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ASBTE Annual meeting 2022

The 2022 ASBTE meeting will be held in Melbourne at

Melbourne Connect.

Registration is open with earlybird rates available until March 17th 2022. 


Further details are on the conference website

ASBTE Awards 2021

The award winners were announced at the AGM in May 2021. Khoon Lim was named ASBTE Emerging Investigator and Keith McLean was recognised for his outstanding contributions to biomaterials with the ASBTE Award of Excellence. For more details see our Awards page.

International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Three of our society members who were elected to the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science & Engineering. The announcement was made at the World Biomaterials Congress in December 2020. Congratulations to:
- Justin Cooper-White
- Veronica Glattauer
- Tim Woodfield
World Biomaterials Congress, 2020

The World Biomaterials Congress was held virtually from the 11-15th December 2020. The ASBTE were pleased to support 11 of our members with an ASBTE Travel Award. Congratulations!!! The awardees were:

  • Alexandra Mutch

  • Asim Mushtaq

  • Bram Soliman

  • Bruna Garms

  • Ilze Donderwinkel

  • Kate Firipis

  • Kieran Lau

  • Maria Garcia Cruz

  • Meg McFetridge

  • Premlatha Jagadeesan

  • Yue Yao

ASBTE Mentoring Pilot

Report by Penny Martens, Oct 2020

In 2020, ASBTE has trialled a mentoring scheme. The mentoring scheme was one of the outcomes from the 2019 Society Planning day. It was a key initiative and seen as a way to help our more junior academics, create more collaborations, and in 2020, just generally feel more connected.

We had 8 people interested in being mentees, and 8 people interested in being mentors. All mentees were matched with 2 potential mentors based on their goals. We ended up matching 7 mentees with 5 mentors.  Mentoring relationships started in early Aug and are on-going.

Early reports back from the mentees are that things are going well.Two quotes from the mentees:

"Initially I only sought career advice, but it’s actually quite useful to have someone outside my lab group that can help me navigate issues within the lab."

"Overall I have really benefitted from xxx’s mentoring so fully support more rounds of the mentoring program going ahead!"

We will follow up with both mentors and mentees towards the end of the year. If everything is still going well, then we will also be looking to run another round in 2021. So keep an eye on your inbox if you are interested in joining in.

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