Enclosed please find the Call for Papers for the 1999 Summer Bioengineering
Conference. Please note that the deadline for abstract submission has been
extended until December 1st, 1998.

Gerard A. Ateshian
Information Chair
1999 Summer Bioengineering Conference

JUNE 16 - 20, 1999

The Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
in conjunction with the Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering
Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, United States
National Committee on Biomechanics, and the Biomedical Engineering
Society is sponsoring the fourth Summer Bioengineering Conference to be
held June 16 - 20, 1999 in Big Sky, Montana. Abstracts in all areas of
bioengineering are solicited for the conference. In addition, specific
sessions and forums are planned on the following topics:

Cell & Tissue Engineering
Spine Biomechanics
Computational Bioengineering
Tissue Adaptation and Growth
Tissue Mechanics
Upper Extremity Mechanics
Cell Mechanics &
Mechanotransduction in Lung
Wound Healing
Drug Delivery
Vessel Wall/Blood Flow Interactions
Large Vessel CFD
Cell/Biomaterials Interactions
Cardiac Valves
Intravascular Devices
Bio-heat Transfer
Biological Mass Transfer
Blood Flow Imaging
Virtual Reality/Flow Visualization
Sports Bioengineering

A special symposium in honor of Professor Y-C. Fung's 80th Birthday by the
U.S. National Committee on Biomechanics, an evening poster
session (including a student poster competition), and workshop sessions on
general topics of interest are planned.

Abstracts are to be submitted electronically for publication on 8.5 x 11"
paper. The formatting and electronic submission instructions are available
online at http://www.asme.org/divisions/bed/smr99afi.html. General
information about the meeting may be obtained from
http://www.asme.org/divisions/bed/summer99.html or by contacting:

Program Chair, Vijay K. Goel, Ph.D. (Vijay-Goel@uiowa.edu), Nicole M.
Grosland, Ph.D. (Grosland@icaen.uiowa.edu), or Gayle Stratton

Iowa Spine Research Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1410 EB
College of Engineering
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
FAX: 319-353-7516/319-335-5631


Submission of abstracts: Nov. 12, 1998 -- Extended to Dec. 1st, 1998

Notification of authors: March 22, 1999

The conference will be held in Big Sky, Montana. The setting is spectacular
and offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities including hiking,
biking, golf, tennis, swimming, rafting and more. Expect a relaxed
atmosphere with stimulating scientific discussion and time to enjoy the area.

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