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.

Reminder of ISG nomination deadline

This is a reminder that the deadline for ISG board nominations is April 30th 2006. Please send all nominations to Paula Ludewig (ludew001@umn.edu) by that date.

Call For Nominations for ISG Committee

Announcing a call for nominations for persons to serve on the board of the International Shoulder Group, a Technical Group of the International Society of Biomechanics. The International Shoulder Group is a collaboration of mostly biomechanically oriented research groups, whose main interest is in the shoulder. The ISG aims to enhance shoulder research by creating a platform for discussion and the exchange of information, software and data.

The board consists of a President, Secretary/Treasurer, and three at large Members. Board members must be members of the ISB. This call for nominations is for all the board positions. Generally each member will hold a 4 year term, with potential for election to multiple terms. Self-nominations or nominations of others for election are being accepted until April 30th, 2006. If nominating another person, please confirm their willingness to serve in this capacity and provide email contact information. If self-nominating, please provide contact information, your ISB membership number, and a summary of up to 500 words regarding your background and interests in serving on the board. These statements will be electronically routed to the membership and subsequent voting will occur by email.

Please submit nomination information to Paula Ludewig, ludew001@umn.edu by April 30th, 2006.

ISG2004 proceedings published

The proceedings of the 5th meeting of the ISG held in Portugal in 2004 have been published in Clinical Biomechanics: Volume 21, Supplement 1, 2006. The supplement also features an editorial by DirkJan Veeger and Gil Pascoal, entitled "Upper extremity biomechanics: Are we closing the gap? Proceedings of the 5th meeting of the International Shoulder Group".

ISG2006 set for 9-10 October in Chicago

The 2006 meeting of the International Shoulder Group will take place in Chicago, USA on 9-10 October, and will immediately precede the BMES meeting taking place there from 11-14 October.

The provisional theme for the meeting is: Understanding Shoulder Control in Pathophysiological Conditions Using Musculoskeletal Modeling.

ISG at ISB2005

A symposium entitled "Shoulder function: a compromise between mobility and stability" was held at the ISB conference in Cleveland last week. The meeting was well attended, with excellent presentations and lively discussion. The abstracts of the six presentations are attached.

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