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ABEC 2014 – “Biomedical Engineers looking to the future”



The Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference (ABEC) will be taking place from the 20th to 22nd August 2014 at the National Convention Centre Canberra, Australia.
With the theme of “Health through Engineering” the conference aims to showcase the role engineers play in developing and delivering healthcare.

In 2014, ABEC will be presented in parallel with, and at the same time and venue as the Australian Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology Association (ARATA) conference. ARATA provides a forum for exploring issues in Assistive Technology for people with a disability.
How does ARATA fit into the scope of ABEC? Biomedical Engineering teams bring their skills to a broad range of fields ranging from Clinical Engineers right through to managing all aspects of the health/technology lifecycle.

We are please to have highly respected Key Note Speakers including Professor James Goh, Professor and Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore and Professor Dawn M. Elliott Ph.D., Head of the Elliott Research Group at the University of Delaware, USA and Paul de Gelder an Australian Navy Clearance Diver who lost two limbs in a frenzied shark attack in Sydney Harbour.
Detailed biographies for each Keynote Speaker can be found at the ABEC 2014 website.

The Call for Abstracts is open for submissions and we wish to thank the University of Technology, Sydney who will be sponsoring the Best Oral Presentation for undergraduate and post graduate students presenting at this year’s conference. So don’t delay get your submissions in.
As part of this national conference, the Biomedical College awards will be formally presented during the conference dinner. These include the David Dewhurst Award, awarded for contribution to the profession, The Women in Biomedical Engineering Scholarship, for making an outstanding contribution to her profession and professional community and the Best Prize Paper, awarded to a Young Engineer for their presentation given in a dedicated session of the conference.

In conjunction with the learning experience of international and national experts in the field, and significant networking opportunities of the conference, we anticipate a large industry exhibition in support of on-going innovations and improvements in Biomedical Engineering.

So please join us at the conference to learn, share and collaborate on health through engineering in Canberra 2014.

We look forward to welcoming you in Canberra.

Mike Flood
BE FIEAust CPEng (Biomed)
Convener of ABEC 2014

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