The Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation presents one of the leading technical conferences in 2012! Please join us for the upcoming BioInterface 2012 Symposium and Workshop in Dublin, Ireland on October 23-25, 2012. Plan to attend and to contribute to the conference by submitting your technical abstract now! The deadline for abstract submission was April 20, 2012 and is no longer available for submission.
The deadline for student poster submissions was September 14, 2012.
Call for Abstract - Conference Topics
The topics for the conference are here. They will be in line with previous BioInterface conferences.
Electronic Abstract Submission
Authors were encouraged to submit abstracts as an email attachment addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20, 2012.
Unlike most Academic symposia, full disclosure of materials, methods, and funding sources is encouraged but NOT required so that presenters may speak about their latest work before it is published in full detail elsewhere.
Accepted abstracts may be revised through August 31, 2012 and will be published in the BioInterface 2012 Notebook that is distributed to Symposium attendees. Your email message will serve as your abstract submission form and should identify one topical session from the session list on page 3, and keywords for each abstract submitted. Send one email per abstract submission.
Submit only ONE abstract for each presentation; do NOT submit multiple copies of the same abstract, do NOT submit in blinded format, and do include your name, your address and e-mail address on any submitted abstract. Please indicate if you are submitting an oral or poster presentation.
Failure to Present
The presenting author is expected to present the paper. Should an emergency situation occur at the time of your presentation at BioInterface 2012, please notify the Chair of your session as well as the Overall Program Committee Chair (John O’Donoghue), as soon as possible. It is the presenting author’s obligation to ensure that the abstract is presented.
Presenting authors MUST register and pay to attend the event. If registration is not received by August 31, 2012, the presentation will be removed from the program.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be e-mailed in April. The final selection of abstracts for presentation and placement of accepted abstracts in the program format will be made by the Program Committee.
Abstract must be submitted in Microsoft Word format. All information must fit on one page (800 word maximum). Figures are allowed and do not count against the word limit.
Type the abstract title in upper and lower case letters. Use a short and concise title. Title should be centered on the page.
The presenting author’s name must be underlined. This person is expected to present the paper. Type name(s) of author(s) and institution with complete mailing and email addresses, including country. Do not use titles, i.e., MD, Ph.D., etc. Use upper and lower case type. If the affiliations of the other authors are different from the first author, use superscript to note differing affiliations.
Text must be typed single-spaced. Do not skip a line between paragraphs. Type should be 8 to 10 points using Times New Roman font or equivalent. The abstract needs to address how the work described relates to the biointerface.
Abstracts accepted for podium presentation will be provided 15 minutes for didactic presentation, followed by 5 minutes for discussion. The nature of the multiple session format makes it imperative that these time limits be strictly observed by all participants. Audio-visual is a single LCD projector and laptop. Your presentation must not include animation or sublinks to other programs.
Abstracts accepted for a poster presentation will be provided a partition panel designed for a poster that is 4 ft. high x 8 ft. wide (1.22m high x 2.44m wide). The presenting authors must be at their panels during the scheduled Poster Session listed in the Final Program and adhere to Set-Up/Tear-Down instructions included in the acceptance notification. Click here to see a sample poster.
Support from outside sources must be listed in the abstract. In adherence with standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration as endorsed by the American Medical Association, any conflict of interest must be clearly recognizable. Make note if a potential conflict of interest exists. The indication of outside support does not affect the decision of abstract for acceptance or rejection.
About the Call for Posters
The interface between the body and a medical device is critical to the device’s performance. The BioInterface Conference is focused at providing a venue where the most recent innovations and ideas can be presented and discussed. Among the broad range of topics covered by the conference are biomaterials, surface modification of devices, wound healing, drug delivery, regulatory issues, etc. The conference has a strong applied focus and brings together representatives from industrial, academic, clinical and regulatory communities. Student participation is actively encouraged at the BioInterface conference, with a student forum (Town Hall) meeting, and a student poster competition including a prize for the best student. As always, these events provide participants with great networking opportunities. The popular student forum (Town Hall) meeting provides an opportunity for students to “meet with industry delegates” over a lunch hour. This Q&A plus networking session has provided a successful introduction for students to industry perspectives over the past few years.
This award recognizes excellence in student research. The award winner will be selected from student poster presentations on Wednesday morning of the symposium and the winner of the €1000 EUR prize will be recognized at the Awards session held on Thursday at lunch.
Poster Session Guidelines
Each student poster will be provided a partition panel designed for a poster that is 4 ft. high x 8 ft. wide (1.22m high x 2.44m wide). Velcro will be provided to attach the posters to the fabric covered, free standing poster boards. Please plan to adhere to the setup/tear-down instructions / timing, which will be included in the poster acceptance notification. Poster titles, including those of the Student Award candidates, will be included in the program book available at the conference.
Poster Presentation - Application Instructions
E-mail the title and 100-word description of your poster along with your name, address, college or organization, and phone number to email@example.com. Both general and student research posters will be displayed during BioInterface 2012, therefore please highlight on your abstract if you would like to be considered for the Best Student Poster Award. If you have questions, contact either of the session co-chairs: