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    ABC4: Fourth Australasian Biomechanics Conference
    November 28-30, 2002
    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

    On behalf of the convening committee, I extend an invitation to you
    to attend ABC4, the Fourth Australasian Biomechanics Conference of
    the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics. This will be
    an excellent opportunity for biomechanists and other researchers to
    share their findings and benefit from the knowledge and experience of
    like minded scientists. The conference venue is a modern,
    state-of-the-art facility which offers excellent resources for
    presenters and comfort for delegates. The scientific program promises
    to be excellent. I look forward to an engaging and stimulating ABC4.

    The conference venue is the West Lecture Theatre Complex at the
    Bundoora Campus of La Trobe University. The facilities include
    state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities and a spacious adjacent
    foyer for the trade exhibit, poster displays and delegate catering.

    Highlights of the Scientific Program:
    Each day of the conference will feature a symposium on a special
    topic as well as free papers and poster displays.

    Symposium on the Effects of Aging on Balance and Gait (Thursday, November 28)
    Keynote Speaker: Dr Keith Hill, Co-director, Falls and Balance
    Clinic, National Ageing Research Institute. "Biomechanical, Motor
    Control and Public Health Perspetives on Gait and Posture".

    Symposium on Clinical Gait Analysis (Friday, November 29)
    Keynote Speakers: Professor H. Kerr Graham, Professor of
    Orthopaedics, Royal Children's Hospital. "Clinical Gait Analysis:
    What have the engineers ever done for us?"
    Dr. Richard Baker, Biomedical Engineer, RCH. "Clinical Gait Analysis:
    Life Before Computers".

    Symposium on muscle and movement efficiency (Saturday, November 30)
    Keynote Speaker: Professor Collin Gibbs, Department of Physiology,
    Monash University. "Striated Muscle Energetics and Efficiency".

    Call for Abstracts:
    Papers related to any area of biomechanics , including the symposium
    topics, are invited. This is an especially good opportunity for
    student researchers to present their work in a friendly and
    supportive forum.
    Investigators may choose to present either a podium or poster
    presentation. Both modes of presentation will receive equal weighting
    in the conference proceedings. Reports of work-in-progress will be
    accepted for poster presentations.
    Investigators who wish to present papers at the conference should
    download the abstract proforma and abstract submission form from the
    conference web site. Completed abstracts should be submitted to the
    Convenor no later than September 15, 2002.

    Registration Fees:
    ANZSB member: $275.00
    Non-member: $297.00
    Student: $165.00
    Day Registration: $88.00
    Additional Banquet tickets: $60.00

    All prices are inclusive of 10% GST. Full registration and student
    registration includes conference proceedings, morning and afternoon
    teas and lunches each day, a cocktail reception on Thursday and the
    conference dinner on Saturday. Daily registrations include daily
    catering and proceedings but do not include the conference dinner.
    All presenting authors must register for the conference no later than
    November 8, 2002. Failure to do so will result in papers being
    withdrawn from the program and from the proceedings.

    Important Dates:
    Submission of Abstracts: September 15
    Notification of Authors October 1
    Speaker Registration deadline: November 8
    Conference Dates: November 28-30

    For more information
    Visit the conference website:

    or contact the convenors:

    School of Human Biosciences
    La Trobe University 3086

    Facsimilie: 03 9479 5784

    T. M. Bach, PhD
    ABC4 Convenor


    Dr. Timothy M. Bach, PhD
    Associate Professor in Biomechanics
    National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics
    Health Sciences Building 2 Phone: +61 3 9479 5787
    La Trobe University FAX: +61 3 9479 5784
    Victoria 3086 e-mail:
    Australia WWW:

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