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Leendert Blankevoort
09-27-1993, 01:33 AM
S E C O N D
W O R L D Amsterdam, The Netherlands
C O N G R E S S o f July 10-15, 1994
B I O M E C H A N I C S

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

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Dear colleagues:

It is my pleasure to cordially invite you to participate in the Secon=
d World
Congress of Biomechanics in Amsterdam in July 1994. The First Congres=
s in San
Diego was a great success, we even intend to improve upon that. Alre=
ady,
there has been an enormous response to the first announcement, from a=
ll over
the world and from many disciplines. The International Steering Comm=
ittee 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 ha=
lf 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 po=
ster
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 do=
wntown
Amsterdam, many good and moderately priced hotels nearby, and easily
accessible by all forms of transportation. It also has many lecture h=
alls
located in the same building, which will enhance pre, inter and post-=
session
communication. Amsterdam, finally, is probably the best place to vis=
it for
any purpose. Whether your interests are culturally oriented, historic=
ally,
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 t=
ourist
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 incr=
easing
number of biological structures and processes. Do plan to present, d=
o plan to
attend, bring your family, and plan to stay a bit longer to enjoy the=
summer
in Holland!

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=82 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 scientific program of the congress will include free communicatio=
ns,
symposia, plenary lectures and tutorials.

*** Free communications ***

C A L L F O R P A P E R S

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 sym=
posia 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
Orthopaedics
Prosthetics
Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Engineering
Sensory Organs
Skin Mechanics

All free communications are subject to review by the Program Committe=
e and
will, after acceptance, be assigned to either poster or podium presen=
tations.
In this process the preference of the authors will be followed as muc=
h as
possible. Great care will be taken to give posters optimum exposure t=
o 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 congr=
ess
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 accompan=
ying this
call for papers. Abstracts should be postmarked no later than Novembe=
r 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 participa=
nts at
the Meeting.

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 symposi=
a will
provide an in depth treatment of the indicated subject area's by outs=
tanding
scientists. Many of the symposia are patronized by scientific organiz=
ations
=66rom all over the world.
The symposia planned at present and the symposium coordinators are in=
dicated
below:

1. Cardiovascular Artificial Organs
L. Mockros, Evanston IL, U.S.A.
H. Reul, Aachen, GERMANY
2. Orthopaedic Implant Design and Materials
R. Huiskes, Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
P.S. Walker, Stanmore, UNITED KINGDOM
3. Bone trauma and fracture fixation
E. Chao, Baltimore MD, U.S.A.
F. Burny, Brussel, BELGIUM
4. Biomechanics of joints and ligaments
K.L. Markolf, Los Angeles CA, U.S.A.
S.L.-Y. Woo, Pittsburgh PA, U.S.A.
5. Biomechanics of Sports
J.P. Clarys, Brussel, BELGIUM
B. Nigg, Calgary Alb., CANADA
6. Blood Flow and Large Vessel Mechanics
T.J. Pedley, Leeds, UNITED KINGDOM
F. Kajiya, Okayama, JAPAN
7. Cardiac Mechanics and Function
M. Sugawara, Tokyo, JAPAN
N. Westerhof, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
8. Cell Mechanics
V. C. Mow, New-York NY, U.S.A.
R. Hochmuth, Durham NC, U.S.A.
9. Characterization and Measurement of Motion
P. Cavanagh, University Park PA, U.S.=
A.
A. Cappozzo, Roma, ITALY
10. Microcirculation
P. Gaethgens, Berlin, GERMANY
T.W. Secomb, Tucson AZ, U.S.A.
11. Skeletal Muscle Mechanics
R. McNeill Alexander, Leeds, UNITED K=
INGDOM
F. Zajac, Palo Alto CA, U.S.A.
12. Respiratory Mechanics
W.J. Wang, Ann Arbor MI, U.S.A.
R. Schroter, London, UNITED KINGDOM
13. Biomechanics and Rehabilitation
R. Rabischong, Montpellier, FRANCE
14. Transport in Connective Tissue
S. Weinbaum, New York NY, U.S.A.
W. Michael Lai, New York NY, U.S.A.
15. Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials
R. Nerem, Atlanta GA, U.S.A.
16. Motor Control
R. M. Enoka, Tucson, AR, U.S.A.
D. Kernill, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
17. Coordination of Multi-joint Movement
G.J. van Ingen Schenau, Amsterdam, NE=
THERLANDS
J. Denier van der Gon, Utrecht, NETHE=
RLANDS
18. Bone Structure and Remodelling
H. Weinans, Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS
A. Odgaard, Aarhus, DENMARK
19. Biomaterials: Considerations for Implants
M. C. Bacquey, Bordeaux, FRANCE
U.M. Gross, Berlin, GERMANY

As was the case for the First World Congress of Biomechanics in San D=
iego for
several of the symposia special editions of full paper Proceedings ar=
e planned
in the form of books or special issues of leading scientific journals=


*** Plenary lectures ***

At each day of the congress one plenary session is planned. The spea=
kers
invited to present a keynote lecture are:

G. Cavagna, Milano, Italy
F. Kajiya, Kawasaki, Japan
Van C. Mow, New York, U.S.A.
T.J. Pedley, Leeds, United Kingdom
R. Skalak, San Diego, U.S.A.


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Second World Congress of Biomechanics
Biomechanics Section
Institute of Orthopaedics
University of Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB NIJMEGEN
The Netherlands
Telephone +31-80-616959
Telefax +31-80-540555

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