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  • Re: CMBBE2008, Porto, Portugal 27 Feb - 1 March 2008

    REMINDER and FINAL CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    8th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER
    METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
    www.cmbbe2008.cf.ac.uk

    27 February 1 March
    Sheraton Hotel and Spa, Porto, Portugal
    Special rates available for symposium participants at
    www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/biomechanics

    Coordinators: John Middleton, Sam Evans, Cathy Holt (Cardiff University, UK),
    Christopher Jacobs (Stanford University, USA),Nigel Shrive (Calgary University, Canada)

    We are pleased to invite you to attend CMBBE2008 which is to be held in Porto, Portugal 27 February 1 March 2008. Please see www.cmbbe2008.cf.ac.uk together with final deadlines and abstract submission details

    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
    A list of suggested topics are given on the website however new and novel innovations being developed in computation biomechanics and life sciences are most welcome.

    The meeting will consist of 30 Plenary presentations, oral and posters sessions, mini-symposia, workshops and software demos and as well as prizes for best papers/posters. Brief details of these are given below:

    MINI-SYMPOSIA TOPICS ABSTRACTS IN THESE AREAS ARE MOST WELCOME
    Dental Biomechanics (Chairs: C Bourauel/A Natali)
    Facial Imaging in Clinical Dentistry (Chair: S Richmond)
    Simulation/Dynamics of Wound Healing (Chair: C Oomens)
    Motion Analysis/Human Body Performance (Chairs: C Holt/G Johnson)
    Computational Methods in Image Processing for Biomechanics (Chair: J Tavares)
    Computer-aided Medicine and Surgery (Chair: Marc Thiriet )
    Biomechanical behaviour of soft issues (Chair: R Jorge)
    Bone and joint reconstructions: effects of surgical fixation techniques on stability (Chair: R Mootanah)
    Spine Biomechanics (Chairs: S Evans/R Hall)

    WORKSHOPS AND SOFTWARE PRESENTATIONS

    ARUP: www.arup.com/ SIMPLEWARE: http://www.simpleware.co.uk/
    From Image to Analysis (Chairs: Brian Walker and Philippe Young)

    MATERIALISE : http://www.materialise.com/
    Integration of Medical Imaging with CAD/FEA and Rapid Manufacturing.
    (Chairs: Panos Diamantopolous and Marteen De Vleeschouwer)

    FEBio: Finite elements for Biomechanics: http://mrl.sci.utah.edu/software.php
    (This software is available free from the website)
    A Non-Linear Implicit FE Framework Designed for Computational Biomechanics.
    (Presenters: Steve A Maas and Jeffrey A Weiss, University of Utah)
    This will be presented within a Plenary Session.

    SPONSORED PRIZES

    The ARUP prizes for
    "Innovative Contribution to Applied Biomechanics/Biomedical
    Engineering" ( 700)
    "Best poster presentation" ( 350)

    The Taylor & Francis prize for
    "Innovative Contribution to Theoretical Biomechanics/Biomedical Engineering" ( 700)

    The Meditech prizes for "Best student presentation"
    First prize: 500
    Second prize: 200
    Third prize: 100

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
    If you wish to submit an abstract/s to the meeting please go to
    www.cmbbe2008.cf.ac.uk and click on abstract submission on the home page. If you have any other queries please contact Rumana Faruque on or John Middleton middletonj2@cf.ac.uk

    PREVIOUS PROCEEDINGS

    The CD for CMBBE2006 (ISBN 0-9549670-2-X): Cost 50 or 35 sterling including postage. The CD of the 2004(0-9549670-0-3)and 2001(1 903847095) meeting are also available: Cost 22 or 15 sterling including postage. Please contact faruquer@cf.ac.uk to order

    We very much look forward to meeting you in Porto.





    Prof. John Middleton
    Director of Biomaterials/Biomechanics Research Centre
    Wales College of Medicine
    Cardiff Medicentre
    Heath Park
    Cardiff CF14 4UJ Wales, UK

    Tel/Fax. +44 (0)29 20682161
    Email: middletonj2@cardiff.ac.uk

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