decade ago novel was approached by Professor Leslie Klenerman to provide
support for development of an emed User Group Meeting hosted by the
University of Liverpool. The inaugural Meeting began the following
year in Liverpool. At that time, we did not realize that the emed
Meeting would take us half way around the world and the tradition
would be carried on into the next millennium with the 2000 Millennium
Meeting in Munich, and the year 2002 Meeting hosted by Prof. Benno
Nigg in Calgery.
The Liverpool Meeting provided an important exchange of experience
and results in pressure distribution measurements. This was the first
step in establishing co-operation between the emed users and anyone
interested in pressure distribution technology. The format of the
Meeting through scientific and clinical presentations and workshops
was used to define pressure distribution measuring as more than a
After the initial Meeting, the emed User Group Meeting became recognised
as the emed scientific meeting welcoming users of all pressure distribution
measuring technology and was scheduled biennially. Since then the
meeting has enjoyed the wonderful hospitalty of the following cities;
Vienna, Flagstaff, Ulm, Penstate, Brisbane, Munich and Kananaskis.
In 1991, the first novel award was
presented in recognition of excellence in pressure distribution research.
The novel award recipient was determined by an international review
committee from the fields of biomechanics and medicine. The novel
award for pressure distribution measurement research continues to
be endowed by novel.
The emed Scientific Meetings have provided us with an opportunity
to learn more about pressure distribution products, applications,
and research, meet new and old friends and experience our hospitable
We hope you can join us in Leeds 2004 for another memorable event!