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The theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting is Driving Biomaterial Innovation and the Race to Translation, a nod to the NASCAR-driving rebels that will host this year’s annual meeting. In keeping with that theme, the Program Committee has developed a program which focuses on clinical translation of biomaterial research.
The meeting program will include the latest innovations in materials science; molecular and cell biology and engineering; new techniques and opportunities for translation of these findings to new or improved medical treatments; and engagement of attendees from industry and academia to accelerate the translation of research to clinical applications. Major themes will include: Biocompatibility and Immune Engineering; Biofabrication; and Multifunctional Design. For a full listing of each proposed session's scope, please "LEARN MORE".
Robert Ward, PhD
Bob Ward, a chemical engineer and well-known expert in biomedical polymer science, is Chairman of Emergence Venture Partners LLC, President and CEO of ExThera Medical, and the former President and Chief Executive of DSM Biomedical in Berkeley, California, a biomaterials and medical device...
Anthony Atala, MD
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Anthony Atala, MD, is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His current work...
Student Travel Achievement Recognitions (STARs) are self-nominating upon abstract submission. During abstract submission, students may identify up to three (3) Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to consider his/her abstract for a STAR. Student status is verified by the advisor via a letter which must be submitted along with the abstract. STAR recipients receive a certificate of their distinction, and a $250 award at the Annual Meeting.
Hotel & Lodging
SFB has selected The Westin Charlotte as our headquarters hotel for the 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition. It is located next to the Charlotte Convention Center where the conference is being held.The conference rate is $198 per night. The Westin Charlotte and the Charlotte Convention Center are only 7 miles from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.