Dear BIOMCH-L readers,

Good news for all those individuals who have planning problems and are
failing to meet the deadline for submission of abstracts for the
Second World Congress of Biomechanics.

The deadline is extended to November 15, 1993!

However, for the sake of smooth abstract processing, we do hope that
those who have finished their abstracts send it to the Congress Office

Abstract forms or the abstract format can be requested by sending an
EMAIL message to the Congress Office.
(see mail address at bottom of this posting).

Yours Sincerely
Leendert Blankevoort
Secretary General

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W O R L D Amsterdam, The Netherlands
C O N G R E S S o f July 10-15, 1994

9th Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics
8th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology


Free communications in English are invited from anywhere in the
world for presentation at the World Congress. The topic for such
presentations should be in the field of Biomechanics and may be
either in the area of the symposia or cover another aspect of
the discipline such as for example:

Acoustical and Auditory Biomechanics
Biorheology, Hemorheology
Blood and Gas Flow
Bone and Cartilage Mechanics
Dental Mechanics
Models in Biomechanics
Molecular Biomechanics
Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Engineering
Sensory Organs
Skin Mechanics

All free communications are subject to review by the Program
Committee and will, after acceptance, be assigned to either
poster or podium presentations. In this process the preference
of the authors will be followed as much as possible.
Great care will be taken to give posters optimum exposure to
make them an effective means of communication. Special poster
sessions are planned in the middle of the afternoons at times
when there is no other congress activity competing for attention.
Special awards will be given for the best poster presentation of
each day. Submission of abstracts should be made on the abstract
forms accompanying this call for papers. Additional abstract
forms can be obtained from the Congress Office.
Abstracts should be postmarked no later than November 15, 1993.
Notification of acceptance of communications will be mailed
February 15, 1994. Accepted abstracts will be published in the
Abstract Book which will be distributed to participants of the


The backbone of the congress will be formed by the symposia for
which contributions are invited by the symposia coordinators.
These symposia will provide an in depth treatment of the
indicated subject area's by outstanding scientists. Many of the
symposia are patronized by scientific organizations from all over
the world.
The symposia planned at present and their coordinators are
indicated below:

1. Cardiovascular Artificial Organs L. Mockros, H. Reul
2. Orthopaedic Implant Design and Materials P.S. Walker, R. Huiskes
3. Bone trauma and fracture fixation E. Chao, F. Burny
4. Biomechanics of joints and ligaments K.L. Markolf, S.L.-Y. Woo
5. Biomechanics of Sports B. Nigg, M.F. Bobbert
6. Blood Flow and Large Vessel Mechanics T.J. Pedley, F. Kajiya
7. Cardiac Mechanics and Function M. Sugawara, N. Westerhof
8. Cell Mechanics V.C. Mow, R. Hochmuth
9. Characterization and Measurement of Motion P. Cavanagh, A. Cappozzo
10. Microcirculation P. Gaethgens, T.W. Secomb
11. Skeletal Muscle Mechanics R. McNeill Alexander, F. Zajac
12. Respiratory Mechanics W.J. Yang, R. Schroter
13. Biomechanics and Rehabilitation R. Rabischong
14. Transport in Connective Tissue S. Weinbaum, W.M. Lai
15. Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials R. Nerem
16. Motor Control R.M. Enoka, D. Kernell
17. Coordination of Multi-joint Movement G.J. van Ingen Schenau,
J. Denier van der Gon
18. Bone Structure and Remodelling H. Weinans, A. Odgaard
19. Biomaterials: Considerations for Implants Ch. Baquey, U.M. Gross


Second World Congress of Biomechanics
Biomechanics Section, Institute of Orthopaedics
University of Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9101
The Netherlands

Telephone +31-80-616959
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