IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2017

IKC & Regener8 Annual Conference 2017

Date: June 23, 2017 @ 9:00 AM

Location: Horizon, Leeds

The Medical Technologies IKC and Regener8 are to host a one-day conference, focussing on best practice in translating regenerative devices – a potential £1bn industry in the UK.

A conference programme will be announced in 2017, but early registration is recommended.

Call for presentation submissions

Like last year, we’re opening up a session of the conference for crowdsourced content.  This means anyone (who fulfils the criteria) can apply to present. The proposals judged the best (by the event committee) will go to a vote across the IKC-Regener8 and wider med tech community to decide who they most want to see and hear.

If your proposal is shortlisted for the vote but does not win, you may be selected to provide content as an article for the IKC-Regener8’s annual magazine, Regen, or for our websites.

Criteria for session proposals

To propose a session for the IKC-Regener8 Annual Conference the proposer/proposal must:

  • present a challenge within the scope of our Centres:

The translation of university and industry research in regenerative devices (regenerative therapies delivered as Class III medical devices) into commercial products and clinical benefits

  • show a collaborative approach to solving the challenge/project, for example, working with academia, industry, clinicians, regulatory experts, IP experts
  • include a partner (e.g. academic, industry or clinical to complement the role of the proposer)

The strongest proposals will include a mixture of perspectives in solving the challenge, e.g. clinical, industrial, academic, regulatory.

What happens to runners up?

Proposal shortlisted by our judging panel may be selected to provide content as an article for IKC-Regener8’s annual magazine, Regen, for our websites, or to present a poster at the conference

How do I submit the session proposal?

  • Download and read the FAQ document
  • Download and complete the proposal form
  • Email it back to us (med-tech@leeds.ac.uk) by Tuesday 31 January 2017
Call for poster submissions

Poster submissions are invited from researchers, developers and innovators from the IKC-Regener8 and wider regenerative medicine community.

Posters should reflect the core aim of the Medical Technologies IKC and Regener8, which is to support the translation of university and industry-based research and development in regenerative devices (including enabling and companion technologies) into commercial products and clinical benefits.  Details of the scope can be found on the IKC vision webpage.

Poster displays offer a more informal setting in which to learn about a wide variety of research, translational and clinical projects. They provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to showcase their own work and receive further recognition.


Poster abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted by email to med-tech@leeds.ac.uk. Include your title, first name, surname, institution and poster title.

Images to accompany abstracts should be supplied separately i.e. not embedded within the abstract document.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 23rd April 2017.

The acceptance of a poster submission assumes you are able to attend the conference and have registered.  As this event is free to attend and programmes including your name will be disseminated, any non-attendances will be raised with supervisors.

Posters should be no larger than A1 size. The display boards will be covered in nylon loop material and you will need to bring your own Velcro tabs to attach your display materials to the boards.

Poster presenters will be responsible for putting up and removing their posters.

You will give a 1-minute poster pitch as part of the conference programme. Many delegates have found this has increased traffic to their posters during breaks.

Presenters should make themselves available during the conference break times for networking and providing additional detail for poster viewers.

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