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02-22-2010, 05:59 AM
Biomechanics Priority Conference: Building Transdomain Bridges to
Translational Research in Biomechanics
University of Delaware June 9-11, 2010



We are very pleased to announce that the Biomechanics Priority
Conference website is now live and can be accessed at:
http://www.udel.edu/dpc/biomechanics/index.html.

The purpose of this conference is to develop and prioritize a set of
recommendations pertaining to biomechanics research that is trans-
domain and translational in nature. The meeting will follow the novel
format of the NIH sponsored Gait Analysis Workshop held in Arlington,
VA in 1996.

The conference will begin with keynote presentations by scientists
who are key researchers in each of the defined domains. Each keynote
will present their assessment of the current state, as well as
future, of research in their field. In addition, they will provide
their vision for enhancing trans-domain and translational research in
biomechanics. Conference participants will then be divided into teams
within one of the 4 domain groups (1: cell/tissue mechanics, 2: joint
mechanics, 3: limb/whole body mechanics and 4: participation/
outcomes), based upon their position statements. They will work
collaboratively to develop recommendations that will identify an
approach for connecting research domains, anticipated outcomes/impact
and the barriers (social, technological, financial, etc), which must
be overcome for successful implementation of the recommendation.

During the workshop, all recommendations will be discussed, refined,
categorized, and prioritized (scored) by all of the participants.
Following the meeting, a summary will be posted on the meeting
website, and will be submitted to the sponsoring Institutes of NIH.
In addition, a manuscript describing the meeting and recommendations
will be submitted to a peer-reviewed biomechanics journal for
publication. It is the overarching goal of this meeting to construct
a roadmap for trans-domain, translational biomechanics research for
the next decade.

60 participants will be invited to attend the conference, based upon
evaluation of the individual position papers submitted with the
conference application form found on the website. Examples of
previous personal statements, along with the final recommendations
from the 1996 Gait Analysis Workshop, are also available on the
website. The organizing committee will aim to include a diverse group
of participants from a range of career levels whose position papers
are balanced across research domains.

The deadline to apply for the meeting is March 1, 2010.

We look forward to your applications!


Irene S. Davis, PhD, PT
Steven J. Stanhope, PhD

Conference Co-Chairs


Irene Davis, PhD, PT, FACSM
Director of Research, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy
305 McKinly Lab
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

(302)831-4263 (ph)
(302)831-4234 (fax)

mcclay@udel.edu
http://www.udel.edu/PT/davis/index.htm