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I can't believe it is that time of year again, but the National Biomechanics Day (NBD) will soon be upon us. Here is the update from NBD Founder, Paul DeVita:


Dear Friends and Colleagues in the International Society of Biomechanics,

National Biomechanics Day is entering its fifth year of introducing Biomechanics to high school students and their teachers. We have enjoyed showing our science to nearly 30,000 youngsters which we think will have a future impact on Biomechanics. 

National Biomechanics Day is a unique event because we all do it together. NBD provides a platform upon which we unite into one synchronized, worldwide celebration of Biomechanics. We hope you join us this year.

Thank you so much,


Paul DeVita, Ph.D.

Leroy T. Walker Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology and

Founder/Director, National Biomechanics Day

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For those of you who might be saving up for this big event, here is a bit of a teaser from the ISB President, Toni Arndt:

Sāo Paulo Brazil will host the next International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (i-FAB) meeting, to be held April 5-8, 2020. This is the first time South America has hosted i-FAB, in collaboration with the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. The focus of the presentations will be on several hot topics within Footwear/ Orthotics, Sports, Physiotherapy/Rehabilitation, Clinical Biomechanics, Foot and ankle Modeling, Orthopedics and Surgery. All related disciplines are encouraged to participate to enhance the largeness and depth of the meeting. Stay tuned for further updates!

The minutes of the 2017 General Assembly of the ISB will be considered at the General Assembly in Calgary on Saturday August 3, 2019. 

2017 General Assembly Minutes

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