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Following the ISB Council Election 2009, these are the new elected members.

President elect: Ton van den Bogert, Ph.D. Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University,

President: Julie Steele, Professor, Faculty of Health & Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong

Past-President: Walter Herzog, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Darren Stefanyshyn, Associate Professor, Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary.

Veronique Feipel, Associate Professor, Anatomy and Research Methodology, Institute for Motor Sciences and Institute of Pharmacy.

John Challis, Biomechanics Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University

Toni Arndt, Associate Professor, Biomechanics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Genevieve Dumas. Professor, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.

Andy Cresswell. Professor, School of Human Movement Studies and Division of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland.

Marco Vaz. Professor, Physical Education, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Krystyna Gielo-Perczak. Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Massachusetts

David Lloyd. Associate Professor, School of Sports Science, Exercise and Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Robert van Deursen. Director of Physiotherapy and of Research at the School of Healthcare Studies, Cardiff University

Student member: Allison Gruber, PhD student, Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts


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 Biomechanics Yellow Pages have been updated and redesigned to make it easier to submit entries and keep up to date.  See new main menu link or click Biomechanics Yellow Pages .

tk_logo4c_300.jpg We are pleased to announce that Tekscan has kindly donated and shipped a MATSCAN FREE OF CHARGE for the biomechanics group at Los Andes University in Merida-Venezuela.

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We are still in shock that our friend and colleague, Alex Stacoff, is not with us anymore. Due to a cardiac problem, he died while running, his favorite leisure-time activity.

Alex was born in Zürich, Switzerland in 1950. He had a teacher's degree when he started his academic career at the Biomechanics Laboratory in 1975, initially as a research assistant... (continued, click read more, below)

The XXII Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from July 5-9, 2009.  Read more here


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Check out the ISB Mentoring Program !

This group has been created with the purpose of providing student members with an easy way to interact, discuss biomechanics, post news and information about meetings as well as any other relevant information that you would like to share with your fellow biomechanics students around the world. The group was created 2 days ago and already 23 Student Members has joined and posted information!

All active ISB student members received an invitation through email to join this group; however if you have not received an email or recently became an ISB student member and would like to join, please email Ediuska Laurens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..