Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference 2019

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The Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference (ABEC) 2019 will be held from Sunday 17 to Wednesday 20 November 2019 at the University of Melbourne, Parkville campus, Melbourne, Australia.

ABEC is the major conference for the College of Biomedical Engineers within Engineers Australia (EA) and the Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (SMBE). EA is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With more than 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, EA is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia.

The College of Biomedical Engineers is for members of EA who work closely with medical practitioners, health-industry professional, and vehicle and safety equipment manufacturers to enhance human life.

Formed in 1960, the SMBE (Vic) Inc. membership includes engineers, company representatives, medical specialists, scientists, technicians, radiographers, nurses, research workers, students and generally, people who have an interest in the field and its contribution to the advancement of health care.

Engineers Australia’s College of Biomedical Engineers and SMBE recognise the diverse nature of the work of Biomedical Engineers and is looking to celebrate this through ABEC 2019. ABEC 2019 will bring together all branches of Biomedical Engineering into one conference to focus on the role engineering has to play in improving health care outcomes. We expect to attract some exciting speakers, and have organised social events perfect for networking and building contacts and friendships.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne.

ABEC 2019 Organising Committee


*Important Note: Accommodation availability in Melbourne CBD during the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference 2019 (ABEC 2019) dates is very limited due to a number of other large events taking place around Melbourne, such as the World Engineers Convention 2019 (WEC 2019) and another large international convention. We strongly encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible to secure your rooms. Please also be aware that public transport will be affected by the influx of visitors.  *VISIT THE ACCOMMODATION PAGE FOR OPTIONS*


Expand your conference program by attending WEC 2019!

Discover the peak convention for engineers worldwide

The World Engineers Convention 2019 will be held in Australia, the home of iconic engineering projects from the Sydney Opera House to the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric scheme. Hear national and  international speakers reflect on the legacy of engineering achievements over the past 100 years — and define the future of engineering disciplines for the next 100 years.

At this event, co-hosted by Engineers Australia and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, you’ll build networks with leaders in global engineering practice.  All while enjoying the natural beauty and quality of life for which Australia is world-renowned.

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