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  • Announcement: 7th Australasian Biomechanics Conference

    We are pleased to announce that the 7th Australasian Biomechanics
    Conference (ABC7) will be held at Griffith University - Gold Coast campus
    from Monday 30th of November to Tuesday 1st of December, 2009.

    The ABC conferences are the official conferences of the Australia and New
    Zealand Society of Biomechanics (ANZSB) and are an ideal forum for
    biomechanics researchers at all stages of their careers to present and
    discuss their research.

    The conference program will include keynote and invited presentations from
    leading national and international researchers, as well as free podium and
    poster sessions. The President of the International Society of
    Biomechanics, Professor Walter Herzog will deliver one of the keynote

    We are also proud to announce two new initiatives:

    1. Authors of selected award winning abstracts will be invited to submit
    full papers for publication in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (

    2. An optional workshop will be held on the use of OpenSim ( for musculoskeletal modelling. Both novice
    and advanced sessions will be offered and will be delivered by a team of
    experts including members of the OpenSim development team from Stanford
    University, USA. This workshop has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday
    November 29, 2009.

    Please note the following important dates:

    Call for abstracts: Friday May 22, 2009
    Abstract submission deadline: Friday July 17, 2009
    Notification of successful abstracts: Friday August 21, 2009
    Early-bird registration deadline: Friday September 25, 2009
    Conference: Monday November 30 to Tuesday
    December 1, 2009

    The conference website will be published in the coming weeks. In the
    meantime, please direct any queries to:

    We look forward to your participation in this exciting event. Please feel
    free to pass this message on to any colleagues who may be interested.

    Best regards
    Peter Mills - Chair of the ABC7 Organising Committee

    Peter Mills, PhD
    School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
    Griffith University
    Ph: +61 (0) 7 5552 8917
    Fax: +61 (0) 7 5552 8674