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    ESM 2012 – Aalborg University, Dept. of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg, Denmark

    Join the upcoming Expert Scientific Meeting 2012 (ESM 2012) to be held at the Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University in Northern Jutland, Denmark

    Meeting dates: August 1 – 4, 2012

    This biennial conference is dedicated to research on dynamic load distribution in biomechanics. It goes back to over 20 years ago when it was first launched in Liverpool. The meeting unites researchers from various scientific fields and sets an interdisciplinary stage for newest developments in applied and fundamental research. Topics will be ranging from load distribution under the foot to in vivo pressure distribution within joints, on seats, or handles of tools, during sport movements, data analysis techniques and data integration in advanced applications. See

    New: Topic session on winter sport biomechanics. This is the first time we dedicate a specific session to winter sport research.

    New: MPP Award = most promising proposal for young scientists
    • Competitors will be asked to outline a scientific project proposal which includes the use of pressure distribution measurement technology. The topic area can be freely chosen but the document should be limited to 5 pages only (excl. reference list – further instructions to be found on webpage).
    • Age limit: Eligible candidates shall not be older than 27 years on the first day of the ESM 2012 conference (birthdate earlier than August 2, 1985)

    Aalborg University
    Aalborg University Centre was inaugurated in 1974, and a Faculty of Humanities, a Faculty of Social Sciences and a Faculty of Engineering and Science were established. In 1994 the university changed its name to Aalborg University.
    From the very beginning, Aalborg University was characterized by its well-reputed education form of problem based project work – also known as the Aalborg model, and by extensive collaboration with the surrounding society. Later on, the establishment of strong research fields has been added, some of which are in the international class. The number of students has increased from 3,000 during the first years of the university to the present 15,000. See

    Keynote Speakers
    1) Thomas Sinkjær, Danish National Research Foundation, Denmark:
    Topic area: “Human locomotion – basic insight and neurotechnology development”.

    Thomas is currently the Director of the Danish National Research Foundation. He was Director and Professor at the Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction from 1993 - 2007. His research and teaching background lies within motor control and neural rehabilitation technology. His research interests within motor control include the interaction of central control with reflex circuitry of the spinal cord and the intrinsic mechanical properties of the musculoskeletal system. Within neural rehabilitation research his interest is in development of methods to restore sensory-motor function through neural prostheses and methods which enhance functional neural plastic changes.

    2) Julie Steele, University of Wollongong, Australia:
    Topic area: “Pressure measurement in pressured tissues – new perspectives in cancer research”

    Julie is director of the Biomechanics Research Laboratory at the University of Wollongong. Her research focuses predominantly on the biomechanics of injury prevention with a specific interest in mechanisms of lower extremity dysfunction, particularly anterior cruciate ligament injury during dynamic landings. Julie’s current research interests also include intelligent textiles as biofeedback systems, breast movement and brassiere design, safe footwear for elderly women for falls prevention, and the effects of obesity in childhood on musculoskeletal structure and functional performance. Julie is the past president of the International Society of Biomechanics.

    3) Anne Skare Nielsen, Future Navigator, Denmark:
    Topic area: “The future of science – why, how and what?”

    Anne is Managing Partner of the innovation and futurist company Future Navigator. Anne is both a tornado who, creatively, sheds light on topic areas from most diverse viewpoints, then leans back and refocuses on what our collective and individual roles in the future are going to be. Anne is a member of The Chaos Pilots Pedagogical Council, The Global Future Forum, the Albright Group, former member of the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation's ICT-forum and The Ethical Council.

    4) Stefan Lindinger, University of Salzburg, Austria:
    Topic area: “Pressure distribution in winter sports – possibilities, applications and perspectives”

    Stefan Lindinger is research associate at the University of Salzburg and leading researcher at the Christian Doppler Laboratory ‘Biomechanics in Skiing’ in Salzburg, Austria. He has an extensive experience in physiological and biomechanical testing on athletes of national and international caliber. Stefan has successfully linked his coaching endeavors to his main research areas, including alpine and nordic skiing. He has worked and is continuously collaborating with numerous international research groups demonstrating his outstanding expertise in the field.

    We will be delighted to welcome you in Aalborg, the heart of Northern Jutland

    A/Prof. Uwe Kersting, PhD, chair
    A/Prof. Kim Dremstrup Nielsen, PhD
    Prof. Bjarne Møller Madsen, MD
    Prof. Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, MD
    A/Prof. Sten Rasmussen, MD
    Last edited by Uwe Kersting; March 19, 2012, 04:56 AM. Reason: further conference details added

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    Re: Expert Scientific Meeting 2012 - Aalborg, Denmark

    Dear Colleagues,

    This is a short reminder about the upcoming ESM2012 (Expert Scientific Meeting 2012) in Aalborg, Denmark, August 1 - 4, 2012

    Remember the abstract deadline is April 16, 2012.

    Early registration discount ends on April 30, 2012.

    Have another look at our awards section, i.e., the established ones including the art in science award and the new MPP award.

    Please, check the conference webpage

    with my best regards, on behalf of the organizing committee

    Uwe Kersting, PhD, chair ESM2012
    Last edited by Uwe Kersting; April 26, 2012, 08:20 AM. Reason: typo


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      Deadline extended - ESM2012

      Dear colleagues,
      Based on multiple requests coming in over the past weeks we have now decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission to the Expert Scientific Meeting to April 27, 2012.

      Please have a look at our website for further information on submission procedure and registration.

      We are looking forward to welcome you in Aalborg, the heart of Northern Jutland

      A/Prof. Uwe Kersting, PhD, chair
      A/Prof. Kim Dremstrup Nielsen, PhD
      Prof. Bjarne Møller Madsen, MD
      Prof. Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, MD
      A/Prof. Sten Rasmussen, MD


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        Re: Deadline extended - ESM2012

        Reminder - ESM approaching - see webpage for MPP award

        Dear colleagues,
        we are now close to finalizing the program for ESM 2012 in Aalborg, Denmark. All accepted papers are listed on the webpage . Please check the webpage for latest news. In particular check the announcement on the MPP (Most Promising Proposal) award. This new award will be a chance for all young researchers attending ESM. See
        Watch out for further updates.
        See you soon in Aalborg,
        Dr. Uwe Kersting, chair