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International Shoulder Group

Welcome to the webpage of the International Shoulder Group! Here you can find information about our conferences, and resources related to shoulder biomechanics.

Please get in touch on any of our social media channels, or by contacting our board members. 


Our next conference ISG 2021 will take place in Delft, Netherlands. We are currently finalizing details in light of the ongoing global COVID pandemic.

The organizers of ISG encourage the submission of abstracts on the entire spectrum of shoulder-related research and clinical application, including but not limited to glenohumeral kinematics/kinetics, clinical case studies, rehabilitation, ergonomics, musculoskeletal and orthopedic mechanics, prosthetics, cellular, molecular and tissue mechanics, imaging, motor control, computational modeling and simulation, and sports.

Please see the conference website for important dates and to submit your abstract.


Clark Dickerson (Chair)

University of Waterloo, Canada.

Gretchen Oliver

Auburn University, Alabama, USA.

Katherine Saul

North Carolina State University, North Carolina, USA.

Stefan van Drongelen

Orthopaedic University Hospital Friedrichsheim, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Meghan Vidt

Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA.

Martin Warner

University of Southampton, UK.


2018 Rochester, Minnesota, USA

2016 Winterthur, Switzerland

2014 Waterloo, Canada

2012 Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

2008 Bologna, Italy

2006 Chicago, USA

2004 Estoril, Portugal

2002 Cleveland, Ohio, USA

2000 Newcastle, UK

1999 Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1997 Delft, The Netherlands


Become an ISG member

What is ISG

The International Shoulder Group (ISG) is a collaboration of mostly biomechanically oriented research groups, whose main interest is in the shoulder. The ISG has been a Technical Group of the International Society of Biomechanics since 1999. The ISG aims to enhance shoulder research by creating a platform for discussion and the exchange of information, software and data.

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