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01-04-2005, 01:02 AM
Dear colleagues,

Please see below for general information on and abstract instructions
for the 2nd Frontiers in Biomechanics Symposium, sponsored by the US
National Committee on Biomechanics (USNCB).

The Symposium will be held on June 20-21, 2005, at the Vail Cascade
Resort in Vail, Colorado, just prior to the American Society of

Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Summer Bioengineering Conference (for more
information on that conference, see

Attendance to the Symposium will be capped to approximately 100

Do not miss out on this unique and rewarding meeting that will highlight
important new "frontier" areas in biomechanics. Abstract submission
deadline is Feb 15, 2005.


David A. Vorp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering

University of Pittsburgh,

The Second US National Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Forging
a New Biomechanics in the Era of Modern Biology

June 20 - 21, 2005

Biomechanics is a rapidly growing field of research and application to
important biological and medical problems. To accommodate this
expansion of activities, the United States National Committee on
Biomechanics cordially invites you to attend and participate in the
First US National Conference on Biomechanics. This Frontiers Meeting
will be focused on a selected set of bioengineering topics that provide
a broad range of new opportunities for researchers and students in
Biomechanics. The meeting will have a single track of oral sessions and
free communications presented in poster format.

Program Topics: Embryonic Growth Biomechanics

Biomechanics of Speciation and Evolutionary Biology

Dynamic Structure/Function Imaging

Abstract Submission: Free communications are invited from all
investigators in Biomechanics. They will be presented in poster format.
Acceptance of Abstracts to the Conference is competitive with priority
given to those with emphasis on novelty of the area of investigation and
medical significance. All accepted abstracts will be awarded a Merit
Certificate of Recognition from the United States National Committee on
Biomechanics. Abstract submission instructions are available at the
registration site (and are attached). Abstract Submission Deadline is
February 15, 2005.

Registration: Registration information is available at

Conference Location: Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, Vail, CO

Conference Co-Chairs: Naomi Chesler (UW-Madison), James Moore Jr.
(Texas A&M) and David Vorp (U Pittsburgh)

United States National Committee on Biomechanics:

Stanley Berger

David Butler

Dwight Davy

Ken Diller

Cheng Dong

Mort Friedman

YC Bert Fung

Steve Goldstein

Mark Grabiner

Ed Grood

Tin-Kan Hung

Manssour Moeinzadeh

Andrew McCulloch

Roger Kamm

Albert King

George Lee

Larry McIntire

Winfred Phillips

Geert Schmid-Schonbein

Bob Spilker

Sal Sutera

John Tarbell

Robert Tranquillo

New Faculty Support: New faculty (within two years of their first
faculty appointment) are invited to apply for a travel scholarship to
attend the meeting of up to $500. Registration fees will also be
waived. Selection will be based on a CV and a short, one-page abstract
that describes your research objectives. Support for new faculty
participation is provided by the Whitaker Foundation.

The Second US National Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics

June 20 -21, 2005, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, Vail, CO

(prior to the ASME Summer Bioengineering Meeting)

Sponsored by the United States National Committee on Biomechanics
(USNCB), this Frontiers Meeting is designed to explore new and
innovative applications of Biomechanics in areas of Biology and

Chairs: Naomi Chesler (UW-Madison), James Moore Jr. (Texas
A&M) and David Vorp (U Pittsburgh)

Format: Single Oral Session.

Posters: Selection based on overall quality and novelty of
research area.

Each poster accepted for the program will receive a Certificate of


Monday, June 20, 2005

600 PM - 700 PM Social Gathering

700 PM - 800 PM Welcome Dinner

800 PM - 900 PM Plenary Talk - Prof. Timothy J. Pedley,
University of Cambridge

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

800 AM - 945 AM Oral Session: Embryonic Growth Biomechanics

Hiroshi Hamada, MD, PhD, Osaka University

Brad Keller, MD, University of Pittsburgh

Larry Taber, PhD, Washington University

945 AM - 1015 AM Break

1015 AM - 12 Noon Oral Session: Biomechanics of Speciation and
Evolutionary Biology

George Lauder, PhD, Harvard University

Elizabeth Brainerd, PhD, U Mass-Amherst

Dennis Carter, PhD, Stanford University

12 Noon - 100 PM Lunch

100 PM - 230 PM Poster session: Frontiers of Biomechanics

300 PM - 500 PM Oral Session: Dynamic Structure/Function

Simon Watkins, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

William Mohler, PhD, University of Connecticut

Taekjip Ha, PhD, U Illinois- Urbana Champaign

500 PM Closing Remarks


Authors - underline name of presenting author

Affiliations of all authors including email addresses

Place text of abstract here. You may include figures in your abstract
provided they all

fit on one 8.5x11 inch page. Text should be 12 pitch and single-spaced.
All abstracts

are to be sent to jmoorejr@tamu.edu by no later than February 15, 2005.
Authors will

be notified of acceptance by April 15, 2005.

References and acknowledgements may be included at the end of the

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