View Full Version : Second announcement - Pre-ORS 2004, Computational Symposium,San Francisco, USA

Adam H. Hsieh
11-25-2003, 05:57 PM



Saturday, March 6th, 2004
Parnassus Campus
University of California, San Francisco

Online registration starts: November 6, 2003
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 22, 2003

Dear Colleagues:

This is the second announcement and call for abstracts for the 12th Annual
Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics (the
"pre-ORS" meeting). Detailed information on the meeting format and
registration, maps to the meeting site, and the sponsors for the meeting can
be found on the symposium website at

Location and Registration:
The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 6th, 2004 on the Parnassus
Campus of the University of California, San Francisco within easy access via
public transit from the Moscone Convention Center in downtown San Francisco
(the site of the ORS meeting). Registration will begin at 8am, with
presentations starting at 9am and continuing through the afternoon in a
single-session format. Each presentation will be 10 minutes long with 5
minutes allotted for questions.

We strongly encourage those interested in attending to pre-register for the
symposium online through the meeting website so that we can adequately plan
to accommodate everyone. Interest was great enough last year to require that
registration be closed prior to the date of the symposium. As usual,
registration and participation are free of charge.

The objectives of the symposium are to present 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. In keeping with the tradition of the symposium, this meeting is a
forum for "junior researchers" to present their ongoing research involving
computational work of any nature related to orthopaedics. Therefore,
presentations are expected to be given by the student/postdoc/young
investigator primarily responsible for the research. The symposium will
also provide ample opportunity for interactions among students, engineers,
and scientists from both academia and industry.

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 are requested from all areas of computational research of interest
to the general orthopaedic biomechanics community. As mentioned above, this
meeting is a nonarchival forum for "junior researchers" to present their
work. Presentations are expected to be given by the student/postdoc/young
investigator primarily responsible for the research.

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the symposium is Tuesday, December
22, 2003. The only format requirement for submitted abstracts is a one-page
limit in length. Please be sure to include abstract title, list of authors,
and authors' affiliation(s). 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

Please submit abstracts as an attachment in either PDF or MS Word format to
ahsieh@itsa.ucsf.edu. Any questions regarding abstract submission can be
sent to the same e-mail address.

MSC-Marc - http://www.marc.com
SCANCO Medical AG - http://www.scanco.ch

Date: Saturday, March 6, 2004
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Parnassus Campus
University of California, San Francisco
Registration: Free of charge.
Pre-register at
Abstracts: Deadline is Tuesday, December 22, 2003.
E-mail submissions to ahsieh@itsa.ucsf.edu
URL : http://www.ucsf.edu/~lotzlab/preORS2004

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

Meeting coordinators:
Adam H. Hsieh, Ph.D.
Jeffrey C. Lotz, Ph.D.
Christian M. Puttlitz, Ph.D.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

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