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It is with pleasure that we advise you of the results of the recent 2019-2021 ISB Executive Council elections. Almost 40% of the active membership voted – a good ‘turn-out’, and comparable to past years. Those elected were:

President-Elect: Alberto Leardini (IT)

2019-2021 Council:    

  Jacqueline Alderson (AU)

  Thor Besier (NZ)

  Katherine Boyer (US)

  Dario Cazzola (UK)

  Elizabeth Clarke (AU)

  Tim Derrick (US)

  Janet Dufek (US)

  Daniel Hahn (DE)

  Glen Lichtwark (AU)

  Jennifer Shin (KR)

Student Representative: Megan Smidebush (US)

 

Kind regards,

Graeme A. Wood (on behalf of ISB Past-President Andrew Cresswell)

BOOM Episode 16 is live! Melissa Boswell and Hannah O'Day talk to Prof Deanna Gates from the University of Michigan.

 

 

 

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!

TGCS 2019 is an upcoming symposium organized by International Society of Biomechanics members and its technical group partners that focuses on computer simulation in biomechanics. Keynote speakers include Wendy Murray (Northwestern University) and Ilse Jonkers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven). The meeting will take place in beautiful Canmore, Canada from 28 to 30 July 2019. 

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

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.