Conference Organizing Committee

Biomechanics pioneer Dr. Walter Herzog, PhD, is leading this year’s conference committee which is comprised of members from Faculty of Kinesiology and across many disciplines at the University of Calgary, as well as representatives from both the American and International Society of Biomechanics.


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Walter Herzog
Walter Herzog
Conference  and Co-Scientific Chair

Dr. Walter Herzog is a professor of bIomechanics at the University of Calgary.  He was the on the organizing committee of both ISB 1999 and WCB 2002

Venus Joumaa
Co-Scientific Chair

Dr. Venus Joumaa is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Calgary. She specializes in skeletal muscle and soft tissue biomechanics.

Benno Nigg
Benno Nigg
Budget and Venue Organizer

Dr. Benno Nigg is an emeritus professor at the University of Calgary, specializing in biomechanics.   He was conference organizer for both ISB 1999 and WCB 2002.

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Joe Hamill
ISB Program Chair

Dr. Joseph Hamill is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst specializing in biomechanics. He is currently President of the International Society of Biomechanics.

Darren Stefanyshyn
Daniel Ferris
ASB Program Chair

Dr. Daniel Ferris is a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Florida. He is serving as the American Society of Biomechanics Program Chair for the meeting.

Janet Ronsky
ISB/ASB/CSB Lisason Officer

Dr. Janet Ronsky is a professor of biomechanics at the University of Calgary.  She was involved with both ISB 1999 and WCB 2002.

Arthur Kuo
Arthur Kuo
Poster Session Organizer

Dr. Arthur Kuo recently moved to Calgary to join the biomechanics group as a professor at the University of Calgary.  Prior to that, he was at the University of Michigan.

Darren Stefanyshyn
Darren Stefanyshyn
Satellite Symposia Organizer

Dr. Darren Stefanyshyn is a professor of biomechanics at the University of Calgary.  He was the on the organizing committee of both ISB 1999 and WCB 2002.

Brent Edwards
Brent Edwards
Special Symposia Organizer

Dr. Brent Edwards is an assistant professor of biomechanics at the University of Calgary. He currently serves as Secretary General (Appointed) for the International Society of Biomechanics.

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Marco Vaz
E.D.C. Communication Officer

Dr. Marco Vaz is a professor of Kinesiology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was the Conference Chair for ISB 2013.

Sandro Nigg
Event Director

Sandro Nigg brings extensive experience in contract negotiations, event planning and operations. In addition to his ISB/ASB responsibilities, he is also the event director for the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium.

International Organizing Committee

Samer Adeeb

Kai-Nan An

Toni Arndt

James A. Ashton-Miller

Janie L. Wilson

Joan E. Bechtold

Daniel L Benoit

Thor Besier

Kim Bigelow

Stephen Brown

Thomas S. Buchanan

Tim Butterfield

Felipe P. Carpes

Robert D. Catena

John H. Challis

Nachiappan Chockalingam

Elizabeth Clarke

Andrea Clark

Kelsey Collins

Paola Contessa

Andrew Cresswell

Heiliane de Brito Fontana

Clark Dickerson

Sharon Dixon

Salvatore Federico

Ceronique Feipel

Daniel Ferris

Atuski Fukutani

James Goh

Mark D. Grabiner

Eveline Graf

Stefan Grau

Ted S. Gross

Joseph Hamill

Grant Handrigan

Chris J. Hass

David Hawkins

Gary D. Heise

John Holash

Mike Holmes

Gareth Irwin

Kenton Kaufman

Yasuo Kawakami

Peter Keir

Timothy J Koh

Rami K. Korhonen

Cheryl Kozey

Kornelia Kulig

Scott Landry

Alberto Leardini

William Ledoux

Hae Dong Lee

Li Li

Glen Lichtwark

David Lloyd

Huub Maas

Ralph Müller

Rajani Mullerpatan

Annegret Mündermann

Rick Neptune

Sang-Kyoon Park

Wolfgang Potthast

Geoffrey A. Power

Robin Queen

Tamara Reid Bush

Stacie I Ringleb

Stephen Robinovitch

Dieter Rosenbaum

Ellissavet Rousanoglou

Silvia Salinas Blemker

Gudrun Schappacher-Tilp

Hermann Schwameder

Bhawna Shiwani

Gerda Strutzenberger

Markus Tilp

J. J. Trey Crisco

Brian Umberger

Ton van den Bogert

Marco Aurélio Vaz

António Veloso 

John Wu

Saiwei Yang

Fred Yeadon

Bing Yu

Ron Zernicke

Kristin Daigle Zhao

University of Alberta

Mayo Clinic

The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences - GIH

University of Michigan

Dalhousie University

University of Manitoba

University of Ottawa

University of Auckland

University of Dayton

University of Guelph

University of Delaware

University of Kentucky

Federal University of Pampa

Washington State University

Penn State University

Staffordshire University

University of Sidney

University of Guelph

Washington University

Delsys Inc.

The University of Queensland

Federal University of Santa Catarina

University of Waterloo

University of Exeter

University of Calgary

Université libre de Bruxelles

University of Florida

Ritsumeikan University

National University of Singapore

University of Illinois at Chicago

Zurich University of Applied Sciences

University of Gothenburg

University of Washington

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Université de Moncton

University of Florida

University of California

University of Northern Colorado

University of Calgary

Brock University

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus

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Waseda University

McMaster University

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Eastern Finland

Dalhousie Univeristy

University of Southern California

Acadia University

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

VA Puget Sound

Yonsei University

Georgia Southern University

The University of Queensland

Griffith University

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

ETH Zurich

MGM Institute of Health Sciences

University Hospital Basel

The University of Texas at Austin

Korea National Sport University

German Sport University Cologne

University of Guelph

Virginia Tech

Michigan State University

Old Dominion University

Simon Fraser University


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

University of Virginia

University of Graz

University of Salzburg

Delsys Inc.

University of Salzburg

University of Graz

Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital

University of Massachusetts

Cleveland State University

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

University of Lisbon

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

National Yang-Ming University

Loughborough University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Michigan

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