• Medical Bionics Conference 2016

    20-23 November 2016
    University of Queensland, Brisbane

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The Bionics Institute is delighted to host our fourth International Conference, "Medical Bionics – Convergence science delivering clinical solutions

This multidisciplinary conference will bring together eminent and early career researchers, engineers, clinicians and industry representatives working in the field of medical bionics. Although participants will travel from all regions of the world and bring expertise from disciplines as diverse as neuroscience, engineering, ICT, materials science, nanotechnology and medicine, there will be one aim that unites all delegates – to develop novel solutions to today’s health challenges.

Invitation from the Conference Chair

Australia has built an enviable reputation for innovation in medical bionic devices.

This conference series has proven popular for its excellent scientific content, its boutique size and relaxed feel. Quality venues and the external activities have helped create lasting memories for delegates.

The 2016 conference will bring to Australia recognised international experts in the field of medical bionics, provide an insight to the significant Australian achievements in this field, provide opportunities for delegates to visit local facilities, and to foster new alliances between Australian researchers with their overseas colleagues.

The conference will explore the following themes:

  • Overview of Medical Bionics Design, Development and Commercialisation
  • The Electrode-Tissue Interface: Smart Materials & Drug Delivery Techniques
  • Bioelectronics: Neuromodulation of Visceral Nerves for Therapeutic Intervention
  • Bionic Hearing: Improved Hearing Technology
  • Bionic Vision: Retinal Prosthesis
  • Bionic Vision: Retinal and CNS Prosthesis 2
  • Neurobionics: Neural Interfaces for the CNS - Recording Technologies
  • Neurobionics: Neural Interfaces for the CNS – Neuromodulation
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Blue Sky Research

One of the most distinct aspects of this meeting will be the great breadth of presentations; describing new and emerging disciplines that will help shape the development of medical bionics over the next two decades. Further, the meeting will provide inspiration and focus for the next generation of researchers in this field through a strong emphasis on poster presentations and networking opportunities.

The Conference will be held on campus at the University of Queensland, only minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

I warmly extend an invitation to you to join us for this exciting event.

Rob Shepherd
Director of the Bionics Institute and Conference Chair
On behalf of the Steering Committee

Important Dates

  • 18 August 2016
    Call for abstracts submission deadline
  • 22 September 2016
    Early bird registration deadline
  • 6 November 2016
    Standard registration closes
  • 20 -23 November 2016
    Medical Bionics Conference 2016


Steering Committee

Professor Tony Burkitt, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Professor Mark Cook, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

Associate Professor Dimity Dornan, Hear & Say Centre, Brisbane

Professor Nigel Lovell, UNSW, Sydney

Professor Simon Malpas, University of Auckland, Auckland

Professor Mark Radford, Queensland Eye Institute, Brisbane

Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld, Monash University, Melbourne

Professor Rob Shepherd, Bionics Institute, Melbourne

Professor Peter Silburn, University of Queensland, Brisbane

Professor Steve Wilson, University of Queensland, Brisbane


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