We are pleased to present our 2016 Spring Newsletter with the latest ESB news, additional contributions of our awarded researchers, and of our corporate members.
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Message from the President
40 years of the European Society of Biomechanics
I am very excited to be writing my last president’s letter at such a milestone in our Society. The ESB has now been going strong for 40 years. We were established in 1976 in Brussels by a group of ‘founding fathers’ (and mothers!) listed here: [LINK https://esbiomech.org/welcome-to-the-european-society-of-biomechanics-esbiomech/history-and-goals-of-the-esb/]. We should thank these members for their vision and persistence, most of them continued to manage and be involved in the council for many, many years after the inaugural meeting. From those modest beginnings the society has blossomed into the 1000 member strong family that we are today.
Socialise in Lyon
We are an open and friendly society where the senior members are available to nurture young people and create networks. We must make sure that the new super-sized society and congress delegate numbers and the workload of our members does not inhibit the potential for young members to interact with their more experienced (not older!) colleagues. Of course the best place to interact and form networks will be at the upcoming congress in Lyon where our hosts have planned an existing menu of social activities starting with a reception to celebrate the anniversary of ESB and the Société de Biomécanique on the evening of Sunday 10th July.
Send us your news:
At ESB we would be happy to disseminate news of large European research projects relevant to biomechanics. Take advantage of the open access dissemination opportunity being provided to you as a member. Similarly you may have an opinion piece that doesn’t quite fit any journal’s remit, send it to us and we can get the debate going.
Volunteer for the Council:
We recently released the call for nominations for council candidates [LINK to call], these are extremely active and influential positions. The council consists of 10 members who all provide input into our decisions as well as taking care of their particular sphere of council business. I urge anyone with enthusiasm for Biomechanics in Europe and idea about how to push the society forward in this difficult political and economic climate to stand for election.
On wards and upwards:
Finally, I would like to thank you for enabling me to work for the ESB for 8 years. I owe pivotal moments in my career to this society and it was a privilege to be able to be involved in maintaining and expanding the opportunities we offer to early career researchers.
22nd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, 10-13th July, Lyon, France
The 22st Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics will be held at the Cité des Congrès of Lyon. More than 400 podium presentations and 200 posters will be presented. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest research in Biomechanics!
Don’t miss the regular registration deadline (16th June). More than 500 participants have already registered.
Information about the pre-courses, plenary speakers, registration, social program and other interesting points may be found on the conference website.
ESB award announcements
A number of awards will be presented at the 22nd ESB Congress in Lyon, including the Perren Award, the Clinical Biomechanics Award, the Best Doctoral Thesis and the Student Award.
Save the Date ESB 2017, Seville
The 23rd ESB Congress will take place at the Higher Technical School of Engineering of the University of Seville, from the 2nd to the 5th of July 2017. This will be the first ESB congress to be held in Spain.
Save the Date ESB 2018, Dublin
The 24th ESB Congress will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin in Ireland within the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics from July 8-12, 2018 (http://wcb2018.com/).
Endorsed Meeting announcements
The ESB endorses the following meetings in 2016. It offers reduced fees for ESB members.
5th International Conference on Micro and Nano Flows (MNF2016)
11-14 September 2016
EORS2016- European Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
14-16 September 2016
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy
CMBBE2016 – The 14th International Symposium Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
20-22 September 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
Barcelona VPH Summer School 2016
30 May – 3 June 2016
6th Meeting of the Italian Chapter of the ESB
22 June 2016
7-8 November 2016
7th Congress of the Portuguese Society of Biomechanics
10-11 February 2017
In this newsletter we are happy to share the stories of two of our previous ESB mobility award winners, Niklas König from Switzerland and Kenneth Smale from Canada. They have both recently returned from their academic exchange.
If you are a student, don’t miss the social evening and the lunch seminar at the upcoming ESB congress in Lyon.
Total membership is over 1000 (1037 members in total). 90 new members joined us since Autumn 2015!
At the time of this newsletter, approximately 60% of our society members are in good standing, having paid their membership dues for 2016. Thank you to all who have paid, and for those who have not yet paid, please consider this a gentle reminder to log onto the esbiomech.org webpage to pay your dues. Remember that only members in good standing qualify for a reduction in the registration fee for the ESB2016 conference in Lyon, among other benefits.
Motivated by its mission of fostering research in the science of biomechanics in Italy, ESB-ITA is supporting the organization of two main upcoming events: 1) the annual meeting of the chapter; 2) the first edition of the ESB-ITA thematic conference.
The Spanish National Chapter held its fifth meeting in Madrid on 20th November at the Escuela Técnica superior de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).
Please note that any ESB active or student member in good standing and affiliated to an organization located in Austria/Italy/Spain is also a rightful member of the Austrian/Italian/Spanish National Chapter of the ESB. The same applies to corporate members whose legal site is located in Austria/Italy/Spain, and to honorary and senior members who are resident in Austria/Italy/Spain. ESB members of Austrian/Italian/Spanish nationality, but working or resident in other countries, can also join the Chapter by sending a request to the President of the Chapter.
News from our members
Normal and High Loading of the Hip Joint – A Comprehensive Data Collection
The group of Georg Bergmann at the Julius Wolff Institute in Berlin has published in Plos One a report on average and high loads acting at the hip joint. The publication plus many additional data summarize telemetric force and moment measurements in ten subjects during the most frequent strenuous activities of daily living. Numerical data and diagrams are provided for the single subjects as well as for their average. The authors hope that this most comprehensive and systematic data collection will become a standard reference for many biomechanical investigations regarding the natural hip joint and its replacement. The publication and all data can be downloaded from www.OrthoLoad.com (“News” and “TestLoads”).
Corporate member’s news
Three of our corporate members have a contribution for this Spring Newsletter.
- AMTI present their “Force & Motion Foundation 2016-2017 $10,000 Scholarship” and the “Quarterly $500 Academic Travel Scholarships for Scientific Posters and Podium Presentation Abstracts”
- Delsys present their latest EMG system (Trigno IM)
- Materialise presents the Mimics Innovation Awards