Brisbane hosts largest ever international congress on biomechanics

Queensland’s world leading research in the field of Biomechanics was on show this week at what is the largest ever congress of the International Society of Biomechanics – ISB 2017.
More than 1,200 of the world’s foremost scientists representing all aspects of the discipline have descended on the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) for the five day Congress which incorporates the Asian-Pacific Association for Biomechanics Conference (APAB) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics.

A motivated and united Team Brisbane, including Tourism & Events Queensland, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Brisbane Marketing together with the strong collaboration of Brisbane’s three leading universities representing an intense hub of biomechanics activity, are being hailed as the prime reasons for conference organisers choosing Brisbane.

Brisbane’s The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University are co-hosting the Congress in association with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics (ANSB) and APAB.

Professor Andrew Cresswell, President of the International Society of Biomechanics and Head of School, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland, said the idea for the Brisbane conference started more than seven years ago ensured the biomechanics community would have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues in the Asia Pacific Region.

“With more than 80% of delegates from over 50 countries, with one third from the Asia Pacific, the aim of hosting a truly international congress has been achieved,” he said.

Professor Cresswell said early feedback from delegates on the scientific program covering many aspects of biomechanics from cell and tissue biomechanics to wearable technologies for human and animal movement was extremely favourable.

BCEC Convention Advocates, Emeritus Professor Mark Pearcy from the Queensland University of…

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