Research and Innovation

2021 South Central American Society of Biomechanics Regional Annual Meeting

Conference Schedule

Friday, May 7, 2021
12:45 – 5:15 PM via Zoom

12:45 PM Welcome Remarks
Zoom room will open at 12:30 PM
1:00 PM Keynote: Sajid Surve, DO, FAOCPMR
Incorporating the Arts into Transdisciplinary Collaboration
Podium Session 1
2:00 PM Burruss C., University of Arkansas
Neck posture in individuals with and without enlarged external occipital protuberances
2:15 PM Luginsland L., Scottish Rite for Children
Squatting kinematics in adolescent acetabular dysplasia patients across squat types
2:30 PM Loewen A., Scottish Rite for Children
Lower extremity sagittal plane motion during different squat tasks in patients with femoroacetabular impingement
2:45 PM Vendor Presentations: Bertec & Delsys
3:15 PM Networking Break
Podium Session 2
3:30 PM Jones R., University of Texas at Dallas
Determining relationships between lumbar loading and end-limb force and alignment using a musculoskeletal model of transfemoral amputation
3:45 PM Childress J., University of Texas at Dallas
Informing optimal residual limb designs using a medical imaging and mechanical modeling framework for individuals with transfemoral amputation
4:00 PM Tomes E., Scottish Rite for Children
Inter and intra rater reliability of the image based criteria of the foot posture index in pediatric populations
4:15 PM Puissegur O., University of Texas Southwestern
The pedi-champ agility test: completion rates for typically-developing children aged 5 to 17 yrs
4:30 PM Game Time! There will be prizes!
5:00 PM Awards & Closing Remarks

SCASB Schedule – UPDATED 05.05.21

Keynote Address

Sajid Surve, DO

Sajid A. Surve, DO, FAOCPMR

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Co-Director, UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health

Board-certified in:

  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine
  • Pain medicine

Keynote Title: “Incorporating the Arts into Transdisciplinary Collaboration”


Sajid A. Surve, DO, FAOCPMR has over 10 years of experience as a Performing Arts Medicine clinician.  He apprenticed under Richard M. Bachrach, DO, FAOASM, the renowned PAM physician in Manhattan, New York, and set up both dance and music medicine clinics during his time on faculty at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Surve joined UNTHSC in 2014 to assume the role of Co-Director for the UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health (TCPAH), which has been at the forefront of the study of medical problems in performing artists for 20 years.  The TCPAH is home to the world’s first and only physician fellowship in Performing Arts Medicine, for which Dr. Surve is the Program Director, and also the world’s first and only Ph.D. program in Music with a concentration in Performing Arts Health, for which he part of the core faculty.

Dr. Surve’s research interests include musculoskeletal injury management and prevention in the performing arts population.  As a clinician, he is considered the preeminent performing arts medicine provider for the DFW Metroplex, treating performers of all disciplines and skill levels.  He is also the music medicine provider for the UNT College of Music and dance medicine provider for Texas Ballet Theater.

Abstract Submission Information

All abstracts for the SCASB Annual Regional Meeting must be submitted electronically as PDF files.

Abstract deadline: 5 PM on Friday, April 23, 2021

Submit to: TCOM Office of the Associate Dean of Research at

If you have any questions regarding abstracts, please contact Elizabeth Baker at

2021 South Central American Society of Biomechanics Conference Registration

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Abstracts from 2020 SCASB Conference

2020 SCASB Annual Meeting Abstracts