Biomechanics World Association

Technical University of Munich Bavaria Munich University of Applied Sciences The Institut of Biotechnik e.V.



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Press Release
For Immediate Release

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. D. Liepsch
University of Applied Sciences
Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics FB05
Postfach 20 01 13
D-80001 Munich, Germany
Tel.: +49 89 1265-1533
Fax: +49 89 1265-1502

Munich, 14.05.2004

Fr. Joyce Mc Lean
Fr. Inge Hopf

Press and media:
Prof. Dr. Gontard Jaster

Munich, Germany.

The City of Munich has been awarded the right to host The Fifth World Congress of Biomechanics, it has been announced by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dieter Liepsch, who has been appointed Congress President. The international scientific congress, to held in July/ August of 2006, is part of a rotating series of international meetings and is held in Europe only once every twelve years. The 2006 Munich congress follows successful meetings in Calgary, Canada and Sapporo, Japan.

The Fifth World Congress of Biomechanics will be hosted by The Institut f. Biotechnik e.V. together with the Munich University of Applied Sciences and is sponsored by the government of the German State of Bavaria. Prof. Liepsch, who will serve as chairman of the organizing committees will be joined by Prof. Dr. med. Gradinger and Prof. Dr. med. Berger as members of the local organizing and scientific organizing committees.

The meeting will also be co-sponsored by a number of international scientific organizations including the Biomedical Engineering Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, the Biomedical Optical Society, SPIE. International Society of Biomechanics, European Society for Engineering and Medicine, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Technik, Österreichische und Schweizer, the International Society of Biorheology and the Japanese Society for Biomedical Engineering.

The organizers expect to attract a wide audience, especially from East European and middle eastern countries, whose researchers do not normally attend more distant meetings on the American continents or the Far East.

Biomechanics covers a wide field from solid to fluid mechanics, from motion sports mechanics to automobile crash tests. It includes tissue engineering and biomaterials, artificial organs and sports therapy.

The newest experimental studies, technologies and equipment will be presented at the Fifth World Congress. Special emphasis will be placed on state-of-the-art technology and medical applications, for example in areas of sports medicine and crash injuries.

The Fifth World Congress of Biomechanics will explore topics of interest to physicians, bioengineers, mechanical and aerospace engineers, clinicians in cardiology and other cardiovascular specialties, vascular surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, specialists in areas such as bone, ligament, tissue mechanics, biologists, biochemists, biophysicists and biorheologists.