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17th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics

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Online Registration & Abstract Submission Deadline: December 8, 2008

Dear Colleagues:

This is the second announcement and call for abstracts for the 17th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics
(the “pre-ORS” meeting).  Detailed information on the meeting format
and registration, maps to the meeting site, and the sponsors for the
meeting can be found on the symposium website at
Location: The symposium will be held on Saturday, February 21st, 2009 on the Campus (inside the brand new Student Union Theater
) of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in Las Vegas, Nevada,
and locally hosted by the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. The
site is conveniently located along the Maryland Parkway and University
Road, less than 2 miles southeast of the location of the Annual Meeting
of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Registration will begin at 7:30
a.m., with presentations starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing through
the afternoon in a single-session format.
Registration: Pre-registration for the meeting will be available electronically at:
We strongly encourage those interested in attending to pre-register for
the symposium online through the meeting website so that we can
adequately plan to accommodate everyone. Interest was great enough last
year to require that registration be closed prior to the date of the
symposium. As usual, registration and participation are free of charge.
Objectives: The purposes of the symposium are to communicate the
most current ideas on the impact of computer-assisted techniques in the
field of orthopaedic biomechanics, to educate scientists, engineers,
and researchers in the use of these techniques, to promote the use of
computer technology in biomechanics research, and to welcome new
researchers into the field. In keeping with the tradition of the
symposium, this meeting is a forum for “junior researchers” to present
their ongoing research involving computation in orthopaedics.
Therefore, presentations are expected to be given by the
student/postdoc primarily responsible for the research. The symposium
will provide ample opportunity for personal interaction with faculty
and other symposium participants, and will be a unique educational
experience for the presenters. The pre-ORS is the premier international
forum on the use of a new breed of computer based tools in orthopaedic
Topics: All topics on computation in orthopaedics are welcome. Special topics of interest for this upcoming symposium are:
·     Multi-Scale Approaches to Computer Modeling of Orthopaedic Tissue
·     Finite Element Formulation of Non-Linear Constitutive Models
·     Development of Algorithms for Simulation of Time-Dependent Processes
·     Micro- and Nano-scale Biomechanical Modeling of Tissues Behavior
Abstract Submissions & Presentations: Abstracts are
requested for all areas of computational research of interest to the
general orthopaedic biomechanics community. As in the past, this
meeting is a non-archival forum for graduate students and postdocs to
present their ongoing research. The deadline for submitting abstracts
for the symposium is Monday, December 8, 2008. Abstracts not exceeding
one page should be sent via email as attachments in .pdf format to
Any questions concerning abstract submission can be sent to this email
address as well. Please be sure to include abstract title, list of
authors, and authors' affiliation(s).  Text should be structured in a
dual column format and font size not be smaller than 10pt.
Presentation: By submitting an abstract, it is understood that
the primary author will present her/his work in person if the abstract
is accepted, and that this work is not being presented at the
Orthopaedic Research Society meeting. Presentations are expected to be
given by the trainee (student or post-doc), primarily conducting the
research, not by the PI. During the symposium the authors will be
provided with two opportunities to present their work, 1) an oral
presentation and 2) a poster presentation. With the submission of
abstract, it is understood that the author agrees to an oral
presentation, with the poster presentation being optional. Each oral
presentation will be 10 minutes long with 5 minutes allotted for
questions. The poster presentation will be informal during the social
event in the evening.
Date & Time: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 7:30 AM–6:00 PM
Location:         Campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Las Vegas, Nevada
Host:                UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Registration:   Free of charge. Pre-register at
Abstracts:       Deadline is Monday, December 8, 2008.
                          E-mail submissions to
Conference get-together after the symposium
We look forward to an exciting meeting and a fruitful exchange of ideas.
Meeting Co-Chairs:
Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
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Christian Puttlitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University,

Diane Wagner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Note Dame, Notre Dame, IN


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