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06-28-1993, 01:18 AM
W O R L D Amsterdam, The Netherlands
C O N G R E S S o f July 10-15, 1994

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9th Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics
8th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology


Dear colleagues:

It is my pleasure to cordially invite you to participate in the Second World
Congress of Biomechanics in Amsterdam in July 1994. The First Congress in San
Diego was a great success, we even intend to improve upon that. Already, there
has been an enormous response to the first announcement, from all over the world
and from many disciplines. The International Steering Committee has succeeded
in attracting a large number of patronizing societies, for the Congress as a
whole, and for particular Symposia. Some societies even have decided to merge
their Conferences with ours. The program, designed by the Program Committee,
will have much to offer for many. Approximately half of the program will be
devoted to Symposia on timely topics from various sub-fields, organized by
experts from different countries. Many days will start with Tutorials, some of
which are intended to introduce new technologies, others to discuss the state-
of-the-art in particular areas. In addition, there will be several plenary
lectures and of course the free papers in oral and poster presentations, where
you can present your own new work. The venue of the Conference, the Vrije
Universiteit (Free University) of Amsterdam, is perfectly suited for our
purpose: located centrally in relation to downtown Amsterdam, many good and
moderately priced hotels nearby, and easily accessible by all forms of
transportation. It also has many lecture halls located in the same building,
which will enhance pre, inter and post-session communication. Amsterdam,
finally, is probably the best place to visit for any purpose. Whether your
interests are culturally oriented, historically, culinary or if you only wish to
enjoy a beer in the sun, Amsterdam is the place to go. Not to speak of its easy
accessibility by air, and the tourist highlights in the vicinity.
This is an exciting time for Biomechanics: It seems to enter into all kinds of
biological and medical disciplines, and it is used to analyze an increasing
number of biological structures and processes. Do plan to present, do plan to
attend, bring your family, and plan to stay a bit longer to enjoy the summer in

Rik Huiskes
Congress Chair

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American Society of Biomechanics
Biomedical Engineering Society
Cardiovascular System Dynamics Society
European Orthopaedic Research Society
European Society for Biomaterials
European Society of Engineering in Medicine
International Federation for Medical & Biological Engineering
International Society of Biomechanics
International Society for Biorheology
International Society of Fracture Fixation
Japanese Society of Biorheology
Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers
Japanese Society of Medical Electronics and Biological Engineering
Societ de Biomechanique
The European Society for Micro-circulation
The Latvian Council of Sciences
The Physiological Society (London)
United States National Committee of Biomechanics

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The sientific pogram of the congress will include free communications, symposia,
plenary lectures and tutorials.

*** Free communications ***


Free communications in English are invited from anywhere in the world for
presentation at the World Congress. The topic for such presentations should be
in the field of Biomechanics and may be either in the area of the symposia or
cover another aspect of the discipline such as for example:

Acoustical and Auditory Biomechanics
Biorheology, Hemorheology
Blood and Gas Flow
Bone and Cartilage Mechanics
Dental Mechanics
Models in Biomechanics
Molecular Biomechanics
Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Engineering
Sensory Organs
Skin Mechanics

All free communications are subject to review by the Program Committee and will,
after acceptance, be assigned to either poster or podium presentations. In this
process the preference of the authors will be followed as much as possible.
Great care will be taken to give posters optimum exposure to make them an
effective means of communication. Special poster sessions are planned in the
middle of the afternoons at times when there is no other congress activity
competing for attention.
Special awards will be given for the best poster presentation of each day.
Submission of abstracts should be made on the abstract forms accompanying this
call for papers. Abstracts should be postmarked no later than November 1, 1993.
Notification of acceptance of communications will be mailed February 15, 1994.
Accepted abstracts will be published in the Second World Congress of
Biomechanics Book of Abstracts which will be distributed to participants at the

Abstract forms can be obtained from the Congress Office (see attached form).

*** Symposia with invited contributions ***

The backbone of the congress will be formed by the symposia for which
contributions are invited by the symposia coordinators. These symposia will
provide an in depth treatment of the indicated subject area's by outstanding
scientists. Many of the symposia are patronized by scientific organizations from
all over the world.
The symposia planned at present are indicated below:

1. Cardiovascular Artificial Organs
2. Orthopaedic Implant Design and Materials
3. Bone trauma and fracture fixation
4. Biomechanics of joints and ligaments
5. Biomechanics of Sports
6. Blood Flow and Large Vessel Mechanics
7. Cardiac Mechanics and Function
8. Cell Mechanics
9. Characterization and Measurement of Motion
10. Microcirculation
11. Skeletal Muscle Mechanics
12. Respiratory Mechanics
13. Biomechanics and Rehabilitation
14. Transport in Connective Tissue
15. Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials
16. Motor Control
17. Coordination of Multi-joint Movement
18. Bone Structure and Remodelling
19. Biomaterials: Considerations for Implants

As was the case for the First World Congress of Biomechanics in San Diego for
several of the symposia special editions of full paper Proceedings are planned
in the form of books or special issues of leading scientific journals.

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Second World Congress of Biomechanics
Biomechanics Section
Institute of Orthopaedics
University of Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9101
The Netherlands
Telephone +31-80-616959
Telefax +31-80-540555

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