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Michael Liebschner
05-25-2001, 10:15 AM
First Announcement:
Pre-ORS 2002

The TENTH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTATIONAL
METHODS IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS

February 9th, 2002
UT Southwestern Medical Center, South Campus
Dallas, Texas


Call for abstracts - Tenth Annual Symposium on
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS


Dear Colleagues:

This is the first announcement and preliminary call for abstracts for
the
Tenth Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic
Biomechanics (the "pre-ORS" meeting).

Location and Registration: The pre-ORS symposium will be held on
Saturday, February 9, 2002 at the auditorium on the south campus of the
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (UTSW).
Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a single session format running
through the afternoon. Pre-registration for the meeting can be performed

electronically at: http://www.rice.edu/pre-ORS2002/preregistration.html.

Objectives: The objectives of the symposium are to present the most
current thinking on the impact of computer assisted techniques in the
field of orthopaedic biomechanics, to educate scientist and researchers
in the use of these techniques, and to promote the use of computer
technology in biomechanical research. The symposium will provide ample
opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and other symposium
participants and will be a unique educational experience for the
presenters. The pre-ORS is the premier international forum on the use of

a new breed of computer based tools in orthopaedic biomechanics.

By tradition of this symposium, presentation of research is limited to
"junior" researchers (either graduate students or PhDs within five years

of their degree) who are actively involved in computational work of any
nature related to orthopaedics. The idea is that these individuals know
most about the details of their computational work, and therefore are
best qualified to describe and discuss this work. This format also
provides a forum for work that is typically difficult to present at
other
conferences, which generally have less emphasis on methods than is
planned here. Typical issues that have been discussed in the past
include: computer modeling of whole bones from quantitative computed
tomography scans; finite element formulation and implementation of
non-linear constitutive models for soft tissues; development and
numerical behavior of algorithms for simulation of bone remodeling;
computer modeling of bone-implant systems; contact problems;
micro-mechanical modeling of tissues; and motion/dynamic analysis
of the skeleton

Abstracts: Abstracts are requested for all areas of computational
research of interest to the general orthopaedic biomechanics community.
As in the past, this meeting is a nonarchival forum for graduate
students and postdocs to present their ongoing research. Presentations
should be given by the student/postdoc primarily responsible for the
research, not by the PI. Abstracts not exceeding one page should be sent

via email as attachments in .pdf format to preors@rice.edu. The
deadline for abstracts is December 10, 2001. By submitting an abstract,
it is understood that you will present your work in person if your
abstract
is accepted, and that this work is not being presented at the
Orthopaedic
Research Society. Any questions concerning abstract submission can
be sent to this email address as well.

The final program for the symposium can be downloaded at:
http://www.rice.edu/pre-ORS2002/program.html (once available)

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Conference get-together after the symposium

SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION
Venue UT Southwestern Medical Center
South Campus, Auditorium
Dallas, Texas

Beginning Saturday, February 9, 8:00 AM
Ending Saturday, February 9, 5:00 PM
Get-together Saturday, February 9, 5:30 PM

Registration Registration for this symposium, although free, is
requested
in advance to assist in our logistics. On-line registration at:
http://www.rice.edu/pre-ORS2002/preregistration.html

Information Rice University
E-mail preors@rice.edu
WWW http://www.rice.edu/pre-ORS2002


We look forward to seeing you all at the symposium, and to receiving
your abstracts.

Michael Liebschner Department of Bioengineering, Rice University,
Houston
John Triano Texas Back Institute & UTSW/UTA Joint Program
in Biomedical Engineering, UT Southwestern, Dallas
Robert C. Eberhart UTSW/UTA Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering,
UT Southwestern, Dallas
Charles Chuong UTSW/UTA Joint Program in Biomedical Engineering,
University of Texas at Arlington

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