The ISG is a technical group of the International Society of Biomechanics, and aims to enhance shoulder research by creating a platform for discussion and the exchange of information, software and data.

ISG 2016 in Winterthur, Switzerland

We are pleased to announce that the next conference of the International Shoulder Group will take place in Winterthur, Switzerland at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. The meeting will take place from July 14 - 16, 2016, and will be organised by Dr Daniel Baumgartner from the School of Engineering. Further details will be announced here in due course.

Call for bids to host next ISG meeting

We would like to invite proposals to host the next conference of the International Shoulder Group, which should take place in 2016. The last meeting took place in Waterloo, Ontario, so the next one would ideally be outside North America.
If you are interested in hosting the conference, please submit a one-page (maximum) proposal. This should include the proposed date and location, taking into account other related meetings around the same time, some details of the venue and facilities for hosting a meeting of up to ~100 people, accommodation and travel options, and a commitment to offer reduced registration rates to ISB members and students.
Please submit bids to by November 10, 2014 and we will inform you of the decision by the end of November.

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)

Special Issue of Medical & Biological Engineering and Computing

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Special Issue of Medical & Biological Engineering and Computing following on from the 2012 Conference of the ISG. The issue is devoted to Shoulder Biomechanics and the success of translational research, and features a number of publications arising from the meeting held in Aberystwyth, UK. The journal editors have kindly agree to present two of the papers as Open Access as the Best Methodological and Best Clinical Papers.


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.

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