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F.c.t. Van Der Helm
03-14-1996, 09:29 AM
FIRST CONFERENCE
OF THE
INTERNATIONAL SHOULDER GROUP


AUGUST 26 & 27, 1996


DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS



PRE-CONFERENCE TO THE
10TH CONFERENCE OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF BIOMECHANICS


ORGANIZERS:
DUTCH SHOULDER GROUP

DIRKJAN VEEGER
FRANS VAN DER HELM
PIET ROZING

First Conference of the International Shoulder Group

On behalf of the International Shoulder Group, we proudly announce the First Conference
of the International Shoulder Group which will take place at August 26 & 27, 1996 in Delft,
The Netherlands. This conference is an official pre-conference to the 10th Conference of the
European Society of Biomechanics at August 28-31 in Leuven, Belgium.

The conference will be organized by the Dutch Shoulder Group which consists of the dept.
of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the dept. of Orthopaedics,
University Hospital Leiden, and the dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Marine
Technology, Delft University of Technology.

The International Shoulder Group is a collaboration of shoulder researchers all over the
world. It offers regular contacts before, during and after conferences of the International
Society of Biomechanics, European Society of Biomechanics and the World Congress of
Biomechanics. Many bi-lateral contacts have been established between researchers during
these meetings, resulting in the exchange of data and pre-prints, and in laboratory visits. The
International Shoulder Group will apply to become an official "Working Group" of the
International Society of Biomechanics, aiming at the status of an official "Technical Group".
This conference will be the first official meeting of the International Shoulder Group.

The conference is primarily open to members of the International Shoulder Group. Other
participants are kindly requested to become a member (no financial obligations!), or will be
admitted on a first come/first served base. Since the informal interaction between the
participants is one of the goals of the conference, the number of participants is limited to 75.

About the conference
The shoulder is probably one of the most complex joints of the human body, offering a wide
range of motion accompanied by the ability to exert forces in almost any direction. Due to
its complex structure, three-dimensional motions and many muscle layers, it confronts the
researcher with many problems concerning experimental methods and functional theories.
This big challenge is a common factor between all shoulder researchers, and results in a very
co-operative attitude and open-minded discussions.

The goal of the Conferences of the International Shoulder Group is to establish a regularly
direct contact between its members, and other researchers focussing on the shoulder.
Therefore, the conference provide plenty of room for discussions and direct contacts outside
the conference hours. Especially for graduate students, it should be an opportunity to expose
their work to the larger shoulder community, and to meet faculty from other laboratories.
Abstracts can be submitted shortly before the conference starts. An abstract book will be
provided at the start of the conference. The abstracts will be available on WWW and a ftp-
site a few weeks before the conference.


Organization

Organizing Committee
Dr. H.E.J. Veeger (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Dr. F.C.T. van der Helm (Delft University of Technology)
Prof.dr. P.M. Rozing (University Hospital Leiden)

Adress for Correspondence
Dr. F.C.T. van der Helm
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2
2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands

tel. (+31)-15-2785616/2786400
fax. (+31)-15-2784717
e-mail: F.C.T.VanderHelm@wbmt.tudelft.nl
web-site: http://www-mr.wbmt.tudelft.nl/schouder/dsg/people/vdhelm/vdhelm.html

Most recent information on the conference can be obtained at:
http://www-mr.wbmt.tudelft.nl/schouder/isg/isg.html


Programme

The programme will consist of two main topics. For each topic three short presentations are
given, followed by an extensive discussion.

Monday August 26, 1996

9.00 - 9.45 Welcome & registration

9.45 - 10.00 Opening of the Conference


10.00 - 12.00 Methodology and Standardization of the recording of shoulder motions

10.00 - 10.15 Presentation I

10.15 - 10.30 Presentation II

10.30 - 10.45 Presentation III

10.45 - 12.00 Discussion


12.00 - 13.00 Lunch


13.00 - 17.00 Free presentations (15 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion)

17.00 - 18.00 Reception


Tuesday August 27, 1996

9.00 - 11.00 Functional assessment of shoulder muscles: Biomechanical models and
EMG methods

9.00 - 9.15 Presentation I

9.15 - 9.30 Presentation II

9.30 - 9.45 Presentation III

9.45 - 11.00 Discussion


11.00 - 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 - 12.30 Software demonstrations

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 17.00 Free presentations

19.00 - ?? Dinner


Wednesday August 28, 1996
For those who do not participate in the pre-courses at the ESB-conference, there will be an
opportunity to visit the laboratories of the Dutch Shoulder Group in Delft, Leiden and
Amsterdam.

Abstracts and Proceedings
At the start of the conference, an abstract book will be available for the participants. Each
presenter will be requested to submit a 6 page paper at the time of the conference. Papers
will be reviewed and published in Conference Proceedings.

Call for papers
Scientific papers are invited for oral presentation. The abstracts submitted should cover a
topic related to the shoulder, or be of general importance for shoulder research. Possible
topics are:

muscle function
articulations
ligaments
neural control
implants
prosthetics and orthotics
rehabilitation
trauma
computer modelling
EMG
motion recording
imaging

One page abstracts should be submitted before June 15, 1996. All abstracts will be reviewed
by the organizing committee. Notification of acceptance will be mailed before July 1, 1996.

Directions for submissions of papers
Abstracts can be submitted electronically (preferred) and by surface mail. When entered by
surface mail, abstracts do not have to be formatted.

Procedure for surface mail.
When entered by surface mail, the paper should be formatted along the following guidelines.
Size: One A4-page
Margins: 30 mm left/right, 25 top/bottom
Font: Times-Roman
Size: 11 pt (Word), 12 pt (WP)
Justified: Left justified
References: According to the Journal of Biomechanics notation

Send your abstract, along with a 3.5'' floppy containing the text-file to:
1St ISG Conference,
Dr. F.C.T. Van der Helm,
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology,
Delft University of Technology,
Mekelweg 2,
2628 CD Delft, The Netherlands.

Procedure for Electronic submission.
Abstracts can be entered in the following formats:
* ASCII
* Word 5.1 and previous versions (Mac)
* WP 5.1 (Dos)
and posted as Binhexed attachments. Preferred Binhex options are:
* Stuffit Classic (Mac)
* UUENCODE.exe
Include in your e-mail which format and Binhex option were used, as well as you name,
address and affiliation. E-mail your abstract to:
Int.Shoulder.Group@wbmt.tudelft.nl

Registration
In order to register for the First Conference of the International Shoulder Group, please
submit the following information by surface mail or e-mail:

Surname participant : Prof.-Dr.-Mr.-Ms...................................
First name : .................................................. .
Institute : .................................................. .
Mailing adress : .................................................. .
Postal Code : .................................................. .
City : .................................................. .
Country : .................................................. .

Telephone : .................................................. .
Telefax : .................................................. .
E-mail : .................................................. .


Registration fee is 125 Dutch guilders. Full registration includes lunches, abstract book and
conference proceedings. Participation at Tuesday's dinner will cost additionally 75 guilders.
You are kindly asked to pay the registration and dinner fees, free of bank charges, to account
number 51 81 03 528 of the ABN-AMRO bank (The Netherlands), or to account number
110850 of the Postbank (The Netherlands), in the name of "Delft University of Technology",
mentioning "fascode 3-65247" and your name. Payments must be received before August 1,
1996.

Hotel Information

HOTELS ( * # beds single double telephone [(+31)-15-] )
(in Dfl) (in Dfl)

De Ark **** 50 140-175 175-235 2157999
Coen **** 40 125-150 150-175 2145914
Museumhotel **** 110 158-308 183-345 2140930
Grand Hotel Les Compagnons *** 15 85-195 125-250
Dish *** 78 128 166 2569358
De Emauspoort *** 12 85-125 100-185 2140102
Juliana *** 63 110 145 2567612
De Kok *** 36 95-125 125-145 2122125
Leeuwenbrug *** 76 95-131 134-158 2147741
De Plataan *** 30 101 132 2126046
De Vlaming *** 22 115-170 135-180 2132127
Monopole ** 6 65-95 95-150
Hotel Les Compagnons ** 25 75-100 100-150

Guesthouse:
Van Domburg - 8 65 65 2123029

Campsite:
Delftse Hout - - - 2130040

If we can be of any help with hotel reservations or travel suggestions, please contact us.