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ISG 2024

International Shoulder Group Conference 2024

June 4-5, 2024

York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Welcome to the 2024 Conference of the International Shoulder Group!

Early Bird Registration Rates Extended until April 15!

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2024

Early Registration Opens: February 1, 2024

Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2024

Regular Registration Opens: April 16, 2024

Jaclyn Hurley, PhD Conference Chair

School of Kinesiology and Health Science

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M3J 1P3

Abstract Submission will be due February 1, 2024 at 11:59pm

Abstracts in all areas of shoulder biomechanics are of interest including basic science, engineering, sport and clinical science. Abstracts may be accepted for a podium or poster presentation.

Abstracts should be composed according to the formatting guidelines found in the template below:

Abstracts should be submitted as a .pdf file via a MachForm using the link below:


ISG 2024 Registration Information

Registration for ISG 2024 is a two-step process (Please don't forget to complete the Machform). You will first pay your registration fees using a link that will direct you to an Eventbrite page. Following payment, you will officially register for the conference using the Machform link below.

Step 1 – Eventbrite Link for Payment:

Please follow the link below to be directed to the International Shoulder Group 2024 Conference Registration Eventbrite page. On this page you will select “Get tickets” where you will see four ticket options:

  1. Student Early Bird Admission (ISB Member): $350 CAD
  2. Student Early Bird Admission (Non-ISB Member): $400 CAD
  3. Faculty/Post doc/Staff Early Bird (ISB Member): $475 CAD
  4. Faculty/Post doc/Staff Early Bird (Non-ISB Member): $535 CAD

Purchase the relevant ticket based on your level of study and ISB membership. Note: you will not enter any promo codes on this page. All ticket prices include Eventbrite fees and relevant taxes.

Following payment, you will receive a purchase receipt (Eventbrite PDF ticket) that also contains your order #. You will include this number on your Registration Machform.

Click Here for the ISG 2024 Eventbrite Payment Page

Early bird discounts end April 15 2024, after which registration fees increase by $50.   

*Please Note: Any supervisors wishing to pay for their trainees directly can do so by purchasing the appropriate tickets on Eventbrite. However, all students, trainees, faculty, and staff still need to complete the registration form (Step 2 below). The supervisor must share the order number from the ticket purchase with the trainees they paid for so that they can complete their registration forms and payment can be verified.

Step 2 – Machform Link for Registration:

Please follow the link below to be directed to the International Shoulder Group 2024 Registration Page. This form will ask you for your Eventbrite order #, Amount Paid and your ISB Membership # (if relevant). Please note: if you indicate that you are an ISB Member, your name/institution/membership ID will be sent to the ISB administrative team to verify membership.

Click Here for the ISG 2024 Registration Form

If you have any questions related to registration, please don’t hesitate to contact

The International Shoulder Group 2024 conference will be held at the Second Student Center at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

View "Second Student Center" location on interactive map.

*Images and venue information from: Cornerstone Catering & Events

Dr. Clark Dickerson, University of Waterloo

Presentation Title: Sensational Shoulders: Considering Cars, Chests, Chimpanzees, Compartments and Colleagues

Dr. Clark R. Dickerson is a Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences and The Canada Research Chair of Shoulder Mechanics at the University of Waterloo, his workplace since 2005. He is also the current Executive Director of the interdisciplinary University Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology. The work conducted as the principal investigator of DIESEL (Digital Industrial Ergonomics and Shoulder Evaluation Laboratory) focuses on musculoskeletal biomechanics, particularly of the shoulder and upper limbs. He earned his BS in mechanical engineering at Alfred University (NY), his MS in bioengineering from Clemson University (SC), and his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan (MI). His current research interests include the development and experimental evaluation of deterministic and probabilistic mathematical shoulder models, comparative, clinical, occupational, and functional shoulder biomechanics, and age-, exposure-, and disease-related shoulder disorder prevention, assessment, mitigation and rehabilitation. Dr. Dickerson is an author on > 150 peer-reviewed research articles and > 300 conference and invited talks, and supervisor of > 40 postgraduate and > 110 undergraduate research trainees. He is a past-president of Canadian Society for Biomechanics and current chairperson of the Board of the International Shoulder Group. 

Dr. Julie Côté, McGill University

Presentation Title: Personalized analyses of repetitive bilateral shoulder tasks: from the lab to the pool

Dr. Julie Côté, Ph.D. is a Full Professor of Biomechanics in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education of McGill University. Dr. Côté completed a B.Sc. in Kinesiology / Biomechanics (1991 – 1995), and a M.Sc. in Biomechanics (1995 – 1997 (under the supervision of Dr. Kreg Gruben, both at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, while becoming an NCAA champion (4 x 800m relay), an All-America (1500m), and an Athletic – Academic All Big Ten, and representing Canada on the international stage (World University Games). Dr. Côté completed Ph.D. and post-doctoral training at the Université de Montréal, and accepted a tenure-track position at McGill University in the Department that houses the oldest physical education program in North America. She became only the second woman in Departmental history to become Departmental Chair (2016 – 2022) and Full Professor.

Professor Côté’s research program focuses on sex- and gender-specific effects of fatigue on biomechanics and control of repetitive tasks, in both the workplace and the exercise and sports settings. She was part of the inaugural cohort of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)’s Gender, Work and Health research Chairs program (2013 – 2018). Her work advancing the understanding, measurement, hardware and software development, and knowledge transfer on how we repetitively move, has led to numerous awards, international keynote presentations, publications, supervision and graduation of over 100 research trainees from her lab at all levels from undergraduate to post-doctoral.

In September 2023, Dr. Côté was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute of McGill University, upon receipt of a record-breaking philanthropic gift that she helped secure for McGill University.

On- and Off-Campus Accommodations Information

Both on- and off- campus accommodations will be offered for the ISG 2024 conference. All accommodations have been reserved for June 3-6 to accommodate those travelling the day before and leaving the day after the meeting. All accommodations have limited availability and are offered on a first come first serve basis. Also, please note that the deadline for booking varies by accommodation option. Details including pricing, booking instructions, and booking deadlines for accommodation options can be found below.

OPTION 1: On-campus Student Accommodations – Pond Road Residence Two-Bedroom Suites

On-campus accommodations are available at Pond Road Residence. This residence offers two-bedroom suites (single bed in each) with a shared bathroom and kitchenette (sink and fridge). Pond Road Residence is ~4-5 minute walk to the conference centre.

Rate: The rate for the entire suite is $138.36 CAD per night including taxes and fees. If you are booking the suite without a roommate, you will be charged the rate for the entire suite. It is the expectation that these suites are shared with a roommate. The single occupancy rate with a roommate will be $69.82 CAD per night per person.

The booking process for this type of room is similar to the registration booking.

Step 1: Find a Roomate

If you would like to share this suite with another conference delegate, please confirm this with them ahead of time. If you would like us to try to assist you with finding a roommate, please first contact    

Step 2: Pay for accommodation via Eventbrite link

Please follow the Eventbrite link below where you will be directed to a website to pay for accommodations. You will be able to select one, two or three nights. Please ensure that your selected roommate plans to stay for the same length of time.

Click here for the Student On-Campus Accommodations Eventbrite Payment Page

*Please note: the Pond Road Residence suites need to be paid for upon booking. If you require an accommodation to delay payment, please contact the

Step 3: Complete the Student On-Campus Accommodations Machform

Please complete the Machform (link below) where you will be asked for your contact information (and your roommate’s, if applicable), your roommate preference, your Eventbrite order number and payment amount, as well as the number and specific nights of accommodations you are registering for. Again, please ensure that your selected roommate plans to stay the same length of time for the same days.

Click here for the Student On-Campus Accommodations Information Form

Reservations must be booked before May 10, 2024. We will contact you before the conference with specific details, including check-in and check-out times.

OPTION 2: On-campus Accommodations – Executive Learning Centre

On-campus accommodations are also available at the Executive Learning Centre at the Schulich School of Business. These accommodations are comparable to hotel accommodations with features that include: a queen or king-sized bed, work area, 24-hour fitness centre and business centre, full-service restaurant, 24-hour concierge service, underground parking. The Executive Learning Centre is ~8-10 minute walk to the conference centre.

Rate: $184 plus 13% tax based on single occupancy; $20 plus 13% tax applies as double occupancy fee

To make a reservation, please reach out to the Executive Learning Centre Schulich School of Business by email or phone, and include our block name and number:


Phone: 1 416 650 8300

Block Name: International Shoulder Group Conference

Block Number: 665956

Each delegate will be asked for period of stay, credit card information (credit number & expiry date), email address and phone number so that they are able to provide the confirmation details.

Reservations must be booked before April 3, 2024.

OPTION 3: Off-campus Accommodations – Courtyard by Marriot Toronto Vaughan

Off-campus accommodations have been arranged at the Courtyard by Marriot Toronto Vaughan located at 150 Interchange Way, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This hotel is approximately 10-15 minute drive from the conference centre on York University campus.

Rate: $199 plus applicable taxes per room per night, maximum of 4 people per room

To make a reservation, please CLICK HERE to be directed to the booking page.

Reservations must be booked before May 3, 2024.

Travelling to ISG 2024

ISG 2024 is being hosted at York University

Address: 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Travelling from Pearson International Airport:

There are many transportation options for those flying into Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), including car rentals, public transit, taxis and limos, pre-arranged services and ride sharing. Click here to be directed to the Toronto Pearson Travel and Parking information page.

Travelling locally:

York University is easily accessible by car or public transit. We have two Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations located on campus. The conference centre (Second Student Centre) is ~10 minute walk from the York University subway station and ~13 minute walk from the Pioneer Village subway station. Click here to be directed to York University's transportation information page.

Important Information for Travelling to ISG:

Please review travel guidelines for business visitors attending conferences in Canada to determine whether you need to apply for a visa or electronic travel authorization to travel to Canada.

Business visitors attending meetings, events and conferences in Canada

Please also review the travel guidelines in the Country you also located.

If you require a letter of invitation, please contact the conference chair (

Parking & On-Campus Services

Parking at the Executive Learning Centre:

Map and Directions to the Executive Learning Centre on York University Campus and the Student Services Parking Garage can be found by clicking here.

Parking at Pond Road Suites, Off Campus or Commuting Daily:

There are 3 parking garages on campus: Student Services Parking Garage, Arboretum Lane Parking Garage and York Lanes Parking Garage. The cost per day at these lots is $20. The closest lot to the conference centre is Arboretum Lane-80 (see York Parking map, link below)

There are also several other visitor parking locations on campus. The closest lot to the Second Student Centre (conference location) and Pond Road on-campus accommodations with multi-day parking options is Atkinson Lot- 82 (see York Parking map, link below). The cost per day at this lot is $15.

Please click here for York University Parking website.

Please click here for a parking and transportation map of York University campus.

York goSAFE:

The goSAFE program at York University is a student staffed program that escorts York community members around campus after hours/evening. You are welcome to use these services during your stay at York University if you need accompaniment returning to your room or walking to any other location on campus. They are available 8pm to 2am and can be reached at 416-736-5454. You can also use any on-campus Blue Light Emergency Phone and ask for goSAFE.

York University On-campus Dining:

A variety of on-campus dining options are available within walking distance of on-campus accommodations. You can find a directory of on-campus dining options, including fast food and restaurants here.

ISB Student Travel Grants

International Shoulder Group is a Technical Group of the International Society of Biomechanics. As such, students travelling to ISG 2024 are eligible to apply to The Technical Group Meeting Travel Grant (TGTG) Program offered by the ISB. This program offers travel grants up to $500 USD for students who will be presenting their research at ISG.

Application and submission details can be found at: ISB Student Grants

Applications will include:

  1. Abstract
  2. CV
  3. Supervisor Recommendation Letter
  4. Budget

The application deadline is: March 15, 2024.

Application submissions will be directly to Dr. Erica Bell (ISB Executive Council Student Grants Officer):

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