanics community during the last six months and the most important things are summarized in this newsletter. All members are invited to actively contribute information to this newsletter and to the ESB website in general. Let me know of anything of general interest, scientific articles, advertisements, upcoming meetings or particular items of discussion.

Dieter Pahr – publication.chair@esbiomech.org

From the President

As many of you know I was appointed to the ESB presidency at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin this July. It was a great honour to take this position. Mainly, because I am the first Spanish ESB president, second womanfemale (after Gwen Reilly) and it took place after the first ESB meeting held in Spain (Seville 2017).

Maria Angeles Pérez Ansón, ESB president

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Remembering Christopher Rae Jacobs 1965-2018

At the World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin we mourned the loss of Professor Christopher Jacobs who passed away just a few days before the congress on 1st July 2018. He was born in 1965 and this year should have been a great time for both his career and his family life. Sadly, he lost his life due to cancer a few days before his baby girl was born – Rae Christina Jacobs. Many words have been said about Chris at the World congress, and since then, within the many scientific communities of which he was a part. Here we would like to highlight his special relationship with the European Society of Biomechanics.

Gwendolen Reilly ESB president 2014-2016.

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25th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, 7 – 10 July 2019, Vienna, Austria – Call for Abstract Submission

We are pleased to announce the 25th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB 2019) to be organized in Vienna, Austria on July 7-10, 2019. ESB 2019 is jointly organized by Prof. Philipp THURNER (TU Wien), Prof. Dieter PAHR (TU Wien & Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences), and Prof. Christian HELLMICH (TU Wien). The congress itself will take place at the University of Vienna which is located in the centre of the city.

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their latest research for capturing and discussing the science at the forefront of biomechanics in a mix of oral and poster presentations.  Abstracts have to be submitted online through the congress website by January 31, 2019. Further information and templates are available here.

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New ESB Council

President: Maria Ángeles Pérez Ansón
Vice President and Awards Committee: Luca Cristofolini
Secretary-General: Markus Heller
Treasurer: Harry van Lenthe
Scientific Communications Committee: Sara Checa
Meetings Committee: David Mitton
Meetings WebPortal Committee: Mark Thompson
Membership & External Affairs Committee: Jérôme Noailly
Publication Committee: Dieter Pahr
Education and Student Committee: Enrico Dall’Ara

ESB Award Announcements

Prizes and Honours Awarded during WCB 2018 in Dublin

We once again congratulate all the awardees for their important scientific contributions. To have an overview of the Prizes and Honours Awarded at the WCB in Dublin in July 2018.

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Call for applications for the Prizes and Honours for ESB 2019

Please be aware of the open call for nominations for the Huiskes Medal (deadline: 1 December 2018).
Moreover, the following awards will be presented at the upcoming ESB congress in Vienna, 2019: Best Doctoral Thesis Award, Student Award, Best Poster Award, as well as many Travel Awards. The deadline for all these awards coincides with the abstract submission deadline for the yearly ESB Congress (31 January 2019). For all awards based on conference abstract, please ensure you check the submission box during abstract submission and submit the additional required documents. In Vienna we will also announce the winners of the Mobility awards, which can be submitted until the 31st May 2019.

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ESB Education and Student News

Student’s corner

Since the WCB held in Dublin in July 2018 Enrico Dall’Ara has been appointed the new chair of the Education and student committee.
We decided to extend the committee also to postdocs in order to better cover the activities of the committee, which will also help the dissemination of news in the social network platforms of the ESB. It was great to see a lot of interest from younger members of the society to join the student committee. 

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Membership News

The ESB membership is continuously growing, and despite the fact that registration fees for the World Congress of Biomechanics in Dublin could not include new ESB membership, total membership has increased since Spring 2018. Now, our society counts with 1345 members!

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Treasurer’s Report

The financial report for 2017 was approved by the Financial Auditors, Monique Donkerwolcke and Paulo Fernandes, in April 2018. It was presented by the former Treasurer, Luca Cristofolini, at the General Assembly in Dublin. He also presented the projections for 2018. A negative balance of 2’500 Euro is foreseen, which constitutes 6% of the total expected expenses for 2018. The report and the projections were approved by the General Assembly. Jérôme Noailly

Corporate News

Beta CAE Systems: From reality to virtuality

Turn the key to 3D-modeling from CT-data of physical objects
Addressing the need of contemporary industry to embed new approaches, such as the integration of Computer Tomography (CT) data into the simulation processes, BETA CAE Systems brings forth a new software named RETOMO.

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