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  • Medical Polymers Meeting, Queens University, Belfast, 7/8 June 05.

    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.


    or contact Andrea Gartner on

    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

    Tel/Fax. +44 (0)29 20682161