Record number of abstracts submitted for 2019 BMES Annual Meeting

More than 3,000 abstracts were submitted for the 2019 BMES Annual Meeting, which will be held in Philadelphia this October. The 3,000+ abstracts beats the record set last year and ensures the Annual Meeting will be packed with great talks, posters, keynotes and much more.
The meeting will take place October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

“We are thrilled with the impressive number of abstracts submitted to BMES 2019 in Philadelphia!” said Alisa Morss Clyne, one of the co-chairs for the 2019 meeting. Morss Clyne (Drexel University) is joined by Meeting Chairs Jason Burdick, University of Pennsylvania and Ruth Ochia, Temple University.

“The continued BMES meeting growth reflects the expanding interest in applying engineering principles to biological problems for the betterment of human health,” Morss Clyne continued. “It also reflects the emergence of the BMES Annual Meeting as a premier conference for innovative research across nearly 20 diverse tracks. The opportunities for learning about new fields and techniques, building new collaborations, and establishing new professional relationships are nearly endless with so many investigators at different levels and from diverse fields and institutions gathered in Philadelphia.”

The diversity of abstracts will make for a great meeting for all attendees, Burdick said.

“We encourage attendees to really explore the program once it is finalized, including through the conference app to find topics that may be of interest,” Burdick said. “The meeting may be particularly useful for students that are considering areas that they may be interested in for graduate school or for postdoctoral positions.”

Registration for the meeting will open June 12. Go to for more information.

BMES will accept REU (Undergraduate) abstracts starting on July 1. It is a great opportunity to share your summer research project findings. Visit in July to submit your abstract.

“We are working with the track chairs to put together a cohesive conference program that connects these diverse communities,” Morss Clyne said. “We hope that attendees will seek out the talks and posters that sound interesting, even if they're not specifically within their field, since often great ideas come in the most unexpected places.”