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Fifth International Conference On
Ethical Issues In Biomedical Engineering: April 3 - 5, 2009


Conference Site:

Polytechnic University
Five Metrotech Center
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Send 200-300 word abstract electronic and hardcopy to:

Subrata Saha, Ph.D. Conference Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue - Box 30
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Email -
Office - (718)-613-8652; Fax - (718)-270-3983

PDF of Call for Abstracts »

Polytechnic University Conference web site »

Last years program:
Fourth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering »


  • Animal Testing for Medical Devices
  • Code of Ethics for Bioengineers
  • Ethical Issues in Clinical Engineering
  • Ethical Issues in Tissue Engineering
  • Ethics of Nanobiotechnology
  • Medical Liability Reform
  • Privacy and Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Trials of Biomedical Devices & Implants
  • Ethical Issues in Biomedical Research
  • Ethical Issues in Dentistry
  • Ethics of Genetic Engineering and Cloning
  • Ethics of Stem Cell Use & Research
  • Marketing & Regulation of Implants & Device


Abstract submission deadline January 5, 2009

Notification of abstract acceptance February 5, 2009

Abstracts of all accepted papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants that will be distributed at the conference.


  Before March 1st, 2009 After March 1st, 2009
Registration Fee
One-day registration (does not include banquet)
Student registration
$ 70.00
$ 90.00
Guest Banquet Ticket
$ 50.00
$ 50.00


Keynote Speakers:

  • Joseph D. Bronzino, Ph.D. -Trinity College
  • Thomas F. Budinger, M.D., Ph.D. - University of California, Berkeley
  • William Hendee, Ph.D. - Medical College of Wisconsin

Invited Speakers:

  • Daniel Vallero, Ph.D. - Duke University
  • George Khushf, Ph.D. - University of South Carolina
  • Kenneth R. Foster, Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania
  • Wade Robison, Ph.D. - Rochester Institute of Technology

Panel Discussions:

  • Surgeon-Industry Interactions: Ethical Challenges
  • Ethics Education in Biomedical Engineering


An approximately 200-300 word single spaced abstract, text only (no figures, photographs or tables), should be typed in font size 12 using Microsoft Word. It should be right and left justified and typed on 8½ x 11-inch paper with one-inch margins. The preferred way is to E-mail your abstract, followed with a hard copy. In your cover letter please identify the corresponding author with complete mailing address, telephone number and E-mail address.

Names of additional co-sponsoring institutions and societies will be included in the final program.


Located within Renaissance Plaza, and across the street from Polytechnic University - located in MetroTech, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is 5 minutes from Manhattan and the Financial District, with 9 major subway lines all within one block. The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is the only full service hotel in Brooklyn.

A block of rooms at the Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge have been reserved at a special reduced rate of $209 per day for conference attendees during the conference.

Call for Reservations:

Toll Free: (888)-436-3759
Phone: (718)-246-7000
Fax: (718)-222-6520
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