The programme for the conference has now been finalised. A printed booklet will be provided in the delegate packs at the meeting.  However, some changes have already had to be incorporated so a more accurate soft copy is available using this link:

Programme Booklet

Four parallel tracks will be run in addition to the plenary and poster sessions.  The majority of submissions were primarily categorised under biomaterials and bio/tissue mechanics, followed closely by regenerative medicine and  mechanobiology.  Other disciplines include bioelectronics/neural engineering/signal processing and imaging.  The majority of systems studied across all disciplines (ranked by decreasing order of number of submissions) were musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neural, and occular.

Individual schedules for each track can be downloaded here: Track Timetables

The overall programme-at-a-glance is provided below:



Instructions to Presenting Delegates

Standard podium presentations should be timed to fit within 15 minutes.  The recommended format is 10 minutes, allowing 5 minutes for questions and the following speaker to set up at the podium.  Please go to your allocated room prior to your session to upload your presentation onto the conference PCs, which will have Microsoft PowerPoint installed.

The Early Researcher format consists of a short presentation on Friday afternoon followed by a poster session on Saturday morning.

  • Please time your short presentations to be 3 minutes.  A total of five minutes has been timetabled for each presenting author to allow one short question from the audience and the following speaker to set up at the podium.
  • A0 posters should be used for the stand-by-poster session on Saturday morning.

Initial call

A preliminary programme based on six main research themes and three physiological systems is envisaged. However, studies outside these themes and systems will be considered, e.g. respiratory or digestive systems, disease-specific themes such as cancer, and technique-specific studies such as biochemical diagnostics, etc.


Given the interfacial nature of many studies, some overlap between themes and systems is to be expected. The programme  committee will endeavour to assign studies to what they consider to be the principal themes and systems studied.  New themes may be incorporated to accommodate unexpected submission patterns that are felt to be within the scope of the conference.