Program

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.

Preliminary Program

The Program Committee are currently working on the Call for Abstracts that open 1 November. Indicatively the suggested themes and topics are list herein. Don’t see your thematic listed? Please contact the secretariat at program@biomech2017.com or provide your feedback click here.

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Themes and sub themes

  1. 1. Clinical biomechanics

    - ageing
    - orthopaedics
    - neurological disorders
    - rheumatology

  2. 2. Tissue and Cellular biomechanics

    - cellular biomechanics
    - tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
    - muscle mechanics
    - tendon and ligament mechanics
    - mechanobiology
    - biomaterials

  3. 3. Organ Biomechanics

    - cardiovascular system
    - pulmonary system
    - skin
    - other organs, e.g. liver, kidneys, lymphatic system

  4. 4. Musculoskeletal biomechanics

    - lower limb biomechanics
    - upper limb biomechanics
    - spine
    - hand and wrist biomechanics
    - shoulder biomechanics
    - foot biomechanics

  5. 5. Gait and posture

    - human gait
    - footwear biomechanics
    - posture and postural control

  6. 6. Biomedical engineering

    - image acquisition and processing
    - implants
    - osseointegration
    - biomaterials

  7. 7. Robotics and prosthetics

    - robotics
    - exoskeletons
    - assistive devices
    - prosthetics

  8. 8. Injury and rehabilitation biomechanics

    - contact mechanics
    - injury mechanics
    - musculoskeletal rehabilitation
    - neurorehabilitation

  9. 9. Computational / Simulation

    - finite element modelling
    - neuro-musculoskeletal modelling
    - tissue modelling
    - multi-scale modelling
    - computational biology

  10. 10. Sports biomechanics and technology

    - sports biomechanics
    - sports technology
    - wearable systems and technology
    - sports medicine (clinical?)

  11. 11. Comparative biomechanics

    - animal locomotion
    - vertebrate / palaeontology biomechanics
    - plant biomechanics
    - functional morphology
    - biomimetics

  12. 12. Neuromechanics

    - motor control
    - electromyography and kinesiology
    - optimal control

  13. 13. Biomechanics of Women

    - pregnancy and childbirth
    - breast motion/ bras
    - female athletes including sports predominantly played by women eg netball

  14. 14. Experimental technologies/Instrumentation

    - wearable technology and systems
    - big data
    - motion capture
    - wearable devices

  15. 15. Animation/VR/Gaming

  16. 16. Occupational biomechanics – ergonomics

    - human factors
    - working postures
    - materials handing
    - repetitive movements
    - work related musculoskeletal disorders

Program Committee

Members of the program committee are:

  • Professor David Lloyd, Griffith University
  • A/Prof Daniel James, Griffith University
  • Professor Graham Kerr, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr Devakar Epari, Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Andrew Cresswell, University of Queensland
  • A/Prof Glen Lichtwark, University of Queensland
Page information up to date as of 11 October 2016 AEST.