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05-20-2001, 11:06 PM
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Conference Programme on line
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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.

The conference programme is now available on line. 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


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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