Dear All,

The Comparative Neuromuscular Biomechanics Working Group (CNB) ( is holding an in-person meeting at the ISB2023 in Fukuoka, Japan ( This CNB meeting is being organized by Dr. Greg Sawicki (Georgia Tech) and Dr. Jonas Rubenson (Penn State).

We are currently accepting open abstracts for a dedicated poster session at the CNB-ISB meeting. The poster session will be a ‘flash’ thematic poster session, with 2-3 minutes per presenter and an accompanying moderated ‘live discussion’.

The poster session will be an integral part of the CNB-ISB meeting, and will accompany podium presentations. The meeting will include three sessions held single-track in the same room: 1) direct in vivo experimental approaches; 2) musculoskeletal modelling and simulation; 3) robotic/engineering approaches to understanding muscle function in movement. Sessions will last 90 minutes and feature speakers and a joint round-table question/discussion period, followed by poster presentations. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Dr. Kiisa Nishikawa, Northern Arizona University, Dr. Antonie (Ton) van den Bogert (Cleveland State University) and Dr. Christopher Richards (Royal Veterinary College).

The CNB-ISB meeting highlights research that spans human and non-human (comparative) biomechanics. We hope to introduce comparative work that may not be as familiar to ISB members, but that we believe will be of interest and value to the ISB community. One of the principal missions of our group is to foster more dialogue between human and comparative biomechanics fields.

Poster abstracts are submitted through the regular ISB submission portal: Once in the system, you will need to select ‘poster’ in the dropdown for the 'Preferred Presentation session' field. Please also inform the CNB via email ( with your abstract submission confirmation so that we can identify submissions targeted for the CNB-ISB meeting. These abstracts are due on January 31st as per the ISB deadline.

We hope that you can join us in Japan! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All the best.
Greg S. and Jonas R.