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Michael Liebschner
01-27-2010, 03:16 AM
*************** FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***************

18th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM on
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS
http://www.pre-ORS.org


Friday, March 5th, 2010
Tulane University, New Orleans
Louisiana

Free Pre-Registration open till: February 5th, 2010


Dear Colleagues:

This is the final announcement for the 18th 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 Friday, March 5th, 2010 on the
Campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and locally hosted by
the College of Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical
Engineering. The oral presentations are being held in the Kendall Cram
lecture hall and the reception is in the Qatar ballroom, both are part of
the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life and located on the main or
uptown campus. Follow the link to the campus map and select building #29
for more details on the location.
http://tulane.edu/about/visiting/uptown-campus-map.cfm
The address for Tulane University is as follows: Tulane University, 6823 StCharles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, Phone: 504-865-5000. The site is
conveniently located in uptown New Orleans and less than 5 miles east 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.

Session Topics for this yearıs symposium:
· Computer Modeling and Algorithm Development
· Cartilage Biomechanics
· Implant and Fracture Biomechanics
· Computational Bone Mechanics and Tissue Remodeling

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: Friday, March 5, 2010, 7:30 AM*6:00 PM
Location: Campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hosts: College of Science and Engineering, Department of
Biomedical Engineering
Registration: Free of charge. Pre-register at
http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html
pre-registration deadline February 5, 2009
URL: http://www.pre-ORS.org

SOCIAL PROGRAM
Conference get-together/reception 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@rice.edu

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

Victor Kosmopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of North Texas Health Science Center
E-Mail: vkosmopo@hsc.unt.edu