The 11th Symposium of Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Australia, July 23-25, 2017
In conjunction withInternational Society of Biomechanics Congress XXVIBrisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Australia, July 23-27, 2017
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Symposium Honorary Chair

Kai-Nan An, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA

Symposium Co-Chairs

Zong-Ming Li, PhD, Cleveland Clinic, USAMarc Garcia-Elias, MD, Insitut Kaplan, Spain

Local Organizing Committee

Gregory Couzens, MD, Australia – ChairCaroline Grant, PhD, AustraliaChris Jeffrey, MD, AustraliaLance Wilson, PhD, Australia

International Program Committee

Fong-Chin Su, PhD, Taiwan – ChairJoseph J. Crisco, PhD, USAKenneth Fischer, PhD, USADavid L. Nelson, MD, USAMark Ross, MD, AustraliaFrederick W. Werner, MME, USARonit Wollstein, MD, USA

International Advisory Committee

Kai-Nan An, PhD, USA – ChairGregory Bain, MD, AustraliaTay Shian Chao, MD, SingaporeVeronique Feipel, PhD, BelgiumPak-Cheong Ho, MD, Hong KongPeter Keir, PhD, CanadaToshiyasu Nakamura, MD, JapanFrederic Schuind, MD, PhD, BelgiumWilliam H. Seitz, Jr., MD, USAFrancisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD, USA

Scholarship Awards Committee

Frederick W. Werner, MME, USA – ChairMarc Garcia-Elias, MD, SpainFong-Chin Su, PhD, Taiwan Joseph J. Crisco, PhD, USAKenneth Fischer, PhD, USADavid L. Nelson, MD, USAMark Ross, MD, AustraliaRonit Wollstein, MD, USA

Program at a Glance

2017-07-23, Sunday, Arriving & Reception2017-07-24, Monday, Scientific Sessions2017-07-25, Tuesday, Scientific Sessions(HWBI participants are encouraged to attend the ISB Congress, July 23-27, 2017)

Abstract Submission

2016-11-01 Call for abstracts opens2017-01-13 Call for abstracts closes2017-02-28 Notification to authorsHWBI 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.


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 It 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

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

BiomaterialsCarpal tunnelCMC joint arthritisDistal radius fractureDistal radioulnar jointFinger mechanicsLigamentsMotor controlNeuromechanicsHand therapyRehabilitationTendonsThumbTissue engineeringWrist

Key Dates

2016-11-01 Call for abstracts opens2016-11-01 Registration opens2017-01-13 Call for abstracts closes2017-02-28 ISB/HWBI abstract notification to authors2017-03-17 Early registration closes2017-07-23 ISB Congress starts2017-07-24 HWBI Scientific sessions2017-07-25 HWBI Scientific sessions2017-07-27 ISB Congress ends

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