Invited Speakers

Prof. Janne Avela, Director of Neuromuscular Research Center,
Department of Biology of Physical Activity University of Jyväskylä, Finland;
specialist in neuromuscular control of human movement and its adaptation to exercise.

Lecture: Cortico-spinal adaptation to strength training

Prof. med. Thomas Dreher – Editor-in-chief of Gait & Posture journal; 

Chief of Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology 
Children's University Hospital 

Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Balgrist Orthopaedic University Hospital

Zurich, Switzerland

areas of expertise: cerebral palsy, lower extremity correction surgery

Lecture: Do we need motion analysis in orthopaedic surgery?

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Prof. Ilse Jonkers – Human Movement Biomechanics Research Group,
Department of Movement Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium;
engineering expert, specialist in mathematical modeling
and computer-aided movement simulation

Lecture: Degenerative joint disease: where movement modelling meets biology

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Prof. María-Angeles Pérez Ansón – President of the European Society of Biomechanics; 
Aragón Institute of Engineering Research (I3A) Mechanical Engineering Department, 
University of Zaragoza, Spain; 
outstanding specialist in hard tissue mechanics, prosthesis design and implants

Lecture: Challenges of bone tissue engineering: from materials to multiscale modeling

Prof. Wojciech Święszkowski – Professor at Materials Design Division,
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE),
Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland;
specialist in biofabrication and bioprinting, biomaterials for implants and tissue engineering,
computational modeling, and the characterization of biomaterials.

Lecture: The role of biomechanics in engineering functional tissue