Second World Congress on Biomechanics

10 - 15 July 1994 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Merged meetings

9th Meeting of the European Society of Biomechanics 8th International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology

Abstract selection process

Many of you are awaiting the decision on the abstract(s) submitted as free communication to the Second World Congress of Biomechanics. We are a little behind schedule. The number of abstracts exceeded the expectations. We could not manage to have all decisions made prior to February 1. Shortly after February 15, we mail the letters of notification to you.

Just to give you an idea: we received 1126 abstracts, 30 will be included as an oral presentation in the symposia where we have some free slots. 10 abstracts were selected for the Clinical Biomechanics Award. Of the remaining 1086 abstracts we can accept 371 as oral presentation presented in 53 sessions. We will accept about 540 poster presentations in three poster sessions. Hence we have to reject 175 abstracts.

The symposium organizers have done a good job. They manage to fill 89 sessions with about 400 contributions and in many occasions time for (panel) discussions.

As you may notice the Second World Congress of Biomechanics will be a large meeting. All areas of biomechanics are covered, so each of you will find your share of scientific information. Sufficient time is reserved for the poster presentations and discussions with fellow participants.

I urge you to be patient. The notification of acceptance of you abstract will arrive on time for you to register early and to take advantage of the discount on the registration fee.

I hope to see you all in Amsterdam.

Leendert Blankevoort Secretary General