2012 Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials.
Balgrist Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, May 3 2012
SSB meetings are broad in scope. Topics include all aspects of materials for surgical and medical use and their interactions with cells and tissues. Studies of tissues as materials, including their mechanical properties, are also of interest. Papers can describe research, development, lab evaluation, or results of animal and clinical studies based on biomaterials, including characterization of retrieved specimens.
Our annual meetings are open to everyone interested in biomaterials science and engineering. Attendees typically include engineers, scientists, graduate students, physicians/surgeons/dentists in practice or still in training, and everyone from industries dealing with biomaterials. Students are especially encouraged to attend and to submit both podium presentations and posters.
2012 Meeting Theme & Structure
The meeting was organized by Dominique Rothenfluh, Karin Wettstein, Bert Müller and Marc Bohner. The topic was "Biomaterials in Orthopaedic Surgery: From Bench to Bedside and back".
These keynote speakers shared the podium with biomaterials students and scientists from Switzerland and abroad, who presented 9 oral communications, 19 posters, and 12 last-minute posters. All presented oral and poster abstracts are now published in the eCM journal, the official journal of the SSB. Slightly less than 100 researchers, students, clinicians and industry representatives attended the meeting. Two awards for the best student presentations were given:
The SSB sponsors (http://ssb.biomaterials.ch/sponsorship/sponsors) and the sponsors of SSB 2012 (Balgrist hospital, Medtronic, RMS Foundation, RTI Biologics/Tutogen/Novomedics, and Synthes) are thanked for their support.