Joining Associate Professor Greg Sawicki and Professor Peter Hunter, announced last issues, are two more exciting tutorials additions to the ISB Program.
They will be followed by the ISB Opening ceremony, the 2017 Wartenweiller Lecture with Professor Jaap van Dieën and the Congress Welcome reception.
François leads the laboratory “Movement, Interactions, Performance” and is Professor in Human Movement Sciences at the University of Nantes (France). He completed his PhD at the University of Aix-Marseille (France) in 2003.
After 6 years’ experience as Associate Professor at the University of Nantes, François was a Principal Research Fellow at the CCRE Spine (The University of Queensland, Australia) from 2013 to 2015, before returning to France in 2016. François develops a research program at the nexus of biomechanics and neurophysiology to address gaps in our understanding of muscle coordination in health and disease.
His recent achievements are particularly notable for the development of a method to estimate changes in individual muscle force using elastography. Coupled with neurophysiological approaches, the use of this novel experimental method has led to works that provide a deeper understanding of muscle coordination strategies in the presence of neuromuscular fatigue, acute and chronic pain. He has published over 120 refereed journal papers, supervised 5 PhD students to completion. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and is Academic Editor for PloS ONE. Read more...
From a background in biomechanical engineering, the focus of my research is on how the soft tissues in the human body respond to mechanical loading – both those loads which cause injury and those which are part of normal function. I develop novel methods for measuring biomechanical properties and behaviour of soft tissues in humans, particularly using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and rheometry. I apply these techniques to study mechanisms of traumatic injury, disorders of cerebrospinal fluid flow in the brain and spinal cord, and obstructive sleep apnoea. Read more...
Come to Australia... Kakadu
Located 240 kilometres east of Darwin in Australia’s tropical north, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometres – the extraordinary natural beauty and ancient cultural heritage of this land was recognised internationally in 1981 when it was first inscribed on the World Heritage list. Kakadu is one of the few World Heritage Areas that are listed for both their natural and cultural heritage. The park is jointly managed by its Aboriginal traditional owners and the Northern Territory government.
There are many places of international interest to visit in Australia, our beaches, the outback, the bush, the rainforests and the reefs but whatever your plans on your trip south remember…. Australia its really BIG, so plan to spend a few extra days.
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 email@example.com.
Great Barrier Reef Partner
For a list of the International Society of Biomechanics Sponsors visit https://isbweb.org/about-us/sponsors.
In excess of 5000 koalas have been distributed throughout Canada, Japan, Chile, North America and parts of Europe. Early in the New Year we will be loading all entries into the ISB 2017 APP for a Peoples Choice Award.
Email your image of the ISB 2017 Koala Mascot, to firstname.lastname@example.org and go into the draw to win a complimentary full delegate registration including the Congress dinner and five night's accommodation at a fabulous Congress hotel NEXT.
Total prize value $3,000.
To enter simply photograph your koala (pictured here) in a fun, creative or exotic/interesting location and email it together with the following details by 31 March 2017.
Each entry must include:
- A photograph
- Name of the location
- Brief caption, and
- Name, address, phone number and email address of entrant (you can do this by registering your expression of interest).
Event Director, ISB 2017 Secretariat
PO Box 3599
Brisbane Qld 4101
Tel: +61 (0) 7 3255 1002
Fax: +61 (0) 7 3255 1004
Program Manager and
Event Coordinator, ISB 2017 Secretariat
PO Box 3599,
Brisbane Qld 4101
Tel: +61 7 3255 1002
Fax: +61 7 3255 1002