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Jonette Rogers Foy
10-21-1999, 10:41 PM
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************ MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT & CALL FOR ABSTRACTS *********
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19TH SOUTHERN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE
HOSTED BY THE CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

DONALDSON BROWN HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA
APRIL 14 - 16, 2000

The Center for Biomedical Engineering (www.bme.vt.edu) at Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University is proud to serve as the host
for the 19th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (SBEC) to be held
on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia on April 14-16,
2000.

The goal of the SBEC is to build bridges between academic, research and
industrial entities for fostering improved communication and collaborations
at the regional level. Papers are solicited on new developments in theory,
concepts, applications and techniques in all facets of Biomedical
Engineering, including but not limited to the following:

* Bioinformatics
* Biomaterials
* Biomechanics
* Biomedical Instrumentation & Sensors
* Cardiovascular Materials, Mechanics & Applications
* Cellular & Tissue Engineering
* Dentistry & Oral Surgery
* Imaging & Signal Processing
* Injury Models & Motion Analysis
* Mathematical Modeling
* Rehabilitation Engineering
* Orthopaedic Engineering
* Wound Healing

Full conference details can be obtained from the conference web site at:
http://sbec.abe.msstate.edu/2000/19index.html. One-page, camera-ready
abstracts along with hard copy on disc are to be submitted by January 10,
2000. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and notification of abstract
acceptance will be made by February 21, 2000. Accepted abstracts will
either be presented in podium or poster format. Student awards will be
given for best presentation in three different categories: undergraduate,
Master's/Ph.D., and Medical/Veterinary student.

If you are interested in assisting in organizing sessions or company
exhibitions, please contact one of the conference co-chairpersons listed
below:

Kimberly E. Forsten, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
141 Randolph Hall
email: kforsten@vt.edu

Jonette Rogers Foy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Engineering Science & Mechanics Department
219 Norris Hall
email: jfoy@vt.edu

We look forward to seeing you in Blacksburg, Virginia in the Spring!

Important dates to remember:
* Abstract submission deadline: January 10, 2000
* Abstract acceptance notification: February 21, 2000
* Conference pre-registration deadline: April 1, 2000
* Conference: April 14-16, 2000

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Jonette Rogers Foy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics (0219)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Ph: 540-231-2055
Fax: 540-231-4574
jfoy@vt.edu
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