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Michael Liebschner
01-27-2009, 08:17 AM
********** FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT **********

17th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM on
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS
http://www.pre-ORS.org


Saturday, February 21st, 2009
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

Online Registration: http://www.pre-ORS.org


Dear Colleagues:

This is the final announcement for the 17th Annual Symposium on
Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics (the ³pre-ORS² 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 21st, 2009 on the
Campus (inside the brand new Student Union Theater http://maps.unlv.edu/ )
of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and
locally hosted by the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. The site is
conveniently located along the Maryland Parkway and University Road, less
than 2 miles southeast 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
³junior researchers² 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: Topics on computation in orthopaedics discussed at this yearıs event
are:
· Multi-Scale Approaches to Computer Modeling of the Spine
· Finite Element Formulation of Implant Biomechanics
· Development of Algorithms for Simulation of Mechano-Biological
Processes
· Micro- and Nano-scale Biomechanical Modeling of Tissues Behavior

Presentation: It is understood that the primary author will present her/his
work in person of the accepted abstract 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. The symposium will run in a single
session format with the authors presenting their work, 1) in an oral
presentation and 2) a poster presentation. 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, February 21, 2009, 7:30 AM*6:00 PM
Location: Campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas,
Nevada
Host: UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Registration: Free of charge. Pre-register at
http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html
Abstracts: Deadline is Monday, December 8, 2008.
E-mail submissions to preORS@bcm.edu
URL: http://www.pre-ORS.org

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Conference get-together after the symposium

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

Meeting Co-Chairs:
Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
E-Mail: Liebschner@bcm.edu

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

Diane Wagner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Note Dame, Notre Dame, IN
E-Mail: dwagner@nd.edu

Jenni Buckley, Ph.D.
Director of Operations
Biomechanical Testing Facility
UCSF/SFGH Orthopaedic Traume Institute
E-Mail: buckleyj@orthosurg.ucsf.edu

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