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XXth Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics


29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics

We are delighted to welcome you to Cleveland, Ohio, for a combined meeting of the International and American Societies of Biomechanics. The last time the ISB held its congress in the USA was in 1989, in Los Angeles, California. In the intervening 15 years, researchers in biomechanics have continued to make significant breakthroughs in a variety of fields including the understanding and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, preventing workplace injuries and optimizing athletic performance at the elite levels. New medical imaging technologies, microsensors, and computer algorithms add to these breakthroughs on a daily basis. The work of our two societies is in the forefront of advancement of the discipline of biomechanics, in both its academic and applied arenas. Such advancement is especially significant as we progress through what the World Health Organization has designated "The Bone and Joint Decade."

From July 31st through August 5th, 2005, we look forward to meeting colleagues many of whom last gathered in Dunedin in 2003 and to making new acquaintances that will spur collaborations. The underlying emphasis of the Congress this year is to create a program that encourages student participation, with a great variety of educational offerings in all aspects of biomechanics. We have two main objectives for the 2005 meeting: (i) to present an academic program of the highest quality, and (ii) to have a rich social program that will complement the scientific meetings and allow new and old friends to experience all that Cleveland has to offer.

We are confident you will find the meeting to be an outstanding congress that does credit to both ISB and ASB. We look forward to seeing you here next July.



Peter R. Cavanagh, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Virginia Lois Kennedy Chairman of Biomedical Engineering
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Patrick E. Crago, Ph.D.
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and Chairman of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University


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