ASBTE Annual Meetings
2024 will see the World Biomaterials Congress in Daegu, Korea
ASBTE Annual Meeting 16-18th April 2023, Christchurch
The 28th ASBTE Annual Conference was held at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre in Christchurch (New Zealand) from 16 to 18 April 2023. With more than 220 local and international delegates, including >50% students, it was an exciting 3 days with world-class presentations and social networking sessions. The conference had representations from >10 countries, 4 plenary talks, 13 keynote talks, 100 oral presentations and 80 poster presentations.
The organizing committee would like to thank the generous sponsors and exhibitors who supported the conference and helped to make it at successful and enjoyable as possible, The University of Sydney – School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Nano Institute, BioInx, Cellink, AXT, Readily3D, APL Bioengineering, NETZSCH, Rousselot Biomedical, RSC Biomaterials Science, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Biofabrication, University of Melbourne – Graeme Clark Institute.
The conference kicked off with a very well attended early career research and development workshop, with thanks to Richard Tan and Rachael Wood for organising a great session. This was followed by a packed program of oral and poster presentations, addressing recent research developments in biomaterials, nanotechnology, drug delivery, biomimetic models, tissue engineering, stem cells, biointerfaces, immunomodulatory biomaterials, advanced imaging, diagnostics, biosensors and mechanobiology. We also had a special session focusing on the collaborative effort between Australasia and South Korea, special thanks to our partners from the Korean Biomaterials Society.
Congratulations to all the presenters on the excellent quality of the talks and poster presentations, especially to the very many students and early career researchers. The judges had a difficult task to select winners of presentation awards, thank you to our judges!
The award winners were:
Best ECR oral presentation – Kieran Lau
Best student oral presentation – Tiffany Goh
Best young investigator poster presentation - Hui Xin Tan and Leila Hollis
Best rapid-fire presentation – Anna Trengove
ASBTE 2023 Annual Conference Organising Committee
Khoon Lim, Lyn Wise, Jelena Rnjak-Kovacina, Vipul Agarwar, Tim Woodfield, Simon Hinkley, Rachael Wood, Anna Waterhouse
ASBTE Annual Meeting - 20 - 22nd April 2022, Melbourne
The 2022 Annual meeting was held at MelbourneConnect, Victoria. It was fantastic to catch up in person after a long break and to hear all of the fantastic work from our members. The meeting was attended by over 210 local and international delegates, including more than 100 students. We were fortunate to hear from our Plenary speakers; Prof. Maria Kavallaris, Prof. Melissa Little, Prof. Shrike Zhang and Prof. Megan Munsie, not to mention the rapid fire talks from eight early career researchers, and a packed program of oral and poster presentations.
The conference dinner was held at the State Library, where we also celebrated the achievements of our award winners. - Prof. Andrea O’Connor and Prof. Sally McArthur were awarded the ASBTE Award of Research Excellence and Dr. Amy Gelmi received the ASBTE Emerging Leadership Award.
ASBTE Annual Meeting - 3-5 April 2018, Freemantle
The 2018 ASBTE Annual Conference was held in Western Australia on 3-5 April 2018. This was the first time that our society held a meeting in WA and provided a fantastic opportunity to establish closer links with the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering community in WA, to visit a range of facilities and to learn more about the capabilities and research interests of our WA friends and colleagues.
Thank you to Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer and the rest of the organising committee for putting together a great meeting!
Please visit the 2018 ASBTE Conference web page, http://asbte2018.com.au/ for all of the details on the conference.
ASBTE Annual Meeting - 18-20 April 2017, Canberra
The 25th Annual conference of the society was held in Canberra, where multiple researchers from India also attended for the jointly held 7th Indo-Australian Conference on Bio-materials, Implants, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. More than 170 delegates participated and presented their work spanning from basic research to translational technologies and commercial developments. International visitor Professor Kevin Healy from the University of California at Berkeley presented an outstanding plenary addressing challenges and future impacts of organs on a chip as well as the future of precision medicine. Keynote presenters included both international guests, such as Dr C. Yoshikawa (Japan), Dr H.K. Varma (India), Dr N. Rajendran (India), Dr W. Paul (India) and Dr J. Rangasamy (India) as well as local presenters including Prof S. Iyer, Prof M. Aguilar and Dr A. Johnston, all of which highlighted advances in their fields of research. These encompassed biofabrication, stem cells, hydrogel production, antimicrobial materials, polymers in therapies, orthopaedic materials, neural systems and nanomaterials.
A special thanks to the conference organisers, Veronica Glattauer, Richard Williams, and David Nisbet, for organising an excellent conference.
ASBTE Annual Meeting - 7 - 10 April 2015, Sydney
The I5th International Symposium of Surface and Interface of Biomaterials was held in conjunction with the 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE) in Sydney, Australia on April 7-10, 2015.
All details can be found at the conference website - http://issib2015.smalltalkevents.com.au.