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    ********** FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT **********

    19th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM on
    COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS
    http://www.pre-ORS.org/


    Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
    California State University Long Beach
    Long Beach, California

    Online Registration Deadline: January 1st, 2011


    Dear Colleagues:

    This is the final announcement for the 19th 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 http://www.pre-ORS.org/

    Location: The symposium will be held on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at the Walter Pyramid, home of The Pointe Conference Center on the Campus of the California State University Long Beach in Long Beach, California, and locally hosted by the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The site is conveniently located near downtown and less than 5 miles northeast of the location of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with presentations starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon in a single-session format.

    Registration: Pre-registration for the meeting will be available 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 purposes of the symposium are to communicate the most current ideas on the impact of computer-assisted techniques in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics, to educate scientists, engineers, and researchers in the use of these techniques, to promote the use of computer technology in biomechanics research, and to welcome new researchers into the field. In keeping with the tradition of the symposium, this meeting is a forum for "junior researchers" to present their ongoing research involving computation in 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.

    Topics: All topics on computation in orthopaedics are welcome. Special topics of interest for this upcoming symposium are:
    * Computer Modeling and Algorithm Development
    * Articulating Joint Biomechanics
    * Spine Biomechanics
    * Fracture Mechanics

    Program: The final program, including a copy of the accepted abstracts are available on the symposium website at:
    http://www.pre-ors.org/preors-program.html

    Presentation: 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. Presentations are expected to be given by the trainee (student or post-doc), primarily conducting the research, not by the PI. During the symposium the authors are provided with two opportunities to present their work, 1) an oral presentation and 2) a poster presentation. With the submission of abstract, it is understood that the author agrees to an oral presentation, with the poster presentation being optional. 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.


    KEY SYMPOSIUM INFORMATION:
    Date& Time: Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7:30 AM-6:00 PM
    Location: California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California
    Hosts: College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Registration: Free of charge. Pre-register at http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html
    Deadline is Saturday, January 1, 2011
    URL: http://www.pre-ORS.org/


    SOCIAL PROGRAM
    Conference get-together after the symposium


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

    Meeting Co-Chairs:
    Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Neurosurgery
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    E-Mail: Liebschner@rice.edu

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


    NOTE: You receive this email because you either participated previously at this meeting of have expressed your interest. To remove yourself from this mailing list, please send an email to Liebschner@bcm.edu with the subject line "remove pre-ORS" and you will be removed for future mailing.
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