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Michael Liebschner
10-19-2007, 11:38 AM
*********** ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ***********

*16th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM on
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS
http://www.pre-ORS.org*


*Saturday, March 1st, 2008
University of California – San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Online Registration & Abstract Submission Deadline: December 3, 2007*

*Dear Colleagues:*

This is the first announcement and call for abstracts for the 16th
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, March 1st, 2008 on
the Parnassus Campus (HSW - Room 301) of the University of California –
San Francisco (UCSF) in San Francisco, California, and locally hosted by
the UCSF Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery. The site is conveniently located, along the
northern California coastline, ~5 miles west of the location of the
Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Registration will
begin at 7:30 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 Behavior


*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
Monday, December 3, 2007. 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.


*KEY SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION:*
*Date & Time: * Saturday, March 1, 2008, 7:30 AM–6:00 PM
*Location: * Campus of University of California – San
Francisco, San Francisco, California
*Hosts: * UCSD Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory
*Registration: * Free of charge. Pre-register at
http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html
*Abstracts: * Deadline is Monday, December 3, 2007.
E-mail submissions to preORS@rice.edu

*URL: * http://www.pre-ORS.org

*SOCIAL PROGRAM *
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
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

Jeffrey Lotz, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California at San Francisco,
E-Mail: lotzj@orthosurg.ucsf.edu

Jenni Buckley, Ph.D.
Director of Operations, Biomechanical Testing Division
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
E-Mail: buckleyj@orthosurg.ucsf.edu

Matthew Wettergreen, Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston
E-Mail: mwettergreen@rice.edu


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