It is proposed that in the October 2008 ESB Council meeting bids will be considered for the years 2011, 2013, 2014 (note 2012 is World Biomaterials Congress in Chengdu, China). Applications should be sent to the Secretary of ESB (Liz Tanner) either electronically or as hard copy.
Applications should contain the following information
• Names of person(s)/Institution(s) applying to hold the Conference
• City/Town where the conference will be held
• Names of other Biomaterials Scientists/Groups in your city/country who will assist in organising the conference
• Name of Conference Centre/Hotel where conference to be held (if known)
• Year(s) for which you are applying (NB 2012, 2016 etc are World Biomaterials Conference years and thus no ESB Conference these years)
• Proposed dates for the Conference (note we normally meet in September before the University terms start in most European Universities)
• Number of rooms of what capacity for plenary/parallel sessions (actual/planned)
• Number of poster spaces available
• Types and prices of hotels available in Conference City/Town
• Costs and travel times to the Conference City/Town from the following cities: Ankara, London, Porto, Rome and Tampere. Please state if costs are via budget or scheduled airlines
• Some ideas of activities for accompanying persons
• If your country has a national Society for Biomaterials (or equivalent) please enclose a letter of support from the President (or equivalent)
Each application should be no more than 3 pages of A4 (12 point Times/Times New Roman) plus no more than 3 pages of appendices. Applications should be received by Liz Tanner by 15th October 2008.
All costs should be in euros and prices at time of application.
The cities for travel have been chosen to reflect a combination of the longest distances delegates may need to travel to the conference and various European cities. The rationale is to allow the ESB Council to estimate the costs and difficulties for the delegates (including students) to get to the meeting.
All applicants are advised to read “Guidelines for Organising ESB Conferences” which are available from Liz Tanner (E.Tanner@eng.gla.ac.uk). These notes have been complied over some years by the organisers of previous hosts of ESB Conferences, based on their experiences.
Professor Elizabeth Tanner FREng FBSE
Secretary European Society for Biomaterials
Departments of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
James Watt Building (South)
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ