37th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2021

NEW DATE:  December 3-5, 2021 

New Orleans, LA


KENNER, LA 70062

t: +1 504 465 1153

Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=MSYAHHH&groupCode=SBIO&arrivaldate=2021-12-02&departuredate=2021-12-05&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Deadline: November 18, 2021

Program Chair:
Dr. Kenneth Butler
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Phone: (601) 984-4939

Program Vice Chairs:
Dr. Narayan Bhattarai
North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Hwan Choi
University of Central Florida

Past Program Chair
Dr. Amol Janorkar
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Phone: 601-984-6170

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Ham Benghuzzi,
Mississippi Academy of Sciences
benghuzzi@bellsouth.net, (601) 209-1147

Dr. Shelly Tucci,
Journal Editor,
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Phone: (601) 815-1043

Submission and Notifications Deadlines

Abstract Submission will open on November  12, 2020

November 12, 2020: Submission opens for 200-word short abstract.
Please submit abstract at https://www.dropbox.com/request/IXgCW76dp7w9ZqwHVEvk

If you are having difficulty submitting the abstract please submit directly to mtucci@umc.edu or kbutler@umc.edu

June 11, 2021: Submission closes (11pm CST USA)

June 22, 2021: Notification of abstract acceptance & invitation to submit a full length paper (optional). A limited number of abstracts will be invited by SBEC program committee to submit full-length manuscripts for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Biomedical Science Instrumentation (IAE Publisher).

July 11, 2021: Submission of manuscripts closes (11pm CST USA)

August 20, 2021: Last day for Pre-Registration closes (11pm CST USA) http://register.sbec18.org/registration/

August 30, 2021: Notification of acceptance of full-length manuscripts


 Topics for Podium and Poster Presentations


(Not all-inclusive)

Biocompatibility of Devices

Biomedical Commercialization
Biomedical Education
Biomedical Ethics


Biomaterials for Cancer
Computational Bioengineering

Drug Delivery

Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acids

Medical Textiles

Tissue Engineering

Lab on a chip

/Organ on a chip

Dental Materials
Dental Mechanics
Devices and Implants

Electrical Engineering


Implantable Devices

Lasers in Medicine
Medical Imaging
Medical Robots

Mechanical Engineering

Neural Engineering



Prosthetic Devices
Rehabilitation Engineering

Science Education

Soft Tissue Mechanics


Synthetic Biology

Tissue Regeneration Rehabilitation
Optical Biosensing
3D Cell Culture Techniques

Cell Membrane Transport
Cell Mechanics

Quantitative 3D Modeling of Tissues



Peer Review Process: Abstracts and manuscripts submitted to the SBEC are subject to a series of steps, which lead to the acceptance for presentation or rejection. The abstracts submitted to SBEC are sorted into different categories by the organizing committee. The conference and program chairs appoint appropriate reviewers for the abstracts from the program committee as well as experts in the specified disciplines. Abstracts will be accepted for either a poster or an oral presentation, or declined. The senior authors of the accepted abstracts may also be invited to submit a full-length manuscript (submission of manuscripts is optional), as well as to present the findings at the annual meeting. Upon receipt of the optional, full-length manuscript, the conference chair will assign at least three reviewers for each paper to evaluate the originality and novelty of the research (Scores: 1 = Rejection, 2 = Accept after minor revisions, 3 = Acceptable, 4 = Very good paper, and 5 = Excellent work). Accepted manuscripts are considered refereed papers under the umbrella of “accept or reject”, meaning there is no communications with the authors for major revisions (minor revisions are allowed at the conference chairs discretion). All the accepted abstracts and papers will be published proceeding book entitled BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING: RECENT DEVELOPMENTS that will be available at the meeting. A limited number of abstracts will be invited by SBEC program committee to submit full-length manuscripts for publication in the peer-reviewed prestigious journal: Biomedical Science Instrumentation (IAE Publisher).

Upload papers for SBEC 2021 https://www.dropbox.com/request/8mgxNXTLhtS6AFXu2J2g

Student Awards: Top undergraduate and graduate students for podium and poster presentations will be recognized with awards (cash prizes and certificates) at the awards ceremony. In addition, overall Subrata Saha Excellence in Research Award (cash and certificate) will be given to a student who will receives the highest score regardless of category.

Registration: Registration Fee includes access to all conference events, program copy, manuscript proceeding fee, lunches, coffee breaks, snacks, and more.


Registration Fees:
Before August 20, 2021                                              After/Onsite August 20
Investigators               $290                                                                   $375
Students                       $190                                                                    $225
Companion Fee         $150                                                                   $180
Publication Fee          $  90                                                                    $   90
(IAE Publisher)


Hotel Information:
Hilton New Orleans Airport,
901 Airline Drive
Kenner, LA 70062

Rate: $119 +TAX, includes:
Complimentary continental breakfast for two (2) guests per sleeping room,
Complimentary Parking,

Complimentary WIFI in Meeting Room and Guest Rooms
Deadline to book your room: November 18, 2021
through Booking Link: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=MSYAHHH&groupCode=SBIO&arrivaldate=2021-12-02&departuredate=2021-12-05&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT:
or   t: +1-800-Hiltons (Mention SBEC group)