Boston Selected for 7th World Congress of Biomechanics

August 6, 2012

Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino welcome scientists, engineers from around the globe

The World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), an international meeting held once every four years, will next be held in Boston, Massachusetts in 2014. Rotating among Europe, Asia and the Americas, the meeting was last held in Singapore in 2010.

The event attracts over 2,000 engineers and scientists from various disciplines including biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry and various clinical specialties. Applications range from basic biology to medical devices to the latest technologies. 

"Massachusetts is renowned for its rich research environment for science and medicine and we are home to a thriving life sciences industry," said Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. "We are thrilled that the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics has selected our state for its next meeting location and we welcome these great minds from across the globe.”

WCB 2014 will be held at John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center from July 6-11, 2014 for five days of in-depth discussions and presentations. Researchers, engineers from industry, medical doctors, academics, and students are welcome.  Vendor exhibitions will highlight the latest technologies, publications, and medical devices.

"I am pleased to welcome the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics to the City of Boston," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. "Boston is a major hub of innovation, home to many world class hospitals and research institutions that are leading the way in technology, research, and medicine. We are proud to host this impressive gathering of global delegates on international science, medicine, and academia."  

WCB is held with support from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers which promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe; the European Society of Biomechanics, the largest Biomechanics society in Europe with over 750 members which encourages research, disseminate knowledge and promote progress in Biomechanics; the US National Committee on Biomechanics, and the Global Enterprise for MicroMechanics and Molecular Medicine, which brings together researchers and professionals in major institutions across the globe to address challenges in engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and public health.

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