HWBI 2017 Symposium
The 11th Symposium of Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Australia, July 24-26 July 23-252017

In conjunction with

International Society of Biomechanics Congress XXVI

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Australia, July 23-27, 2017 

Symposium Honorary Chair
Kai-Nan An, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA

Symposium Co-Chairs
Zong-Ming Li, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, USA
Marc Garcia-Elias, MD, Insitut Kaplan, Spain

Local Organizing Committee
Gregory Couzens, MD, Australia – Chair
Caroline Grant, PhD, Australia
Chris Jeffrey, MD, Australia
Lance Wilson, PhD, Australia

International Program Committee
Fong-Chin Su, PhD, Taiwan – Chair
Joseph J. Crisco, PhD, USA
Kenneth Fischer, PhD, USA
David L. Nelson, MD, USA
Mark Ross, MD, Australia
Frederick W. Werner, MME, USA
Ronit Wollstein, MD, USA

International Advisory Committee
Kai-Nan An, PhD, USA – Chair
Gregory Bain, MD, Australia
Tay Shian Chao, MD, Singapore
Veronique Feipel, PhD, Belgium
Pak-Cheong Ho, MD, Hong Kong
Peter Keir, PhD, Canada
Toshiyasu Nakamura, MD, Japan
Frederic Schuind, MD, PhD, Belgium
William H. Seitz, Jr., MD, USA
Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD, USA

Scholarship Awards Committee
Frederick W. Werner, MME, USA – Chair
Marc Garcia-Elias, MD, Spain
Fong-Chin Su, PhD, Taiwan 
Joseph J. Crisco, PhD, USA
Kenneth Fischer, PhD, USA
David L. Nelson, MD, USA
Mark Ross, MD, Australia
Ronit Wollstein, MD, USA

Program at a Glance 
2017-07-24, Monday, Arriving & Informal Gathering
2017-07-25, Tuesday, Scientific Sessions
2017-07-26, Wednesday, Scientific Sessions
2017-07-23, Sunday, Arriving & Reception
2017-07-24, Monday, Scientific Sessions
2017-07-25, Tuesday, Scientific Sessions
(HWBI participants are encouraged to attend the ISB Congress, July 23-27, 2017)

Abstract Submission
HWBI 2017 abstract submission will take place through the ISB 2017 website.  Be sure to mark the appropriate HWBI 2017 check box at the time of abstract submission. 
Download abstract template here.
Follow the abstract instructions here.
2016-11-01 Call for abstracts opens
2017-01-13 Call for abstracts closes
2017-02-28 Notification to authors

Registration for HWBI 2017 is now open. HWBI registration is managed through the ISB Congress. There are two registration options to choose from: 1) single day registration if you only plan to stay one day, or 2) full meeting registration that covers all ISB and HWBI events. To register, please visit http://www.biomech2017.com/registration.phpIt is recommended that you register early to take advantage of reduced rates. Additionally, you may consider joining ISB prior to registering for the meeting so as to be eligible for the ISB Member Rates. To become a member of ISB, go to https://isbweb.org/members/subscriptions-and-renewals 

Scholarship Awards
The Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International (HWBI) announces the availability of four Scholarships for the 2017 HWBI Meeting in conjunction with the International Society of Biomechanics Meeting.  
    HWBI Scholarship Award information and selection criteria: Four HWBI scholarship awards (US$500 each) are available to students, residents and fellows. The scholarships are sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), by the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International, and by the William H. Seitz, M.D. Research Fund. All trainees in one of the above categories who request to be considered will be evaluated for one of these scholarships. Awards will be made based on the quality of the research, as judged by the abstracts. The ISB Award will be given to the highest ranking abstract among ISB members under consideration.  Announcement of the awards will be made prior to the meeting.
    The 2015 HWBI Award Winners were: (1) Joseph N. Gabra, USA - Three-dimensional stiffness of the wrist structure (ISB-Sponsored Award Recipient). (2) Benjamin Goislard de Monsabert, France - Estimation of subject-specific muscle capacities for musculoskeletal modeling of the hand and the wrist. (3) Faes D. Kerkhof, Belgium - In vivo analysis of joint function using dynamic CT. (4) Giovanni F. Solitro, USA - Boutonniere Deformity Mechanics Captured and Defined Using Finite Element Methods.
(2015 HWBI scholarship recipients with symposium organizers. From left: Ken Fischer, Marc Garcia-Elias, Zong-Ming Li, Giovanni Solitro, Benjamin Goislard de Monsabert, Joseph Gabra, and Faes Kerkhof, and Fred Werner)

Symposium Venue
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center

Details can be found here.

Main Symposium Topics
Carpal tunnel
CMC joint arthritis
Distal radius fracture
Distal radioulnar joint
Finger mechanics
Motor control
Hand therapy
Tissue engineering

Key Dates
2016-11-01 Call for abstracts opens
2016-11-01 Registration opens
Call for abstracts closes
ISB/HWBI abstract notification to authors
 Early registration closes
ISB Congress starts
 HWBI Scientific sessions
 HWBI Scientific sessions
 ISB Congress ends


2017-04-18 Updated Dates
2017-07-23 Sunday, Arriving
2017-07-24, Monday, Sessions
2017-07-25, Tuesday, Sessions

2017-03-23 Registration
Registration for HWBI 2017 is managed through the ISB Congress. It is recommended that you register early to take advantage of reduced rates. The deadline for Early-Bird registration is April 7, 2017. To register, click here

HWBI 2017 Symposium is highlighted in the President’s blog of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). Dr. Andrew Cresswell shared their exciting development of the upcoming ISB 2017 Congress in Brisbane, Australia in July 2017. HWBI symposium willl be held in conjunction with the ISB Congress, and all are cordially invited to attend both the symposium and congress. To read the blog post, click here.

HWBI Registration is now open (details in the left column).

Four(4) HWBI Scholarship Awards are available for students, residents and fellows.

HWBI 2017 Symposium Call-for-Abstracts (click here)

HWBI abstract submission now open at ISB congress website (click here)

Symposium flyer (PDFJPG)

HWBI hosts 11th symposium in conjunction with ISB 2017 Congress.