The Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Conference (ASBTE) was held in Lorne, Victoria 22nd – 24th April, 2014.
I presented on the relevance and importance of fungal pathogens in the design of implantable antimicrobial biomedical devices.
Highlights of the conference included presentations from researchers who are taking biomaterials from the lab into the clinic such as Dr. Ron Chatelier from Universal Biosensors and Prof. Steven Prawer form the Melbourne Materials Institute talking about development of the bionic eye.
My official duties had me presenting the awards for best poster presentations and re-election to the ASBTE committee.
The conference dinner was also a highlight and the weather in Lorne held out to make for some nice pleasant days.