Important Biomaterials Science Controversies - Fellows Debate

A Special Session Organized by the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE)

Session Chair and Moderator:

Joachim Kohn, PhD, FBSE – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA)

Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) are elected in a worldwide competition every four years and are among the most accomplished in the field of biomaterials.  This session will feature brief talks by 5 Fellows. Each talk is based around a different current controversy in the field of biomaterials and is designed to raise questions and spark debate. This engaging session will be unique among those at ESB and we highly encourage you to attend.


Buddy Ratner, PhD, FBSE – University of Washington (USA)
Patients are dying today while biomaterials experts play nano-games with low probability of future impact

Maria Vallet-Regí, PhD, FBSE- Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Current issues regarding the use of nanocarriers for drug delivery

Thomas Webster, PhD, FBSE – Northeastern University (USA)
Industry Does Not Believe Academic/Clinical Research

Elizabeth Tanner OBE, FRSE, FREng, FBSE, MA, DPhil, PhD – University of Glasgow (UK)
Biomechanical properties of biomaterials are essential for clinical success

Dietmar Hutmacher, PhD, FBSE –Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Bioprintonomics – Can we in fact print tissue and organs or did we neglect genuinely that biology matters?

Important Dates

Online registration opens: November 1, 2016
Online abstract submission: December 1, 2016
Abstract submissions deadline: February 10, 2017
Last call for abstracts for posters only deadline: May 12, 2017
Notification to authors: May 20, 2017
Standard registration deadline: May 31, 2017


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