Marquette University to host International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, July 12-16

July 11, 2023

Conference logoMILWAUKEE — Marquette University will host the 2023 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference, July 12-16, at the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The annual International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference brings together people from backgrounds in engineering, health and computer science to share and discuss the latest research and technology in the field of biomechanics. The ISBS was founded to provide a forum to exchange ideas among sports biomechanics researchers, coaches, and teachers; bridge the gap between researchers and practitioners; and gather and disseminate information and materials on biomechanics in sports.

Marquette’s College of Health Sciences will feature presenters in two sessions:

  • Michael Haischer, graduate assistant in the Office of Research and Innovation, is competing for a New Investigator Award and will give an oral presentation on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the AMU’s Weasler Auditorium. Competition finals are Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • Bill Adler and Nayun Ahn, graduate students in the College of Health Sciences, will participate in a panel discussion on basketball biomechanics on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Adler and Ahn will discuss their work with the Marquette basketball teams.

Other highlights include:

  • Hiroshi Tanaka, managing director of the Institute of Biomechanics at Nobunara Hospital in Tatsuno, Japan, will deliver a keynote address on baseball biomechanics on Friday at 2 p.m. He will also participate in a panel discussion in conjunction with the American Baseball Biomechanics Association at 4:30 p.m. that day alongside representatives of the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Yankees and Driveline Baseball, among others.
  • Sarah Kessler, head of performance science with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, will deliver a keynote, “Where Art Meets Science: Individualizing Biomechanical Profiles,” on Thursday at 8 a.m. She will present her work using a variety of biomechanical analyses to improve understanding of athlete well-being and monitor performance outcomes.

The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports is composed of members from all over the world with a common desire to study and understand human movement, especially as it relates to applied sports biomechanics. Participants come from a wide range of backgrounds including exercise science, education, engineering, computer science, rehabilitation and medicine, to name a few. Over the years, members, presenters, exhibitors and invited participants at ISBS gatherings have included persons from over 50 countries across six continents.

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or