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Michael Liebschner
11-16-2004, 05:12 AM
HSEMB
2005

The Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (HSEMB)
announces its 22nd Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Research http://www.hsemb.org/ which will be held on 10-11 February,
2005 at the University Hilton Hotel, on the University of Houston
Campus. This city-based conference is unique in North America. It brings
together engineers, physicians, medical researchers, practitioners,
educators, and students from the many institutions and companies located
in Texas and Louisiana interested in discussing research and engineering
topics associated with the application of science and technology to
biology and medicine. The scope of the Conference Technical Program
ranges from nanotechnology to space medicine, and from molecular and
cellular engineering to robotics, and mechanical hearts and lungs. Many
of oral platform sessions include presentations by physicians, medical
researchers and engineers working in medical centers and biomedical
companies. The Conference features a seated luncheon each day, a talk
of general interest by a well-recognized luncheon speaker, and
Professional Awards presentations by HSEMB. A Young Investigator Award
of $1000 is sponsored by Millar Instruments, Inc. of Houston, the J.A.
Halter Award in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology is sponsored by
HSEMB ($500), and an Annual Student Poster Paper Competition is held
with a $200 prize awarded by HSEMB and sponsored by the Orthopaedic
Research Society for the Best Poster. There are also evening receptions
and social activities for registrants and their guests.



Important Dates

Paper Submission
Deadline 19
November, 2004
Notification of
Acceptance 10
January, 2005 (posted on website)
Notification of
Rejection
Prior to17 December, 2004 (e-mail)
Early Registration
Deadline 17
December, 2004 (see website)


The 2005 HSEMB (Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology)
conference will feature a thematic track in biorobotics.
Deadline for abstract submission is November 19, 2004. The conference
is February 10-11, 2005, at the Hilton on the University of Houston
campus.

General information about HSEMB2005 can be found here: www.hsemb.organd
track-specific information can be found here:
Special Program in Biorobotics:
http://www.hsemb.org/hsemb2005/bioroboticsprogram2005.html

Abstracts are Solicited in the Areas of

o Robotics for rehabilitation
o Control issues for medical robotics
o Surgical robots
o Autonomy in medicine/surgery/life sciences
o Biomechanics testing with robots
o Haptic interfaces

Planned Activities

o Special Sessions
+ Medical Robotics
+ Robotics System Integration
o Session Keynote Speakers
+ Deirdre Meldrum, Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle
WA ěAutomation for Molecular Biotechnologyî
+ Allison Okamura, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, MD ěHaptic Sensing, Feedback and Augmentation
for Robot-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgeryî
+ Dr. Eyal Porat, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular
Surgery, University of Texas Houston
o Panel Discussion, "The Future of Biorobotics"
o Friday Conference Plenary Luncheon Speaker: Deirdre Meldrum,
Ph.D., ěLife-on-a-chipî

Let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to seeing your
abstracts! Please feel free to circulate this email.

Regards,
Michael Liebschner
Department of Bioengineering
Rice University, MS 142
P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892
E-mail: Liebschner@rice.edu
http://www.rice.edu/ceblab/

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