International Society of Biomechanics
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5th North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB)

We have all been patiently waiting for our world to return to normal – yet it feels like an unending road. However, there is a bright spot on the horizon: the North American Congress on Biomechanics next summer! The conference will be held at the Shaw Center in Ottawa from August 21-25, 2022.

NACOB is a joint meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics and the Canadian Society for Biomechanics. NACOB 2022 will bring together leading scientists and researchers in all areas of biomechanics from across North America and worldwide under the common goal of increasing understanding of human movement. The Congress will highlight innovative approaches and applications for biomechanics, address key issues critical to further progress, and promote the education and participation of young researchers.

Congress planning is well underway, and the deadline for individual oral and poster submissions is January 13, 2022. We invite all biomechanists to submit to the Congress.

More information, including the speaker line up, is available at

COVID-19 Impact Statement on the Biomechanics Community

These last two years have been a test to our communities worldwide and has fundamentally changed the way that we work and interact with each other, including teaching and conducting research. In some ways, we have gained flexibility and perspective. In others, it has been a major disrupter to our way of life. With all this ongoing uncertainty, it was important to gain a true understanding of the impact that COVID-19 has had on our membership. That is why the American Society of Biomechanics conducted a survey to collect insights into the various impacts that have been felt by the biomechanics community at large.

The survey window closed at the end of November. The official ASB COVID-19 Impact Statement will be available in early 2022 on the ASB website. The biomechanics community will be able to cite this statement for their annual evaluation needs, or as needed for other purposes.