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jmiddleton26
04-18-2005, 01:49 AM
We are pleased to invite you to our next Meditech Meeting in Belfast, hosted by Prof John Orr, Queens Univeristy Belfast.

Title: "Emerging Technologies in Medical Polymers: Theory and Applications"

Date: 7 - 8 June 2005

Location: Medical Polymers Research Institute (MPRI), Queen's University Belfast.
Fee: 120 (including coffees, buffet lunches and Tuesday's Banquet)



Description:

This joint MPRI/MediTech meeting will include invited speakers from researchers and industry, contributed papers, posters and displays of new innovations and developments in medical polymers. The invited speakers are:

Prof. John Orr (MPRI, Queen's University Belfast)
Dr. Sam Evans (Cardiff University)
Dr. Paul Tomlins (National Physical Laboratory)
Prof. David Jones (MPRI, Queen's University Belfast)
Prof. Brian Meenan (Northern Ireland Bioengineering Centre, University of Ulster)

A banquet dinner in Malone House in Belfast is included in the fee.

Preliminary programme:

Tuesday 7th June

10.00 - 11.00 Registration and coffee
11.00 - 13.00 Invited presentations
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Presentations
15.00 - 16.00 Coffee, posters and networking
16.00 - 17.00 Guided tour of the Medical Polymers Research Institute
19.30 - Dinner at Malone House, Belfast

Wednesday 8th June

9.30 - 11.00 Invited and contributed presentations
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee, posters and networking
11.30 - 13.00 Presentations
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Brainstorming session on Emerging Technologies in polymer science
15.30 Coffee and closure


Suggested topics:

* Medical/Dental/Bone cements
* Bioactive coatings, cell adhesion and biocompatibility
* Drug delivery systems
* Biodegradable polymers
* Stents, catheters, biomarkers
* Tissue engineered and medical implants
* Biodynamic chambers, mechanical stimuli, micro-CFD
* Reconstructive polymers and skin substitutes
* Mechanical performance, durability, fracture and fatigue

Abstract submission:

If you wish to make a presentation, then please email a 100 word abstract of your proposed presentation/poster to Andrea Gartner at gartnera@cf.ac.uk Industrial and commercial organisations are particularly welcome. Presentations should be 20 minutes long including questions and be presented in MS Powerpoint format. The deadline for abstract submission is 17th May 2005.

Registration:

Please download the registration form from and email or send it by post to:

Andrea Gartner
MediTech Network
Biomaterials and Biomechanics Research Centre
Cardiff Medicentre
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4UJ
UK
Email: gartnera@cf.ac.uk


Prof. John Middleton
Director of Biomaterials/Biomechanics Research Centre
Wales College of Medicine
Cardiff Medicentre
Heath Park
Cardiff CF14 4UJ Wales, UK

Tel/Fax. +44 (0)29 20682161
Email: middletonj2@cardiff.ac.uk