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 will hold its first Virtual Symposium on February 4 and 5. This virtual symposium will not replace our annual conference which will take place later in the year. 

Topics will include 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 will take place such as the Mother’s Café, and a Student Fireside Chat Session. Further Event details are available below and a full conference schedule is available for ISBS members here.

To participate in the Virtual Symposium, individuals will need to register by 31 January through the members only section of the ISBS website available here. Therefore, your membership will need to be current. To check your membership status, login and select the “My Profile” button. Then click on the “Membership” button to confirm your membership status; and if necessary, renew your membership. 

Elite Sport 09:30-11:30 GMT on Thursday February 4th. Moderator Dr. Ian Bezodis. Speakers: Dr. Cat Shin English Institute of Sport, Dr. Marcus Lee Singapore Sport Institute, Dr. Helen Bayne University of Pretoria, Dr. Damien O' Meara, New South Wales Institute of Sport.

The Mechanics of the Female Athlete. 12:00-14:00 GMT on Thursday February 4th. Moderator: Dr Laura-Anne Furlong

Biomechanics 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.

The Biomechanics of Baseball & Softball Pitching. 17:00-19:00 GMT on Friday February 5th. Moderator Dr. Glenn Fleisig. Speakers: Dr. Gretchen Oliver Auburn University, Dr. Sakiko Oyama University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Arnel Aguinaldo Point Loma Nazarene University.
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.