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The 2016 Utah Bioengineering Conference (UBEC) is the continutation of a proud tradition showcasing bioengineering research from Utah and the greater Intermountain West

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Conference Program*

*Updated 12/7* The schedule for UBEC 2016 includes a multitude of exciting and educational presentations and events.

Register for UBEC

Join us in Salt Lake City for the 2016 Utah Bionengineering Conference! Registation is free!

Submit an Abstract

Join the great tradition of UBEC by presenting your research.  Positions are available for BOTH poster and oral presentations!

Latest Annoucements

Conference Program Updated

The program for the 2016 UBEC conference has been finalized.  Due to logistics, the industry panel will not be offered this year.  The updated program can be found here, or using the the link above.

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Due to technical problems some users were having with the abstract submission portal, the abstract submission deadline has been extended to Monday, December 5th. Please see the abstract submission webpage for more information.

Dr. Chris Fox Announced as UBEC 2016 Keynote Speaker

We are honored to announce that Dr. Chris Fox will present the Keynote Address for the 2016 Utah Bioengineering Conference.  Dr. Fox is the Director of Formulations at Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) in Seattle and an Assistant Affiliate professor in the University of Washington's Department of Global Health.  At the IDRI, he has played an integral role in developing, characterizing, and manufacturing cGMP vaccine adjuvant formulations for a variety of infectious diseases, including leishmaniasis, malaria, tuberculosis, pandemic influenza, and amebiasis. He currently serves as principal investigator on a $11.9M contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a thermostable tuberculosis vaccine suitable for distribution in developing countries, involving formulation development, cGMP manufacturing, and clinical testing.  Dr. Fox obtained his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of Utah and his B.S. at Utah State University.