The latest news from the ESB Italian Chapters is summarized in this section.
The recent activities of the Italian Chapter have focused on the organization of upcoming annual national meeting, which will be held in Pavia on June 27. The event is an official part of the conference of the National Bioengineering Group (GNB), which is the reference event for bioengineers in Italy (http://gnb2014.unipv.it). The meeting of the Italian Chapter of the ESB will be in fact the closing session of the GNB conference, collecting thus the interest in biomechanics also from members of the other association. Almost 30 abstracts have been submitted from several research groups, confirming the interest for the biomechanics and for the national ESB Chapter. The meeting plans to host up to 10 oral presentations, including the winner of the award sponsored by Simulia Italia, which is kindly supporting the event. The institution of such an award proves the potential extra-academic attractiveness of the event.
The Italian Chapter is also endorsing other national events such as the annual conference of the Italian Society for Experimental Stress Analysis, AIAS (http://www.aiasnet.it), which will incorporate a session dedicated to biomechanics.