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We’ve attracted nearly 1200 delegates from around the world. ISB2017 will be a truly international event - rich in diversity, innovation and energy. The abstract reviewers have been busily assessing the large volume of submissions. The high standard bodes well for an exceptional program that will be shared at the Congress.

Notification to Authors is on track for 23 March 2017.

Number of abstract submissions received from around the world.

This is your last chance to send in your photo for the and go into the draw to win a complimentary full delegate registration including the Congress dinner and five nights accommodation at the fabulous Congress hotel NEXT.

Entries close on the 31 March 2017. Winners will be announced in the next e-zine.


Roll out the Red Carpet

There is still a variety of enticing sponsorship opportunities available for you to choose from. Sponsorship provides the opportunity to reach a large number of national and international delegates primarily within the field of of the biomechanics community.

Alternatively, if you have something particular in mind that is not currently listed within the prospectus, we would love to hear from you and tailor a package suited specifically to you.

Eadweard Muybridge - a Pioneer of Cinematography

The Muybridge award is the most prestigious bestowed by the Society. It’s given for career achievements in biomechanics. It is named after Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904), who was the first to use cinematography for the study of human and animal movement.

Whilst at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he produced over 100,000 images of animals and humans in motion, capturing what the human eye could not distinguish as separate movements.

Muybridge travelled the world perfecting his art in the name of science – no mean feat considering he did this in the mid 1800s. He spent much of his later years giving public lectures showcasing his photography and early motion picture sequences.

It is therefore fitting that some 200 years later the 2017 recipient will be travelling to Brisbane to be presented with this very prestigious award and delivering the ISB2017 Muybridge Lecture.

And the Winner is

Professor Walter Herzog

Dr Herzog

Professor, Kinesiology, Engineering, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Director of the Human Performance Laboratory
Canada Research Chair,
Tier I for Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics
The University of Calgary
Calgary, Canada

Dr. Herzog did his undergraduate training in Physical Education at the Federal Technical Institute in Zurich, Switzerland (1979), completed his doctoral research in biomechanics at the University of Iowa (USA) in 1985, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in Neuroscience and Biomechanics in Calgary, Canada in 1987. Currently, Dr. Herzog is a Professor of Biomechanics with appointments in Kinesiology, Medicine, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine, holds the Canada Research Chair for Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics, and is appointed the Killam Memorial Chair for Inter-Disciplinary Research at the University of Calgary. His research interests are in musculoskeletal biomechanics with emphasis on mechanisms of muscle contraction and the biomechanics of joints with focus on mechanisms of onset and progression of osteoarthritis. Dr. Herzog is the recipient of the Borelli Award from the American Society of Biomechanics, the Career Award from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and is the past president of the International, American and Canadian Societies for Biomechanics and was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada in 2013.

"It’s with great pleasure that I announce the recipient of the 2017 Muybridge Award, Professor Walter Herzog from the University of Calgary, Canada. Walter will be well known to many of you for his research into the neuromechanics of the musculoskeletal system. What makes Walter’s career especially distinctive is his ability to carry out unique experimental work at the molecular, cellular, in vitro, in vivo, animal and human levels. His work has resulted in close to 500 publications which have been cited more than 11,500 times. Walter will join a prestigious list of previous winners that include icons such as Professors Benno Nigg, Peter Huijing, Tetsuo Fukunaga, Paavo Komi, R McNeil Alexander and others. We are thrilled to announce that Walter has accepted the award and will be in Brisbane for the ISB2017 Congress to receive the award and give the associated keynote address."

Professor Andrew Cresswell, President, International Society of Biomechanics

This award is proudly sponsored by Vicon


Final flexion no more extensions - early bird closes 7 April

The registration fee is all encompassing and includes catering across the duration of the ISB2017 Congress, together with attendance at the social functions.

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, take advantage of favourable exchange rates by checking the currency converter.

Registration can be submitted by completing the online form here.

Register here

Accommodation packages for ISB2017 delegates have been tailored to suit all types of travellers needs from hotel rooms, share apartments, hotels close to the venue, inner city and boutique style accommodations.

Australia does not charge bed taxes – prices quoted are all inclusive. The price does include GST (Goods and Services taxation) of 10% which you can claim back through the Tourist Refund Scheme.

Book Accommodation here

The artwork “Two Travelling Women at Munni Munni” by Turkey Tolson Tjupurrula is part of the museum quality collection of Indigenous art currently on display in the Centre’s permanent art space - the Plaza Gallery of the ISB2017 congress venue.

Art in the Heart of Brisbane

ISB2017 is in the heart of the arts district neighbouring the Gallery of Modern Art, the State Library, Queensland Museum and the Science. Brisbane City has four public art walking trails focusing on different themes - the Brisbane River, our City's contemporary art and architecture and our cultural heritage.

The paintings in the venue gallery were originally commissioned for display at the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane. They represent a style of Aboriginal painting that emerged from one of the most remarkable developments in 20th century art. In the early 1970s, 250 kilometres west of Alice Springs at the Aboriginal settlement of Papunya, artists began to paint their traditional designs using modern art materials.

Over 20 artists were in this first group of Papunya painters, nearly half of whom are represented in the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre Indigenous Art Collection. The collection includes paintings by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri and Johnny Warangula Tjupurrula, who are now seen as key figures in the history of Australian art.

The art of the Australian desert is now recognised and collected all over the world.

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New Keynote Speaker

About me

Mike has a BSc. in Pure Maths from Sydney University where he also did his Masters and now his PhD. His research is exploring using interactive photoreal faces in new forms of Human Computer Interfaces (CHI). In other words, he is looking at deploying realistic digital companions and embodied conversational agents. This work has a special relevance for aged care and in related medical applications such as stroke victims, and those with memory issues. We need to find new ways to provide interaction for people in ways other than just typing, and with a metaphor other than that of the desktop. Face to Face communication is central to human experience and for many sections of the population a digital face may prove a much better metaphor for computer human interaction than just folders and files.

Click here to view his full biography.


Congress Sponsors

Great Barrier Reef Partner




Deakin University


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Contact us


Emma Taylor
Program Manager and
Event Manager, ISB 2017 Secretariat
c/-ICMS Australasia
PO Box 3599,
Brisbane Qld 4101
Tel: +61 7 3255 1002
Fax: +61 7 3255 1002

Sponsorship Enquiries

Andrea O'Sullivan
Sponsorship & Exhibition
ISB 2017 Secretariat
c/-ICMS Australasia
PO Box 3599,
Brisbane Qld 4101
Tel: +61 7 3255 1002
Fax: +61 7 3255 1002

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