23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, 2-5th July, Seville, Spain

The 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics will be held at the Technical School of Engineering of the University of Seville. The building is located in the so-called “Isla de la Cartuja” (Cartuja´s Island), actually a peninsula between two branches of the Guadalquivir River. This “Island” was the location of the 1992 Universal Exposition and the venue occupies the former Central America´s Pavillion, which was refurbished to host the School of Engineering.

More than 600 abstracts have been submitted for review, including 27 Perspective Talks. The plenary speakers will be: Ellen Kuhl (University of Stanford), Walter Herzog (University of Calfary) and José Manuel García-Aznar (University of Zaragoza). Two pre-courses will be imparted on 2nd July, each one with two parts:

Course A: Modelling and Simulation of biological tissues and regeneration.

A1: Modelling of tissue regeneration (Morning)

A2: Modelling the mechanical behaviour of soft tissues (Afternoon)

Course B: OpenSim workshop.

B1: Basic Course – Data processing (Morning)

B2: Advanced Course – Muscle-driven simulations and optimal design.

More information about the pre-courses, plenary speakers, registration, social program and other interesting points may be found on the conference website.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Seville. The Technical School of Engineering is at 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and this will be a good opportunity to discover this historical city. Also, the venue is next to an amusement park, “Isla Mágica”, so that families are welcome too. The weather will be sunny (guaranteed). Do not forget your sunscreen!