The programme for the conference will be finalised by 14th Dec 2018. A printed booklet will be provided in the delegate packs at the meeting and a soft copy of the full conference proceedings will be made available in early January.
It is anticipated that three parallel tracks will be run in addition to the plenary and poster sessions. The majority of submissions will be primarily categorised under the headings of biomaterials and bio/tissue mechanics, followed closely by regenerative medicine and mechanobiology. Other disciplines will include bioelectronics/neural engineering/signal processing and imaging. The majority of systems studied across all disciplines (ranked by decreasing order of number of submissions last year) were musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neural, and occular. The final conference schedule will be determined from the abstract submissions.
Individual schedules for each track will be available to download also.
A preliminary programme based on six main research themes and three physiological systems is envisaged. However, studies outside these themes and systems will be considered, e.g. respiratory or digestive systems, disease-specific themes such as cancer, and technique-specific studies such as biochemical diagnostics, etc.
Given the interfacial nature of many studies, some overlap between themes and systems is to be expected. The programme committee will endeavour to assign studies to what they consider to be the principal themes and systems studied. New themes may be incorporated to accommodate unexpected submission patterns that are felt to be within the scope of the conference.