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03-02-2000, 09:56 AM

I want to provide additional detail regarding the biomechanics-related
programming at this year's Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports
Medicine (ACSM) in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The conference dates are May
31 to June 3, 2000. Additional program and conference details are available
at the ACSM website (http://www.acsm.org). The initial advanced
registration deadline for the meeting is 3/15/2000.

Biomechanics-Related Programming
(Session dates and times are subject to change)

Wednesday May 31, 2000

8:00 Presidents Lecture: "Elastic Structures in the Leg, and Their Roles
in Running" by R. McNeil Alexander, Ph.D.
9:00 Free Communication-Poster: Muscle Mechanics
Free Communication-Slide: Musculoskeletal mechanics
Mini-symposium: Bone health in the elderly
10:45 Mini-symposium: Influence of Segmental Coupling on Patellofemoral
Free Communication-Slide: Gait mechanics
Clinical workshop: Athletic shoe wear
2:30 Symposium: Biomechanics of musculoskeletal injuries in young
Mini-symposium: Variability and stability: a dynamical systems
Clinical colloquium: The vastus medialis oblique: anatomical
structure, anomaly, or myth.
4:15 Free Communication-Slide: Aging and lower extremity muscle force

Thursday June 1, 2000

9:00 Symposium: Graying of sports medicine: treating active patients over
the age of 60.
Symposium: Muscle-Nerve interactions and fiber type: From impulse to
Free Communication-Slide: Running mechanics and injury
10:45 Free Communication-Slide: Mechanics of wheelchair sports performance
1:15 Symposium: Understanding Osteoarthritis: basic science to
intervention techniques.
Mini-symposium: Biomechanical neuromuscular, economy considerations
for amputee locomotion.
2:00 Free Communication-Poster: Strength, balance, and physical function
Colloquium: Controlling skeletal muscle: From motor unit to
3:00 Free Communication-Slide: Biomechanics of sport.
5:45 Biomechanics Interest Group Meeting - sponsored by Motion Analysis
Friday June 2, 2000

9:00 Free Communication-Poster: Biomechanics
Symposium: Electromyography: Interpretation and Application in
Exercise Science
Mini-symposium: Use of DXA to estimate geometric parameters of bone
Clinical lecture: Carpal tunnel syndrome: How work related is it?
10:45 Free Communication-Slide: Biomechanics of the injured knee
Mini-symposium: ECSS Exchange Lecture - Stretch Shortening Cycle
2:30: Symposium: Mechanics of loading bone: Bridging the gap between
animal and human studies
Mini-symposium: H-Reflex: Description and applications
Clinical colloquium: Biomechanics of throwing
Thematic poster: Landing & jumping mechanics
Free Communication-Poster: Gait and orthotics

Saturday June 3, 2000

9:00 Symposium: Disuse muscle atrophy: Consequences, mechanisms, and
Free Communication-Poster: Balance and flexibility
Free Communication-Slide: Muscle mechanics and fatigue
10:45 Conversational forum: Interpreting joint power in biomechanics
Free Communication-Slide: Sport biomechanics
1:30 Mini-symposium: Simulating human motion.
Thematic poster: Balance and posture
3:15 Free Communication-Slide: Lifting mechanics

In addition, the Executive Committee of the Biomechanics Interest Group
(BIG) of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) invites submission
of biomechanics-related programming for the 2001 ACSM Annual Meeting. The
2001 Annual Meeting of the ACSM will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
from May 30 to June 2, 2001.

Individuals interested in developing program sessions or proposing ideas for
programming content are encouraged to submit their ideas to the Biomechanics
Interest Group. The session abstracts and program ideas will be posted on
the BIG web site for review by the biomechanics community and briefly
presented during the Interest Group Meeting at this year's ACSM Annual
Meeting. A portion of the Interest Group Meeting at this year's Annual
Meeting will be devoted to discussion of the proposed programming and
planning of meeting content for ACSM 2001.

Individuals interested in developing program sessions or proposing ideas for
programming content may contact me (michael.feltner@pepperdine.edu) via

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Biomechanics Interest Group of
ACSM (Paul DeVita, Kathy Simpson & Steve McCaw), I want to thank all the
members of our community who are either participating or assisting in the
development of programming for the upcoming Annual Meeting of the ACSM.
Additionally, I encourage all members of our community to consider attending
this year's meeting in Indianapolis.


Michael Feltner, Ph.D., FACSM
Liaison, Biomechanics Interest Group ACSM

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