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ISB 2017 - Launches Preliminary Program

Program at a Glance & Congress Themes

The five day program will consist of plenaries, poster presentations, interactive session and workshops. A robust student program, large engaging exhibition and plenty of pre and post touring options. Plus, a social program that will be the highlight of the Congress. Sign up now to receive updates via email about the Congress.

The Program Committee are currently working on the Call for Abstracts that open 1 November. Indicatively the suggested themes and topics are list herein. For your opportunity to provide feedback click here.

  • Click here to download the preliminary program.
  • Click here to view the list of themes and sub themes.

Say G'day in the USA

Come and visit us in the USA at these two significant events in north America this summer. The ISB 2017 Committee will be hosting a networking function at both ISEK and ASB.

The Aussie crew will be hosting a networking event after the ISB sponsored keynote presentation by Prof Scott Delp, at the XXI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, in Chicago 5 – 8 July.

If you are attending ISEK and would like to join us, register online.

Chicago - Friday 8 July

Scott Delp, Stanford University, Clark Professor, Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford, and Director of the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research.

Delp transformed the field of biomechanics by creating highly accurate computer models of musculoskeletal structures and providing them to researchers worldwide using a software system (OpenSim) that he and his team developed. Delp invented fundamental technology for surgical navigation that is now in wide clinical use. Together with Mark Schnitzer and their students, Delp developed novel microendoscopes that allow realtime in vivo imaging of human muscle microstructure. Together with Karl Deisseroth and their students, Delp pioneered the use of optogenetics to control activity in the peripheral nervous system leading to important inventions for treating paralysis, spasticity and pain.

Raleigh - Wednesday 3 August

From the 2 – 5 August you can see us at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, in Raleigh, North Carolina – Building a dynamic future on the strength of our past.

Join us for an Australian Gathering to be hosted at the Isaac Hunters Tavern on Wednesday 3 August from 6.30pm. For your passport to a little piece of Australia – register online. Please visit us at our booth in the ASB40 exhibition, to collect your ticket onsite.

Numbers are limited so register earlier to claim your spot at the bar.


Australia - the Sports Mad Nation

To say Australians are enthusiastic about their sport is somewhat an understatement - we are a nation obsessed.

Football, cricket, swimming, boxing, Formula 1, golf, tennis, marathons or cycling – doesn’t matter the game - we love them all. We either play it or watch it – there is not a day on the Australian calendar that a code of sport is not being played.

The University of Queensland and Netball Queensland have recently joined forces to help promote higher education to women and girls. The two organisations will work together to pursue excellence in sport through world-class research and prepare graduates for industry through quality internships.

The Biomechanics of Netball

Netball is played by more than 20 million people in more than 80 countries worldwide and is widespread throughout the Commonwealth nations. Whilst it is predominantly played by women, mixed teams are not uncommon in Australia and are very popular.

Netball is the most participated women’s sport in Australia with an estimated one million players nationwide.



International Society of Biomechanics Membership

In the lead up to ISB2017 we will be announcing the Awards and Grants available to members of the ISB, APAB and ANZSB. Members of the International Society of Biomechanics will be familiar with the award such as the Promising Scientist Award and David Winter Young Investigator Award. To be eligible for these opportunities you must be a member of the Society.

Society members derive many rewards and benefits from their membership including a reduction in the ISB2017 registration fees. Click here to see full details of membership types and the benefits you will receive.


Tick off your Aussie bucket list in Brisbane

Five things you can do in Brisbane
That you can’t do anywhere else in Australia or anywhere else!

Feed a Dolphin and Dive a Tram Wreck

The highlight of any visit to Tangalooma is the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening at sunset. Wade knee deep into the water, armed with herring and have an encounter with the wild dolphins.

Situated swimming distance off Brisbane’s Moreton Island are the rusty wrecks of 15 ships that were deliberately sunk to create a break wall for small boats, as well as provide the perfect spot for divers and snorkellers.

You’ll find wobbegongs, trevally, kingfish yellowtail and tropical fish at the Tangalooma Wrecks, which have been here since 1963.

Drink a XXXX off the Wood – Fourex is Australian for Beer

Visit the XXXX Brewery for the freshest XXXX On Tap. This legendary building saw the growth of an iconic Queensland brand across 138 years of history. The XXXX Alehouse bar and restaurant is open to the public to enjoy a meal made from the freshest local produce, learn about the brewing process, and of course, sample some of the finest beers in Australia.

Abseil off our Bridge- What a Story to tell everyone at home

Strap on a harness, Madonna microphone and scale the Story Bridge with Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Did you know it’s one of the only bridges in the world you can abseil down?

Get a Tan and still make it to the next Keynote Address

Soak up some rays and cool off with a free dip at Streets Beach in South Bank. Australia’s only inner city beach; a unique, man-made swimming beach, Streets Beach overlooks the brilliant Brisbane River and central business district. And only 500 metres from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, home of ISB 2017.

Visit Poland, Germany and Mykonos in one Day

Leave your passport behind and let your tastebuds travel to Poland with pierogis and vodka at the Polish Club.

Buy a yiros bursting with slow cooked lamb, haloumi and tzatziki at Char Char Yiros in West End, 10 minutes from the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Lace up your lederhosen and swing a stein at the Bavarian Bier Café.

To find out more about Brisbane, go to


Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

An exciting range of sponsorship opportunities, including keynote speakers and workshops, has been developed to ensure a successful outcome for business and sponsor involvement. We encourage your participation at ISB2017.  A prospectus will be available online soon, in the meantime if you are interested in the exciting opportunities visit the website for details or contact


Expression of Interest

Visit the website to keep up to date about ISB 2017. To register your interest in the International Society of Biomechanics 2017 complete the expression of interest form.


Key Dates... Mark Your Diaries

Call for abstracts Open 1 November 2016
Registration Open 1 November 2016
Call for abstracts close 13 January 2017
Notification to Authors 28 February 2017
Early Bird Registration Closes 17 March 2017
ISB 2017 Congress 23-27 July 2017



Contact us

General Enquiries

Suellen Holland
Event Director, ISB 2017 Secretariat
c/-ICMS Australasia
ISB2017 Sponsorship and Exhibition
PO Box 3599
Brisbane Qld 4101
Tel: +61 (0) 7 3255 1002
Fax: +61 (0) 7 3255 1004

Program enquiries

Emma Taylor
Program Manager and
Event Coordinator, 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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