CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
1998 International Mechanical Engineering Congress
and Exposition (IMECE-98)
Anaheim, California, November 15-20
Bioengineering Division

Dear Colleague:

You are invited to submit an abstract for highlight sessions on biomaterials
to be held at the ASME IMECE-98. Appropriate topics include the mechanics
and biology of wear debris formation; mechanics of remodeling tissues,
cardiovascular biomaterials, and orthopedic biomaterials. This call for
papers is intended to encourage you to participate in this conference;
please be aware that no travel funds or waivers of registration fees are
being made available through this invitation.

The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to April 6, 1998.
Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and published in a bound volume. Authors
will receive notification of acceptance by June 2, 1998. The author kit for
abstract submission can be downloaded in PDF format from:

http://www.asme.org/divisions/bed/


Please send abstracts to:

IMECE-98 Bioengineering Division
Professor Ajit P. Yoganathan
Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
Georgia Institute of Technology
281 Ferst Drive, Room 301
Atlanta, GA 30332-0363
404-894-2849, 404-894-2291 FAX
email: ajit.yoganathan@che.gatech.edu


Feel free to contact Dr. Sacks at the address listed below if you have any
additional questions/comments.

Michael S. Sacks,Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
POB 248294
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124-0621
Voice (305) 284-5434
Fax (305) 284-6494
email: msacks@coeds.eng.miami.edu