The preparations are underway for the 16th consecutive conference on clinical biomechanics at the Staffordshire University Campus, Stoke on Trent, UK (26-28 April 2017). This year’s conference will incorporate the Second UK Footwear Science Meeting.

The conference will start on Thursday (26th) with a focus on “Inter professional Approaches to Strength and conditioning”. The speakers include Dr Nick Grantham. This meeting will be offered as a free workshop for all Staffordshire University Biomechanics Alumni and for delegates who register for the whole conference.

Friday (27th) will be the footwear meeting which will provide a forum for dissemination of work relating to scientific aspects of footwear development. Dr Martyn Shorten (BioMechanica) will deliver a keynote lecture. Invited speakers include: Dr Jonathan Sinclair, University of Central Lancashire and Dr Helen Branthwaite, Staffordshire University.

Saturday (28th) will feature all aspects of clinical biomechanics and musculo skeletal practice. Professor Vincent Hetherington (Kent State University, USA) will deliver a keynote lecture. Invited speakers include: Dr Martyn Shorten, Professor Rami Abboud (University of Dundee).

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for open sessions, for consideration for oral or poster presentations. Short abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail to by 20th February 2018.

The text should be limited to two pages of A4, with the first page to include the Title of Presentation, Author(s), Corresponding Author's Name, Address, Telephone number and e-mail address. Second page should include a full abstract with introduction, methodology, results and discussion.
Acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to the corresponding author by: 28th February, 2018

Registration is now open. More information on the abstract submission and the registration can be found at

We look forward to meeting you here in Stoke on Trent.

Yours Sincerely,
Nachiappan Chockalingam

Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam,
Conference Chair, SCCB 2018