*Saturday, February 10th, 2007
University of California - San Diego
Department of Bioengineering*

*Online registration starts: November 1, 2006
Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, December 4, 2006*

*Dear Colleagues:*

This is the first announcement and call for abstracts for the 15th
Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics
(the "pre-ORS" meeting). Detailed information on the meeting format and
registration, maps to the meeting site, and the sponsors for the meeting
can be found on the symposium website at:

*Location and Registration: *
The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2007 in the YC
Fung Auditorium on the Campus of the University of California - San
Diego and hosted by the Department of Bioengineering, 9500 Gilman Drive,
La Jolla, CA 92093. The site is within convenient access via public
transit to the meeting location of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic
Research Society. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with
presentations starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon
in a single-session format. Pre-registration for the meeting can be
performed electronically at: http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html.

We strongly encourage those interested in attending to pre-register for
the symposium online through the meeting website so that we can
adequately plan to accommodate everyone. Interest was great enough last
year to require that registration be closed prior to the date of the
symposium. As usual, registration and participation are free of charge.

*Objectives: *
The objectives of the symposium are to present the most current thinking
on the impact of computer assisted techniques in the field of
orthopaedic biomechanics, to educate scientist and researchers in the
use of these techniques, and to promote the use of computer technology
in biomechanical research. In keeping with the tradition of the
symposium, this meeting is a forum for "junior researchers" to present
their ongoing research involving computational work of any nature
related to orthopaedics. Therefore, presentations are expected to be
given by the student/postdoc primarily responsible for the research.
The symposium will provide ample opportunity for personal interaction
with faculty and other symposium participants and will be a unique
educational experience for the presenters. The pre-ORS is the premier
international forum on the use of a new breed of computer based tools in
orthopaedic biomechanics.

Special topics of interest for next year's symposium are:
? Multi-Scale Approach to Computer Modeling of Orthopaedic Tissue
? Finite Element Formulation of Non-Linear Constitutive Models
? Development of Algorithms for Simulation of Time Dependent Processes
? Micro and Nano Mechanical Modeling of Tissues

*Abstracts: *
Abstracts are requested for all areas of computational research of
interest to the general orthopaedic biomechanics community. As in the
past, this meeting is a nonarchival forum for graduate students and
postdocs to present their ongoing research. /*Presentations are expected
to be given by the student/postdoc primarily responsible for the
research, not by the PI.*/

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the symposium is Monday,
December 4, 2006. Abstracts not exceeding one page should be sent via
email as attachments in .pdf format to pre-ORS@rice.edu
. Any questions concerning abstract
submission can be sent to this email address as well. Please be sure to
include abstract title, list of authors, and authors' affiliation(s).
Text should be structured in a dual column format and font size not be
smaller than 10.

By submitting an abstract, it is understood that the primary author will
present her/his work in person if the abstract is accepted, and that
this work is not being presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society
meeting. During the symposium the authors will be provided with two
opportunities to present their work, 1) an oral presentation and 2) a
poster presentation. While it is understood that with the submission of
your abstract you agreed to the oral presentation, the poster
presentation is optional. We realize that this combination of an oral
and poster presentation at one venue puts a lot of strain on you. Each
oral presentation will be 10 minutes long with 5 minutes allotted for
questions. The poster presentation will be informal during the social
event in the evening.

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2007
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Campus
University of California - San Diego
Host: UCSD Department of Bioengineering
Registration: Free of charge.
Pre-register at
Abstracts: Deadline is Monday, December 4, 2006.
E-mail submissions to preORS@rice.edu

URL: http://www.pre-ORS.org

Conference get-together after the symposium

We look forward to an exciting meeting and a fruitful exchange of ideas.

*Meeting Chairs:*

Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, Houston
E-Mail: Liebschner@rice.edu

Christian Puttlitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
E-Mail: puttlitz@engr.colostate.edu

Andrew McCulloch, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Department of Bioengineering
University of California-San Diego
E-Mail: amccullo@ucsd.edu

Robert L. Sah, M.D., Sc.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Bioengineering,
Department of Bioengineering
University of California-San Diego
E-Mail: rsah@ucsd.edu