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The National Biomechanics Day in 2017 was a huge success, with >7,000 high school students attending biomechanics labs all over the world. Well done to Paul DeVita, the founder of NBD, for pulling this together.

The third National Biomechanics Day will be held on April 11, 2018, and we encourage biomechanists around the globe to get together and celebrate our science by hosting an event in your local community. You can register your interest in hosting an event here.

The minutes of the 2015 General Assembly of the ISB will be considered at the General Assembly in Brisbane on Thursday 27 July 2017. 

2015 General Assembly Minutes

The 8th World Congress of Biomechanics will be held in Dublin, 8-12 July 2018, and the International Society of Biomechanics will be well represented at the meeting. Following on from our successful ISB Congress, we hope to see many ISB members at the world congress next year. Our President-Elect, Professor Tony Arndt will be giving the ISB Sponsored Plenary and past president, Prof Julie Steele will also be giving a Plenary talk. 

The call for abstracts to the WCB is now open and abstract submissions close Dec 19. We hope to see a good turnout of ISB members in Dublin next year.

ISB-EDC membership is now available at a reduced fee. Please visit the Subscriptions & Renewals page for details.

Dr. José Acero invited Andrea Hemmerich, EDC Project Officer, to present a seminar about the ISB-EDC Program at the 2nd International Congress of Applied and Sports Biomechanics (ICB) in Medellín, Colombia. Andrea connected live via webcast and answered questions on how the ISB could support biomechanics research in Latin America. The Colombian Association of Biomechanics was formed at this meeting; we are anticipating future affiliation of this society with the ISB. Thanks to Dr. Felipe Carpes for support and to Dr. Acero for organizing as well as English-Spanish translation throughout this presentation.

The Call for Applications for the EDC Congress Travel Grant in order to attend the XXV ISB Congress in Glasgow, Scotland, is now open. Please see the Application Instructions below for further details.

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This a reminder that the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics is being held in Boston, USA, from July 6-11. WCB is an international meeting held once every four years, rotating among Europe, Asia and the Americas. The 7th WCB will once again bring together bioengineers, biomechanists, life scientists and medical researchers from around the world for 5 days of in-depth discussions and presentations. The ISB has major role at the WCB and and there are number ISB based sessions, including the ISB Motor Control I and II, Footwear-Force, Footwear-Muscle, Footwear-Move, Footwear-Foot, and the ISB Presidential Symposiums. Make sure you are attending WCB2014 and also attend all the ISB Session.

ISB members discussed strategic initiatives on which the ISB should focus to better develop biomechanics programs in EDC regions during a morning session at the ISB2013 Congress. Outcomes from this professional workshop, in which participants from both EDC and non-EDC academic institutions were represented, are detailed in a report that can be downloaded by members here.

An EDC Meet & Greet luncheon is being organized during the ISB2013 Congress in Natal, Brazil! This networking opportunity will allow you to learn more about our program and support collaborations promoting biomechanics worldwide. To find out more about the EDC Meet & Greet, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., EDC Project Officer.

A complete report of the recent ISB visit to the Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologists (TATCOT) is now available for download. Please also visit the TATCOT Project webpage for recent developments and more information.