2nd International Conference on Medical Bionics (Medical Bionics)

Venue: Silverwater Resort

Location: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: Nov 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 23, 2011
Early Registration Date: Sep 22, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 28, 2011
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Medical Bionics – neural interfaces for damaged nerves

The Bionic Ear Institute is delighted to host our 2011 international conference 'Medical Bionics – neural interfaces for damaged nerves'. Our inaugural meeting, held in November 2008, was a great success attracting over 150 registrants from more than 15 countries.

This conference will bring together a wide range of eminent and early career researchers working in the diverse field of medical bionics. Although they will travel from all regions of the world and bring expertise from disciplines as diverse as biotechnology, engineering, ICT, polymer science, nanotechnology and medicine, there will be one aim that unites all those attending the conference - to search for solutions to the human health challenges of the future.

The conference will explore the following themes:
•Overview of medical bionics: design, development & commercialisation
•Bionic Hearing: improved hearing technologies
•Bionic Vision: retinal and CNS prostheses
•Neurobionics: neural interfaces for CNS and spinal cord stimulation
•Enabling technologies for medical bionics: ICT, smart materials and drug delivery technologies, and
•Future directions in medical bionics; 'blue-sky' projects.
The Scientific Advisory Committee is assembling an exciting program that includes eminent local and overseas invited speakers. One of the most distinct aspects of this meeting will be the great breadth of presentations, describing new and emerging disciplines that will help shape the development of medical bionics over the next two decades. Further, the meeting will provide inspiration and focus for the next generation of researchers in this field. This will be achieved through a strong emphasis on poster presentations, providing a valuable opportunity for new investigators to showcase their work and meet others working in their area of research.

The Conference will be held at Silverwater Resort at Phillip Island, Victoria, only 80 minutes from Melbourne. This modern resort is fully equipped for conferences, with luxury accommodation and facilities. The views of the Bass coast are stunning. Phillip Island is world famous for its delightful fairy penguin parade, major events, native Australian wildlife, beautiful coastline, surfing, local wine and gourmet produce.

I warmly extend an invitation to you to join us for this exciting event.

Kind regards

Rob Shepherd
Director of the Bionic Ear Institute and Conference Chair