*************** ANNOUNCEMENT ***************





Friday, March 14th, 2014
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA


Abstract Submission open till: December 13th, 2013

RAM/CAM Instructions and Template

Dear Colleagues:
This is the first announcement for the 22nd Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics (the “pre-ORS” meeting).  Detailed information on the meeting format and registration, maps to the meeting site, and the sponsors for the meeting can be found on the symposium website at http://www.pre-ORS.org.

Location: The symposium will be held on Friday, March 14th, 2014  on the Campus of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The oral presentations are being held in the Kendrall Cram Lecture Hall and the reception is in the Qatar Ballroom, both are part of the Lavin-Bernick Center for Univeristy Life and located on the main uptown campus. The address for is: Tulane University, 6823 Sr. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118, Ph: +1-504-865-5000. The site is conveniently located in uptown New Orleans and less than 5 miles east of the location of the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. Follow the link to the campus map and select building #29 for details on the symposium location:


Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the symposium starting at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through the afternoon in a single-session format. 

Registration: Pre-registration for the meeting will be available electronically at: http://www.pre-ORS.org/preregistration.html. We strongly encourage those interested in attending to pre-register for the symposium online through the meeting website so that we can adequately plan to accommodate everyone. Interest was great enough last year to require that registration be closed prior to the date of the symposium. As usual, registration and participation are free of charge. Deadline for pre-registration is 02/07/2013.
Objectives: The purposes of the symposium are to communicate the most current ideas on the impact of computer-assisted techniques in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics, to educate scientists, engineers, and researchers in the use of these techniques, to promote the use of computer technology in biomechanics research, and to welcome new researchers into the field. In keeping with the tradition of the symposium, this meeting is a forum for “junior researchers” to present their ongoing research involving computation in orthopaedics. Therefore, presentations are expected to be given by the student/postdoc primarily responsible for the research. The symposium will provide ample opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and other symposium participants, and will be a unique educational experience for the presenters. The pre-ORS is the premier international forum on the use of a new breed of computer based tools in orthopaedic biomechanics.

Topics: This 22nd annual meeting will feature three topics:
·   Multi
-Scale Approaches to Computer Modeling or Orthopaedic Tissue

·   Algorithms for Simulation of Time-Dependent Processes

·   Micro- and Nano-Scale Biomechanical Modeling of Tissue Behavior

Note: Abstracts are requested for all areas of computational research of interest to the general orthopaedic biomechanics community. However, in order to be accepted, a strong emphasis needs to be placed towards the focus areas. In addition to the actual abstract, you need to submit a risk assessment matrix and credibility assessment matrix as part of your verification and validation assessment (See instructions and webinar announcement for details)

Abstract Submissions & Presentations: As in the past, this meeting is a non-archival forum for graduate students and postdocs to present their ongoing research. The deadline for submitting abstracts for the symposium is Friday, December 13, 2013. Abstracts not exceeding one page should be sent via email as attachments in .pdf format to pre-ORS@bcm.edu. Any questions concerning abstract submission can be sent to this email address as well. Please be sure to include abstract title, list of authors, and authors' affiliation(s).  Text should be structured in a dual column format and font size not be smaller than 8pt. If possible, use the template provided on the pre-registration page.

Presentation: By submitting an abstract, it is understood that the primary author will present her/his work in person if the abstract is accepted, and that this work is not being presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society meeting. Presentations are expected to be given by the trainee (student or post-doc), primarily conducting the research, not by the PI. With the submission of abstract, it is understood that the author agrees to an oral presentation. The 2014 Pre-ORS meeting WILL NOT hold poster sessions. Each oral presentation will be 10 minutes long with 2 minutes allotted for questions.

Date & Time:     Friday, March 14, 2014, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Location:            Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 
                            Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life
Registration:       Free of charge. Pre-register at
                           pre-registration deadline Friday, February 7, 2014

Abstracts:            Deadline is Friday, December 13, 2013. E-mail submissions to pre-ORS@bcm.edu

Template and Instructions: http://pre-ORS.org/pre-registration.html

URL:                   http://www.pre-ORS.org


Pre-ORS Abstract Template File


Meeting Chairs

Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
E-Mail: Liebschner@bcm.edu
Christian Puttlitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO