Dear Colleagues

Reminder and final call for presenters, posters, delegates and industrial organizations.
(Deadline is this week!!!!!)

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 Banquet at Malone House)

Supported by Medical Devices Faraday Partnership, Medical Polymers Research Inst, Belfast, National Physical Labs, UK.


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Latest Programme.

Tuesday 7th June

10.00 - 11.00 Registration and Coffee (Posters can be put up)

11.00 - 13.00
Prof. John Orr, MPRI, Queen's University Belfast
Opening of meeting and brief review of medical polymers.

Dr. Sam Evans, School of Engineering, Cardiff University Predicting failure in bone cement.

Prof. Brian Meenan, University of Ulster Control of biological interactions on surfaces at the submicron to nanometer scale.

Prof. David Jones, MPRI, Queen's University Belfast Engineered drug delivery from bioactive biomaterials

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.00 Prof. John Nicholson, Greenwich University The biomechanics of tooth repair

Dr. Gabriel Adusei, Dental School, Cardiff University Improving the adhesive properties of experimental compomer

15.00 - 16.00 Coffee and poster presentations

16.00 - 17.00 Guided tour of Medical Polymers Research Institute (MPRI), Queen's University Belfast by Prof. John Orr

19.30/20.00 Banquet dinner at Malone House

Wednesday 8th June
9.30 - 11.00 Derek Sweeney, IDAC Ireland Ltd. Modelling drug delivery from stents using ANSYS

Dr. Paul Tomlins, National Physical Laboratory Developing tools for structural evaluation of porous polymer matrices

Prof. John Orr, MPRI, Queen's University Belfast Nanoclay enhancement of dental and orthopaedic cements

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee and poster presentations

11.30 - 13.00 Claudia Vaz, National Physical Laboratory Electrospun poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) semi-lunar scaffolds for heart valve tissue engineering

Prof. Peter Hornsby, Queen's University Belfast Development of a novel
approach to spinal brace manufacture

Dr. Ruth Wilcox, University of Leeds Analysis of cements for use in vertebroplasty

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.30 Delegates guided session on Emerging Technologies - all participants

15.30 Closure.

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

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