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