33rd SBEC 2017 Conference Details

33rd Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference 2017

March 17-19, 2017

Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront

1600 E Beach Blvd

Gulfport, MS 39501

Phone: (228) 864-4310

33rd SBEC 2017 Program/Meeting-at-a-Glance

Conference Chairs
Dr. Ham Benghuzzi
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Phone: 601-984-6324

Dr. Michelle Tucci
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Phone: 601-984-5061

Submission and Notifications Deadlines

Submission of 200-word Short Abstract:

May 7, 2016: Submission Opens (msacad.org/submissions)

November 15, 2016: Submission Closes (11 PM CST USA)

Submission of 2-Page Manuscript:

December 1, 2016: Notification of Abstract Acceptance & Invitation to Submit a two page length Paper (optional to authors/the SBEC program review committee will select limited number of abstracts to be invited to submit full-length manuscripts).

December 21, 2016: Submission of Manuscripts Closes (11 PM CST USA)

January 23, 2017: Notification of Acceptance of Full-length Manuscripts

Registration Fees*
Before February 17, 2017 ………………………………… $280
After February 17, 2017 ………………………………….. $375
For students before February 17, 2017 ………………. $190
For students after February 17, 2017 …………………. $225
*Junior faculty <3 years out from obtaining terminal degree, register as a student Location
Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront is conveniently located on highway 90 across from the beach and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The hotel is only five miles from the Gulfport Biloxi International Airport, six miles to I-10 with easy access to all three coastal counties. The hotel is just minutes away from the Mississippi Coast Convention Center, area attractions, coast casinos, entertainment and shopping venues.

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 upload your abstract in the website provided, or alternatively, e-mail a copy of your abstract to Dr. Michelle Tucci at mtucci@umc.edu or Dr. Ham Benghuzzi at hbenghuzzi@umc.edu. In your e-mail or cover letter, please identify the corresponding author with complete mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address.

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 abstracts/papers will be published in a Special Issue of The Journal of Mississippi Academy of Sciences as well as an archival book entitled Biomedical Engineering: Recent Developments that will be available at the meeting.


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