Bioceramics 28 – Charlotte (USA)

Dear Partners,

The International Society ofr Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM) organizes a Congress “Bioceramics 28” at Charlotte (North Carolina, USA) next October 17-21, 2016.

Further information :




Dear COST partners

Please see the following information about a conference this year on
Recent advances in nanotechnology, dedicated to biomaterials and nanomedicine.
This conference intends to initiate international projects between European laboratories and those in the basin of the Americas, including United States, Canada and the emerging countries (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina).

Second announcement CIEC 15, Lyon, 5-7 September 2016

Dear COST Partners,
Please find hereafter, the announcement from Prof. Jérôme Chevalier, for CIEC 15, in Lyon, next September 5th to 7th, 2016.

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International and local organizing Committees of CIEC15, I would like to invite you to present a contribution to the Fifteenth European Inter-Regional Conference on Ceramics – CIEC 15, that will take place in Lyon – Villeurbanne, 5-7 September 2016. Attached you’ll find the announcement for the Call of Papers.

Since 1988, CIEC conferences have been organised periodically by researchers of several European Regions (Baden-Württenberg, Catalunya, Canton de Vaud , Hainaut, Rhône Alpes, Wales, Lombardia and Piemonte). This European Conference on Ceramics Materials will cover all the scientific aspects concerning ceramics as well as processing, structural characterization, properties and industrial applications of monolithic ceramics, ceramic composites, glass and ceramic coatings. This conference promotes particularly participation of young researchers and supports initiatives of networking and European projects. This conference is opened to all the European ceramic scientists.

Thanks to the JECS Trust ( and the support of our institutions, we are glad to offer very attractive registration conditions, especially for Young Researchers (100 € registration fee, all inclusive, student speech and poster contest)

You can visit the congress website following the link :
Deadline for abstract submission : 29 February 2016

Looking forward to seeing you in Lyon !
Best regards.

Jérôme Chevalier, on behalf of the organizing committee

Flyer :
CIEC 15 flyer Second call – February 2016-300dpi

Multi-scale and multi-physics materials modeling

Dear COST partners,

Please find hereafter an announcement from Andrés Díaz Lantada, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Madrid.

“Multi-scale and multi-physics materials modeling”, which is being organized by the European Virtual Institute of Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials and the Federation of European Materials Societies and hosted in Madrid at Universidad Politécnica.

The event will cover applications of advanced materials and their modelling in areas of special relevance for the purpose of the COST Action, including applications of advanced materials in health and the design, modeling and development of knowledge-based materials for biomedical engineering and regenerative medicine.

If you or your collaborators are interested in presenting a paper in oral or poster session please send your abstract (max. 300 words) by email to me (Prof. Andres Díaz Lantada, by 16 Jan. 2016.

For registration please fill out the interactive registration form: KMM-VIN_Workshop_Madrid_2016_Programme+Registration_updated and click on the yellow Send button therein.

Your registration will be confirmed by KMM-VIN office within 24 hours.

If you don’t get a confirmation email within 24 hrs, please make a pdf copy of your registration and fax it or email it as indicated in the flyer.


Best regards to all of you

4th Call for STSMs (2016)

Dear NEWGEN partners,

I am pleased to announce the 4th call for STSMs in the framework of our COST Action NEWGEN (MP1301)!!

All needful information can be found on the dedicated webpage of our website (see

Deadline for applications : January 6th, 2016

Deadline for completion of your STSM : April 30th, 2016


A second call will be launched later in 2016.


Hope to see all of you in our next activities in 2016!







Ceramic and Glass Materials for Implants, Medical Devices and Tissue Engineering


July 28-31, 2016, Rosemont Hyatt, Chicago, IL

•         Orthopedic application
•         Dental and maxillofacial applications
•         Material needs medical devices
•         Advanced manufacturing technologies
•         Power Sources, energy harvesting, power transmission and telemetry
•         Implantable and wearable sensors


Track 1: Orthopedic application – Where are we? Where do we need to go?

Bioceramics are currently applied in high volume orthopedic applications such as bearing couples for total joint replacement, because of their high wear and scratch resistance coupled with high biocompatibility. The ceramic articulations have also shown to be a safe and proven technology. However, there is substantial room for improvement to reach their full potential and being introduced in other fields of orthopedics. Nevertheless, the design and engineering of these materials are already in progress with a focus on obtaining optimized properties which better respond to external, biologically compatible stimuli (physical, chemical, biological). Reaching this goal depends heavily on interdisciplinary contributions from material science, chemistry, physics, biology and medicine, which depend on mutually beneficial scientific exchange. The session is aimed to address the key challenges using a comprehensive approach that will embrace both bioinert and bioactive ceramics and will focus on the effect of biodegradation, engineering of material surfaces to promote osteointegration and osteosynthesis as well as mitigating bacteria biofilm formation. 

The topics of the session are:

·        New materials and bioinspired structures 
Surface modification for better cell-material interaction 
Bacteria anti-adhesion strategies 
Novel ceramic applications in orthopedics 
Clinical outcomes of bioceramics 
Mechanical properties of advanced bioceramics

Track Chair: Alessandro Alan Porporati, CeramTec GmbH, Plochingen, Germany

RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Meeting – Birmingham (UK) – January, 7 and 8 2016

Dear COST partners,

The RSC Biomaterials Chemistry Special Interest Group organises a meeting next January, 7 and 8 (2016).

Please find further information by visiting their website :

Best regards


9th Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials conference

Dear COST partners,

Dr. Ólafur E. Sigurjónsson (Óli) would like to promote the 9th Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials conference that will be held in the exotic city of Reykjavik 01.06.-03.06.2016

The registration for the SCSB 2016 conference in now open
TERMIS (  will endorse the conference so it should appear on their website and on their newsletter
Spread the word and sign up sooner then later…max 120 participants

Speakers include Professor Donald Ingber from the Wyss institute at Harvard, Professor Ivan Martin from Basel and Professor Jöns Hilborn from Uppsala

Further information : or see the attached media to this post: SCSB June 2016


Best regards.

Biomaterials 2016

The Annual Conference and Expo on Biomaterials will be held during March 14-16 2016 in London, UK. The conference intends to ground experts from various studies on Biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to put forth the holistic scientific approach to validate the existing and develop novel biomaterials for better applicability.
Website Link:
Biomaterials 2016 emphasizes on the following topics:

·         Advanced Biomaterials

·         Polymer Biomaterials

·         Dental Biomaterials

·         Properties of Biomaterials

·         Biomaterials Applications

·         Biomaterials Companies and Market Analysis

·         Biomaterials and Nanotechnology

·         Biomaterials Engineering

·         Biomaterials: Key Components

·         Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

·         Use in Therapeutic and Investigative Delivery

·         Biomaterials in Delivery Systems

·         Biomaterials in Biological Engineering

·         Biodegradable Biomaterials

·         Utility Based Biomaterials

·         Scientific Recital of Biomaterials

·         3D Printing of Biomaterials

Contact :
Vivian Elizabeth
Biomaterials 2016

Material Science Conferences

Workshop in SOFIA (BG) – October 13th and 14th, 2015

Report from Dr. A. Daskalova :

The Workshop COST MP1301: New generation biomimetic and customized implants for bone engineering, Biomaterials (design, processing, characterization, modelling) and applications to regenerative medicine, 13–14 October 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria, was organized by the Institute of Electronics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

The workshop was focused on three main topics:

  • Light –induced Micro-Nano Surface processing and Modification of biomaterials
  • New trends in design and development of scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.
  • Functionalization of biomaterials

The workshop was organised in five sessions that focused on different aspects of design, synthesis, modification, research and applications of different types of biomaterials in bone tissue engineering, each introduced by oral presentations.

The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a variety of people working in the field of regenerative medicine.

The workshop was attended by 63 participants from 21 countries. The participants were invited from research, clinical institutions and industry.

The first day was dedicated to the first two topics, where the presenters from Industry have pointed out the newest trends in generation of bio-scaffolds. Different methods for synthesis, manufacturing and printing of the biomaterials were outlined. An emphasis was put on utilization of different type of biomaterials for bone tissue engineering.

The second day proceeded with presentations from clinicians and research and at the end of the day STSM presentations have shown the recent collaborations performed in the frame of COST Action MP1301 NEWGEN. Plans for the future meeting organisation and location were discussed.