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Elizabeth C. Hardin
05-30-2005, 12:00 AM
The 7th International Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics
*Early registration through tomorrow, June 1, 2005*
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The 7th International Symposium on Footwear Biomechanics will be held at
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, from July 27th to
29th, 2005. This symposium is organized by the International Society of
Biomechanics (ISB) Technical Group on Footwear biomechanics and is a
satellite event of the XX Congress of the ISB which takes place in
Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 1 - 5, 2005.

Early Registration - through June 1st, 2005
$280 ISB or ASB Member (Early Discount)
$190 Student ISB or ASB Member (Early Discount)
$330 Non-Member (Early Discount)
$220 Student Non-Member (Early Discount)

Late Registration
$330 ISB or ASB Member (Late)
$240 Student ISB or ASB Member (Late)
$380 Non-Member (Late)
$270 Student Non-Member (Late)

Registration fee includes:
* lunches and refreshments on Thursday and Friday
* receptions on Wednesday and Thursday
* conference banquet on Friday (The Glidden House)

Keynote Speakers
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The keynote speakers at this year's symposium will provide perspectives
on footwear research in the past, at present, and in the future. They are:

**Benno M. Nigg, Professor of Biomechanics at the University of Calgary,
http://www.kin.ucalgary.ca/HPL/content/nigg.html

and
**Martyn R. Shorten, President of BioMechanica, LLC,
http://www.biomechanica.com/index0.html


Scope
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The Symposium will be a scientific and technical meeting for those
interested in all biomechanical aspects of functional footwear.

Registration
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Details for registering for the symposium are on the website for the
Technical Group on Footwear Biomechanics.
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/isb-fw/

Symposium Venue
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The meeting will take place on the campus of Case, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
The Case Western Reserve University campus houses state-of-the-art
education facilities located at the heart of Cleveland's University
Circle and is WiFi enabled.
http://www.universitycircle.org/

Awards
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Research Awards will be provided in three categories: basic research,
applied research, and a student award.

For the first time an extraordinary prize will be given by Nike at the
closing banquet. Nike will announce their winner of a special $25,000
research prize. The purpose of the award is to encourage research on the
role of athletic footwear in the prevention of chronic sport injuries.
Full papers must already be submitted to Nike and finalists are being
reviewed by a scientific panel of experts for selection of the award
winner. Details are posted on the footwear web site. Note. Research
sponsored by Nike is not eligible for this award.

Accommodations
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Accommodations range from $27/night for dormitory housing to $129/night
for hotel accommodation and are within 5 - 10 minute walking distance
from the conference venue. Accommodation details are posted on the
website for the Technical Group on Footwear Biomechanics.
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/isb-fw/

Symposium Format
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The two-day symposium will feature keynote speakers starting each
morning session followed by oral presentation sessions with papers
grouped by general themes related to footwear and lower extremity
function. Individual presentations will be 10 minutes with 5 minutes for
questions and may include a panel discussion of general themes if time
permits. All presentations will be in a single room so all attendees
will be able to view all presentations. Poster sessions will also be
used depending on the number of submissions accepted. Emerging research
can also be presented in a special shortened format for work-in-progress
that is timely and topical, but not yet ready for full presentation.
http://www.staffs.ac.uk/isb-fw/

We hope to see you this summer at Case!

Joseph Hamill
Keith Williams
Elizabeth C. Hardin
Meeting Coordinators