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Note: Many events described below are published as presently stands, however may be postposed or cancelled in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Motor Control Group

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We are pleased to announce the upcoming symposia of the ISB Technical Group in Motor Control in 2020.  The symposia will feature internationally renowned speakers presenting their work at the intersection of Motor Control and Biomechanics.

Who Should Attend: Researchers and students with an interest in Biomechanics and Motor Control should attend. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the latest developments in these fields and discuss with experienced investigators.


Support: The symposia are kindly supported by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) and by the De Luca Foundation.

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Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at ACSM 2020 (see flyer)

When: May 26th 2020

Where: ACSM 2020 Annual Meeting, San Francisco (USA)

Registration and Fee: Attendance is free for all ACSM attendees. If you would like to attend, please register here.

Title: Control of Movement in Aging and Exercise

Invited Speakers:

  • Marc Hamilton (University of Houston, USA)
  • Brad Manor (Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Tanvi Bhatt (The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
  • Jason Franz (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
  • Matt Stock (University of Central Florida, USA)

ISB-Sponsored Student Award: One travel award will be offered by the International Society of Biomechanics to support student participation in the Motor Control Group Symposium at ACSM 2020. The award consist of an amount of US $ 500, and the opportunity to present at the symposium. Application deadline is April 30th 2020. Please apply here.


Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics at i-FAB 2020

This event has been postponed to a later date (see )

Where: International Foot & Ankle Biomechanics Meeting, São Paulo (Brazil)

Registration and Fee: Attendance is free for all i-FAB attendees. If you would like to attend, please register here.

Invited Speakers: For final schedule, please visit our website at


Symposium on Applied Neuromechanics - SNA 2020

Intersection of Biomechanics and Motor Control

When: September 10th-12th 2020

Where: XI Symposium on Applied Neuromechanics, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Registration and Fee: If you would like to attend, please register here.

Invited Speakers: Please visit our website for updates in the coming weeks at



3-D Analysis of Human Movement


3d logoThe XVI International Symposium on 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM 2020; on July 12-15, 2020 at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA. The symposium features many world renowned scientists and scholars in the field of human movement technology and analysis as invited keynote speakers, including Dr. Kenton Kaufman from the Mayo Clinic as the symposium’s Herman J Woltring Memorial Lecturer. Symposium registration is open,*. We encourage you to register for the symposium soon to take advantage of early bird registration, available until May 1st.


Comparative Neuromuscular Biomechanics (CNB) working group

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Announcing the Comparative Neuromuscular Biomechanics (CNB) Interim Board and upcoming Workshop at ASB2020!

This past year marked an important accomplishment for the Comparative Neuromuscular Biomechanics Group as we were recognized as an ‘official’ working group of the ISB during the 2019 ISB/ASB Congress in Calgary, Canada. We are honoured and excited about this affiliation, and thank the ISB Executive Council for their support. Our group’s primary goals are to (1) increase the visibility of comparative biomechanics and neuromechanics and (2) accelerate the interaction between the comparative and human focused fields.

At the 2019 ISB/ASB meeting, the CNB’s interim Board was structured.  The interim Board members are listed below.  Board member elections will be held prior to ISB 2021:

  • Jonas Rubenson, Penn State, USA (Chair)
  • Monica Daley, UC Irvine, USA (Diversity & Inclusion Officer and Meeting Chair CNB@ASB2020)
  • Gregory Sawicki, Georgia Tech, USA (Member at Large and Meeting Organizing CNB@ASB2020)
  • Madhusudhan Venkadesan, Yale, USA (Secretary General)
  • Craig McGowan, University of Idaho, USA (Treasurer and Fundraising Officer)
  • Manoj Srinivasan, Ohio State University, USA (Membership Officer)
  • Taylor Dick, University of Queensland, Australia (Communications Officer)
  • Suzanne Cox, Penn State, USA (Postdoc & Student Affairs Officer)

Please feel free to contact any board member with CNB-related questions and follow us on Twitter @CNBiomechanics for important updates.

Also, CNB is excited to announce the workshop ‘Integrative Muscle Modelling for Neuromechanics’ to be held as a one-day satellite workshop on Monday, August 3, 2020, at the 2020 meeting of the American Society for Biomechanics, in Atlanta, GA, USA. The workshop will be a small, interactive single-track session of 50-75 participants. We aim to bring together scientists from clinical, biological and engineering backgrounds with shared interest in developing and using muscle models and validating models against experimental data. The activities of the workshop will include invited and contributed talks, demonstrations. Through interactive discussions we will develop plans for future CNB-led activities to facilitate open sharing of curated muscle datasets, models and simulation tools. Further details and an open call for participants will be available soon at the CNB website: Join the CNB email list to receive announcements about this and other upcoming activities.

We look forward to seeing many of you in 2020!