Announcing the South African Society of Biomechanics

Since 2017, the Biomechanics Interest Group has engaged with South African researchers, students, practitioners and industry partners who have an interest in biomechanics. It is clear that the field is active and growing, and the enthusiastic and positive contributions to our past events have demonstrated the value of a collaborative network. We received feedback from many of our members that, in order to further support the progress of our biomechanics community, the Interest Group should be developed into an official association. So…

We are pleased to announce the official founding of the South African Society of Biomechanics!

The SASB is a non-profit organisation established with the mission to advance the field of biomechanics in South Africa by supporting high quality research and promoting the translation of research to practice. The objectives of the SASB are to:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of scientific knowledge on biomechanical theory and application
  • Support training and education of student biomechanists
  • Facilitate networking between practitioners, researchers, institutions and industry to promote collaboration

The founding governing board has been formed by Helen Bayne (chairperson), John Cockcroft, Mark Kramer and Yumna Albertus.

Members of SASB will have access to regular virtual discussion forums, including a journal club featuring the authors of new and important research in biomechanics, and discounted registration fees for our annual conference. Full membership benefits and the membership fee structure will be announced in early 2021.

For the remainder of 2020, we will be hosting a number of free online events, to give you a taste of what to expect as a member of SASB. Subscribe to our blog or follow us on Twitter (@Biomech_SA) to stay up-to-date.

Please contact us if you have any feedback or questions. We are looking forward to connecting with you and continuing to support and develop our biomechanics community!

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