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05-08-2001, 12:53 AM
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Registration in now open!!!
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Dear Colleague,
You are invited to join colleagues from Austria, Russia, Singapore,
Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands,
Switzerland, Israel, USA, Canada, and across the UK, who will be
presenting that the 1st Salford International Conference on

BIOMECHANICS OF THE LOWER LIMB IN
HEALTH, DISEASE AND REHABILITATION
September 10-12th 2001
University of Salford, England

KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
Professor J J O ‘Connor - ‘Modelling knee and ankle replacement’.
Dr Hermie Hermens- ‘European recommendations on measurement
and processing of surface EMG’.
James Robb - ‘The relevance of gait analysis to clinical practice’.
Professor Ian Swain - ‘Functional Electrical Stimulation – from
research into clinical practice’.

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This three day international conference will bring together
researchers from the fields of bioengineering, gait analysis,
prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation and clinical research, to create
a unique forum for the dissemination and discussion of current
research in this field.

Registration is now open and the early bird rate has been extended
until June 30th. Details of accommodation at the university are
available at the conference web site, as is the registration form.
Any queries should be directed to:

Mrs Janice Fletcher, University of Salford, Allerton Building A115,
Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6PU, United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 0161 295 7014
Fax: (+44) 0161 295 2432
Email: j.fletcher@salford.ac.uk
Web: http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics2001


The conference programme will be posted onto the web site in two
weeks.

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS
Professor J J O ‘Connor - ‘Modelling knee and ankle replacement’.
Professor J J O ‘Connor is Professor of Engineering Science and
Director of the Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Centre, University
of Oxford, England. He has an international reputation for his
pioneering research, and his interests include modelling of the
knee and ankle, and the design of knee and ankle prostheses.

Dr Hermie Hermens- ‘European recommendations on measurement
and processing of surface EMG’.
Dr Hermie Hermens is technical director of Roessingh Research
and Development, a private research institute in The Netherlands,
with strong links to the University of Twente and Roessingh
Rehabilitation Centre. His main interests are in surface EMG and
functional electrical stimulation. He participated in over 15
European projects in these areas. He co-ordinates the SENIAM
project (Surface EMG for Non-Invasive Assessment of Muscles)
focussed on the development of recommendations for surface EMG
measurements and signal processing.

James Robb - ‘The relevance of gait analysis to clinical practice’.
James Robb is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Edinburgh
and has a clinical and research interest in neuromuscular disorders
in adults and children. He is currently Chairman of the European
Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children and an
Associate Editor for “Gait and Posture”.

Professor Ian Swain - ‘Functional Electrical Stimulation – from
research into clinical practice’.
Professor Ian Swain is Professor of Clinical Engineering at
Bournemouth University, England, and a Consultant Biomedical
Engineer at Salisbury Hospital. He has extensive experience is
functional electrical stimulation work, including innovative work in
the development of the Odstock Drop Foot Stimulator and the
integration of FES systems into clinical practice.

University of Salford
The University of Salford has over 20,000 graduate and post
graduate students and a reputation for creative engagement with
industry and consumers. The University is proud of its links with
health care services throughout the UK and Europe and its high
quality training of health care professionals. It is the home of the
national centre for training in prosthetics and orthotics.
Underpinning much of this work are its research activities which are
centred around purpose built human movement and human
performance laboratories based in the Brian Blatchford Building.
These house two 3D motion analysis systems, 2 force plates,
telemetry EMG analysis, two pressure plates, a Kin-Com
Isokinetics machine, online gas analysis, treadmills and cycle
ergometers. There is a strong focus on the biomechanics of the
lower limb and underpinning improvements in health care with
advances in our understanding of the lower limb and its
rehabilitation.


Delegate accommodation
The University of Salford has a large selection of very reasonably
priced accommodation available on its campus. Details of these
are available on the conference web site
http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics2001.
Alternatively, the University of Salford is located close to
Manchester city centre, which has a wide range of accommodation
from small comfortable hotels to luxurious 5 star hotels.

Exhibition.
A commercial exhibition of products related to rehabilitation and
the assessment of human performance will be open throughout the
conference. All refreshments during the conference will be served
in the exhibition hall.

Salford and Manchester
Salford and Manchester are adjacent cities just 1 mile apart in the
North West of England. They are well served by Manchester Airport
which has direct rail links to Manchester city centre and the
University of Salford campus (Salford Crescent Station). If you
choose accommodation in Manchester city centre there are
excellent bus links for the short ride from the city centre to the
University of Salford.

General Contacts
Mrs Janice Fletcher, University of Salford, Allerton Building A115,
Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6PU, United Kingdom

Tel: (+44) 0161 295 7014
Fax: (+44) 0161 295 2432
Email: j.fletcher@salford.ac.uk
Web: http://www.healthcare.salford.ac.uk/biomechanics2001















Dr Christopher Nester BSc PhD
Research Fellow
Brian Blatchford Building
School of Health Care Professions
Centre for Rehabilitation and Human Performance Research
University of Salford
Salford
M6 6PU
England

TEL:0161 295 2275
FAX:0161 295 2302

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