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Leendert Blankevoort
09-12-1996, 04:13 AM
Dear BIOMCH-L'ers

The organizers of the Second World Congress of Biomechanics, which was held
in Amsterdam in 1994, as joined in foundation "Stichting World Biomechanics",
have organized a one-day symposium. This symposium is the first of aa
series of annual symposia, which will each year cover a different area of
biomechanics and will consist of Dutch contributions except for the keynote
speaker. The symposium is open to attendants from outside the Netherlands.
If you are going to attend, please register by mail, fax or Email. The
address information and the registration information can be found at the end
of the program.

I am looking forward to see some of the 1994 participants of the Second World
Congress back in Amsterdam

Leendert Blankevoort

W o r l d B i o m e c h a n i c s S y m p o s i u m 1996

Biomechanics in Orthopedics and Traumatology

Thursday, November 7, 1996
Auditorium, Free University
De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam
The Netherlands


9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcome
Presentation of the Nominees of the World Biomechanics
L. Blankevoort
Secretary General, Stichting World Biomechanics

9.40 Introduction to the
1996 Low-Lands Biomechanics Award Lecture
R. Huiskes
Chairman, Stichting World Biomechanics

9.50 1996 Low-Lands Biomechanics Award Lecture
Hierarchically structured biologic tissues as paradigms for
understanding complex material behavior
V.C. Mow
Columbia University, New York

10.35 Coffee break

10.50 Helical axes of symmetrical jaw movements predicted by a
biomechanical model of the human masticatory system
J.H. Koolstra
Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA)

11.10 Optimal center of rotation for a temporomandibular joint
J.P. van Loon
University of Groningen

11.30 Discussion

11.40 Injury Biomechanics: the response of the human head-neck
system in forward-rearward loading, studied
experimentally and with musculoskeletal models
R. Happee
TNO Crash-Safety Research Centre, Delft

12.00 Numerical modeling of head impact
F. Sauren
Eindhoven University of Technology

12.20 Discussion

12.30 Lunch

13.30 The analysis of shoulder function: from motion to model
D.J. Veeger
Free University, Amsterdam

13.50 The analysis of shoulder function: from model to
F. van der Helm
Delft University of Technology

14.10 Discussion

14.20 Determining the mechanical load on lumbar spinal motion
segments in vivo: can the gap between whole-body mechanics
and tissue mechanics be bridged?
J. van Dieen
Free University, Amsterdam

14.40 Load distribution in trabecular bone: a link with
H. Weinans
University of Nijmegen

15.00 Discussion

15.10 Tea break

15.30 Technical developments and clinical results of RSA in
E.R. Valstar
University of Leiden

15.50 Biomechanical failure scenario's for total hip
N. Verdonschot
University of Nijmegen

16.10 Discussion

16.20 Multiphase Biomimetics
J.M. Huyghe
Eindhoven University of Technology

16.40 Soft tissue developments around orthopedic implants:
biphasic analysis
W. van Driel
University of Nijmegen

16.50 Cells in cartilaginous tissue: how do we deal with them in
biphasic models?
E. Tanck
University of Nijmegen
17.00 Discussion

17.10 Presentation of the 1996 World Biomechanics Promotieprijs
(annual Dutch award for a PhD.-thesis)

17.20 Drinks and snacks

Registration information

If you are planning to attend, please send a message to the secretariat,
using mail, fax or Email.

Early registration, before October 28, 1996 NLG 25.00
(only for Dutch participants)

On-site registration, after October 28, 1996 NLG 40.00
(for foreign and "late" participants)

Student registration NLG 15.00
(proof required)

Only early registration can be done through bank transfer:
Postbank N.V., Amsterdam, Account nr. 43 39 272, Vrije Universiteit
Please mention: "Kostenplaats 5.80017 World Biomechanics"
Make sure that your name and address are mentioned on the bank transfer.
On-site registration is by cash payment only. Credit cards and foreign
chacks are not accepted. Lunch is included in the registration fee.
An abstract- or proceedingsbook will not be produced. For help on traveling
and hotel accommodation, please contact the secetariat:

Secretariaat Stichting World Biomechanics
800 Orthopedie, AZN/KUN, Postbus 9101 fax: +31 24 3540 555
NL-6500 HB NIJMEGEN Email: Ortho_sec@orthp.azn.nl
The Netherlands