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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".
Kevin Healy, PhD
University of California at Berkeley
The Healy Laboratory focuses on the interface between biology and materials science to develop engineered systems to explore both fundamental biological phenomena and new applications in translational medicine. The group currently conducts research in the areas of: Stem Cells, Bioinspired...
Michael Yaszemski, MD, PhD
Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., investigates bone, cartilage and spinal cord regeneration using synthetic polymeric scaffolds, cells and controlled delivery of bioactive molecules. Dr. Yaszemski's Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory is equipped to perform polymer synthesis and...
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.