International Society of Biomechanics
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December 2019

Dear All,

Internationality entails diversity. The International Society of Biomechanics strives for diversity in its membership and activities. It strives to be a strong supporting platform for scientists of all backgrounds to learn, share, disseminate and to be heard. It strives to be welcoming and inclusive for all in the biomechanics community. The goals of diversity and internationality beautifully complement each other. The ISB’s mission to promote biomechanics internationally is naturally reflected  by increasing the diversity of scientists having the opportunity to be active and successful within the biomechanics world. In the last few months we have been active in devising a platform for inclusiveness and respect by producing an ISB Codes of Conduct, which will be published on our website soon. Thank you Joe Hamill for your great work with this.

I have made it a mission during my time as President to encourage and assist biomechanists in countries which are traditionally underrepresented in ISB. A recent visit at the Shanghai University of Sport not only provided me with the opportunity to participate in an excellent scientific meeting, but more importantly a wonderful time with the School of Kinesiology’s enthusiastic and talented masters and Phd students. This really opened my eyes to the potential we as members of the ISB all have to attract people to biomechanics and encouraging young scientists to be active within ISB. Further trips planned to Brazil, Japan, China and Costa Rica/Mexico will give me more opportunities to promote biomechanics and ISB and to enthuse scientists to partake in ISB activities. In this respect the ISB Economically Developing Countries and Affiliated Society programs play an important role by financially assisting with certain forms of support. For details concerning this support please read the ”code of practice for affiliated societies” and ”EDC Get Involved” sections on our website.

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Surrounded by the enthusiastic students at Shanghai University of Sport

On another note, a group of biomechanists under the lead of Tim Derrick has recently had an ISB recommendations paper on intersegmental forces and moments during human motion analysis, which has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. This is of course the fruit primarily of the authors’ expertise and dedication in getting the paper written, but also a reflection of ISB’s continuing intention to provide universal, expert based guidelines on presenting biomechanical research. This serves many purposes, from educational material on correct science to a means of standardising the presentation of research results to facilitate efficient comparison of results. Look out for further news on this exciting development in 2020.

Finally I want to wish all of you a successful and most importantly healthy conclusion of 2019 and an exciting, fruitful and biomechanically eventful 2020!


ISB President




I hope that everyone is having a great Fall Semester (or Spring for the southern hemisphere) at school!

We are going to start a new initiative for students this coming January of 2020, with creating a student subcommittee for ISB. If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please email me, and I will send you the application.  All applications will be due by January 11th, 2020. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Get ready for ISB 2021 in Stockholm!

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Upcoming Events

April 5th-8th, 2020: International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Meeting, Sau Paulo (Brazil)

July 11th-14th, 2020: International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology (Nagoya, Japan)

July 12th-15th, 2020: European Society of Biomechanics (Milan Italy)

July 16th-17th, 2020: Singapore Conference on Sport Science (Singapore)

July 21st – 25th, 2020: International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (Liverpool, UK)

August 4th-7th, 2020: American Society of Biomechanics Annual Conference (Atlanta, GA)



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Biomechanics on our Minds (BOOM) Podcast


  • Episode 21: Competitions for All People
  • Episode 20: ACL Health Kneeds Biomechanics
  • Episode 19: Researching Strong as Steele (feat. Julie Steele)


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Best Wishes,

Megan Smidebush

ISB Student Representative



The Matching Dissertation Grant program

There will be several competitive grants of $US2500 awarded for doctoral dissertation research. A condition is that the applicant will have a commitment from her/his institution or another source to provide a further matching $US2500 or equivalent. This program is applicable to those who are doctoral candidates and are seeking assistance with costs of their dissertation research.
Applications are to be received by December 16th 2019, with applicants being notified by February 3rd 2020.

The International Travel Grant program

In order to allow student members to travel abroad to experience science in other countries and cultures, and to build up international collaborations we will offer several grants of up to $US2500 for travel related to biomechanics research. A relevant and feasible project must be defined, with appropriate research activities to be performed by the applicant at the host institution during the visit (typically 4-6 weeks), agreed by the applicant's supervisor and the host institution. A report on the accomplishments during the trip is required by the committee.
Applications will be received twice a year: by December 16th 2019 and May 29th 2020. Applicants will be notified by February 3rd, 2020 and July 1st 2020, respectively.

The International Affiliate Development Grant program (IADG)

This grant of up to $US2500 is offered to student biomechanists from low income or restricted currency countries to enable them to spend time in an approved, established biomechanics laboratory or to attend a relevant, approved training course.
Applications are to be received by December 16th 2019, with applicants being notified by February 3rd 2020.


More information available here:



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Dear Friends and Colleagues in the International Society of Biomechanics,

National Biomechanics Day (Website) is entering its fifth year of introducing Biomechanics to high school students and their teachers. We have enjoyed showing our science to nearly 30,000 youngsters which we think will have a future impact on Biomechanics.

Please see the invitation to join NBD 2020. National Biomechanics Day is a unique event because we all do it together. NBD provides a platform upon which we unite into one synchronized, worldwide celebration of Biomechanics. We hope you join us this year.

Thank you so much,

Paul DeVita, Ph.D.

Leroy T. Walker Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology and Founder/Director, National Biomechanics Day

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Rosa Visscher

ETH Zurich and University Children’s Hospital Basel, Switzerland.

After 17+ hours in planes and 3 hours in a bus I finally arrived in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, which hosted the 17th international symposium on computer simulation in biomechanics 2019 (TGCS). From the moment I received the email from the ISB Student Awards Office announcing my application for the ISB Student Technical Group Travel Grant was successful, I felt the need to dance anywhere I went. So getting off the bus in Canmore, the first thing I did was a small “I cannot believe I really made it here”-dance.

Since one and a half years, I have been working on developing tools for assisting clinicians in making treatment decisions. Coming from a more clinical background, I invested the first year of my PhD into getting to know the field of computer simulations in biomechanics. By attending TGCS, I got the opportunity to meet the people I had been reading so many papers from.

The first day offered some hand-on experience workshops, allowing people like me with only little background in the field to ease into the symposium. Everyone was so approachable and supportive that within the first day I felt more than comfortable asking all those questions I never dared to ask before. By attending this 3-day symposium, I was able to improve my in-depth understanding of the possibilities and limitations of musculoskeletal simulations more than in the weeks of reading before.

It was inspiring to see how many others in the world are working towards the same goals. Seeing all the different possible approaches and being able to share experiences was priceless. I hope to be able to further develop the relations that started at this symposium, as academic collaborations as well as personal friendships. Thank you ISB for providing me the means to have made this experience possible!

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Deepak Kumar Ravi 

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

In 2017, during my first year of PhD studies, I attended my first-ever international biomechanics conference, ISB Congress, in Brisbane, Australia. It was an intimidating experience but the conference unlocked for me, a very vibrant and welcoming research community interested in the broad discipline of biomechanics research. Attending the subsequent congress this year in Calgary was even more rewarding - catching up with academic partners, absorbing new directions in the field and after conference wilderness experiences.    

The community has grown by breadth (e.g. comparative biomechanics) and depth (e.g. read world biomechanics data using wearables) in the discipline of biomechanics. The science from the attendees was once again cutting edge, only made me sprint between sessions, posters and overflow rooms to complete my daily itinerary. On the third day, I presented a poster titled “Do rhythmic auditory stimuli enhance recovery against sudden perturbations? A novel approach to quantify resilience during walking.” My poster outlined our ongoing collaborative (ETH Zurich and University of Nebraska Omaha) study investigating the link between resilience, fractality of walking and fall risk. During and after the session, I had the chance to interact with many researchers to find collaborative opportunities to work together on the project.

I would also take this chance to add to the chorus of conference guides, Twitter (my handle is @Deepak_K_Ravi) is an amazing tool for outreach and it has greatly enhanced my conference experience. Most of my ice-breaker moments with the conference attendees started with the sentence “I know you from Twitter, nice to meet you in person.” Aside from the research agenda, the conference organizers arranged us a student hike to the Banff National Park, a night out at the Ranchman's and a couple of meetups to celebrate the success of National Biomechanics Day 2019. I would also like to appreciate the people behind organizing the variety of round tables and mentor lunch sessions during the conference.

Overall the congress provided me great opportunities for collaboration and establishing academic relationships that I expect, will carry on for quite a long time. As an Engineer, science communication in a biomechanics forum filled with clinicians, physical therapists and movement scientists have been an emotionally overwhelming but enriching experience over the last three years. I would like to appreciate the Congress Travel Grant of the ISB that supported me in experiencing this once again.


Kristen Jakubowski​

Northwestern University, United States of America

I was a recipient of the congress travel grant to help cover the expenses related to travel to this year’s XXVI ISB/ASB congress in Calgary. This was my first ISB conference and my first time traveling outside of the United States for a conference. Thanks to receiving this travel grant, I was able to also attend the Rocky Mountain Muscle Symposium in Canmore.

The ability to go to both conferences was invaluable. The RMMs was an intimate environment allowing for a multitude of discussions as a large group, but also multiple small group or one-on-one discussions. Covering muscle from the molecular mechanisms all the way to up to creating limb movement challenged me to think about muscle on different scales compared to what I normally study. Being in Canmore, I was also able to enjoy the magnificent Canadian Rockies. After being at RMMs, at first the crowds at IBS/ASB seemed daunting. Once settling in, I was able to take advantage of the diverse programing on offer. The breadth of biomechanics covered by the programming allowed me to not only experience science directly related to my work, but also allowed me to venture out of my discipline. This not only broadened my knowledge of biomechanics, but also allowed me to think about my research from a new, different perspective. During my poster session, I had the opportunity to present preliminary work from my laboratory on the relationship between muscle and tendon kinematics and ankle joint mechanics. This led to multiple discussions that brought new insights into our findings and new questions for future exploration.

In addition to the scientific programing, there were multiple events targeted at personal and professional growth. The coffee breaks, long lunches, and evenings provided opportunities for networking making new connections. During the student mentorship lunch, I was able to get answers to questions I had not only related to science and research but also related to achieving my ultimate career goals. Student night out allowed me to connect with fellow students, whom I am sure I will continue to see at conferences around the world. The Women in Science event provided an environment where we could explore strategies for overcoming biases we may face throughout our careers, inviting open, candid conversations with the goal of making science and biomechanics more inclusive for everyone.

The opportunity to attend this year’s ISB/ASB conference was a great experience and I hope I have the opportunity to participate in ISB 2021. Thank you to the committee and the International Society of Biomechanics for their support.


Janet H. ZHANG

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

In the last of year of my PhD, I feel very honored to be selected as one of the recipients of the ISB Congress Travel Grant. With support from this grant, I attended ISB conference for the first time. Moreover, I have got this chance to present part of my PhD study and share the findings with researchers from all over the world.

I was impressed with the social events organized by the committees. During this ISB conference, I have joined student hiking as well as the student night out. The student hiking was definitely one of the highlights of the trip to Calgary. On the first day of our arrival, me and my supervisor, together with another lab mate from our team joined the hiking together. Even though everyone of us were still trying hard to adjust the 13-hour time zone difference between Hong Kong and Canada, the view of Grassi Lakes trail definitely made it easier for us to adjust the time zone. I took hundreds of pictures during the hiking for me to bring back to Hong Kong, and I made new friends during this refreshing event as well.

I presented the findings of part of my PhD study in one of the poster sessions. While completing my PhD, my research focused on translation of learning effect into different running conditions after completion of an established gait retraining protocol. The study I presented in ISB 2019 is a further extension of my PhD study, which aims to identify potential strategies adopted by runners after training. I feel very honored that this small-scale study could be selected for poster presentation so that I got the chance to discuss the findings and potential future research questions with a lot of researchers. The poster presentation session lasted for 1 hour, but the discussion went far beyond. We exchanged name cards as well as interesting research ideas with each other during the conference. I feel encouraged knowing that my research work is interesting and could actually provide insights to other people who are also working into this area.

I really appreciate the generous support from ISB for me to have this fruitful trip. I am inspired by all the people I met during the trip and hope that one day, I could also be the inspiration to future scientists. I am definitely looking forward to the next ISB Congress!

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

I am honored to be selected as one of the recipients of the ISB Congress Travel Grant. This travel grant has supported zoe chan imagemy conference trip to this year’s ISB/ASB Congress in Calgary, Canada. This is my second time presenting at the ISB Congress, and the first time in Canada. I have had some wonderful experience, fun night-outs and most importantly, insightful chats with experts in the field of biomechanics.

In 2017, I went to the ISB Congress in Brisbane alone, and being introverted, I did not participate in many of the social events. This year, my supervisor, his other PhD student (a.k.a. my partner-in-research) and I joined the welcoming reception and banquet together. We were introduced to my supervisor’s advisors, collaborators and researchers whom my partner and I referred to as “the group/person we cited in our study”. It has been a true pleasure to finally be able to meet these experts in person, understanding the philosophy behind their work and their experience as a researcher. I have also enjoyed the student hike in Kananaskis and the night-out with the National Biomechanics Day (NBD) group. It was fun to explore the beauty of nature or enjoying a drink while connecting with fellow graduate students. It has made me realize that I am not alone in having uncertainties while stepping towards my goals.

I presented the findings of my first study as a PhD candidate in one of the poster sessions. My study focused on the transfer of learning effect to over-ground running after treadmill-based gait retraining. Sharing my work with other researchers allowed me to understand my research in a different way and has inspired on future directions. I have been working on similar topics for over 3 years and working within the same group has sometimes made it hard to recognize alternatives in finding answers to a research question. I used to be rather defensive when reviewers raised questions or challenged my study but discussing my research study with others during the poster session felt more friendly. The discussions were interactive and helpful. This experience has reminded me of the importance of being open-minded as a scientist and has helped me in preparing myself for further presentations. Engaging in conversations with other presenters has also made me appreciate the work of other labs and broaden my perspective on biomechanics.

All in all, this fruitful trip would not have been possible without the generous support from the ISB. I am inspired by all the people I met during the trip and hope that one day, I could also be the inspiration to future scientists. I am definitely looking forward to the next ISB Congress!


Yu-An Chang

National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

I would like to thank the ISB for awarding me the congress travel grant award to the XXVII ISB/ASB Congress in Calgary, Canada. This was my first time to attend the international conference. As a first-year graduate student, the ISB meeting was an eye- opening experience for me.

There were so many inspiring keynote lectures. Dr. Herr’s speech was one of the inspirational talks. Both of Herr’s legs had been amputated below the knees. He didn’t want to give up his love – climbing, so he created prosthetic feet for himself. As a result of using the prostheses, Dr. Herr climbed at a more advanced level than he had before the accident, making him the first person with a major amputation to perform in a sport. He dedicated to advancing leg prostheses and helping those who also had undergone limb amputation to get back on their feet.

The most harvested part of the meeting was the oral session, as a graduate student who had just entered the research field, those great presentations and discussions were important to me. I learned what equipment they used in their experiment, how they design their experiment, and how to reduce bias and minimize error. And after listening to lots of oral presentations, some new idea did come up to my mind, for instance, combined AR with cutting tasks to create a more unexpected situation.

For the first time, I was pleased and also nervous to have a poster presentation. The poster presentation session was an excellent experience for me, not only my presentation skills were improved, but I also received some constructive feedback.

Once again, I would like to thank the committee for awarding me the travel grant; I’ve learned so many things and met a lot of incredible researcher in this field. Finally, I would like to thank my supervisor Prof. Chenfu Huang and my colleagues at Biomechanics Lab, NTNU, for giving me a lot of help in my learning process.


Daniel J. Glassbrook

Macquarie University, Australia

daniel glassbrook imageI was very fortunate to receive the Congress Travel Grant and to attend ISB/ASB 2019, in Calgary, Canada earlier this year. I have attended several international conferences in the past, but none of the magnitude of ISB/ASB 2019. Attending the conference was a valuable experience, and I gained a lot during my time in Canada. The scientific program was well constructed, and I found a large number of presentations in my area of wearable technology to attend. From these I took away several interesting points applicable to my own research, and was glad to meet other researchers pursuing similar questions.

The conference started superbly with the student excursion and a hike through the scenic Kananaskis. I though this was a

fantastic idea for a student event, and it really opened my eyes to the beauty in which Canada is known for. Later in the conference I also really enjoyed the student night out, and particularly the line dancing portion of the evening.

Within the conference I had the pleasure of presenting some of my PhD research via poster. This paper focused on the use of wearable technology (IMUs), developing a method to quantify external mechanical load at the lower limb, and identifying potential differences across playing positions, during professional rugby league match-play. I was thankful for the conversations that my poster prompted, and I received some valuable feedback on my research. It was funny however, how often I had to first explain what rugby league was before I could get to the science of poster. Considering rugby league is not a prominent sport in Canada, or America, I found it extremely valuable practice to explain my research efficiently and effectively to an audience who largely didn’t know anything about the sport.

Altogether, the conference was a superb time of learning, connecting, and exposure to the larger world of biomechanics. I look forward to attending future ISB conferences, maintaining current and creating new relationships with others in the biomechanics field.


Jodie Willis

Macquarie University, Australia

I would like to thank the ISB council members for awarding me the Congress Travel Grant to attend ISB/ASB 2019. It was ajodie willis image fantastic, fun and extremely valuable experience which I am very grateful to have been a part of.

On the first day of conference we were introduced to Canada’s iconic scenery through the student excursion where we hike a trail in Kananaskis, Banff National Park. The day was completed by the opening ceremony, and although this wasn’t my first international conference it was only when I saw the near 2000 delegates in the same room afterwards, I realise just how big this conference was going to be!

I was lucky to be involved with other events throughout this conference. Attending the advancing women in biomechanics event was a great opportunity to discuss and reflect on current issues, and to learn how together we can work make a positive impact together. Thanks to all who organised and participated – it’s a positive step forward in this space!

A key highlight of ISB/ASB 2019 was presenting both a poster and an oral presentation on my PhD research investigating sex-specific biomechanical and neuromuscular adaptations physical training programs for Military load-carriage. Presenting this work gave me a valuable opportunity to personally meet and discuss my research with leading researchers in the biomechanics field. I feel like I built many invaluable personal and professional networks throughout the conference.

The exposure to such amazing research being conducted has reconfirm my passion and dedication in the field of biomechanics. I would like to again thank ISB for this award to enable my attendance to ISB/ASB 2019 to present my PhD research!!

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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the 26th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB 2020) to be organized in Milano, Italy, on July 12-15, 2020.

The congress will take place in the Bovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano, easy to reach from downtown and from the main campus of Politecnico (Leonardo Campus) through the Milan public transportation system. The pre-courses and welcome reception will take place in the Leonardo Campus which is located in the city center.

esb milan pictureMilano is the most active and modern city in Italy with a clear vocation to the European culture. It offers a wide variety of enjoyable cultural and artistic landmarks.

Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, ranked 1st in Italy. Established in 1863, it is the largest school of Architecture, Design and Engineering in Italy, with two main campuses located in Milan, the heart of fashion and design industries and the venue of Expo 2015, and five more campuses around the Lombardy region.

In particular, Politecnico di Milano boast a large group of researchers active in the biomedical engineering fields and in Biomechanics in particular which makes Politecnico one of the leading universities in Italy in the biomechanical fields.

We are grateful to Prof. Federica Caselli (Università Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy), Prof. David Steinman (University of Toronto, Canada) and Prof. Nico Verdonschot (Medical University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands), who agreed to deliver Keynote Lectures.


Abstracts for podium presentations, posters and perspective talks can be submitted online through the congress website by January 31st 2020. Further information and templates are available at

As in the previous ESB conference, also ESB2020 “Perspective Talks” will be given by established leaders in their scientific domains with the purpose to present overviews or highlights on key research subjects on the congress topics. Researchers who intend to give a Perspective Talk are also encouraged to submit their abstract.

Submissions of Perspective Talks have two deadlines: November 30th 2019 and 31st January 2020.


ISB will endorse the following tracks:

Further detailed information as well as information on sponsoring and exhibition can be found at

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions and to welcoming you at ESB 2020 in Milano.


With best personal regards,

Francesco Migliavacca, Gabriele Dubini, Manuela Galli, Alberto Redaelli

ESB 2020 Chairs



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MCG Activities 

This past year marked an important accomplishment for the Motor Control Group: the recognition of the Group as a Technical Group of ISB on July 31st, 2019 during the 2019 ISB/ASB Congress in Calgary, Canada. We are honored and excited about this affiliation, which recognizes the increasing interest of the Biomechanics community in Motor Control. We sincerely thank the Past President, Dr. Joe Hamill, the Technical Groups Officer Dr. Elizabeth Clarke and all the members of the ISB Executive Council for their continuous support and recognition, and we look forward to continuing to work towards bridging the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

This past year, we hosted our 9th and 10th Symposia on Motor Control in Biomechanics, in conjunction with the 66th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Orlando (USA) and the 2019 Congress of ISB/ASB in Calgary (Canada), respectively. 


9th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics

10th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics

When:  May 28th, 2019

Where:  in conjunction with the 66th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports medicine (ACSM), Orlando (USA)

Symposium Info:  see here.

When:  Aug 2nd, 2019

Where:  in conjunction with the 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Calgary (Canada)

Symposium Info:  see here.


We would like to extend a special thank-you to ISB for their financial assistance in supporting the 2nd Motor Control Group Student Award in the amount of $500 USD for a student to participate and present at our Motor Control Symposium at ACSM. The award was provided to Mrs. Alessandra Matias, PT, Honors Doctorate at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Research Internship Fellow at Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School (Cambridge, MA), for her abstract submission titled: “Not all forefoot striking is equal”.

We would also like to thank the De Luca Foundation for their continuous support of our initiatives.

We look forward to our 2020 symposia, which we will announce soon. Please check our website (see here) for more information on our past and upcoming symposia.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020! 

Happy Holidays from the ISB Working Group in Motor Control



Announcing the new ISG Board and ISG 2020 Meeting!

A new board for ISG was elected in 2019, announced at ISB in Calgary:

  • Clark Dickerson, University of Waterloo, Canada (chair, returning)
  • Gretchen Oliver, Auburn University, USA (returning)
  • Katherine Saul, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Stefan van Drongelen, Orthopädische Universitätsklinik Friedrichsheim, Germany (returning)
  • Meghan Vidt, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Martin Warner, University of Southampton, UK

Please feel free to contact any board member with ISG-related questions.

Also announced at ISB is our 2020 Meeting in Delft, Netherlands. A website is now up and running with further details, though a brief summary is included below:


Location: The conference will be held at the Delft Science Centre on the Delft Technical University campus in Delft, Netherlands

Dates of conference: August 26-28, 2020

Important deadlines:

January 1, 2020          Call for abstracts open

April 1, 2020                Deadline for abstract submissions

May 1, 2020                Authors to be notified of acceptance

Organizers: Prof. DirkJan Veeger and Prof. Frans van der Helm, Delft University

Finally, to sign up for updates from ISG, please join our mailing list at:



HWBI 2020 Call for Abstracts

Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) is pleased to announce its 2020 Symposium together with the 20th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Translational Research. The event will take place during June 14-17, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. We will invite well-known researchers, surgeons, and therapists to review all aspects of hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder pathological problems, surgical/rehabilitation options, and scientific research. We will provide concurrent sessions on keynote lectures, anatomy/surgery/therapy workshops and podium and poster presentations. Competition for Awards is available to students, postdocs, residents and fellows. For more details, please check on our meeting website (