As November draws to a close, we’re now gearing up for the much-awaited Christmas vacation, and we’re thrilled to be back to share some exciting updates with you!
Again, please enjoy our updated website and do not miss the latest news!
In this newsletter, you will discover:
- News on ESB 2024;
- Abstract Submission;
- ESB 2024 Awards;
- Perspective talks;
- Call for Bids ESB 2027;
- ESB Mobility award;
- Social Networks;
- Open position for Committees;
- News from the ESB Journal Club;
- News from ESB National Chapters.
Bernardo Innocenti, Chair of the Publication Committee
ESB 2024 News
Abstract Submission for the 29th ESB Congress Is Now Open!
The ESB 2024 Congress provides an exceptional platform for advancing the field of biomechanics and fostering collaborations. Don’t miss the chance to present your research and contribute to the scientific program!
Abstracts Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024
Abstracts Review Notifications: March 31, 2024
Ensure your abstract aligns with the submission requirements outlined on our website: www.esbiomech2024.org/abstracts/
ESB 2024 Awards:
As part of the ESB commitment to acknowledge and support excellence in the field, we invite you to apply for one of the ESB awards available for this year.
For more info on the award: https://esbiomech2024.org/awards/
Perspective talks can still be submitted until November 30, 2024!
ESB 2024 Congress is also offering sponsorship opportunities! If you want to gain more brand visibility and connect with key opinion leaders in the field, you can reach out to us at email@example.com
Further details on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available on the congress website: bit.ly/ESB2024sponsor
We are preparing an existing programme including a diverse scientific programme, podium and poster sessions, interactive and mentoring sessions, engaging student activities and social networking events. Stay tuned for more information!
ESB council members & ESB 2024 Organizers
We look forward to meeting again with old friends and colleagues in the beautiful city of Edinburgh!
Call for Bids ESB 2027
The ESB invites proposals for the organization of its annual congress in 2025. If you would like to host and organize the 2027 ESB congress and wish to prepare and submit a bid, please read the conference rules.
Interested members can contact or send a proposal/bid to Prof. Michele Conti, Chair of the Meetings and External Affairs Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org),
The deadline for bid submission (first step) to organize the ESB 2027 is 15 December 2023
Michele Conti, Chair of the Meetings and External Affairs Committee
ESB Education and Student Committee
Did you miss the webinar of Prof. Dieter Pahr about how to use Python to automate execution of scripts for image processing, meshing, FEA and post processing?
You can rewatch it here: https://esbiomech.org/student-section/esb-webinars/
ESB Mobility Award
Want to strengthen your international network? Are you thinking of a visit abroad?
Check out the ESB mobility awards: https://esbiomech.org/student-section/esb-mobility-award/
Also open for postdocs!
Deadline 3 May 2024!
ESB Social Networks
Don’t forget to check our social networks where we post the latest news and job offers:
Do you know of a repository, software or conference interesting for the ESB community? Let us know!
Contact us (https://esbiomech.org/student-section/) if you have any job to be advertised.
Aurélie Carlier, Chair of ESB Education and Student Committee
ESB – Open Positions for Committees – We need you!!!
Call for expression of interest from volunteers to participate in science communication committee
To support our initiatives, there is a call for volunteers (from postdoc onwards) willing to volunteer in organizing future science communication events, including those from the working groups. This committee will meet regularly and support the activities of the ESB science communication responsible in close collaboration with the ESB council.
Interested in science communication and fond of biomechanics? – Participate!
Please feel free to contact me by email (email@example.com), sending your short CV and motivational statement.
Join the Diversity, Inclusion and Membership committee
Do you want to support broad initiatives on Diversity and Inclusion within the Society? We have created a Diversity, Inclusion and Membership committee which we would like to be representative of the diverse membership of the Society. The committee will be responsible to develop and implement a Diversity and Inclusion action plan for the Society, working closely with the ESB council.
Participate by completing the short form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfeMozLL1AiNatT_oo6LecJHuP5z_YKYvu1MW1Gavo-rWzEOQ/viewform
Marlène Mengoni, Chair of the Diversity-Inclusion and Membership Committee
Outline of Journal Club
Don’t miss out the second online ESB journal club – December 7th 2023 at 4PM (CET)! After a first edition in 2022, we are organising the second online journal club in which an ESB student member will present her recently published work. This will be followed by a ‘meet the author’ session during which you will get the chance to interact with the author.
For this second edition, we are happy to announce the speaker and the paper she will present:
- Anna Ramella, Applicability assessment for in-silico patient-specific TEVAR procedures. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2022
A short pitch of the paper will be published on the ESB Youtube channel before the Journal Club https://www.youtube.com/c/ESBiomech
The link to attend the session will be available shortly on https://esbiomech.org/esb-journal-club
Ilse Jonkers, Chair of the Scientific Communications Committee
News from ESB National Chapters
News from ESB-ITA
The XII Annual Meeting of the Italian Chapter of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB-ITA), organized by Politecnico di Torino, took place in Turin (Italy) on 18-19 September 2023. The large number of received abstracts (105) and attendees (146) made it a vibrant and enriching opportunity for all the Italian ESB community.With 6 keynote speakers of which 3 international (and 2 of them shared in streaming and freely available), the congress provided an in-depth overview of the current Biomechanics research, from molecular to organ level. The Congress was also an opportunity for ESB-ITA to tighten the collaboration with the associations ERC in Italy and GBMA AIMETA. During the congress, the ESB-ITA Master Thesis Award 2023 was awarded and 12 awards were presented. The congress was supported by 14 sponsors, by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, and by the ESB Council.
Moreover, during the congress, the new ESB-ITA Executive Board for the years 2023-25 was elected, and it is composed by: Alessio Gizzi, Giulia Luraghi, and Diana Massai.
Collection of pictures from the XII Annual Meeting of ESB-ITA held in Turin.
The Italian Chapter of ESB just launched a novel initiative to involve more and more young scientists in the organisation’s activities. Three working groups (WG) have been proposed:
WG Communication, Manager: Giulia Luraghi
Purpose: The Communication WG will take care of all dissemination and communication actions internally and externally, such as: membership promotion (new members and renewals), communication/promotion of the chapter’s activities, communication/promotion of the activities of the other WGs, organisation of online seminars for members only, management of channels (X, website, Linkedin, Newsletter).
WG Mentoring, Manager: Diana Massai
Purpose: The Mentoring WG will have as its objective the creation of opportunities for interaction and comparison between senior and junior researchers, in order to create an orientation/support network that promotes the professional growth of Italian researchers affiliated to ESB- ITA. The planned actions will concern: meeting initiatives (in person or virtual) for mentoring actions between national members; invitations to senior researchers to share their experience and professional path; organisation of events/workshops/meetings with winners, reviewers and/or financiers of funded projects (e.g. Marie Curie, ERC, etc.) dedicated to illustrating the calls for proposals and promoting the writing of proposals; etc.
WG Networking, Manager: Alessio Gizzi
Purpose: The Networking WG will have as its objective the strengthening and development of shared actions with other scientific societies, such as: the definition of a network of contacts with other national ESB chapters, mutual participation in conferences, the definition of invitations aimed at multidisciplinarity and mutual exchange, the establishment of dedicated prizes, the organisation of joint schools/seminars/information events, etc.
Michele Conti, Chair of the Meetings and External Affairs Committee