Poster session at ESM 2006

ESM2008 Program flyer is online

Monday March 31, 2008
all abstracts due
Thursday May15, 2008 (prolonged)
selected abstracts notified
Sunday June 15, 2008
Deadline for full length paper from
accepted novel award participants

Monday July 28 -Thursday July 31, 2008
emed scientific meeting 2008
Dynamic Load Distribution in Biomechanics
Monday July 28, 2008
with an early evening reception for workshop participants
(for the details, please see below)
Tuesday July 29, 2008


Scientific Day 1

1st scientific day
followed by a Civic Reception,
Tour of RRS Discovery ship and buffet dinner

A talk at the Civic Reception by History Professor
Charles McKean on
"Recovering memory: Dundee as the second city of Renaissance

Note Please read about History Professor Charles McKean at the bottom of this page
Wednesday July 30, 2008

Activity day

details below
Thursday July 31, 2008
Scientific Day 2 Banquet followed by conference dinner with
Scottish dancing and other entertainment

ESM2008 Proceedings online

Click here to read the ESM2008 Proceedings in pdf format.(855KB)

The details for the workshops
Monday 28th July 2008

Three 75 minute workshops are available beginning at 1pm, 2.30 pm and 4.00 respectively.

The workshops are consecutive sessions to provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in all three workshops.

Due to limited number of participants which can be accommodated the registration will be effected on a first come first serve basis.

Workshop I
Basics of Pressure Distribution Measurement and Pedography

the following topics will be addressed:
physics of sensors for pressure distribution measurement,
• which system (platform, inshoe, sensor mats) is required for which application,
• which values are measured and which parameters can be calculated,
• basic meaning of measured and calculated parameters


Workshop II
Software for the evaluation of pedographic data in the
daily clinical routine and in science

the following topics will be addressed:
• handling of basic patient data in databases,
• predefined schemes for analysis of pedographic data in daily
• user defined data evaluation,
• linking to additional information (pictures, documents) in the
• interfaces to other data evaluation software


Workshop III
Implementation of Pedography in existing gait labs

the following topics will be addressed:
• combination of novel systems with other data acquisition systems,
• possibilities of synchronization,
• software interfaces to control novel programs by third party
• common data evaluation and data display

Detailed Information for the Activity Day
Wednesday 30th July 2008

1. Outdoor Activity

OPTION 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Full day tour visiting: Blair Atholl Castle and Edradour Distillery.

Blair Castle, the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl. The castle enjoys one of Scotland’s finest settings in the heart of Highland Perthshire.
With its roots in the 13th century, Blair Castle’s history extends over some 740 years, during which time it has welcomed countless generations of visitors. At the gateway to the Grampian Mountains on the route north to Inverness, the location was highly strategic. Today we can enjoy the wild beauty of the surrounding landscape but centuries ago it was a threatening and dangerous place.

Edradour Distillery
Edradour whisky is produced in Scotland's smallest distillery - and is hand made today as it was over 150 years ago by just three men who are devoted to the time-honoured methods of whisky making. Indeed equipment used at the distillery has remained unchanged since the day the distillery opened and is only just capable of producing commercial quantities. Only 12 casks of whisky are produced a week, making Edradour single malt a rare pleasure for a fortunate few.

Then travel to Cairngorm Mountain – Evening Event including dinner in the Ptarmigan Restaurant.

OPTION 3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
House of Bruar
En route to Loch Morlich the coach will stop at House of Bruar to give delegate the chance to visit the Falls of Bruar, browse round the retail outlet or have a tea/coffee break.
Loch Morlich Water Sports
Situated at the foot of the Cairngorm, Loch Morlich is situated right at the heart of the National Park. This beautiful location provides an ideal site for you to enjoy a wide range of activities including,

Wind Surfing
Mountain Biking

The centre has single kayaks and the larger Canadian style open canoes which take two or three persons. Loch Morlich and the burn, which runs into the loch, are ideal places to enjoy this sport.

The centre has a fleet of Laser Picos, Toppers and Optimists. The different boats in our fleet offer a range of performance to suit all ages and abilities.

Stable boards and a full range of specially reduced adult and junior sails. This ensures that the maximum time is spent on the board and not in the water. An introduction on the sandy beach quickly leads to being afloat.
Loch Morlich Watersports also offers the following 'Dry Option' for Groups


There are changing facilities at the water sports centre. Fully qualified instructors are on hand at all times.

Then travel to Cairngorm Mountain – Evening Event including dinner in the Ptarmigan Restaurant.

2. Evening event in the Cairngorm Mountain

Evening Event will include dinner in the Ptarmigan Restaurant and a presentation by Dr Catherine Morduant entitled "CairnGorms: landscape and Ecology". Eight miles south east of Aviemore and high on the northern flank of Cairn Gorm lies the CairnGorm Mountain Railway.

This funicular railway runs for two kilometers through the Cairngorm ski area. In doing so it climbs 460m to the Ptarmigan top station, 150m below the summit of the mountain. The Cairngorm plateau, mostly above 4,000ft in height, is one of the most rare and fragile environments in Scotland.

However, Cairn Gorm's northern corries of Coire Cas and Coire na Ciste have been the location for extensive ski-related development since the opening of the White Lady chairlift here on 23 December 1961

Detailed Information for the Banquet Dinner Thursday 31th July 2008

The Banquet Dinner will be held in the Invercarse Hotel which will
include Piping and Addressing the Haggis, a small presentation by Mr Brian Wilton, Director of the Scottish Tartan Authority, on Tartan and to round off the evening a Ceilidh (Scottish Dancing )

Professor Charles McKean
Architecture, towns and building are some of man's most expensive activities, and have always been powerfully symbolic and towns, buildings and architecture reveal much about the priorities, culture, politics and living conditions of the past. Professor McKean current research varies from Scottish culture during the Renaissance to a re-examination of the 'British' agenda of Scotland in the later eighteenth /early nineteenth century. His teaching focuses on the interaction between towns, architecture and history, with Scotland as a focus but with comparisons taken from Europe and America. and to examine the evolution of Scottish architecture. Before joining the University of Dundee as Professor of Scottish Architectural History, Professor McKean was the Chief Executive to the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

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