European Society of Biomechanics
WCB2018 is held in conjunction with the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB). The goal of ESB is to encourage research, disseminate knowledge and promote progress in Biomechanics. It is now the largest Biomechanics society in Europe with over 1000 members. For more information on ESB come see us at our booth on Level One.
ESB activities at WCB
Tuesday 10th July is “ESB Day” with the following sessions and meetings:
SM Perren Award 2018: 8.30 – 9.15, Liffey B
Stefan Verbruggen and colleagues have been awarded the SM Perren Award 2018 for their study entitled “Altered Biomechanical Stimulation of the Developing Hip Joint in Presence of Hip Dysplasia Risk Factors.” The work has primarily been carried out at Imperial College London, UK.
ESB Student Award 2018 + Mobility Award 2018: 9.20 – 10.50, Wicklow Hall 2A
The 4 finalists that will compete for the 2018 ESB Student Award are:
- Graeme Paul: “Real-time FEA allows homogenization of strain profiles in individual mice for improved fracture healing after cyclic loading”
- Duncan Betts: “A three-dimensional multiscale model of fracture healing in mice: Sensitivity of callus microstructure to osteoblast polarization and initial MSC density”
- Andrea Mainardi: “Cartilage on chip: hyper-physiological compression in a microscale platform triggers osteoarthritic traits in a cartilage model”
- Arsalan Marghoub: “Modelling bone formation at the cranial sutures in normal and craniosynostotic mice”
All ESB members that join the whole session can vote for the winner!
At the end of the session, the ESB Mobility Award will be presented and the winners of the 2018 edition will be announced.
ESB Clinical Biomechanics Award 2018: 11.20 – 12.50, Wicklow Hall 2A
The 4 finalists that will compete for the 2018 Clinical Biomechanics Award are:
- Philipp Damm: “Gluteal muscle damage leads to higher in vivo hip joint loads 3 months after total hip arthroplasty”
- Sónia Alves: “Laying the foundation for healthy gait asymmetry ranges outside the laboratory in everyday life activities”
- Hans Kainz: “Selective dorsal rhizotomy normalizes muscle forces during walking in children with spastic cerebral palsy”
- Hai-Chao Han:” The effects of trabecular cutting on the diastolic and systolic function in ex vivo New Zealand rabbits”
After the ESB Clinical Biomechanics Award Session, grab your lunch and take it with you to return to Wicklow Hall 2A for the ESB General Assembly.
ESB General Assembly: 13.00 to 14.00, Wicklow Hall 2A
The state and activities of ESB will be discussed. The results of the Council elections will be presented as well as the venue for ESB2021. Furthermore, the winners of the Student and Clinical Biomechanics awards will be announced!
ESB members only
ESB Best Thesis Award 2018: 14.20 – 15.05, Liffey B
Miguel Ángel Ariza Gracia has been awarded the ESB Best Thesis Award 2018 for his thesis entitled “Methods for characterising patient-specific corneal biomechanics.” Miguel Ángel Ariza Gracia studied Biomedical Engineering in a joint doctoral program between Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, and Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain.
Not yet an ESB member? You can attend all ESB sessions at this conference!
Why hesitate in becoming a member? Apply now, pay your 2018 membership fee and get your 2019 membership for free! Apply through: https://esbiomech.org/esb-membership-benefits/