On July 8th 2014, the ISB Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics was held during the 7th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) in Boston, USA. The Symposium was organized by Professor Carlo J. De Luca (Boston University, USA) and Professor Rowe (University of Strathclyde, UK) as part of a new Motor Control Seed Group affiliated with the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). The goal of this new Initiative is to provide a new forum to highlight and foster the increased interest in scientific work that bridges the fields of Motor Control and Biomechanics. The wide interest in these research fields was demonstrated by the numerous attendees that included over 400 researchers and students.
The ISB Symposium was opened with a Keynote Lecture by Professor Zev Rymer from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and featured internationally renowned speakers in Motor Control and Biomechanics, such as Professor Neville Hogan (MIT, USA), Professor Walter Herzog (University of Calgary, Canada), Professor David Lloyd (Griffith Health Institute, Australia), Professor Steven Robinovitch (Simon Fraser University, Canada), Professor Thomas Buchanan (University of Delaware, USA), Professor Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA), Professor Paola Contessa (Boston University, USA), Professor Evangelos Christou (University of Florida, USA).