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Following the success of the first two mid year symposia in in 2021 and 2022, we are delighted to announce the schedule for our 3rd Mid Year Symposium, which will take place online on 8th - 9th February 2023 and will again be free to ISBS members.

The symposium will incorporate 11 sessions, covering a range of themes, formats, and time zones to accommodate ISBS members from around the globe. Session recordings will be made available to members after the event.

ISBS wish to thank society sponsors ViconQualisysDelsys, and Simi for their support of this symposium and all ISBS activities.


To attend, you must be a current (Jan-Dec 2023) member of ISBS.

You can renew your membership or join the society here.

Members, click here for access to all sessions (live and after the event).


Musculoskeletal Modelling for Sport:

08:00-10:00 GMT Wednesday 8th February

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 Musculoskeletal Modelling for Sport

Marcus Pandy is appointed as Chair of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Melbourne and was formerly a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. A focus of his research career has been the development, validation, and implementation of experimental and computational techniques for non-invasive assessment of muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint function during human locomotion.

Dario Cazzola is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at the University of Bath and his research is focused on understanding injury mechanisms and human function using in vivo, in vitro, and in silico approaches.

Paul Felton is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Nottingham Trent University. His research focuses on using computer simulation to investigate sporting technique to improve performance, reduce injury risk, or aid athlete-equipment interaction.

Michael Hiley is a senior lecturer in sport biomechanics and motor control at Loughborough University and his research is focused into the mechanics of technique and how it is influenced by the human control system, specifically in gymnastics and how motor control influences and limits human performance.

Sam Allen is a senior lecturer in biomechanics at Loughborough University and his research interests lie with understanding of technique and the optimisation of performance in dynamic jumps using computer simulation.

Glen Blenkinsop is a lecturer in motor control and biomechanics of sport at Loughborough University and his research interests relate to the interaction between biomechanics and motor control to better understand limitations to human performance.


Biomechanics in Field Hockey:

13:00-14:30 GMT Wednesday 8th February

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Biomechanics in Field Hockey

Dr Rajinikumar is the Associate Professor and Head of Sports Biomechanics and Kinesiology department at Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University. He is a Former Field Hockey Player and Goal Keeper representing the state of Tamilnadu and also holds FIH Level 2 Field Hockey coach credentials. He is currently the Director of Centre of Excellence in Biomechanics (the largest Biomechanics lab in Southeast Asia).

Dr Viswanath Sundar is an Assistant Professor at Visva-Bharati University. He is a FIH level 2 Field Hockey coach whose PhD thesis was on penalty corner push-in. Previously he was a Senior Sports Biomechanist with National Sports Institute of Malaysia and High performance manager at NSNIS Patiala, India.

Dr Saju Joseph was the former High Performance Director at Sports Authority of India. Previously he was the head of Research & education, biomechanics whose scientific works also include providing regular training support to National athletes in Malaysia in various sports leading Strength and conditioning, sports biomechanics, clinical biomechanics, Injury prevention, performance analysis and skill acquisition in various sports.

The session will be Moderated my Mr Vijay Dhamodharan who has MPhil and MSc Sports Biomechanics and Kinesiology, BTech in Mechanical Engineering. Has worked in FEA/CFD analysis and High Performance Strength and Conditioning. Currently he is working as Sports Performance Management Associate in Sports Development Authority of Tamilnadu.


The Pros and Cons of Sensor Fusion Approaches to Pose Estimation for Sports Biomechanics:

15:00-16:00 GMT Wednesday 8th February

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 Sensor Fusion Approaches to Pose Estimation

Dr. Scott Selbie is the CEO of Theia Markerless Inc (Canada), Director of Research at C-Motion Inc (USA), an adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Queen's University (Canada) and in the department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts (USA). Scott has been involved in the development of analytical tools for biomechanics based on 3D motion capture data for most of his career, and he has been intimately involved with the evolution of C-Motion’s Visual3D software since the original technology transfer from the National Institutes of Health in 1997.


Unravelling Pitching & Hitting with Energy Flow Analysis:

16:30-18:00 GMT Wednesday 8th February

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 Unravelling Pitching & Hitting with Energy Flow Analysis

Gretchen Oliver is a full Professor and Director of the Sports Medicine & Movement Lab in the School of Kinesiology at Auburn University. She is world-renowned for her expertise in softball injury prevention and performance enhancement research.

Nicole Bordelon is currently a post-doctoral researcher in Auburn University's Sports Medicine and Movement Laboratory, where she focuses on softball injury prevention and performance enhancement. Her dissertation specifically examined the relationship between energy flow, mechanics, and softball hitting performance. Nicole also recently started working as a Sports Science Consultant for University of Maryland Softball.


Weightlifting Biomechanics:

19:00-21:00 GMT Wednesday 8th February

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 Weightlifting Biomechanics


Throwing Biomechanics:

22:00-00:00 GMT Wednesday 8th February

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 Throwing Biomechanics

Gretchen Oliver, PhD, is world-renowned for her expertise in softball injury prevention and performance enhancement research.

The research interest of Kristof Kipp, PhD, focuses on high force/impulse sports and activities, such as weightlifting, throwing, and jumping tasks. He also works with USA Weightlifting to provide biomechanics support to some of their national team lifters.

Glenn Fleisig, PhD, is the Research Director of the American Sports Medicine Institute the founding president of the American Baseball Biomechanics Society. He is also an advisor for Major League Baseball, USA Baseball, Little League Baseball, and DARI Motion.

Marc Portus, PhD, did his doctoral research on cricket fast bowling biomechanics at The University of Western Australia and has worked at the Australian Institute of Sport and Cricket Australia as a sport biomechanist and sport science and medicine manager. He currently provides sport consultancy services in cricket and rugby league.

Prior to commencing her role at James Cook University, Sara Brice, PhD, was a member of the biomechanics discipline at the Australian Institute of Sport where she worked closely with elite hammer throwers and coaches. Her PhD and current research focus on examining ways in which hammer throwers can improve speed development.


Data Science for Injury Prevention:

10:00-12:00 GMT Thursday 9th February

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Data Science for Injury Prevention

DirkJan Veeger is a Full Professor at the department of the BioMechanical Engineering at Delft University of Technology. His current research focuses on the development of systems and methods to improve throwing and hitting technique in baseball and tennis, and wheelchair handling technique in wheelchair sports. This implies both the development of better insight in the fundamentals of these motions, as well as methods to provide the necessary feedback to players, coaches and other interested parties.

Evert Verhagen holds a University Research Chair as a Full Professor at the Amsterdam UMC Department of Public and Occupational Health and the Amsterdam Movement Science Research Institute. He is the Editor in Chief of BMJ Open Sports & Exercise Medicine, the director of the Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports (one of the 11 IOC research centres), and the director of the Amsterdam Institute of Sports Sciences (AISS). His research revolves around preventing sports and physical activity-related injuries, including monitoring, cost effectiveness and implementation issues.

Erik van der Graaff is the founder of PITCHPERFECT, the first multi-sensor system for baseball pitchers that provides real-time biomechanical feedback to players on the field. He obtained his PhD in Biomechanics and Motor Learning in 2019 at the Vrije University Amsterdam on the thesis ‘Perfecting your Pitch’. He worked for the Dutch Baseball Federation (KNBSB) as an Embedded Scientist.

Larisa Gomaz is a PhD researcher in Statistics at the Delft University of Technology. She is part of the “Citius, Altius, Sanius” research consortium that studies injury prevention in overhead sports. The aim of her research is to develop individualised and tailor-made prediction models on injury risk and sports performance by incorporating heterogeneous training and health data from various sources.


Using High-Density Surface Electromyography to Overcome Bias in Sport and Exercise Studies:

14:00-15:00 GMT Thursday 9th February

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Using High-Density Surface Electromyography to Overcome Bias in Sport and Exercise Studies

Andrew Vigotsky holds a BS in Kinesiology, an MS in Biomedical Engineering, and is currently a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering. Over the past decade, he has studied, written about, and presented on electromyography and its (mis)application in sports, exercise, and rehabilitation sciences.

Taian Vieira has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering.  He earned over 15 years of experience with the detection, processing and interpretation of high-density surface electromyograms, from muscles with different architectures and in different, applied contexts.


New Perspectives of ACL Injuries in Sports:

16:00-18:00 GMT Thursday 9th February

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 New Perspectives of ACL Injuries in Sports

Gerwyn Hughes is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of San Francisco. His main area of research is gender differences in landing and/or cutting biomechanics associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Sports Biomechanics. 

Yu Song is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wyoming and is expected to graduate in Spring 2023. Her dissertation is focused on the effect of mid-flight external trunk perturbation on landing and cutting mechanics with implications for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Yu is also interested in understanding bilateral asymmetries following ACL reconstruction, ACL re-injury risk, as well as exoskeleton and low-back loading. 

Kat Daniels is a Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. A major focus of her work to date, based primarily in a clinical environment, has been on understanding the role of biomechanical analysis for informing clinical decision-making after ACL reconstruction. She also has active research interests in the control and optimisation of locomotor manoeuvres across both healthy and physically impaired populations.   

Dr. MOK Kam-Ming is currently the Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Lingnan University. He published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, and contributed to 4 book chapters in the field of Sport Injury Biomechanics and Motion Analysis. He is currently the Co-Op member of Asian Federation of Sports Medicine and the Vice-President of Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science. 

Mark Robinson is a Reader of Biomechanics at Liverpool John Moores University. His research applies innovative methods and perspectives to problems in sport and clinical biomechanics. Mark has published over 60 journal articles in areas related to ACL injury risk, wearable technology and statistical parametric mapping. He is currently an Associate Editor for Journal of Sports Sciences and PeerJ and on the editorial board for Sport Biomechanics. In 2022, Mark hosted the 40th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports at LJMU.


Women in Science: Bridging Gaps Between Industry, Practice, and Academia:

18:15-19:15 GMT Thursday 9th February

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 Women in Science: Bridging Gaps Between Industry, Practice, and Academia

Dr Helen Bayne is a biomechanist whose career has included roles in sports coaching, injury rehabilitation, applied sports science, research and education. She holds a doctoral degree in sports biomechanics from the University of Western Australia, contributes to coach and practitioner education programmes, and consults to private coaches, sports organisations and biomechanics technology companies.

Maria Pasquale (BS, MS, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh) is the Director of Application Development and Biomechanist for Novel Electronics Inc., providing accurate and reliable pressure distribution and mobile force measurement technology solutions for researchers and practitioners. She has worked closely with researchers across multiple fields to develop and advance the use of biomechanics measurement technology for assessment of loads on the human body and is an active member of several biomechanics societies.

Gillian Weir is the Senior Biomechanist for the New York Yankees, where she engages and services all arms of the organization (i.e., players, coaches, performance, medical, scouting, quantitative analysis) with biomechanics initiatives, and has also undertaken consulting engagements with teams from the NFL, MLB, AFL, Super Rugby and A-League Soccer. Gillian completed her PhD at the University of Western Australia in conjunction with Hockey Australia, followed by a postdoc at the University of Massachusetts in conjunction with Brooks Running.


ISBS Mothers Café:

19:30-21:00 GMT Thursday 9th February

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  ISBS Mothers Café

Diana Soares is a 3rd year PhD student and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. She became pregnant early in her second year and, has since, been trying to navigate motherhood while working and finishing her PhD. Diana will be sharing how parenting has transformed her in ways she never anticipated". 

Ina Janssen is a sports biomechanist at the Olympic Training Centre in the Netherlands. She has a 6- and 9-year-old child, with the first one arriving 3 months before the PhD was handed in. Ina will share her experiences balancing pregnancy, PhD and working in elite sport.