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ISBS Liverpool 2020 Postponed until 2022: Statement Release April 30, 2020


Dear ISBS members and conference delegates,

In response to the public safety and travel restrictions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the ISBS Board and the ISBS 2020 Conference Organizers have decided it will no longer be possible to hold a 2020 ISBS conference. We are pleased to announce that the Liverpool organizers (Dr. Mark Robinson & Dr. Mark Lake) have agreed to postpone their plans to host the conference and ISBS will take place in Liverpool in 2022, following ISBS in Canberra in 2021. ISBS also wants to thank the Milwaukee conference organizers who have agreed to postpone their plans and will now host ISBS in 2023. Thank you to Dr. Tim Exell (VP Conferences) and the future conference organizers in adjusting our plans for outstanding ISBS conferences.

Given the importance of papers published in our Proceedings and journal Sports Biomechanics as the archival original research knowledge in sport and exercise biomechanics, we are moving forward with publication of the 2020 ISBS Proceedings. The Liverpool/ISBS scientific committee did outstanding work in reviewing papers and authors with accepted papers can still choose to have their paper published or withdraw it for future conferences. All papers with first authors that are ISBS members can be published in the 2020 proceedings without registration costs. First authors who are not currently ISBS members are invited to join/renew their membership if they wish to have their papers published in the 2020 proceedings. These first Liverpool papers are targeted for release the day the conference would have begun (July 21, 2020). Authors should be ready for correspondence related to publication of your papers. ISBS is looking into the possibility of facilitating a YouTube channel for authors interested in posting a 10-minute presentation of their research. Further details regarding this channel will be communicated in the coming weeks. Consider pointing the world to your research published in the proceedings using and linking to ISBS social media.

The ISBS board continues with society initiatives and has been seeking alternate ways to serve members. Look to the ISBS website and social media for these opportunities. The Annual General Meeting, board meetings, student mentoring programme, women in sport biomechanics forum, and other initiatives will take place remotely via videoconferencing.

The ISBS Board wishes you all safety and good health in these difficult times. Thank you for your ongoing support of ISBS and its mission to promote sports biomechanics knowledge and its application with athletes and coaches. ISBS members remember to vote for officers and board members. We look forward to seeing you a the 2021 ISBS conference in Canberra, Australia.

Duane Knudson and the ISBS Board