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Kia Ora! The Australasian Biomechanics Conference is set for a return to New Zealand in December

The 11th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC11), ANZSB's biennial meeting, is looking forward to returning to Auckland, New Zealand for the first time in over 10 years. With abstract submission currently open (closes June 25), it's now a perfect time to start planning a trip to one of the most scenic countries in the world.

ABC11 will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on December 3-5.

A focus of having this year's ABC meeting in New Zealand is to strengthen the bond between Australian and New Zealand biomechanists by highlighting the breadth and quality of biomechanics research currently being undertaken in research institutes across New Zealand.

To help achieve this, ANZSB is strongly encouraging all biomechanists in Australia and New Zealand to attend ABC11 from December 3-5. It is hoped that a large number of delegates from Australian universities and institutes make the journey to New Zealand to support the conference and provide a rich and diverse environment for the discussion of ideas, potential collaborations and future plans.

It is also hoped that current ANZSB members encourage non-members to attend ABC11 and to sign-up for membership. Our society only thrives through membership numbers and the success of the ABC meetings and thus any help our members can provide at encouraging others to attend and sign-up is greatly welcomed.

As always, ANZSB will be offering travel awards for both students and early-mid career researchers to the value of $500 to assist attending ABC11. Details regarding how to apply for these awards will be made available later in the year on this website and in the Members Only newsletter.

If these opportunities are not quite enough to convince you to attend ABC11, then surely a trip to one of the most stunning and friendly countries in the world is sufficient enough reason to make the trip to New Zealand. Auckland is a great base from which to explore everything that New Zealand has to offer at a time of year that is perfect for sight-seeing.

For more information about what to do when in Auckland and New Zealand, please visit the New Zealand tourism website:

For more information about ABC11, including details about the location and invited speakers, please visit the official website at

Key ABC11 dates:

Mar 26: Abstract Submission Open

Mar 26: Registration Open

Jun 25: Abstract Submission Closed

Aug 25: Notification of Acceptance

Dec 2: Welcome Reception

Dec 2: CMAG Workshop

Dec 3-5: Conference Sessions

Dec 5: Conference Dinner

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