Due to Covid-19, the Local Organising Committee for BioMedEng20, has decided we will not hold a large conference in 2020. We take the safety of our guests, staff and students very seriously and because it is possible that we will be advised not to hold large gatherings at the planned dates we would rather move the conference now than have continuing uncertainty about its status.

We are pleased to announce that instead we shall be hosting BioMedEng21 in Sheffield next year. We look forward to welcoming you to our city and will be in touch to confirm new dates shortly.

Please keep checking our website and social media for further updates and, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

BioMedEng21 conference has closed, thank you to all that attended! The UK’s largest gathering of Biomedical Engineers, Medical Engineers and Bioengineers was held at the University of Sheffield on the 6th – 7th September 2021. The conference included an exciting programme of plenary sessions, keynote talks, oral presentations, power pitches, poster presentations and workshops.

The conference programme is centred around four key tracks, Image and Signal Processing; Diagnostics, Devices and Sensors; in silico Modelling; and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. 

Within the main tracks we aim to cover all human body systems which we will broadly divide as follows:
a) Cardiovascular and Respiratory; b) Musculoskeletal; c) Neurological; d) Endocrine, Immune and other soft tissue systems. This programme should give each delegate the opportunity to broaden their knowledge across the different tracks and interests. 

Due to the uncertainties around the COVID-19 situation we have not issued a call for conference workshops, however if you have an idea for a workshop or special session that you would like to be associated with BioMedEng21 please contact us with your suggestion.

Welcome Message

from Professor Gwen Reilly, Chair of the Local Organising Committee

I am delighted to invite you to be part of BioMedEng21 in Sheffield.

Following the decision to cancel the 2020 BioMedEng conference due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am pleased to confirm that the BioMedEng21 conference will take place at the University of Sheffield from 6 – 7 September 2021.

We appreciate that there is continuing uncertainty in regards to events and travel planning. At the current time we are aiming for a hybrid event. We hope to host as many of you in Sheffield as possible, but there will also be an online option for all delegates to view the speaker sessions and to present your accepted abstract remotely, if necessary. All accepted abstracts will be made available online.

I hope you can join us in 2021 to present your research and participate in what is sure to be another stimulating and enjoyable meeting.

We will have a large number of BioMedEng science and technology themes at the conference and this is reflective of the breadth and depth of our discipline and of the scope of attendees that we can expect. This will be the thirteenth meeting in the series and follows on from the successful 2019 conference at Imperial College at which had 430 delegates from 36 UK universities, 22 international institutions and research centres, and 26 other organisations including the NHS, charities, research councils and MedTech companies.

This congress truly has become the annual event for all Bioengineers, Biomedical Engineers and Medical Engineers in the United Kingdom. I will be very pleased to welcome you to our city, known as a hub for engineering expertise and I am looking forward to showcasing all the great work we have to offer.

I look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in September 2021. Please keep up to date with further announcements by checking the conference website and following us on social media.

Professor Gwen Reilly
Chair of the Local Organising Committee.


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