12th ATBF Scientific & Business Meeting 2011 DATE AND VENUE ANNOUNCED!

Dates: Tuesday 10 May - Friday 13 May 2011

Venue: Novotel on Collins (270 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000)

Dear Colleague,

As tissue and cell bankers our challenges are many and varied. With updated regulation comes change to nearly every aspect of our organisations and the way in which we operate. There are many issues that interest all of those involved in tissue and cell banking activities. The Australasian Tissue and Biotherapeutics Forum, as the peak body of the tissue & cell banking industry, provides a forum for gathering together, networking, sharing thoughts and discussion with ongoing personal professional development via the 12th Annual ATBF Meeting which on 10-13th May 2011 will take place in Melbourne.

The venue for 2011 will be the Novotel on Collins in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Melbourne is arguably Australia’s cultural capital. Melbourne is a city of world-class events, food and wine, and a fabulous arts
scene, not to mention shopping. The conference venue is situated in iconic Collins St, hosting designer boutiques and cafes, exuding style and glamour.

The meeting organising committee has put together a scientific program covering a wide variety of topics which challenge us today. The program has been designed to flow through from donor selection and the collaboration with the nationwide donor networks, to the recipients of tissues and cellular therapies and our future, with as much in between as possible. Key national and international speakers have been invited and have confirmed attendance as recognised leaders in their fields to both present and participate in group discussions and workshops enabling the exchange of knowledge and to improve our future outcomes.

A preliminary program and registration process can already be accessed at the ATBF web site (including “early bird” discounts and Hotel reservation information at special rates). A more detailed scientific and social program will be available by mid-March 2011.

Poster and short oral presentations are invited and prizes will be given for Best Poster and Best Short Oral Presentation.

The Organizing Committee wishes to welcome you to Melbourne in 2011. Make best use of the early bird registration and join us in our great city for a special time together!

Best regards,
Organizing Committee
ATBF Annual Meeting – Melbourne 2011

Please download the Registration Form and Submission of Abstract for 2011 ATBF meeting for more details.

Conference Program