8th Australasian Biomechanics Conference
The Movement Science discipline of the Australian Institute of Sport, takes great pleasure in hosting the 8th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC8), which will be held on 28 and 29 November 2011.
We wish to extend a warm welcome to Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics members (ANZSB), sports scientists, biomechanics alike, to join us in Canberra at the AIS for what promises to be a wonderfully exciting and informative event.
Canberra has a multitude of interesting places to see and visit including; Parliament House; Old Parliament House; the National Gallery of Australia; the Science and Technology Centre; and the War Memorial. Being the Bush Capital, Canberra has many attractive national parks and wildlife to see and visit. Adding an extra day or two to your visit is well worthwhile.
The theme for ABC8 will be "Biomechanics in an Applied World". In line with the theme we are delighted to announce Dr Mario Lafortune from Nike, USA will be a Keynote speaker. Dr Lafortune is a world leading researcher in Biomechanics and has extensive experience in transferring his research into applied settings. Dr Lafortune has been at the forefront of athletic footwear design for the majority of his career and it is on this basis we feel privileged Dr. Lafortune has agreed to be a Keynote speaker. A brief overview of Dr Lafortune's career includes the following; received his PhD at Penn State University under Dr Peter Cavanagh; Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Institute of Sport from 1984-1989; Assistant Professor Human Biology, University of Guelph, Canada 1989-1996; Director of Nike Sport Research Laboratory, Nike, Oregon, USA from 1996-2011, presently Director of Nike Innovation for Golf.
Our other Keynote speaker is Dr. Thor Besier from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Dr Besier received a BPhEd with honours from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 1995 and a PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Western Australia in 2000. He joined the Bioengineering Department at Stanford University in 2003 as a post-doctoral research fellow and became a faculty member in the Department of Orthopaedics at Stanford in 2006. In February 2011, Dr Besier returned to New Zealand where he joined the Auckland Bioengineering Institute as a Senior Research Fellow and Principal Investigator.
Abstracts are invited to be submitted to ABC8 from all areas of biomechanics, keeping in mind the "Applied World" theme. Details for abstract submissions are outlined on the Submissions page of this website.
In addition to the oral presentations there will be practical sessions by AIS biomechanics staff highlighting the applied nature of work conducted at the AIS. More details of these sessions will be posted in coming weeks.
For all enquires please email: ABC8@ausport.gov.au