Michael Liebschner
08-29-2006, 06:33 AM


*Saturday, February 10th, 2007
University of California - San Diego
La Jolla, California
Online Registration & Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2006*

Dear Colleagues:*

This is the first announcement and call for abstracts for the 15th
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.

*Location:* The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2007
on the Campus of the University of California - San Diego (UCSD) in La
Jolla, California, and hosted by the UCSD Department of Bioengineering
and Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering. The site is
conveniently located, along the southern California coastline, ~15 miles
north of the location of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research
Society. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., with presentations
starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon in a
single-session format.

*Registration:* Pre-registration for the meeting will be available
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 last year to
require that registration be closed prior to the date of the symposium.
As usual, registration and participation are free of charge.

*Objectives:* The purposes of the symposium are to communicate the most
current ideas on the impact of computer-assisted techniques in the field
of orthopaedic biomechanics, to educate scientists, engineers, and
researchers in the use of these techniques, to promote the use of
computer technology in biomechanics research, and to welcome new
researchers into the field. In keeping with the tradition of the
symposium, this meeting is a forum for "junior researchers" to present
their ongoing research involving computation in 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.
Topics: All topics on computation in orthopaedics are welcome. Special
topics of interest for this upcoming symposium are:*

* Multi-Scale Approaches to Computer Modeling of Orthopaedic Tissue
* Finite Element Formulation of Non-Linear Constitutive Models
* Development of Algorithms for Simulation of Time-Dependent Processes
* Micro- and Nano-scale Biomechanical Modeling of Tissues

*Abstract Submissions & Presentations: *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 non-archival
forum for graduate students and postdocs to present their ongoing
research. The deadline for submitting abstracts for the symposium is
Friday, December 1, 2006. Abstracts not exceeding one page should be
sent via email as attachments in .pdf format to pre-ORS@rice.edu
. 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).
Text should be structured in a dual column format and font size not be
smaller than 10pt.

*Presentation: *By submitting an abstract, it is understood that the
primary author will present her/his work in person if the abstract is
accepted, and that this work is not being presented at the Orthopaedic
Research Society meeting. Presentations are expected to be given by the
trainee (student or post-doc), primarily conducting the research, not by
the PI. During the symposium the authors will be provided with two
opportunities to present their work, 1) an oral presentation and 2) a
poster presentation. With the submission of abstract, it is understood
that the author agrees to an oral presentation, with the poster
presentation being optional. Each oral presentation will be 10 minutes
long with 5 minutes allotted for questions. The poster presentation will
be informal during the social event in the evening.

*Date & Time:* Saturday, February 10, 2007, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
*Location:* Campus of University of California - San
Diego, La Jolla, California
*Hosts:* UCSD Department of Bioengineering &
Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering
*Registration:* Free of charge. Pre-register at
*Abstracts:* Deadline is Friday, December 1, 2006.
E-mail submissions to preORS@rice.edu
*URL:* http://www.pre-ORS.org
Conference get-together after the symposium TBA

We look forward to an exciting meeting and a fruitful exchange of ideas.

*Meeting Co-Chairs:*
Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Matthew Wettergreen, B.S.
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston
E-Mail: Liebschner@rice.edu

Christian Puttlitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
E-Mail: puttlitz@engr.colostate.edu

Robert L. Sah, M.D., Sc.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Bioengineering,
University of California-San Diego
E-Mail: rsah@ucsd.edu