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10-12-2005, 03:19 AM


Saturday, March 18th, 2006
University of Illinois, Chicago
1043 ERF Conference Room

Online registration starts: November 1, 2005
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 16, 2005

Dear Colleagues:
This is the first announcement and call for abstracts for the 14th 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:
http://www.pre-ORS.org or from info@pre-ORS.org

Location and Registration:
The symposium will be held on Saturday, March 18th, 2006 on the Campus of
the University of Illinois, Chicago in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering, 1043 ERF at 842 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607. The
site is within convenient access via public transit to the meeting location
of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Registration
will begin at 8 a.m., with presentations starting at 9 a.m. and continuing
through the afternoon in a single-session format. Each presentation will
be 10 minutes long with 5 minutes allotted for questions. Pre-registration
for the meeting can be performed electronically at:
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 for the last symposium
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 the most current thinking on
the impact of computer assisted techniques in the field of orthopaedic
biomechanics, to educate scientists 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 primarily
responsible for the research. The symposium will provide ample opportunity
for personal interaction with faculty and other symposium participants and
will be a unique educational experience for the presenters. The pre-ORS is
the premier international forum on the use of a new breed of computer based
tools in orthopaedic biomechanics.
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 for all areas of computational research of interest
to the general orthopaedic biomechanics community. As in the past, this
meeting is a nonarchival forum for graduate students and postdocs to
present their ongoing research. Presentations are expected to be given by
the student/postdoc primarily responsible for the research, not by the PI.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the symposium is Friday, December
16, 2005. Abstracts not exceeding one page should be sent via email as
attachments in .pdf format to submissions@pre-ORS.org. Any questions
concerning abstract submission can be sent to this email address as well.
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 meeting.

Key Symposium Information:
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Campus of the University of Illinois, Chicago
Host: UIC Biomechanics Research Lab
Registration: Free of charge.
Pre-register at http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html
Abstracts: Deadline is Friday, December 16, 2006.
E-mail submissions to submissions@pre-ORS.org
URL: http://www.pre-ORS.org

Social Program:
Conference get-together after the symposium TBA (Chicago Style Pizza)

Meeting coordinators:

Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Matthew Wettergreen, B.S.
Department of Bioengineering
Computational and Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory
Rice University, Houston
Email: liebschner@rice.edu
Phone: (713) 348-5797

Farid Amirouche, Ph.D
Department of Mechanical and Bioengineering
UIC Biomechanics Research Lab
University of Illinois, Chicago
E-Mail: amirouch@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 996-3601

Raghu N Natarajan., Ph.D.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
E-Mail: raghu_natarajan@rush.edu
Phone: (312) 942-5367

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Raghu N Natarajan
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University Medical Center
1653 West Congress Parkway
1463 Jelke SC
Chicago, Illinois 60612-3833
Adjunct Professor
Bioengineering Department
University of Illinois @ Chicago

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