Technical Track: Biomechanics

Description: Biomechanics involves the study of relationships between structure and function of tissues and the integrated musculoskeletal system using mechanical and engineering mechanics methods and principles. Currently, strong attention in this field is being given to research on translational capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of clinical diseases and functional disabilities of the musculoskeletal system. To this end recent advances in new sophisticated, complex phenomenological analyses have aided our understanding of cellular regulation and mechanotransduction and the harnessing of some biologic factors that influence and are affected by biomechanics. This information is forming a substantial base of knowledge in such fields as tissue engineering, biomaterials, orthopedics and numerous other clinical disciplines. The field of biomechanics is eager to continue finding novel perspectives for future interdisciplinary approaches that might help solve problems facing today’s clinical community.

Organizers:

Roger Haut, Michigan State University
Michael Sacks
, University of Texas at Austin

Objectives: Authors and presenters are invited to participate in this event to expand international cooperation, understanding and promotion of efforts and disciplines in the area of biomechanics. Dissemination of knowledge by presenting research results, new developments, and novel concepts in biomechanics will serve as the foundation upon which the congress program of this area will be developed.