Third International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues

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Third International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues

Third International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues
December 13-17, 2009
Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

http://www.icmobt.elsevier.com/

The aim of the Third International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials is to provide a forum for the discussion of the modeling and measurement of deformation and fracture behavior in biological materials and in those materials which are used to replace them in the human body. A particular theme of the conference will be how lessons learnt in the study of engineering materials can be made relevant to the study of biomaterials.

The mechanical behavior of human-body materials is a subject of great scientific interest, the understanding of which is of vital importance in many branches of medicine, from sports science to the design of medical devices. Materials such as bone, cartilage and muscle have some intriguing and unique characteristics, but nevertheless their behavior can usefully be studied using techniques developed for other load-bearing, structural materials. For example, fracture mechanics can be applied to study the growth of cracks in bone: soil mechanics modeling informs the study of biphasic soft tissue materials. Studies in biomechanics range from macroscopic to microscopic, recently including work at the nano- and cellular level such as the mechanics of individual cells and molecules such as DNA.
Topics of interest will include:

* Artificial biomaterials (for implants, prostheses etc)
* Biomimetics
* Deformation under load
* Experimental techniques
* Failure criteria
* Fracture, fatigue and creep
* Hard tissues (bone, tooth materials)
* Mechanics of cells, molecules and nanomaterials
* Mechanics of living tissue (including repair and adaptation)
* Molecular mechanics
* Soft tissues (cartilage, muscle, tendon, skin, etc)
* Stress/strain/time relationships
* Structural properties of natural materials
* Theoretical models
* Tissue engineering materials
* Wear, friction and lubrication

Language

The official language of the conference will be English

Call for Papers

Abstract submission deadline: April 24, 2009.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentation are now invited. Please submit using the online submission form by April 24, 2009. You can find instructions for authors here. This will open a pdf in a new window - you may need to install Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe, to view the file.

All abstracts will be refereed and a criterion of rejection will be lack of originality. Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 2 hours for your receipt to be returned to you.

Please note that we cannot accept abstract files in a .docx format; please submit your abstract as a .doc file

For revisions or queries regarding abstracts already submitted
If you do not receive acknowledgement for your abstract submission or you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please DO NOT RESUBMIT your abstract, as this may lead to duplication. Please email the Conference Secretariat with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

Topics of interest will include:

* Artificial biomaterials (for implants, prostheses etc)
* Biomimetics
* Deformation under load
* Experimental techniques
* Failure criteria
* Fracture, fatigue and creep
* Hard tissues (bone, tooth materials)
* Mechanics of cells, molecules and nanomaterials
* Mechanics of living tissue (including repair and adaptation)
* Molecular mechanics
* Soft tissues (cartilage, muscle, tendon, skin, etc)
* Stress/strain/time relationships
* Structural properties of natural materials
* Theoretical models
* Tissue engineering materials
* Wear, friction and lubrication