Reasons to attend WBC 2016
-Meet thousands of professionals from all sectors of the biomaterial industry around the globe converging in Montreal
-Share knowledge on the latest emerging discoveries that will be impacting our society
-Exchange with colleagues on the challenges facing the industry today
-Collaborate with leaders of various sectors
SCIENTIFIC TOPICS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM AT WBC2016
The WBC 2016 is expected to include the themes below. The scientific program will be organized around specific scientific sessions and symposia, which will be proposed by the participants and approved by the International Scientific Advisory Board. We look forward to receiving your abstracts in great numbers!
Call for Symposia: will open on September 15, 2014
New Frontier topics only; proposals for topics that are covered by the Scientific Sessions below will not be considered.
Call for Abstracts: will open on May 15, 2015
Predetermined sessions related to the main themes.
Participants decide on the specific session to submit their abstract.
The popularity of the session will dictate its staging.
INNOVATION IN FABRICATION
-Layer-by-layer deposition techniques
-Biomaterials in printing
-Electrospinning and related technologies
-Biomaterials in microdevices and microarrays
-Combinatorial approaches to biomaterial design
-Fabrication by self-assembly
-Plasma/high-energy processing of biomaterials
TISSUE ENGINEERING & REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
BIOMATERIALS FOR THERAPEUTIC AND DIOGNOSTIC DELIVERY
MECHANICS AND MODELLING IN BIOMATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
BIOMATERIALS AND HOST RESPONSE
SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS OF BIOMATERIALS
BIOMATERIALS IN CELLULAR ENGINEERING
SURFACES AND INTERFACES
Symposia: New Frontiers
Call for Symposia opens September 15, 2014
-Participant-organized scientific sessions; will be peer-reviewed based on originality, frontier-nature and keynote speaker.
-The topics are ideally the ones where (i) fundamentals are being formulated, and (ii) will be part of regular meetings in 5-10 years.
-Only New Frontier topics will be accepted. Symposia of existing themes listed under SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS above will not be considered.
-Short sessions (1.5-2 hours) intended for 'translational' activity in biomaterials science and engineering.
-Possible topics planned so far include: (i) commercialization, (ii) educational, (iii) clinical entry, (iv) high-level publication, (iv) young scientist, (v) career paths, (vi) consensus sessions.
-The intent is to create an environment to go beyond the technical aspects of biomaterials. The leader could be appointed, or a call for expressions of interest can be made.
-Scale-up and quality control
-Start-ups and new business ventures
-Pre-conference sessions focused on a series of multidisciplinary presentations for the exchange of information on specific 'creative? themes.
-Limited to 100 participants. Organizers will be arm's length individuals who are willing to secure funding.
Industrial Technical Forums
-Sessions provided to sponsors under agreement.
-Industry-led session to provide information about a particular methodology, technology etc.
-The industrial sponsor will cover the cost of the session (to be determined) and will control content under the supervision of the organizers.
Call for Symposia
SPEAK UP - SHARE YOUR VISION!
We are seeking innovative proposals for ?NEW FRONTIER? Symposia topics in fields related to biomaterials science and engineering.
Proposals will be accepted from September 15, 2014 until March 1, 2015.
The WBC 2016 will be comprised of pre-determined scientific sessions and attendee-proposed NEW FRONTIER symposia, which will collectively represent thematic areas for abstract submission. The attendee-proposed symposia will represent the frontier activity in biomaterials science and engineering, and are expected to be distinct from pre-determined scientific sessions.
Each NEW FRONTIER Symposium will highlight a breakthrough topic that is uniquely innovative and complementary to broad scientific themes of the WBC2016 (see below). NEW FRONTIER Symposia are intended to cultivate new paradigms, exploit innovative methodological approaches, and highlight fundamental questions that are being addressed, or create bridges between biomaterials and other scientific fields. By creating new path for biomaterials science and engineering, NEW FRONTIER Symposia are anticipated to be a regular feature of future national and international biomaterials meetings.
The individuals proposing the symposia are expected to chair the sessions. We will typically expect to have 2 chairs per symposia coming from different continents, although we can grant exceptions on this issue. The symposia proposals should include a brief description of the thematic area (less than 200 words) and a Keynote Speaker, who had agreed to participate in the meeting at the time of proposal submission. A short biography of the Keynote Speaker as well as the reasons for her/his selection should be provided (~200 words). The conference registration fee for the Keynote Speakers of accepted symposia will be waived off. The deadline for symposia proposals is March 1, 2015 and accepted symposia will be finalized by May 15, 2015 when the "Call for Abstracts" will be made.
The selection process for the accepted symposia is expected to be highly competitive and organizers reserve the right to ask the proposals to be consolidated if there is a significant overlap in proposed themes. As with pre-determined scientific sessions, the proposed symposia are expected to attract significant numbers of abstracts and they could be cancelled if sufficient abstracts are not received.
We look forward to receiving your symposia proposals in great numbers!
WBC2016 PRE-DETERMINED SCIENTIFIC THEMES
Innovation in Fabrication
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Biomaterials for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Delivery
Mechanics and Modeling in Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Biomaterials and Host Response
Specific Applications of Biomaterials
Biomaterials in Cellular Engineering
Surfaces and Interfaces