17th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM on
COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ORTHOPAEDIC BIOMECHANICS


 Saturday, February 21st, 2009
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada


Program, 17th Annual Symposium on Computational Methods in Orthopaedic Biomechanics
February 21st, 2009


7:30 AM - 8:20 AM Registration & Breakfast

8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Symposium Opening Remarks

Session I Multi-Scale Approaches to Computer Modeling of the Spine
Moderators: Andrew Dooris, DePuy Spine
                Ruth Wilcox, University of Leeds

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break

Session II Finite Element Formulation of Implant Biomechanics      
Moderators: Anne Uhlenbrock, TUHH Hamburg University of Technology
                Brandon Santoni, Colorado State University

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch

Session III Development of Algorithms for Simulation of Mechano-Biological Processes      
Moderators: Carolyn Sparrey, University of California - San Francisco
                Atul Gupta, Medtronic

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Bahar Sharafi    A Micromechanical Model of Skeletal Muscle to Explore the Effects of Fiber and Fascicle Geometry
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Break

Session IV Micro- and Nano-Scale Biomechanical Modeling of Tissue Behavior      
Moderators: Stephan Rothstock, TUHH Hamburg University of Technology
                Daniel Kelly, Trinity College Dublin 

2:45 - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Poster Presentation and Reception


Specialty Posters 
Anne UhlenBrock     Morphology of the deformed pelvis




Organized Jointly by:


          
         
          
    

Michael Liebschner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,                  Director Bio-Innovations
Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
E-Mail: Liebschner@bcm.edu

Christian Puttlitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of
Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
E-Mail: puttlitz@engr.colostate.edu

Diane Wagner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Note Dame, IN
E-Mail: dwagner@nd.edu