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A/Prof Anne Silverman

Dr. Silverman’s (Colorado School of Mines) research program centers on understanding musculoskeletal biomechanics and movement coordination to develop effective training interventions, prevent injury, and improve mobility. As director of the Functional Biomechanics Laboratory, she uses experimental movement analysis and computational whole-body modeling techniques to evaluate muscle action, joint loading, and device function during movement. 



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Prof Jess Gerrit Snedeker

Jess Snedeker is a Full Professor of Orthopaedic Biomechanics, holding joint appointments at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, where he also serves as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedics. Since 2015, he has been the Chief Scientific Officer at Balgrist Campus, a nationally recognised center for musculoskeletal research. Prof Snedeker's own research is at the forefront of tendon mechanobiology and regenerative orthopaedic surgery research. His group is committed to both basic scientific discovery and the clinical translation of innovative orthopaedic devices.


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A/Prof Laura Diamond

Dr Laura Diamond is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Associate Professor, and Research Lead at Griffith Centre of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering, Griffith University. She is a trained biomedical engineer (Dalhousie U, Canada) with a PhD in biomechanics (U of Melbourne) leading a research program focused on development and application of novel technologies to understand and treat the biomechanical mechanisms of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Laura has attracted >AU$14M in grant funding, invented 1 National Phase patent, and published >80 scientific papers/book chapters. She is incoming Deputy Director of the Australian Centre for Precision Health and Technology (PRECISE), has an extensive community engagement portfolio, and is an advocate for participation of schoolgirls/women in STEM.


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Prof Kay Crossley

Professor Kay Crossley is the Director of the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. Her main research focus is on preventing and managing knee and hip pain and injuries, and early-onset osteoarthritis after sports-related injuries. Kay maintains a strong research interest in enhancing treatments for knee conditions (injuries, pain and osteoarthritis). She also focuses on preventing osteoarthritis following sports-related injuries, with fields in patellofemoral osteoarthritis following patellofemoral pain, knee osteoarthritis following ACL reconstruction, and hip osteoarthritis following hip-related injuries. She is passionate about promoting the health of women and girls participating in sport and physical activity (including injury prevention) and the careers and opportunities for women working in sport and exercise physiotherapy/medicine.


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Dr Bart Bolsterlee

Dr Bart Bolsterlee is a mechanical (BSc) and biomedical engineer (MSc, PhD) who holds positions as a Senior Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (Sydney) and as Adjunct Senior Lecturer at UNSW. His research spans the fields of biomechanics and medical imaging, with applications in the study of muscle adaptation with neuromuscular disease. His specific expertise is in quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of skeletal muscle. Dr Bolsterlee developed diffusion tensor imaging methods to reconstruct and quantify the three-dimensional architecture of living human skeletal muscles. His recent work includes the use of artificial intelligence to automate the analysis of MRI scans, facilitating the use of detailed MRI-based measures in large-scale research. He currently leads the MUGgLE study – a large-scale, longitudinal imaging study into childhood muscle growth which includes 200 typically developing children and 80 children with cerebral palsy.


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Prof Richard Page

Professor Richard Page is an orthopaedic shoulder and upper limb surgeon. He was appointed as Foundation St John of God and Barwon Health Chair of Orthopaedics at Deakin University in 2014. He is Director of Orthopaedic Research at Barwon Health, the Barwon Centre of Orthopaedic Research and Education (B-CORE) and Medical Director of the Barwon Health Bone Bank. His research interests include outcomes of shoulder and wrist surgery, upper limb osteoarthritis and joint replacement surgery, biomechanics and a range of trauma and fragility fracture outcome topics. He manages two lab-based research programmes, the first investigating biofilms and biomarkers in prosthetic joint infections in orthopaedics, the second focussed on the genetics and potential intervention biomarkers in painful musculoskeletal conditions in a human shoulder model. 

Scientific Committee
  • Elyse Passmore
    Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Anna Murphy
    Monash Health
  • Gavin Williams
    University of Melbourne
  • Liz Bradshaw
    Deakin
  • Yi-Chung Lin
    Australian Catholic University
  • Fatemeh Malekipour
    University of Melbourne
  • Scott Starkey
    University of Melbourne
  • Kwong Ming Tse
    Swinburne University of Technology
  • Luke Perraton
    Monash Health
  • Brook Galna
    Murdoch University
  • Oren Tirosh

    RMIT

Abstract Submission

The formal call for abstracts will be announced soon. In the meanwhile, you can start preparing your abstract!

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Relevant themes
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal Modelling and Simulation
  • Wearable & Emerging Technologies
  • Locomotion & Human Movement
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Biology
  • Tissue Engineering
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Program Draft

Day 1 - Sunday 1st December 2024 

8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30Workshops
10:30 - 11:30
11:00 - 11:30Workshops - TrackLab
11:30 - 12:00Workshops - TrackLab
12:00 - 12:30Workshops - TrackLab
12:30 - 13:00Qualysis - Lunch
13:00 - 13:30Workshops - Qualisys
13:30 - 14:00Workshops - Qualisys
14:00 - 14:30Workshops - Qualisys
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00Conference registration
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00Opening ceremony
17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00Keynote
18:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:00Welcome reception
19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - 20:00
20:00 - 20:30
20:30 - 21:00
Day 2 - Monday 2nd December 2024

8:00 - 8:30Coffee/tea & Conference Registration
8:30 - 9:15 Keynote
9:15 - 9:30Combined Session A
9:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30Morning Tea & Sponsor Exhibition
11:00 - 11:30Keynote
11:30 - 12:00Oral sessions (parallel tracks)
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00Lunch & Sponsor Exhibition/ ANZSB AGM/
13:00 - 13:30ANZORS AGM
13:30 - 14:00ABC Session/ ANZORS Orthopaedic Innovation
14:00 - 14:30Award
14:30 - 15:00Afternoon Tea & Poster Viewing
15:00 - 15:30Oral sessions (parallel tracks)
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00Poster Viewing & Drinks
17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30ANZSB Student Night/ANZORS Young
18:30 - 19:00Investigator Event/ EMCR Event
19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - 20:00
Day 3 - Tuesday 3rd December 2024

7:30 - 8:00Women & Allies Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:00Keynote
9:00 - 9:15
9:15 - 10:00ABC & ANZORS ECR Award Finalists
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:30
11:00 - 11:30Morning Tea & Sponsor Exhibition
11:30 - 12:00ABC & ANZORS PhD Award Finalists
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Half Day Networking Event
14:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30
17:30 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:30
18:30 - 19:00Conference Dinner
19:00 - 19:30
19:30 - 20:00
20:00 - 20:30
20:30 - 21:0021:00 - 21:30
21:30 - 22:00
Day 4 - Wednesday 4th December 2024

8:00 - 8:30Coffee/Tea
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 9:30Keynote
9:30 - 10:00Oral sessions (parallel tracks)
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00Morning Tea & Sponsor Exhibition
11:00 - 11:30Keynote
11:30 - 12:003-minute challenge presentation
12:00 - 12:30Lunch
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30Oral sessions (parallel tracks)
13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30Closing Ceremony

Workshops

ABC-ANZORS will host pre-conference workshops for registered attendees. A limited number of spaces may also be available for non-conference attendees by invitation only.

Awards

The organising committee has worked closely with some key sponsors and partners who have graciously supported ACB-ANZORS 2024 with more than $5000 for presentation awards, including cash awards for top place and runner-up. Main award categories include:

  • Best oral presentation winner
  • Best oral presentation runner up
  • Emerging female scientist
  • Early career researcher award
  • PhD Student award
  • Category awards (Orthopaedics, clinical, sports & injury, musculoskeletal modelling)