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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".
Len Pinchuk, PhD
Dr. Pinchuk is a world-renowned expert in the field of biomaterials and medical devices with over 80 patents in this area. His accomplishments include the invention of the nylon angioplasty balloon, which has now become the world's most popular angioplasty balloon, marketed by Cordis...
Buddy D. Ratner, PhD
University of Washington
The focus of my research is on exploiting biology and specific biological recognition mechanisms in order to develop a new generation of biomaterials for medical implants that heal naturally in the body and/or lead to the regeneration of tissue. The concept of working with biology and biological...
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.