The Conferences on 'Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine' are held every year since 1990 and address both fundamentals and clinical applications of carbon, metals, polymers, ceramics and composite biomaterials.
The Topics to be covered during this Conference include:
Polish Society for Biomaterials, in cooperation with the International Society for Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials (ISBPPB) based in the US and Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics (AGH) was the organizer of the the 4th International Conference on Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials (ISBPPB 2018). The conference was held on 15th-18th July 2018, at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. The Organizing Committee was led by Prof. Jan Chłopek (Head of the Department of Biomaterials and Composites, AGH-UST) and Prof. Elżbieta Pamuła (President of the Polish Society for Biomaterials), while the ISBPPB was represented by: Prof. Gary Bowlin (The University of Memphis, USA) and Prof. Munmaya Mishra (Altria Research Center, Virginia, USA). The conference was attended by over 250 participants from 36 countries (including Poland, USA, Korea, Turkey, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, Mexico and India). The scientific program included: 4 plenary lectures, 11 keynote lectures, 86 oral presentations, 22 “Rapid Fire” presentations and 131 posters. Plenary lectures were given by: prof. Sandra Van Vlierberghe (Universiteit Gent, Belgium), prof. Andreas Lendlein (Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany), prof. Eben Alsberg (Case Western Reserve University, USA) and Prof. Joachim Kohn (The New Jersey Center for Biomaterials, Rutgers, USA). Twelve thematic sessions were dedicated to the following topics: polymers for tissue engineering, orthopaedics, cardiology, wound healing and drug delivery systems, methods of obtaining innovative polymeric implant materials, their characterization, cell and tissue reaction, clinical trials and applications. The conference delegates had also an opportunity to enjoy a special social program, including Welcome Reception, Keynote and Chairperson Dinner in a traditional Polish restaurant and Gala Dinner in “Zalesie Manor”.
Polish Society for Biomaterials was the organizer of the 27th European Conference on Biomaterials ESB 2015 - the Annual Conference of the European Sobiety for Biomaterials. This event was a huge success of the Polish scientific community working with biomaterials. The conference was held on 30th August – 3rd September 2015, at the ICE Congress Center in Krakow. It turned out to be a great event in which nearly 1000 people participated, the vast majority of whom were foreign guests from all continents. The Organizing Committee was led by Prof. Jan Chłopek and Prof. Elżbieta Pamuła. Among the invited plenary lecturers, such eminent scientists as Prof. Maria Siemionow, who made the first successful face transplantation in the United States, or the award-winning chairman of the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering, Prof. Joachim Kohn can be mentioned. In total, 8 plenary lectures, 16 "keynote" presentations, 277 oral presentations, 38 "Rapid Fire" presentations and 534 posters were presented. The conference program included 58 thematic sessions related to modern implant materials, including intelligent and antibacterial biomaterials, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, drug delivery systems, innovative solutions in the field of cancer therapy, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and circulatory system diseases, or use of stem cells. Additionally, the conference was accompanied by special sessions, during which the issues of commercialization of the results of scientific research, cooperation between science and industry, entrepreneurship of young scientists, and education in the field of biomaterials were discussed. A rich cultural program was also organized for the participants of the conference, including a concert of classical music in the St. Mary's Basilica, Keynote and Chairperson Dinner at the National Museum in the Cloth Hall and Gala Dinner at the Wieliczka Salt Mine.