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Monday, 14 March 2016 14:00

CSBE/SCGAB AGM and Technical Conference in Halifax

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Dear Members,

The Canadian Society for Bioengineering will be having its technical conference and AGM 2016 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable World”.  

We have received more than 80 abstracts at this time, so thanks for your contributions! For those who haven’t yet submitted an abstract, you have until the extended deadline of March 24 to be part of this exciting conference!  We would welcome abstracts from a wide range of areas that apply to the theme “Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable World”.  Examples are: energy generation and conservation, water management, food and biosystems, nutrient management, precision engineering, environmental measurements etc. 

Important up-coming dates: Notification of abstract acceptance is April 18.  Online registration opens March 16 and will close on June 24 – this is the last date for signing up for any conference events (e.g. BBQ, Banquet), as there will be no door sales.  Author registration and early-bird deadlines are June 3.  Student poster and oral presentation submission deadline is June 17, and the deadline for submitting full papers is also June 17.

In addition to the technical sessions, the conference program includes a keynote presentation from Dr Adam Fenech (director of the Climate Lab at the University of Prince Edward Island), panel discussion on “The impact of climate change on sustainable food production: minimizing on-farm climate related risks”, and workshop on “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialization” with presenters from the Industry Liaison and Innovation office at Dalhousie and Innovacorp.  The technical tour will include a guided tour of the Bio-Environmental Engineering Center (BEEC), Aquaculture Center, and Department of Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie’s Agricultural Campus in Truro as well as visiting Perennia Bioventures and Innovation Center – a business incubator for food processing, agriculture, biotechnology and aquaculture, serving as the commercialization wing for the Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture.

For more information about the conference, please see this weblink:  https://csbe-scgab.ca/halifax2016

To submit an abstract online, please follow the instructions available on this weblink:  https://www.conftool.com/csbe-scgab2016/

To register for the conference, select on Register as participant after login:  https://www.conftool.com/csbe-scgab2016/

To make this conference a success, we need to ensure a high level of attendance.  So please spread the word amongst your colleagues and students. You can download two posters publicizing the CSBE conference that you can print and display, or send on to your contacts. Download Poster 1, Poster 2.

Also, we would welcome any sponsorship for this event.  Currently we have commitments from the Wild Blueberry Producers Association of Nova Scotia and Doug Bragg Enterprises Ltd.  Please let us know if your organization could offer sponsorship.  A sponsorship form is available on our website outlining the levels of sponsorship and how to make a donation.

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Thank you and looking forward to seeing you in Halifax!

Su-Ling Brooks, PhD PEng
Associate Professor
Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science
Dalhousie University, Halifax Nova Scotia

Co-chair of Local Arrangements Committee
CSBE/SCGAB 2016

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