General news about or of interest to the ISG and its members.

Call for nominations for ISG Board

Dear colleagues,
At the recent meeting of the ISG in Waterloo, Ontario, it was decided to hold elections for the ISG Board Members positions again. As I have completed two terms and will not be standing again, the task has fallen on me to coordinate the election.
The first stage of this is to ask for nominations. Note that all candidates must be full members of ISB, and all ISG members wishing to cast a vote must also be members of ISB, according to our operating codes. If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) for membership of the ISG board, please send an email to me (e.k.j.chadwick at If you are nominating yourself, please include your ISB membership number in your email; if you are nominating someone else, please send me their contact details.
Nominations will remain open until October 10, 2014. At this time, the list of candidates will be circulated and an email poll carried out. The board consists of five members, and the Chair is chosen by the elected board.
Kind regards,
Ed Chadwick.
(ISG Chair)

Announcement of Best Paper Awards from ISG 2012

Abstracts from ISG 2012 in Aberystwyth, Wales that were subsequently submitted as papers for the Special Issue in Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing were considered for two separate awards by the ISG Board: Best Clinical Paper and Best Methodological Paper. After independent review by Board members, the winners are as follows:

Thank you to all authors who worked diligently to expedite your work for the Special Issue and congratulations to our award winners! These papers are available as Open Access on the journal's website.
John Borstad, Ohio State University.

postdoc position available in baseball pitching

Maximum employment Maximum of 32 hours per week (0.8 FTE)
Duration of contract 3 years
Salary scale €2861 to €3755 per month gross

on full time basis
Job description
The Department of Biomechanical Engineering is seeking a post-doc for 0.8 fte and three years, on musculoskeletal modeling of the fastball pitch in baseball, which is part of a larger project entitled “Throwing Better” on the improvement of pitching technique, training methods and prevention of overuse injuries.
The “Throwing Better” program is funded by the Dutch Technology Foundation ST, and is a joint project of Delft University of Technology, VU University Amsterdam, the KNBSB  (Dutch Baseball and Softball Union), and several companies. The program consists of three parts: injury prevention, development of new training techniques and development of a feedback system for the load on the shoulder when pitching. The postdoc will be responsible for the latter. This implies the implementation of the Dutch Shoulder and Elbow Model in a full-body musculoskeletal (visualization) software package (Human Body Model), acceleration of data visualization and model verification. In addition the postdoc will co-coach a PhD-student, junior researcher and MSc students working within the program.
You will bring in your expertise on musculoskeletal modeling, preferably on the upper extremity, and will work in a multidisciplinary team divided over TU Delft, the VU University Amsterdam and MOTEK-Medical in Amsterdam. Your main objective will be to integrate HBM and DSEM and to work on the pipeline from kinematic input to near real-time visualization of muscle forces in pitching.
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
The 3ME Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 
Biomechanical Engineering is an education and research department at the Delft University of Technology, located in the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE). The Department of Biomechanical Engineering coordinates education and research activities in the field of mechanical engineering techniques, such as modeling and design, to analyze the interaction between biological and technical systems
·       Experience with musculoskeletal modeling, preferably on the shoulder;
·       Extensive programming skills (e.g. Matlab or C++),
·       PhD in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering, Human Movement Science or other related fields.
·       English level C1 or higher.
Conditions of employment
We offer a challenging postdoc position for three years. TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible workweek, free high-speed Internet access from and the option of assembling a customized compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
Information and application
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. dr. H.E.J. Veeger, e-mail:

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by February 15, 2014 to M.J.B. Kole,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy Postdoc Pitching/BMechE

ISG forum on Biomch-L website

A new forum has been created on the Biomch-L website dedicated to the International Shoulder Group. Please use that resource for any shoulder biomechanics related discussions in future. The new forums can be found here:
This website will remain the home of ISG, and we will continue to post annoucements here and to host datasets and software. The existing discussions will continue to be available here for reference.
We hope that integration of the ISG forum with the primary discussion forum for biomechanics will increase the opportunies for fruitful discussion and interaction.

Poster and podium presentation formats for ISG2012

The conference webpage has been updated with poster and podium presentation requirements as follows:
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.

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