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Michael Liebschner
12-14-2005, 02:27 AM
********** Final CALL FOR ABSTRACTS **********

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 second 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:
http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html .
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

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.

Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation - www.oref.org
Medtronic Sofamor Danek - www.medtronicsofamordanek.com
Abaqus - www.hks.com
Orthovita Inc. - www.Orthovita.com
Scanco Medical AG - www.scanco.ch
Pioneer Surgical Technology - www.pioneersurgical.com

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

Social Program:
Conference get-together after the symposium TBA (Chicago Style
We look forward to seeing you all at the symposium, and to
receiving your abstracts.

Meeting coordinators:
Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Matthew Wettergreen, B.S.
Rice University, Houston

Farid Amirouche, Ph.D
University of Illinois, Chicago

Raghu N Natarajan., Ph.D.
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago