Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics

Affiliate Society of the International Society of Biomechanics

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Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics.

Please use the menu to the left to find the information you are after.

Winners Announced - ANZSB Travel & Publication of the Year Awards

Congratulations to Elyse Passmore (The University of Melbourne) and Gillian Weir (University of Massachusetts) who won ANZSB Travel Awards to attend and present at the ISB Congress in Brisbane!

Both award winners received $500 to assist in attending the conference and both will provide conference reports in the next edition of the ANZSB newsletter.

Congratulations are also in order to David Saxby, David Lloyd and Luca Modenese (Griffith University) who have received ANZSB's Publication of the Year Award for 2016! The winning paper is entitled "Tibiofemoral Contact Forces in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Knee" and was published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

The paper received a $250 award and a certificate acknowledging the award. The abstract of the paper can be accessed via PubMed from the following link:

Welcome to our new ANZSB Student Representative - Jodie Wills

We are very pleased to announce that Jodie Wills (Macquarie University) is ANZSB's new Student Representative. ANZSB is excited to have Jodie on board to provide a student voice to the committee.

Jodie will be responsible for dissemenating student-specific information to ANZSB members including grant and award opportunities as well as developing and promoting student-specific event and activities.

Jodie can also be contacted if there are any student-related issues that you would like to bring to the ANZSB executive committee's attention.

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Credit card facilities are now available via the membership page of the website.

Social Media

ANZSB is on Twitter and Facebook. To stay up to date with everything Biomechanics in Australia & New Zealand, please connect with us on social media.

Twitter: @anzsb


ISB 2017

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Recently, ANZSB proudly co-hosted the ISB 2017 Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

The conference was a great success, with plenty of great presentations, networking events and entertainment. There was great representation by ANZSB members at the conference highlighted by a very successful networking event held on the Monday night of the conference.

A review of the conference will be included in the next edition of the newsletter while you can see some of the highlights on our social media accounts.

The next ISB Congress will be held in Calgary, Canada from July 31 - August 4, 2019.

Australasian Biomechanics Conference

Every two years, ANZSB hosts the Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC) to provide researchers with a method of sharing their research and an opportunity to connect with other biomechanics researchers in the Australasian region.

The next conference, ABC11, will be held in Auckland from December 3-5, 2018.

The ABC11 organising committee is currently working away at organising the conference and more details will be provided soon when available.

A recap of ABC10, which was held in Melbourne in December 2016, can be found in the 1st edition of the 2017 newsletter (members only). Photos from the conference can also be found be accessing the ANZSB Facebook page.