International Society of Biomechanics
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The Footwear Biomechanics Group, a technical group of the International Society of Biomechanics, would like to invite you to attend the IX Footwear Biomechanics Symposium, in Stellenbosch on July 10 - 12, 2009.

Registration is now available online. Early registration fees apply till May 15th. Please follow the link below to the registration page:

The symposium will offer invited keynotes by Dr. Peter Cavanagh, Dr. Benno Nigg, and Dr. Martyn Shorten. Additional highlights also include an invited Soccer Footwear session organized by Thorsten Sterzing to coincide with the upcoming World Cup in South Africa. Also, to celebrate his retirement, Bart van Gheluwe has agreed to give a personal overview on "Foot Biomechanics and Podiatry: Research Meets the Clinical World".

There will be more than 60 oral and poster presentations in the symposium on a range of topics:
- fit
- pressure distribution
- running
- comfort
- gait
- impact
- stability
- etc.

Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Darren Stefanyshyn
Chairperson, Footwear Biomechanics Group

FBG website:
Symposium website: