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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".

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Featured Speaker

Stuart Cooper, PhD

The Ohio State University

My research on Polyurethane block polymers and other multiphase thermoplastic elastomers seeks a fundamental understanding of these system's morphology and physical properties. Small angle x-ray scattering is used to determine domain size, shape and degree of phase separation in order to...

Jack Lemons, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Graduate student training and professional development have always been near and dear to Jack's heart. Over his more than 40-year academic career, almost all of it at UAB, Dr. Lemons has been committed to student training and graduate education. Some highlights of his contributions include...

Charlotte, NC

As the largest city in North Carolina, Charlotte has so much to see and enjoy. The theme of this year's meeting Driving Innovation and the Race to Translation is a tribute to the city's rich auto racing history. This thrilling sport is immortalized at the easily accessible Nascar Hall of Fame. If you are looking to enjoy some thrills yourself, the Carowinds Amusement Park is located less than 13 miles away from the Charlotte Convention Center and hosts a range of rides and games for all ages. 

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STAR Awards

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.

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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.

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Submitted on Fri, 2014-04-11 10:56

SFB Business Plan Competition:  Students and post docs: Medical technology requires more than just laboratory results to become a reality. Do you believe that your biomaterials-based research innovation has the potential to succeed in the medical device industry? Put your skills to the test in this unique session designed to challenge you to consider the commercialization...

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Exhibitors & Supporters

Driving innovation on the cutting edge of biomaterials science requires an extraordinary combination of people from a variety of disciplines.  Clinicians, researchers, and students from medical device manufacturers, academic research labs, and operating rooms across the country and around the world will convene in Charlotte to discuss their latest research, form new collaborations, and be inspired by the work of their peers.  This interdisciplinary gathering is a critical pathway to identifying issues with current technologies, and for translating academic research to clinical practice. The Society For Biomaterials is expected to host 1,400 of the nations leading experts in biomaterials science. 

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  • American Elements: global manufacturer of biomaterials, biocompatible  alloys & ceramics, coatings, nanoparticles & pharmaceutical chemicals