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    Dear colleagues,

    Please see below for general information on and abstract instructions
    for the 2nd Frontiers in Biomechanics Symposium, sponsored by the US
    National Committee on Biomechanics (USNCB).

    The Symposium will be held on June 20-21, 2005, at the Vail Cascade
    Resort in Vail, Colorado, just prior to the American Society of

    Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Summer Bioengineering Conference (for more
    information on that conference, see

    Attendance to the Symposium will be capped to approximately 100

    Do not miss out on this unique and rewarding meeting that will highlight
    important new "frontier" areas in biomechanics. Abstract submission
    deadline is Feb 15, 2005.


    David A. Vorp, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering

    University of Pittsburgh,

    The Second US National Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Forging
    a New Biomechanics in the Era of Modern Biology

    June 20 - 21, 2005

    Biomechanics is a rapidly growing field of research and application to
    important biological and medical problems. To accommodate this
    expansion of activities, the United States National Committee on
    Biomechanics cordially invites you to attend and participate in the
    First US National Conference on Biomechanics. This Frontiers Meeting
    will be focused on a selected set of bioengineering topics that provide
    a broad range of new opportunities for researchers and students in
    Biomechanics. The meeting will have a single track of oral sessions and
    free communications presented in poster format.

    Program Topics: Embryonic Growth Biomechanics

    Biomechanics of Speciation and Evolutionary Biology

    Dynamic Structure/Function Imaging

    Abstract Submission: Free communications are invited from all
    investigators in Biomechanics. They will be presented in poster format.
    Acceptance of Abstracts to the Conference is competitive with priority
    given to those with emphasis on novelty of the area of investigation and
    medical significance. All accepted abstracts will be awarded a Merit
    Certificate of Recognition from the United States National Committee on
    Biomechanics. Abstract submission instructions are available at the
    registration site (and are attached). Abstract Submission Deadline is
    February 15, 2005.

    Registration: Registration information is available at

    Conference Location: Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, Vail, CO

    Conference Co-Chairs: Naomi Chesler (UW-Madison), James Moore Jr.
    (Texas A&M) and David Vorp (U Pittsburgh)

    United States National Committee on Biomechanics:

    Stanley Berger

    David Butler

    Dwight Davy

    Ken Diller

    Cheng Dong

    Mort Friedman

    YC Bert Fung

    Steve Goldstein

    Mark Grabiner

    Ed Grood

    Tin-Kan Hung

    Manssour Moeinzadeh

    Andrew McCulloch

    Roger Kamm

    Albert King

    George Lee

    Larry McIntire

    Winfred Phillips

    Geert Schmid-Schonbein

    Bob Spilker

    Sal Sutera

    John Tarbell

    Robert Tranquillo

    New Faculty Support: New faculty (within two years of their first
    faculty appointment) are invited to apply for a travel scholarship to
    attend the meeting of up to $500. Registration fees will also be
    waived. Selection will be based on a CV and a short, one-page abstract
    that describes your research objectives. Support for new faculty
    participation is provided by the Whitaker Foundation.

    The Second US National Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics

    June 20 -21, 2005, Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, Vail, CO

    (prior to the ASME Summer Bioengineering Meeting)

    Sponsored by the United States National Committee on Biomechanics
    (USNCB), this Frontiers Meeting is designed to explore new and
    innovative applications of Biomechanics in areas of Biology and

    Chairs: Naomi Chesler (UW-Madison), James Moore Jr. (Texas
    A&M) and David Vorp (U Pittsburgh)

    Format: Single Oral Session.

    Posters: Selection based on overall quality and novelty of
    research area.

    Each poster accepted for the program will receive a Certificate of


    Monday, June 20, 2005

    600 PM - 700 PM Social Gathering

    700 PM - 800 PM Welcome Dinner

    800 PM - 900 PM Plenary Talk - Prof. Timothy J. Pedley,
    University of Cambridge

    Tuesday, June 21, 2005

    800 AM - 945 AM Oral Session: Embryonic Growth Biomechanics

    Hiroshi Hamada, MD, PhD, Osaka University

    Brad Keller, MD, University of Pittsburgh

    Larry Taber, PhD, Washington University

    945 AM - 1015 AM Break

    1015 AM - 12 Noon Oral Session: Biomechanics of Speciation and
    Evolutionary Biology

    George Lauder, PhD, Harvard University

    Elizabeth Brainerd, PhD, U Mass-Amherst

    Dennis Carter, PhD, Stanford University

    12 Noon - 100 PM Lunch

    100 PM - 230 PM Poster session: Frontiers of Biomechanics

    300 PM - 500 PM Oral Session: Dynamic Structure/Function

    Simon Watkins, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

    William Mohler, PhD, University of Connecticut

    Taekjip Ha, PhD, U Illinois- Urbana Champaign

    500 PM Closing Remarks


    Authors - underline name of presenting author

    Affiliations of all authors including email addresses

    Place text of abstract here. You may include figures in your abstract
    provided they all

    fit on one 8.5x11 inch page. Text should be 12 pitch and single-spaced.
    All abstracts

    are to be sent to by no later than February 15, 2005.
    Authors will

    be notified of acceptance by April 15, 2005.

    References and acknowledgements may be included at the end of the

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