Michael Liebschner
02-08-2008, 07:47 AM
********* **FINAL **ANNOUNCEMENT *********


*Saturday, March 1st, 2008
University of California – San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Online Registration Deadline: February 25, 2008*

*Dear Colleagues:*

This is the final announcement 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 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.

*Special Topics on computation in orthopaedic biomechanics of the
upcoming symposium are:*

* Numerical Model Generation and Algorithm Optimization
* Kinematics Based Modeling Approach
* Numerial Simulation of Implant Biomechanics
* Computational Bone Mechanics

***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) a 10 min oral presentation and
2) a poster presentation. With the submission of an 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, March 1, 2008, 8:00 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
* * Deadline is Monday, February 25, 2008.
*URL: * http://www.pre-ORS.org
E-MAIL: preORS@rice.edu

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.
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

To be removed from this list, please send an email to
Liebschner@rice.edu with the heading
"remove pre-ORS".
Please excuse double mailings./