ISG 2012

9th Conference of the International Shoulder Group

22 - 24 August 2012

Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK.

Aberystwyth seafront

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 conference of the International Shoulder Group will be hosted by Aberystwyth University's Department of Sport and Exercise Science, UK. The department was founded in 2002 and has since grown to provide science education for around 250 students. Members of staff in the department conduct research across the disciplines of biomechanics, physiology and psychology. Research areas are roughly divided into two themes: Physical Activity in Ageing, Rehabilitation and Health, and Sport and Exercise Performance.


Programme and book of abstracts

Available here (pdf, ~10Mb).


Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 21 March 2012 Extended to 28 March 2012 Submissions closed.
  • Notification of acceptance: 18 April 2012
  • Early registration deadline: 11 July 2012
  • Final registration deadline: 8 August 2012   *** Register now! ***



The Conference will begin with a reception at 6pm on Wednesday the 22nd of August at the National Library of Wales. This will be a joint event with the UK Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Group, which is meeting in Aberystwyth that day. The reception is kindly sponsored by The Motion Monitor.

The main scientific programme will take place on the 23rd and 24th; please see the draft programme (updated, pdf) for details. Each day will consist of a keynote lecture, oral presentations and a poster session. There will also be plenty of time for networking and visiting sponsors' exhibits. We will also arrange a tour of the laboratories for those who are interested, and we will finish with a conference dinner on the Friday evening.


Keynote speakers


Poster and podium presentation formats

Posters should fit onto the display boards which are 1.8m high by 1.2m wide. Don't feel you need to fill that space as they are very big; a portrait A0 or landscape A1 poster will be fine! You are also welcome to bring a laptop or other display device to supplement your poster if you wish.

Podium presentations will be 15 minutes each. Please aim to speak for about 10 minutes, and allow 5 minutes for questions. A computer with Powerpoint and Acrobat Reader will be available.



The conference will take place in the on the Penglais Campus overlooking the town and the sea. For more information, see

All the venues you need are shown on this Google map.



Online registration is now open at The cost of registration is given below, with reduced rates for early registration, student delegates and members of ISB. Registration includes attendance, book of abstracts, refreshments and lunches on both days, opening reception and closing conference dinner. Rates shown are for registration before 11 July 2012. After this date, rates will increase by appoximately 15%.

  • Full registration £190
  • ISB member £170
  • Student (not ISB) £135
  • ISB student member £120


Travel and Accommodation


Abstract Submission

Abstracts in all areas of shoulder and elbow biomechanics are of interest including basic science, engineering, sport and clinical science. All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Abstracts may be accepted for platform or poster presentation.

Papers should be 2 pages in length, formatted for A4 size paper, with 2cm margins all round. The font type should be Times or Times New Roman, and the font size should be 11pt.

The Title, Authors, and Affiliations should be center-justified at the top of the first page. Both title and authors should be in Title Case. We would like you to use first names and initials between brackets if needed. The remaining text should be single-spaced and in a two-column format. The text should be divided into sections such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, and References. Section titles are preceded by one blank line and are bold. Sections should start at the left margin and text should be fully justified.

Papers should be submitted to Ed Chadwick at as pdf files not exceeding 1MB.


Conference Proceedings

Selected papers will also be published as full articles in a special issue of Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing (MBEC) following the conference. Papers will appear on-line as soon as they are accepted. Two papers will receive awards as the best methodological and best clinical papers and will be published as open access papers. The deadline for submission of these full papers will be September 17.


Travel Grants

The ISB has kindly agreed to award a number of travel grants for students wanting to attend technical group meetings next year. For details of this scheme, see



Main sponsor:

Motion Monitor


Additional sponsors:

Motion Analysis Corporation





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