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ASBTE Annual Conference- Christchurch, New Zealand 12-14 April 2023

In 2023 our annual meeting will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand from the 12-14 April. 

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, surrounded by the beautiful Southern Alps. It has an international airport with direct flights to/from Singapore, and also driving distance to popular towns like Queenstown, Akaroa and Wanaka. Christchurch is also known as the “Gateway to Antartic”, as it houses the International Antartic Centre that provides both base facilities and a museum and visitor centre focuses on current Antartic activities. We really look forward to hosting you and your team in Christchurch, New Zealand.

We welcome submissions for topics including:

Antifouling materials, Biofabrication, Biointerfaces, Biomaterials, Biomimetic models, Clinical and commercial translation, Diagnostics and biosensing, Drug delivery, Imaging, Immunomodulatory biomaterials, Mechanobiology, Nanotechnology and nanomedicine, Scaffolds, Stem cells and cell therapy, Sustainability, Tissue engineering, Wound healing

Abstract submission

  • Call for abstracts open | Wednesday 9 November 2022

  • Submission closes | Sunday 11th December 2022 at 11.59 pm NZDT

  • Notification of acceptance | From Wednesday 25 January 2023

Submission types:

  • Oral free paper presentation | 12 minute presentation with 3 minutes for Q&A

  • Rapid fire | 5 minute presentation

  • Poster presentation | Visual display only

More information and abstract submission here

2022 ASBTE Regional Showcases (ASBTE’Rs) 

Each showcase will be at separate times and broadcast on Zoom so our full ASBTE community can participate in-person or online.

Western Australia and South Australia (lead: Huan Ting Ong)


When: Thursday, 8th December

Where: Harry Perkins and Flinders and virtually on Teams

Check out the program and abstract book

For virtual attendance use this Teams Link 

For in person attendance, please register here 


Victoria (lead: Gabriel Huynh)

When: Friday, 9th December

Time: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm (AEST), with post-event networking

Where: RMIT City Campus, Storey Hall (342 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000)

Please register here to attend in person


Zoom ID: 835 6709 8925

Password: 864595

Zoom Link:


Abstract submission

You must be a 2022 or 2023 ASBTE member to submit an abstract, present, and compete for prizes. Membership fees are $40 for students and $80 for all others. ASBTE memberships can be done HERE

Non-members are also welcome to register to attend the ASBTE'Rs below, although additional catering costs may be charged for non-members as decided by regional organisers. 



Pacific Polymer Conference - Brisbane

Conference Dates:  11- 14th December

Conference Location: Brisbane Convention Centre


TERMIS-EU - Manchester, UK

Conference Dates:  March 28-31 2023
Conference Location:  Manchester Central Conference Centre


Society for Biomaterials - San Diego, USA

Conference Dates:  April 19-22, 2023

Conference Location:Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina


World Biomaterials Congress - Daegu, Korea

Conference Dates:  26- 31 May 2024

Conference Location: Exco, Daegu, Korea

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