Dear Biomch-L readers,

Today I received a first official announcement from the Second World Congress
of Biomechanics office. I think that the following information will be
interesting for most of our subscribers.


Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, Co-moderator Biomch-l

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First Announcement

SECOND WORLD CONGRESS OF BIOMECHANICS

in conjunction with

9th Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics
&
8th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology

July 10-15, 1994
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Following the First Congress of Biomechanics in San Diego, 1990, the Second
World congress will be held in Amsterdam, July 1994. As the first one,
this Congress was initiated by the World Committee for Biomechanics and
monitored by an International Steering Committee, consisting of experts
from all biomechanics related fields and from all parts of the world.
The Congress is patronized or sponsored by the American (ASB), European (ESB)
and International (ISB) Societies of Biomechanics, the Society for
Biomaterials, the International Committee on Mechanics in Medicine and
Biology (ICMMB), the International Society of Biorheology, the Cardiovascular
System Dynamics Society, the US National Committee of Biomechanics and
others. The 9th Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics and the 8th
International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology are merged
with this Second World Congress of Biomechanics.

The congress will include plenary lectures, society-sponsored symposia,
tutorials, free papers and posters in a five-day program.
The satellite meetings, pre and post congresses are planned by some of the
sponsoring societies.

PRELIMINARY LIST OF SYMPOSIA

1. Artificial organs and tissues
2. Biomaterials and implant design
3. Biomechanics of injury
4. Biomechanics of joints and ligaments
5. Biomechanics of sport
6. Blood flow and large vessel mechanics
7. Cardiac mechanics and function
8. Cell mechanics
9. Characterization and measurement of motion
10.Microcirculation
11.Skeletal muscle mechanics
12.Respiratory mechanics
13.Biomechanics of locomotion
14.Transport in connective tissues
15.Bioprocess engineering

OTHER TOPICS

Acoustical and auditory biomechanics; Biorheology; Hemorheology, Blood
and gas flow; Bone and cartilage mechanics; Dental mechanics; Image
and signal processing; Medical instrumentation for biomechanics; Models
in biomechanics; Molecular biomechanics; Orthopaedics; Physical therapy;
Prosthetics; Rehabilitation engineering; Sensory organs; Skin mechanics.

ABSTRACTS

Instructions for abstracts will be send with the final announcement in May
1993 or can be obtained from the Congress Office. Abstracts should be
submitted to the Congress Office by December 1, 1993. The selection of
papers for presentation will be made by the Program Committee. The abstracts
of accepted papers will by published in a bound volume at the time of the
meeting.

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITEE

Colin Caro UK Chairman
Aurelio Capozzo Italy
Pascal S. Christel France
Yuan-Cheng Fung USA
Kozaburo Hayashi Japan
Rik Huiskes The Netherlands
Michel Jaffrin France
Ivar Knets Latvia
Grigory Lyublimov Russia
Van C. Mow USA
Robert M. Nerem USA
Benno M. Nigg Canada
Tim Pedley UK
Helmut Reul Germany
Alex Silberberg Israel
Richard Skalak USA
Jean F. Stoltz France
Peter S. Walker UK
Savio L-Y. Woo USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Michel Y. Jaffrin Compiegne Chairman
Peter S. Walker London Co-chairman
Charles Bacquey Bordeaux
Simon Bouisset Paris
Peter Gaehtgens Berlin
Peter Huijing Amsterdam
Rik Huiskes Nijmegen
Ivan Hvid Arhus
Florentina Mosora Liege
Van C. Mow New York
Robert M. Nerem Atlanta
Benno M. Nigg Calgary
Tim J. Pedley Leeds
Verne C. Roberts London
Erich Schneider Hamburg
Nico Westerhof Amsterdam
Savio L.-Y. Woo Pittsburgh

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Rik Huiskes Nijmegen Chairman
Peter Huijing Amsterdam Vice Chairman
Leendert Blankevoort Nijmegen Secretary General
Peter Hollander Amsterdam Treasurer
Jac Wismans Delft Member
Stan Gielen Nijmegen Member
Gerry Westerlaken Lent Congress organization office
Ad van Berlo Knegsel Sponsoring and exhibition

CONGRESS OFFICE

SECOND WORLD CONGRESS OF BIOMECHANICS
Biomechanics Section
Institute of Orthopaedics
University of Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9101
6500 HB NIJMEGEN
The Netherlands
Tel. +31-80-613366
FAX. +31-80-540555

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