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Biomedical Conference 2009
12-18-2008, 11:41 AM
Announcing the 25th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - Join us in Miami, FL, in May 2009!

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, clinicians, students, and industry leaders to discuss current ideas and concepts in biomedical research. The 2009 Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference will be held May 15-17, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The program will include keynote lectures, presentations in diverse areas of biotechnology, and student competitions.

Even though this is primarily a regional conference, attendance from all regions of US and Latin America is strongly encouraged and welcomed. An important incentive of the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference is that it is not as large as many of the international meetings, so that interactions between students and prominent biomedical engineers from many diverse fields are facilitated. These interactions are key to the field's continued development and advancement, and they provide an excellent platform for networking and exchanging ideas.

The deadline for submission of short abstracts will be January 15th, 2009. Instructions for abstract formatting are available at http://bme.fiu.edu/SBEC2009/index.htm

We also extend an invitation to exhibitors and sponsors to participate in SBEC 2009 and take advantage of the chance to interact with presenters and attendees. For information on exhibiting your products at SBEC 2009, please refer to the exhibitors section of our website at http://bme.fiu.edu/SBEC2009/exhibitors.htm

Additional updated information on the conference can be accessed at the official website:

http://www.bme.fiu.edu/SBEC2009/

We look forward to your participation in this very exciting meeting!

Conference Chairs

Anthony J. McGoron, PhD, Acting Chair
Chenzhong Li, PhD
Wei-Chiang Lin, PhD
Biomedical Engineering Department, Florida International University
Miami, FL 33174
bme.fiu.edu

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