35th SBEC 2019 35th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2019 February 22-24, 2019 Thad Cochran Center University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS 39406 Program Chair Dr. Amol Janorkar University of Mississippi Medical Center Phone: 601-984-6170 firstname.lastname@example.org Program Co-Chairs Dr. Ibrahim Farah Jackson State University Phone: 601- email@example.com Dr. Pradip Biswas Tougaloo College Phone: 601-977-7788 firstname.lastname@example.org Submission and Notifications Deadlines Abstract Submission will open on August 1, 2018 (If you have not heard back from us, regarding your abstract- please email email@example.com) Paper Submission is now open and will close on January 5th, 2019 (11:59 PM EST USA). See paper template link below. SBEC 2019 Program To register for the conference, please click here- the link under conference registration below. You will be taken to Oxford Abstracts where you will need to register an account if you have not already done so for abstract submission. Once registered, log in to your account and follow the prompts. August 1, 2018: Abstract submission opens November 1, 2018: Abstract submission closes November 22, 2018: Notification of Abstract Acceptance & Invitation to Submit a 4 page Paper (optional to authors/the SBEC program review committee will review all submitted full-length manuscripts). January 5, 2019: Submission of Manuscripts Closes (11:59 PM EST USA) January 15, 2019: Notification of Acceptance of Full-length Manuscripts Registration Fees* Registration Fees (https://sbec18.org) Before January 20, 2019 After/Onsite January 20, 2019 Investigators registration fee for SBEC $280 $375 Student registration fee for SBEC $190 $225 Companion Fee $150 $150 Combined regular registration fee for SBEC and discounted MAS* meetings $360 $470 Combined student registration fee for SBEC and discounted MAS* meetings $220 $275 Combined regular registration fee for SBEC and discounted MAS* life members $330 $440 *MAS registration included complementary one year membership If you are attending both the MAS and the SBEC and need a combined MAS/SBEC invoice please email firstname.lastname@example.org Registration is now open and can be accessed by clicking the link below https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/245/delegate-registration Abstract Format Title in capital bold letters, centered in size 14. Author(s) and Affiliation(s) with complete mailing address, centered in size 12. Body of the abstract (limited a maximum of 18 lines only), single spaced, text only (no figures, photographs or tables) should be typed in size 12 font using Microsoft Word. It should be right and left justified and fit on 8 ½ x 11-inch paper with one inch margins. The preferred way is to submit your abstract via the website. You can also e-mail a copy of your abstract to Dr. Michelle Tucci at email@example.com or Dr. Ham Benghuzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your e-mail or cover letter, please identify the corresponding author with complete mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address and indicate if you are a graduate student (MS, PhD). resident or fellow. Peer Review Criteria for SBEC Papers Abstracts and manuscripts submitted to the SBEC are subject to a series of steps, which lead to the acceptance of manuscripts for publication or rejection. The abstracts submitted to SBEC are sorted into different categories by an organizational committee. Then the conference chairs appoint appropriate reviewers for the abstracts from the program committee as well as experts in those specified disciplines. The senior authors of the accepted abstracts are notified and 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 full-length manuscript, the conference chair assigns at least four reviewers for each paper to evaluate the originality and novelty of the research (Scores: 1=Rejection, 2= Modification by Program Committee, 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 /papers will be published in a Vol 55 (1) Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation. The abstracts will be published in an archival book entitled Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments that will be available at the meeting.