Biomaterials-Africa 2009 Conference
|Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2009||End Date/Time: Sep 22, 2009|
|Registration Date: Aug 15, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Apr 30, 2009|
|Paper Submission Date: Aug 15, 2009|
Why should you attend?
Biomaterials have been instrumental in increasing human life expectancy and improving quality of life. The Biomaterials-Africa 2009 conference will showcase the latest technological innovations and research developments in the biomaterials field in Africa as well as globally. The aim of the conference is to advance biomaterials research in the continent and foster and develop national and international multi-disciplinary collaborations and networks. Issues pertinent to the continent will be addressed, and highlighted. Attendees can expect a cutting-edge scientific programme focussing on some of the key biomaterials areas, with an interesting line-up of both local and international world renowned speakers.
Target audience: Researchers (Material scientists, chemists, polymer scientists, engineers, biologists, physicists, physicians, etc.), private sector, government, etc.
Biomaterials - including bioceramics, biopolymers & bio-metals
> Drug-delivery systems
> Nano-enabled biomaterials
> Regenerative tissue engineering
> Stem cells
> Medical devices
Scientific Chair: Ugo Ripamonti M.D.Ph.D., Medical Research Council / University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Organising Chair: Avashnee Chetty, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria
> Plenary sessions
> Keynote addresses
> Oral/Poster presentations
> Company exhibitions
> Shuguang Zhang Ph.D.- Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research involves various self-assembling peptide systems including peptide scaffolds for tissue engineering, biological surface engineering, molecular switches, and lipid-like peptide surfactants for stabilizing membrane proteins and their complexes.
> Tatsuya Shimizu M.D. Ph.D- Tokyo Womenâ€™s Medical University. His research focuses on cell sheet engineering of tissue, including fabricated pulsatile myocardial tissues.
> David A. Edwards Ph.D.- Harvard University. Current research focuses on using nanostructured materials for the development of novel antibiotic therapies for tuberculosis and a new delivery platform for needle-free childhood vaccines.
Conference Dates: 20-22 September 2009
Abstracts: 30 April 2009
Registration: 15 August 2009
Before 30 June 2009: Regular delegate - R3 000, Student - R2 000
After 30 June 2009: Regular delegate - R3 500, Student - R2 500
Please visit our conference website www.biomaterialsafrica.co.za to submit an abstract/ register or for further information.
For enquiries please contact the conference secretary (Jana van Heerden) on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.