Program

MAIN TRACKS

TRACK 1
Bioceramics for regenerative medicine

TRACK 2
3-D printing of bioceramics

TRACK 3
Cell-materials interaction and co-cultures

TRACK 4
Antibacterial bioceramics for smart prosthetic applications
Sponsored by Acers

TRACK 5
Nanomedicine and ceramics for cancer

TRACK 6
Drug delivery systems

TRACK 7
Hybrid ceramics for osteochondral regeneration

TRACK 8
Commemorative Session – Bioceramic and glass technology

TRACK 9
Innovative processes for 3d bioceramics

TRACK 10
Bioceramics for dental applications

TRACK 11
Ceramics in skin care and soft tissues applications

TRACK 12
Nanosafety applied to bioceramics

Click below to consult the Provisional Program, the Final Program will be available after mid-June.

SPECIAL EVENTS

PLENARY RELAY SESSIONS
For the first time, we have conceived this session involving clinicians and material scientists on the same podium. Here, highly reputed clinicians will describe relevant clinical needs in the field of TraumatologyOsteochondral diseases, Cranial reconstructionSpinal fusion and Infections in orthopedics, and will pass the baton to material scientists to discuss about effective approaches and promising solutions.

SPECIAL SESSIONS 
Will be dedicated to aspects critical in the translation of bioceramics to clinics and market such as: Regulatory Aspects & Certification, and Tech Transfer: overcoming the “Valley of Death”.

RESEARCH IDEAS FOR THE MARKET
Competition of Innovative ideas in the field of ceramics for medicine, and related issues on biotechnology and biomedicine. This Competition aims to encourage talent Young Researchers towards “research ideas at the frontiers of Knowledge” and/or to identify collaborative routes with business and local communities on innovative projects dealing with materials for medicine.

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS

Maurilio Marcacci
Humanitas Research Institute, Italy: The role of biomechanics and biology on regenerative medicine
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Franco Servadei
President of the World Federation of Neurological Societies, Humanitas Research Institute, Italy
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Yasuhiko Tabata
University of Kyoto, Japan: Regenerative Biomaterials of Drug Delivery Systems for Advanced Medical Therapy and Research
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Livia Visai
University of Pavia, Italy, Therapeutic Nanotechnology for Bone Infection Treatment: the past, the present and the future
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Hala Zreiqat
University of Sidney, Australia: Ceramics beyond the Coffee Mug
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CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Simeon Agathopoulos
University of Ioannina, Greece

Matthias Ahlhelm
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany

Marco Alini
AO Foundation

Iulian Antoniac
Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania

Conrado Aparicio
Universitat International de Catalunya, Spain  

Giovanni Barbanti-Brodano
Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy 

Bikramjit Basu
Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India

Marc Bohner
RMS Foundation, Switzerland

Chiara Vitale Brovarone
Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Ilaria Cacciotti
University of Rome Niccolò Cusano, Italy

Jiang Chang
Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China 

Cyril D’Arros
Biomatlante

Guy Daculsi
University of Nantes, France

Tatiana da Ros
University of Trieste, Italy        

Christophe Drouet
University of Toulouse, France        

Paul Ducheyne
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Ahmed El-Ghannam
University of North Carolina, USA

Cyril d’Arros
Biomatlante, France

Silvia Farè
Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Maria-Pau Ginebra
Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain
 

Jaime Gomez-Morales
IACT-UGR-CSIC, Spain

Michele Iafisco
ISTEC-CNR, Italy

Toni Ibrahim
Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Italy

Julian Jones
Imperial College, UK

Masakazu Kawashita
University of Tokyo, Japan        

Christine Knabe
Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

Elizaveta Kon
Humanitas Research Institute, Italy  

Marie Lasgorceix
Universitè Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France   

Sander Leeuwenburgh
Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Feng-Huei Lin
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Janis Locs
Riga Technical University, Latvia      

Roger Narayan
University of North Carolina, USA       

Paola Palmero
Polytechnic of Turin, Italy

Silvia Panseri
ISTEC-CNR, Italy    

Robert Pullar
University Ca’ Foscari, Italy

Julietta Rau
ISM-CNR

Jens Tartsch
President of the European Society for Ceramic Implantology, Switzerland

Roberto Toni
University of Bologna, Italy