Upcoming Events for 2013
|15 August 2013|
2013 Bill Wheeler Symposium
Leon Kane-Maguire Theatre, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, North Wollongong
Bill Wheeler was a very active member of the Illawarra community who took a keen interest in new bionics research at the University of Wollongong.
The annual Bill Wheeler Award offers $2000 of community-raised funds to a UOW PhD student involved in Bionics research of significance to the wider community, to be used for undertaking collaborative work and to deliver a presentation at a relevant conference.
The award will be presented by Bill’s wife, former Kiama Councillor Lexie Wheeler.
Speakers for the Symposium include:
Download an invitation here.
Your donations will help get our students into internationally acclaimed labs and accelerate our progress.
For more information on donating to the Bill Wheeler Award fund, please email Karla Peacock at UOW or phone 02 4221 3127.
|15 August 2013|
IPRI / ACES Community Open Day
Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong
Take a look at the ground-breaking research into materials, energy and bionics aided by 3D printing with a tour of the state-of-the-art labs at the University of Wollongong Intelligent Polymer Research Institute.
The lab tours will be held in conjunction with the annual Bill Wheeler Symposium (listed above).
Email Karla Peacock or phone 02 4221 3127 to register for a lab tour.
3 May 2013
2013 AdBioFab Melbourne Conference
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
The conference will focus on how biomaterials research and additive fabrication are converging to deliver innovative solutions for new medical technologies.
These will reduce technical development time and costs. AdBioFab brings together clinicians, business strategists, technologists and researchers and should also be of interest to investors and policy makers.
The combination of nanomaterials science, high-speed data communications and additive manufacturing represent a potentially highly disruptive transformation of medical treatments and technologies.
Transformation of this kind will bring both challenges and risks. It will lead to new businesses being created and new ways of thinking about medical treatment. Understanding policy will be critical and providing guidance to policy makers about how to adapt regulatory regimes will be extremely important.
The conference goal is to accelerate early stage medical technology development and help researchers and entrepreneurs understand how to make them investment ready.
This conference is an opportunity for anyone interested in the immediate future of medical treatment and technologies.
It will take place at St Vincent’s Hospital, where the Aikenhead Centre For Medical Discovery will be located, and will provide a hub for innovative medical research in Victoria over the coming years.
The conference will also mark the unveiling of a newly created additive biofabrication unit at St Vincent’s hospital, which will push forward research and development of medical bionics devices, nerve, muscle and bone regeneration as well as epilepsy detection and control.
The AdBioFab facility will enable clinicians to see first-hand the opportunities that advances in materials science and fabrication are bringing to medical science
This conference will provide networking and business development opportunities.
Register today to attend the conference.
View the conference program.
For more information on upcoming events
ACES Media and Communications Officer
Phone: +61 2 4221 4743