Keynote speakers:

Stéphane Avril (Center for Biomedical and healthcare Engineering, MINES Saint-Étienne, France): "Inverse characterization of regional, nonlinear and anisotropic properties of arteries"

Ingolf Sack (Charité Center Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, MR Elastography, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany): "In vivo quantification of tissue mechanical parameters by elastography"

Ciaran Simms (Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Irland): "Passive Mechanical Behaviour of skeletal muscle and connective tissue"

Hazel Screen (School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Great Britain): "Multi-scale Mechanics in Tendon: Structure-Function Specialisations"

Philippe Zysset (Institute for Surgical Technology & Biomechanics, University of Bern, Switzerland): "Damage mechanics of compact bone"