The current ISBS Newsletter 36 (1), April 2020, is now published.

pdfVolume 36, No.1 (Apr 2020)

 In this Issue:

  • Message from the President
  • ISBS Awards 2020
  • ISBS Student Section
  • ISBS Student Mentor Programme
  • Reports for ISBS Research Grants
  • ISBS Grants 2020
  • Student Travel Grant Update
  • Revised Call for hosting ISBS 2023
  • Sports Biomechanics Online Lecture Series
  • Women in Sport Biomechanics

Please click here for all past issues and feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone interested in sports biomechanics.

Kind Regards,

sarahbreen 2019

Sarah Breen

ISBS Vice President (Publications)

ISBS 2020 COVID-19 REPSONSE: SOCIETY UPDATE: April 3, 2020

 

Dear ISBS members and conference delegates,

 

ISBS 2020 hosts Mark Robinson, Mark Lake, and the team from Liverpool John Moores University are continuing to work hard organising our annual conference. They and the Scientific Committee have reviewed 341 submitted articles for the 38th ISBS Proceedings that, with the outstanding keynotes, should be a great scientific program. Our proceedings and our journal Sports Biomechanics are important permanent records of our scholarly activity and promotion of biomechanics of sports and exercise.

The conference organisers and the ISBS Board have been closely monitoring the health risks and travel impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the speed at which the situation is changing, we have decided to delay conference registration and a final decision about holding our 2020 conference until April 30, 2020. It is possible that restrictions in international travel may still be in place in July. While we are hopeful that the situation will be resolved or have lessened sufficiently so that the conference can go forward, delegates should liaise with their own university / business travel managers to consider what effect this may have on their plans and how best to mitigate risks of travel disruption. At this time, we politely suggest that delegates do not book travel until a decision on the conference taking place is made on the 30th April. We would also like to highlight that travel grants will not be awarded in the event of the conference not taking place, therefore the travel grant application deadline has been extended by one month to May 24th. The Liverpool organising team have put a great deal or work into planning this year’s conference so that it can still go ahead if possible; however, the board of directors are working with them to ensure that we as a society are still able to share our research and ideas with each other through alternative initiatives in the event of the conference not taking place. We will keep you informed through society email, website, conference website, and social media.

I thank the conference organizers, scientific committee, and the ISBS Board of Directors for their hard work on ISBS activities throughout this world health crisis. Let me renew my call to you from the December Newsletter to make a commitment to stay engaged with ISBS, serving on the board, nominating worth award recipients, and inviting others to join us as members and delegates at our conferences. Our upcoming newsletter will outline our many ISBS activities and keep you updated on changing deadlines, upcoming elections, and awards.

Best wishes for personal safety and good health,

 

Duane Knudson

President, ISBS

 

 

 

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National Biomechanics Day

Two-Minute-Tweet Competition

***Postponed***

Sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

 

Like the ethos of National Biomechanics Day, the goal of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports is to bridge the gap between the excellent research happening in labs around the world with those who use it and are interested in it – the general public, athletes, and applied clinicians and practitioners.

This National Biomechanics Day we want to showcase the outstanding biomechanics activities and research that are happening around the world, and publicize them using Twitter. Are you a researcher or practitioner using biomechanics in your everyday job, particularly in the areas of sports performance or sports medicine? If so, tell us what you are doing!

To apply, record a video of up to two minutes describing your research or an aspect of your research that applies to sports biomechanics and can be interpreted by the wider community. Videos can include anything that helps describe your project. This can include but is not limited to infographics, Powerpoint slides and/or action shots of your lab and/or testing protocol.

Deadline has been postponed (date TBD). 

Note – you do not need to be a current member of ISBS to be eligible to enter this competition

There are three prizes up for grabs:

  • Best submission led by student: One year ISBS student membership
  • Most retweeted video between release and close of NBD (4.59PM EST): €100 cash prize sponsored by ISBS PLUS one year ISBS full membership

Video Format & Guidelines:

  • Must include in the first 15 s your name, any collaborators/co-authors involved in the research and personal/lab/organization twitter handle(s) in text at the bottom of the video.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Maximum resolution: 1920x1200
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Maximum frame rate: 40fps
  • Maximum bitrate: 25Mbps

Tips:

  • Make sure your visuals are in focus and legible!
  • Less is more: text and complicated graphics can distract your audience – you don’t want them to read your slide instead of listening to what you have to say. 
  • Personal touches: personal touches can allow your audience to understand the impact of your research.
  • Work your message: is there a metaphor that helps explain your research?
  • An engaging visual presentation can make or break any oration, so make sure your media is legible, clear and concise.

The current ISBS Newsletter 35 (1), March 2019, is now published.

pdfVolume 35, No.1 (Mar 2019)

 

In this Issue:

  • Message from the President,
  • ISBS Election,
  • Preview of ISBS 2019,
  • ISBS Awards 2019,
  • ISBS Student Mentor Programme,
  • Reports for ISBS Research Grants,
  • ISBS Student Activities,
  • VP Public Relations Report,
  • Short Communications, 
  • ISBS Sponsors,
  • ISBS Officers,
  • ISBS Directors

Please click here for all past issues and feel free to forward the newsletter to anyone interested in sports biomechanics.

Kind Regards,

sarahbreen 2019

Sarah Breen

ISBS Vice President (Publications)

 

 

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Calling ALL Biomechanists!

National Biomechanics Day

Two-Minute-Tweet Competition 

Sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Like the ethos of National Biomechanics Day, the goal of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports is to bridge the gap between the excellent research happening in labs around the world with those who use it and are interested in it – the general public, athletes, and applied clinicians and practitioners.

This National Biomechanics Day we want to showcase the outstanding biomechanics activities and research that are happening around the world, and publicize them using Twitter. Are you a researcher or practitioner using biomechanics in your everyday job, particularly in the areas of sports performance or sports medicine? If so, tell us what you are doing!

To apply, record a video of up to two minutes describing your research or an aspect of your research that applies to sports biomechanics and can be interpreted by the wider community. Videos can include anything that helps describe your project. This can include but is not limited to infographics, Powerpoint slides and/or action shots of your lab and/or testing protocol.

Deadline for video submission is 11:59 PM EST on April 4th. Upload your video in MP4 video format to Dropbox and create a shareable link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The top 10 videos will be randomly tweeted individually between April 8th & 9th and all will be retweeted on the 10th April when National Biomechanics Day starts. Judging will be performed by a panel of five ISBS directors and winners will be announced at 5 PM EST on the 10th April.

Note – you do not need to be a current member of ISBS to be eligible to enter this competition

There are three prizes up for grabs:

  • Best submission led by student: One year ISBS student membership
  • Most retweeted video between release and close of NBD (4.59PM EST): €100 cash prize sponsored by ISBS PLUS one year ISBS full membership

Video Format & Guidelines:

  • Must include in the first 15 s your name, any collaborators/co-authors involved in the research and personal/lab/organization twitter handle(s) in text at the bottom of the video.
  • Videos must be no longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Maximum resolution: 1920x1200
  • Aspect ratios: 1:2.39 – 2.39:1 range (inclusive)
  • Maximum frame rate: 40fps
  • Maximum bitrate: 25Mbps

Tips:

  • Make sure your visuals are in focus and legible!
  • Less is more: text and complicated graphics can distract your audience – you don’t want them to read your slide instead of listening to what you have to say. 
  • Personal touches: personal touches can allow your audience to understand the impact of your research.
  • Work your message: is there a metaphor that helps explain your research?
  • An engaging visual presentation can make or break any oration, so make sure your media is legible, clear and concise.