Pictures from the ESM 2016 meeting have now been published on the Conference homepage.
The photo gallery includes images from the welcome reception, both scientific days, gala dinner, and the networking day.

Please see the pictures of ESM 2016 here.

The photos were taken by Julie Steele and Peter Seitz. Thanks to Julie for sharing with us the nice photos.

More pictures as well as videos from the ESM 2016 meeting can be seen here.
These photos were taken by Silvia Cabral from the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon. Thanks to Silvia for sharing with us the photos and videos.

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Professor Rami Abboud and Dr Graham Arnold from the Institute of Motion Analysis at the TORT Centre of University of Dundee, UK about their impressions of the ESM 2016.
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Connecting experts – the ESM 2016 in Lisbon Portugal, hosted by António Prieto Veloso, was a great meeting of scientists, researchers, developers, colleagues and friends. With its well-balanced program, the 15th biennial conference offered an extensive insight into the latest results in the field of load distribution measurement and more, with great opportunities for social interaction and interesting discussions.

The conference started with a series of workshops on Wednesday, which provided an overview over the latest developments in sensor technology and scientific software. Interested participants got the chance to test new systems themselves and find out more about future applications and development ideas. The evolving discussions were carried on to the roof top bar of hotel Baía, where the day ended with a nice get together and a beautiful view over the seafront of Cascais.
On Thursday, four scientific sessions including three keynote lectures and a poster session covered a broad variety of topics from Biomechanics to Diabetes, to Neuroscience and Start-Up challenges and a lot more. Sharing knowledge across the different fields, everybody was enjoying the great quality of the presentations and displayed results.
The next day, it was time for the popular networking event which was all about enjoying the amazing Portuguese weather and landscape. Hiking through the green hills of the Sintra-Cascais National Park or biking downwards towards the sea, beautiful nature and magnificent views were guaranteed to everybody. Meeting up at the beach bar do Guincho, personal trainer Klaus Reithmeier was already waiting for the group. His special Lederhosentraining session right at the beach was a perfect demonstration of the power of bodyweight exercises, which left us exhausted, but happy & hungry for the barbecue and sundowner afterwards.
With two more keynote lectures, different scientific presentations and a fun competition for the most promising proposal award Saturday set an end to the scientific conference. The final banquet at Verbasco Restaurant & Bar rounded off the event with good food, nice music and a great ambience in the dunes of Oitavos, where the award winners were presented and the last couple of days recapitulated.

Thanks to all the people involved in planning and organizing the conference, the ESM 2016 was a great success and a wonderful event! We are really looking forward to see all of you again in two years – at another beautiful location, with the same amazing people!


art in science® Award
Multidimensional Loads Distribution along the Vaginal Cavity in Pompoir Practitioners
Licia P. Cacciari, University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Dept., São Paulo, Brazil
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Best Presentation Award
Influence of Step Frequency on Running Kinetics
Thomas Neitmann, Julius Wolff Institute, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
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Best Poster Award
Effects of Foot Exercises in Long Distance Runners: A Pilot Controlled Trial
Ulisses T. Taddei, University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Physical Therapy, Speech and Occupational Therapy Dept., São Paulo, Brazil
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MPP Award (Most Promising Proposal)
Effects of Punching on Load Distribution inside a Boxing Glove – Experimental Assessment toward Injury Prevention
Cristina I. Vinescu, Department of Health Science and Technology, SMI, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
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An exciting scientific program that covers the full range of interests of dynamic load distribution was prepared. In addition to keynote addresses given by five keynote speakers, 40 presentations will be presented in six scientific podium sessions, one poster session, and two special sessions. The program also includes invited talks.

Please download the program here.


I´m pleased to invite you to the 15th Expert Scientific Meeting - ESM 2016 ( ESM 2016 will be held from 27th to 30th July 2016 at the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Lisbon in Portugal in the wonderful area of the Portuguese West Coast.

This biennial meeting has a long tradition of more than 20 years and will combine two days of scientific presentations, educational courses and workshops, and a networking day - all dedicated to research on dynamic load distribution in biomechanics. [...] read more

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Dear colleagues

We are pleased to announce the next Expert Scientific Meeting - ESM 2016.
The congress will be hosted by Prof. António Prieto Veloso at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
ESM 2016 will be held from 27th to 30th July 2016 in the wonderful area of the Portuguese West Coast between Lisbon, Estoril and Cascais. It will combine two days of scientific presentations, educational courses and workshops and a networking day.
This meeting has a long tradition of great science on dynamic load distribution, a lot of fun, and exciting locations.


July 27th 2016 Workshops, Welcome reception and Registration
July 28th 2016 Registration and Presentations 
July 29th 2016 Networking day
July 30th 2016 Presentations, Banquet and Awards ceremony

Important Dates:

Abstracts due: February 15th 2016
Abstract notified: April 11th 2016
Full paper due art in science® Award: May 31st 2016
Early registration: April 15th 2016
ESM 2016, Expert Scientific Meeting: July 27th - 30th 2016

Further details can be found in our ESM 2016 First Announcement flyer.

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We look forward to welcoming you to Lisbon next July for another exciting ESM.

Kind regards
ESM organizing committee