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    Engineering the Upper Limb

    12-13 December 2016
    Biomedical Engineering Association

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers,
    One Birdcage Walk,

    Industry, academia and clinical practice unite on the latest work in upper limb surgery and rehabilitation and diagnostic technologies.

    With the increased urbanisation of society and a growing, ageing, population, upper limb pathology, including conditions of ageing, trauma, and neurological conditions, are increasing in number and clinical significance. The numbers of joint replacements and soft-tissue surgical procedures have increased dramatically over the past decade, advances in prostheses have resulted in headlines heralding the new age of robotic hands, and rehabilitation technologies, including functional electrical stimulation, are used routinely and extensively.

    Interaction between engineers and clinicians is vital to enhance surgical execution, design, functionality and rehabilitation technologies.

    Engineering the Upper Limb brings together key leaders in upper limb research: from industry, academia and clinical practice, both from the UK and internationally, to provide a forum on the future development of devices and technologies for the treatment of upper limb pathologies.

    Confirmed keynote speakers include:
    • Professor Rory J O'Connor, Head of the Section of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Leeds and Director, Charterhouse Rehabilitation Technologies
    • Professor Dario Farina, Founding Director, Institute of Neurorehabilitation Systems, University Medical Center Göttingen, Georg-August University, Germany
    • Dr. Wendy Murray, Associate Professor, Northwestern University and Director, Applied Research in Musculoskeletal Simulation (ARMS), Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

    Share your knowledge and learn from leaders in the discipline by attending this event and presenting your work.
    We are looking for work on the following topics:

    • Hand
    • Wrist
    • Elbow
    • Shoulder
    • Soft tissue surgery
    • Arthroplasty
    • Rehabilitation
    • Functional electrical stimulation
    • Prostheses and orthoses
    • Rehabilitation robotics and assistive technology

    Please submit an abstract of your work that includes:
    • The title of your work in 15 words or less
    • Your full name, contact details, affiliation and any names of your co-authors
    • A 500 word structured abstract stating your preference for podium or poster presentation

    Please submit your abstract before 23 September 2016 via email:

    • Anthony Bull, Head of the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
    • Ed Chadwick, Senior Lecturer - Biomedical Engineering, Keele University
    • Jonathan Jeffers, Senior Lecturer - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
    • Peter Reilly, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Imperial College NHS Trust

    For more information, visit the website at:

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    Re: Engineering the Upper Limb, London, 12-13 December 2016.

    Hi all - just a quick reminder that the deadline for submission of abstracts for this conference is approaching: 23rd September. Note that authors (people with accepted abstracts) will be entitled to a heavily reduced registration fee of just £150. Students, clinicians and members of supporting organisations (including ISB) are also entitled to reduced fees. See the website for further information:

    This promises to be a great meeting bringing together a diverse group of clinicians, scientists and engineers so we hope to see you there!



    • #3
      Re: Engineering the Upper Limb, London, 12-13 December 2016.

      Great news! The deadline for abstracts has been extended until September 30th, so there's still time to submit your abstract. This will be a really nice meeting taking place in central London, and there are substantial discounts if you are an author so get your abstracts in :-) Contact me or reply to this thread if you have any questions!