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10-16-1995, 05:05 AM
15th SOUTHERN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE
(Second Notice Modified)

The 15th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference will be held on
March 29-31, 1996, at the Holiday Inn, Dayton Mall, Dayton, Ohio, USA).
The meeting is being co-sponsored by three institutions which offer
biomedical engineering programs - the University of Dayton, Wright
State University, and Armstrong Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Dayton is located within four-hundred miles of several other cities which
have good biomedical engineering programs such as Akron, Ann Arbor,
Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Lafayette, Terre Haute, and
Toledo. Wright Patterson Air Force Base is also expected to provide
technical contributions from researchers at the Wright and Armstrong
Laboratories. We expect the Dayton conference to attract many participants
from this area as well as many from other parts of the United States and
abroad.

We also feel that this area has much to offer visitors. As the home of
the Wright Brothers, Dayton's rich aviation history is on display at
several locations including the U.S. Air Force Museum, which is the
largest military aviation museum in the world. Other attractions include
an excellent art museum and natural history museum, a large variety of
performing arts, fine restaurants and interesting, one-of-a-kind shops.

I have invited nine plenary session speakers who will present the following
topics: 1) Polymers in Bioengineering of Cardiovascular Devices;
2) Absorbable Composites in Orthopaedics; 3) FDA & Biomedical Engineering;
4) Bioresorbable Polymers for Gene Therapy Applications; 5) Future
Federal Funding Trends; 6) Biomedical Imaging; 7) Human Motion Analysis;
and 8) Issue of Information Management in Medicine; 9) Biomaterials for
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

The nine plenary session speakers for the 1996 15th SBC are:

J. Anderson, Editor, Journal of Biomedical Materials & Research
H. Alexander, Editor, Journal of Applied Biomaterials
B. Burlington, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health FDA
R. C. Eberhart, Dept. of Surgery, University Health Center, Dallas, Texas
J. Fouke, Division Director, Biomedical Engineering & Environmental
Systems, NSF
T. Hangartner, Biomedical Imaging, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio
G. Harris, Director, Research & Human Motion Analysis, Medical College
of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
S. Laxminarayanan, Vice President IEEE & Professor UMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
A. Tofe, President & CEO, Ceramed Corporation, Lakewood, Colorado.

I have contacted all the speakers and they have agreed to give their keynote
addresses at the beginning of each cluster of sessions of general papers.

The plenary sessions will cover some areas related to biomedical engineering
and are expected to enrich our meeting in several ways. They will provide
the opportunity to discuss critical areas of biomaterials, device
developments and bioengineering which biomedical engineers in academia and
industry must address in the immediate future. The presence of the plenary
speakers, representatives from industry, and other experts will allow
participants, especially students, to establish personal contacts which
could lead to future collaboration, postdoctoral appointments and employment.

Student Awards

Undergraduate and graduate students as well as medical students and residency
candidates are encouraged to submit papers. Several awards will be given to
honor the best presentations in each student paper category. Please
indicate with your abstract if you wish your paper to be considered for a
student award.

Abstract Format

Title Bold and Centered
Author(s) and Affiliation(s) Centered

A 500 word single spaced abstract should be right and left justified,
if possible, and should have one inch margins. Skip a line between
paragraphs. Printing should be done with a ribbon which will allow
high quality reproduction when the abstract is copied. Please do not
forget to send your 500 word abstract by November 3, 1995. Acceptance of
abstract will be mailed by December 1, 1995, and manuscripts are due by
January 5, 1996. All accepted manuscripts (up to 4 pages) will be published
in the conference proceedings book by IEEE/EMBS which will be available at
the meeting.

I am looking forward to your participation in the conference.

Sincerely,

P.K. Bajpai, Ph.D.
Conference Chair
15th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference

Phone: (513) 229-2135 FAX: (513) 229-2021

Send Abstract to:

P.K. Bajpai
Dept. of Biology
Unv. of Dayton
Dayton,Ohio 45469-2320
USA

To date the special sessions (listed below) have been organized (on a
volunteer basis) for the conference. If you are interested in organizing a
session please contact me by phone, letter or e-mail.

1) Impact of FDA Regulation on Biomedical Industry; 2) Use of Rapid
Prototyping & Custom Implants in Medicine; 3) Quality Assurances Related
to Biomedical Engineering; 4) Ultrasound in Cardiovascular Disease; 5)
Tissue Engineering; and 6) Bone.
Registration:
1. Registration fees for students (with documentation) is $75.00
2. Registration fees for all others (including chairs) is $175
3. Registration fees for all others (on site) at the conference is $200