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08-28-2003, 08:00 PM
***ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BIOMECHANICS***

Registration for tutorials and workshops is now available from the
conference website. Please note that enrollment for the workshops will
be limited to 8-10 people, so it will be first come, first serve.
Enrollment for the tutorials is not limited.

TUTORIAL AND WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:

SESSION 1: 1:00 3:00

Tutorial #1) Grantsmanship for the young biomechanist: a clinical trials
perspective
Workshop #1) Applications of Raman microspectroscopy in tissue mechanics

SESSION 2: 3:15 5:15

Tutorial #2) Ultrasonography: a non-invasive tool for quantifying
muscle-tendon deformation in-vivo
Workshop #2) Workshop in skeletal muscle physiology

Tutorial #1) Grantsmanship for the young biomechanist: a clinical
trials perspective

The purpose of this tutorial is to provide an overview of the NIH
funding mechanism for students and junior faculty interested in funding
for clinical trials research. Specifically, the discussion will be
centered around clinical trials research and how the biomechanist is an
important component to the research team. The tutorial will be
highlighted by examples of the qualities that are important for a
successful grant application.

Registration deadline: September 25 (first day of conference)
***Enrollment for this workshop is not limited.

Presenter: Stephen Messier, Ph.D.
J.B. Snow Biomechanics Lab
Department of Health and Exercise Science
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

Workshop #1) Applications of Raman microspectroscopy in tissue
mechanics

Location: Spectroscopy Laboratory, Palmar Hall

This tutorial will explain the uses of Raman microspectroscopy in
investigating the mechanics and deformation of hard and soft tissues.
Raman microspectroscopy allows for mechanical characterization of
tissues in their native state, without the need for embedding,
dehydrating or sectioning. Using the technique one can map the stress
fields via point by point measurements at a spatial resolution of 1
micron. The tutorial will describe:
Phenomenological description of the Raman effect
Instrumentation for Raman Microspectroscopy
Manifestation of stress in Raman spectra
Demonstration of stress measurement in tendon and bone

Registration deadline: September 15
***Enrollment for this workshop will be limited to 8-10 people, so first
come first serve.

Presenter: Ozan Akkus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH


Tutorial #2) Ultrasonography: a non-invasive tool for quantifying
muscle-tendon deformation in-vivo

Location: Nitschke Hall Seminar Room

The quality of human life is directly influenced by the behavior of
muscle-tendon-bone (MTB) units. Ideally we would like to utilize
non-invasive methods to quantify MTB structure and function in-vivo to
gain a better understanding of the structural changes that occur within
a MTB unit in response to aging, exercise, disease, etc. and the
functional consequence of these changes. This tutorial will describe
how ultrasonography is being used to non-invasive study muscle-tendon
(MT) structure and function in-vivo. The tutorial is geared for anyone
interested in using or learning more about ultrasonography in
musculoskeletal biomechanics. The tutorial will consist of a brief
overview of ultrasound, a description of the utility and limitations of
ultrasonography in musculoskeletal biomechanics, illustrations of
specific muscle-tendon applications, and an opportunity for attendees to
utilize an ultrasound system to explore specific ideas or questions they
may have.

Registration deadline: September 25 (first day of conference)
***Enrollment for this workshop is not limited.

Presenter: David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Human Performance Laboratory
Exercise Science Graduate Group
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group
The University of California, Davis, CA.

Workshop #2) Workshop in skeletal muscle physiology

Location: Skeletal Muscle Physiology Laboratory, Health Education
Center

This workshop will emphasize laboratory techniques for assessing
molecular, cellular, and/or tissue level events in skeletal muscle after
mechanical loading. Specifically, participants will be exposed to
techniques for: a) assessing contractile properties of rodent skeletal
muscle in situ, b) preparing skeletal muscle samples for histological
analysis (e.g., cryosectioning and histological staining), and c)
methods for applying mechanical load to cultured skeletal muscle cells.

Registration deadline: September 15
***Enrollment for this workshop will be limited to 8-10 people, so first
come first serve.

Presenter: Frank Pizza, Ph.D.
Skeletal Muscle Physiology Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

If you have any questions or require assistance, do not hesitate to
contact the conference organizers. Thanks for your support of the
Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.


--
Danny M. Pincivero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
The University of Toledo
Department of Kinesiology, MS 201
Toledo, OH 43606
Phone: (419) 530-5291
Fax: (419) 530-4759


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