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Special Symposia

Symposium 1: ESB-TERMIS joint symposium

Multifunctional biomaterials in tissue engineering & regenerative medicine

Organizers:
Dimitrios I. Zeugolis, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Ivan Martin, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Chair:
Dimitrios I. Zeugolis, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Manuela E. Gomes, University of Minho, Portugal

Invited Speakers:
Manuela E. Gomes, University of Minho, Portugal
David Eglin, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
Chiara Stüdle, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
Hector Capella-MonsonisNUI Galway, Ireland

Symposium 2: ESB-Korea joint symposium

Updates on the musculoskeletal tissue regeneration

Organizer:
Gun-Il Im, Dongguk University, Goyang, Korea

Chair:
Dong-Keun Han, Korean Institute of Science and Technology
Maria Chatzinikolaidou, University of Crete

Invited Speakers:
Dimitrios I. Zeugolis, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Soo-Hong Lee, CHA University, Seongnam-Si, Korea
Gun-Il Im, Dongguk University, Goyang, Korea

Symposium 3: ESB-JSB joint symposium

3D tissue regeneration

Organizers:
Tetsuji Yamaoka, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Japan
Takao Hanawa, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan

Chair:
Kunio Ishikawa, Kyusyu-University, Japan
Joëlle Amedee, University Bordeaux Segalen, France

Invited Speakers:
Acellular biological scaffold prepared by high pressure engineering (small diameter long blood vessel)
Tetsuji Yamaoka, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Japan

Analysis and control of bone tissue anisotropy
Takayoshi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan

Matteo Santin, University of Brighton, UK

Jorge Bártolo, University of Manchester, UK

Symposium 4: ESB-ISBF joint symposium

Biomaterials for Biofabrication

Organizers:
Ferry PW Melchels, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Lorenzo Moroni, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Chair:
Ferry PW Melchels, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Aldo Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Invited Speakers:
Aldo Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Peter Dubruel, Ghent University, Belgium
Cristina Barrias, INEB-Instituto Engenharia Biomédica/ i3S-Instituto Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Porto, Portugal

Symposium 5: ESB-China joint symposium

Biomaterials and regenerative medicine from ancient to modern times

Organizers:
Jiang Chang, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yannis Missirlis, University of Patras, Greece

Chair:
Jiang Chang, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yannis Missirlis, University of Patras, Greece

Invited Speakers:
Jiang Chang, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yannis Missirlis, University of Patras, Greece
Yubo Fan, Beihang University, Beijing, China
Hua Ai, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Symposium 6: ESB-SIB-IPCS-ISPM joint symposium

Advanced plasma processes for biomedical applications

Organizers:
Pietro Favia, University of Bari, Italy
Vittorio Colombo, University of Bologna, Italy
Lia Rimondini, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

Chair:
Pietro Favia, University of Bari, Italy
Vittorio Colombo, University of Bologna, Italy

Invited Speakers:
Tutorial (15') : Cold Plasmas for Biomedical Applications
Vittorio Colombo, University of Bologna, Italy
Pietro Favia, University of Bari, Italy

Invited Talk 1 (25') : Plasma Medicine Applications
Steffen Emmert, University Medical Center Rostock, Germany

Invited Talk 2 (25') : Plasma-Based Surface Modification Processes for Biomedical Applications
Michel Wertheimer, École Polytechnique, Montreal, Canada

Invited Talk 3 (25') : Plasma-based nano-coatings for medical devices and health
Diego Mantovani, Laval University, Canada

Invited Talk 4 (25') : Plasma strategies for treating wounds: cell delivery sheets and direct plasma
Prof. Rob Short, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Invited Talk 5 (25') : A Challenge of Plasma Activated Medium to the Medical Care
Prof. Masaru Hori, Nagoya University, Japan

Symposium 7: ESB-FEMS joint symposium

Multifunctional Biomaterials

Organizer:
Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Chair:
Nikolaos Michailidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Pamela Habibovic, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Invited Speakers:
Abhay Pandit, University in Galway, Ireland
Dominique Pioletti, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
José Carlos Rodríguez-Cabello, University of Valladolid, Spain

Symposium 8: Education and career achievement

Education in Biomaterials and career achievement

Chair:
Joëlle Amedee, University Bordeaux Segalen, France

Invited Speakers:
Abhay Pandit, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Tony Mikos, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
Nektarios Tavernarakis, Medical School, University of Crete, Greece

Symposium 9: Translational Research Symposium (TRS)

Academia-Industry clusters of research for innovation catalysis

Organizers:
Yves Bayon, Medtronic, France
Marc Bohner, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA
David Eglin, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
Dimitrios Zeugolis, National University of Ireland, Ireland

Invited Speakers:

Evonik
“Defined Biomaterial and Ingredients in Regenerative Medicine - the Evidence Paradigm”
Christian Kessler, Norbert Windhab

“Tissue Models driving Tissue Engineering Definition”
Prof. Heike Walles, Florian Groeber, Wurzburg Center for Reg Med and Cancer

“Nanoparticles or implant Device – Towards T-Cell targeted Cell-Therapy”
EU funded collaboration, Nijmegen, Oxford Evonik, Milano

Empa
“The interdisciplinary journey of a new antimicrobial coating towards the market”
Dr. Canet Acikgoz, Oerlikon Surface Solutions, LI Dr. Robin Bücher, Stryker, DE, Dr. Katharina Maniura, Empa Biointerfaces, CH

U Gent
“Innovative solid state cross-linking of hydrogel building blocks: how a beer on the annual Belgian Polymer Group Meeting opened a unique biomedical opportunity”
Peter Dubruel, the PBM group and its collaborators @ Allnex

UCL (London)
“Reimagining transcatheter heart valves”
Gaetano Burriesci, UCL London

Lucideon
“Science for Industry – Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications”
Prof. & Dr. Xiang Zhang, Lucideon and Royal Society Industry Fellow at University of Cambridge

CURAM / NUIG
“I am an academic – Do I need to work with industries?”
Dr. Dimitrios Zeugolis

Symposium 10: Tendon therapy train symposium

Engineering functional in vitro microenvironments for cell based therapies – H2020: ITN – Tendon Therapy Train Symposium

Organizers:
Dimitrios Zeugolis, National University of Ireland, Ireland

Chair:
John Skoufos, TEI of Epirus, Arta, Greece
Manuela Gomes, University of Minho, Portugal
Steven Vermeulen, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Invited Speakers:
Tendon Therapy – From Concept to Commercialisation
Yves Bayon, Medtronic, Sofradim Production, Trevoux, France

Tendon Therapy – How relevant are the small and large animal models?
Jayesh Dudhia, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK

Engineering the tendon fibroblast micro-environment by surface topographies
Steven Vermeulen, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

The influence of biophysical cues on in vitro stem cell differentiation towards tenogenic lineage
Andrea De Pieri, Proxy Biomedical, Ireland

Symposium 11: Multimodal imaging

Correlative and Multiscale Imaging of Biomaterials

Organizers/Chair:
Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, University of Manchester, UK
Bert Müller, Biomaterials Science Center (BMC), University of Basel, Switzerland

Invited Speakers:

Session 1:

Combining histology and micro computed tomography in the field of biomedical imaging
Bert Müller, Biomaterials Science Center (BMC), University of Basel, Switzerland

X-ray tomography of biological tissues: nanoscale resolution and large field views
Tim Salditt, University of Göttingen, Germany

Micromechanics and DVC of bone-biomaterial systems produced by osteoregenerative biomaterials in vivo
Marta Peña Fernández, University of Portsmouth, UK

Session 2

Characterisation of lymphatic system components for transport analysis
James Moore Jr, Imperial College London, UK

Multiscale and multimodal imaging of biomaterials and tissue material interactions
Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, University of Manchester, UK

Biologically functional nerve conduits for triggering functional nerve regeneration
Srinivas Madduri, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Symposium 12: Medical device development

Biomaterials for Implantable Medical Device Development: The Current Status

Organizer:
Ipsita Roy, University of Westminster, London, UK

Session 1: (Focus on Biomaterials, Cell-Biomaterial Interactions and Clinical Perspective)

Chair:
Lucy Di-Silvio, Kings College London, UK
Ipsita Roy, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London, UK
Jochen Salber, University Hospital Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bochum, Germany

Invited Speakers:
Conductive polymer patches for the damaged heart
Sian Harding, Imperial College London, UK

Hydrogels for 3D neural network
Hua Ye, University of Oxford, UK

Biological Evaluation of Novel Polymer-based Biomaterials Intended for Interventional and Surgical Applications-A Clinical Perspective
Jochen Salber, University Hospital (Universitätsklinikum), Germany

Natural Bacteria Derived Polymers for the development of a range of medical devices: Biodegradable Drug Eluting Stents, Cardiac Patches and Nerve conduits
Ipsita Roy, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Westminster, London, UK

Session 2: (Focus on Hybrid Biomaterials and Industrial Perspective)

Chair
Aldo Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Serena Best, University of Cambridge, UK
Xiang Zhang, Lucideon Ltd, UK

Invited Speakers:
Mesoporous bioactive glasses: attractive drug and ion delivery vehicles for medical devices
Aldo R. Boccaccini, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Biomaterials in ear prosthetics: New opportunities from 3D printing and nanotechnology
Serena Danti, Dept. of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy

Aligned nanofibrous mats based on hyaluronan and polyhydroxyalkanoates with potential application in peripheral nerve regeneration
Huerta-Angeles Gloria, Contipro a.s., Czech Republic

Biointelligent scaffolds for wound healing
Julian Dye, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK

Symposium 13: Biohybrids

Organic-inorganic hybrids in biomedical applications

Organizer:
Julian R Jones, Imperial College London, UK

Chair:
Julian R Jones, Imperial College London, UK
Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, University of Manchester, UK
Akiko Obata, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Invited speakers:
Clement Sanchez, Collège de France, France

Inorganic-organic hybrids and their biological properties
Yuki Shirosaki, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Fariba Dehghani, The University of Sydney, Australia

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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