COVID-19 forced us all to adjust to how we share information and resulted in the 2020 ISBS Conference being presented online, albeit in a shortened form. Building on that success, ISBS held its first Virtual Symposium on February 4th and 5th, 2021. 

Topics included presentations from leading researchers and practitioners in Elite Sport, the Female Athlete, Teaching Biomechanics, Neural Networks, Sprint Biomechanics, Baseball Biomechanics, and Mentoring Womxn in Sport Biomechanics. In addition, special meetings took place such as the Mother’s Café, and a Student Fireside Chat Session. 

A list of events and public recordings from the symposium are available below, further recordings are available here for ISBS members only :

The Mechanics of the Female Athlete. 12:00-14:00 GMT on Thursday February 4th. Moderator: Dr Laura-Anne FurlongBiomechanics Teaching. Addressing the challenges of a pandemic. 16:00-18:00 GMT on Thursday February 4th. Moderator Dr Sarah Breen. Speakers: Dr. ChengTu Hsieh California State University Chico, Dr. Rachel Belmont Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Dr. Ruth Ochia Temple University. 

ISBS Student Fireside Chat An informal social event for students to meet and catch up. (Join us for the time that suits you best, or both!).  20:00-21:00 GMT on Thursday February 4th 09:00-10:00 GMT on Friday February 5th.  Moderator Stephanie Moore ISBS Student Board Member


ISBS Mother’s Café An informal catch up & to hear about latest ISBS initiatives to support (future) mothers. 22:00-20:00 GMT on Thursday-Friday February 4-5th. Moderators: Ina Janssen & Liz Bradshaw


Neural Networks. 00:00-02:00 GMT on Thursday- Friday February 4-5th. Moderator: Dr. Kristof Kipp. Speakers: Dr. Marion Mundt University of Western Australia, Dr. Jordan Andersen University of Sydney, Dr. Peter Lamb University of Otago.


Sprint Biomechanics. 12:00-14:00 GMT on Friday February 5th. Moderator Dr. Neil Bezodis. Keynote Speaker Dr. Ryu Nagahara National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Speakers: Dr. Steffi Colyer University of Bath, Dr. Laura Judson Vanderbilt University, Dr. Amy Waters High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Womxn in Sport Biomechanics. Mentoring. 20:00-22:00 GMT on Friday February 5th. Moderator Dr. Ina Janssen. Speakers: Dr Nicole Thomas Ohio State University,  Dr. Roger Green North Dakota State University, Dr Laurie Read University at Buffalo. Dr. Lauren Marek Account Manager at AlphaBioCom.