There are 4 conveners of this year's workshop on implantables in the military sector. Professor Katina Michael is joined by honorary Associate Professor Dr MG Michael, Dr Jai Galliot and Dr Rob Nicholls. Katina and MG are colleagues at the University of Wollongong, and Jai and Rob are presently both with the University of New South Wales. Both Jai and Michael have served in various armies and national guards and both have philosophy backgrounds. While Katina and Rob have had a lot of experience with telecommunications regulation.
This year's workshop theme was initially focused on the topic of implantables in the military sector, and broadened to be more inclusive of nanotechnology for implants and other applicatory functions such as exoskeletons. After a review of available literature on the topic of implantables for military personnel we became convinced that greater discussion was required to bring out the major issues into a public forum.