Thank you for submitting your abstract to WBC2020. Abstract notifications have been sent and the programme is being built and will be published in March. Those who submitted late poster abstracts have received notification of acceptance at the end of February.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you at WBC in December.

WBC Organising Committee

Poster Guidelines

Posters should be produced in A0 portrait (to fit boards that will be 946mm Wide x 2340mm Height.)

Presentations

Posters and oral commmunications will be presented in a Free Session or Special Symposium topic. 

Free Session Topics:

Tissue and organ models:

  • In vitro tissue models
  • Cancer models
  • Organ-on-a-chip and microfluidics
  • Scaffold-free models and organoids

Clinical applications of biomaterials:

  • Clinical trials
  • Clinical application
  • Biomaterial-related clinical problems (wear, metal ions etc.)
  • Demands of clinicians concerning biomaterials

Biomaterials for tissue engineering applications:

  • Hydrogels for TE applications
  • 3D scaffolds for TE applications
  • Physical stimulation of TE constructs
  • Bioreactors and monitoring of TE constructs
  • Vascularisation of TE constructs

Biomaterial synthesis and characterisation:

  • Metallic biomaterials/implants
  • Biodegradable metals
  • Ceramic biomaterials
  • Calcium phosphates
  • Bioglasses silicates
  • Polymeric biomaterials
  • Biopolymeric biomaterials
  • Composites and nanocomposites
  • Fibre-based biomaterials incl. electrospinning
  • Artificial extracellular matrix
  • Stimuli-responsive biomaterials


Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing:

  • Biomaterials for extrusion printing
  • Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
  • Powder printing
  • Laser-based AM technologies
  • 3D bioprinting/biofabrication
  • Novel AM technologies and tools
  • Melt Electro Writing (MEW)
  • Biomaterials (incl. coatings) for local drug and growth factor delivery
  • Biomaterials for drug delivery
  • Biomaterials for antibiotics delivery
  • Biomaterials for growth factor delivery
  • Biomaterials for gene therapy

Biomaterials for specific medical applications:

  • Adipose tissue
  • Antibacterial
  • Bladder and urogenital tissues
  • Bone
  • Cartilage and osteochondral
  • Cardiovascular incl. heart valve
  • Craniofacial and maxillofacial
  • Dental
  • Kidney, liver and pancreas
  • Lung, bronchia and trachea
  • Materials for electric stimulation
  • Ophthalmology
  • Peripheral nerves and spinal cord
  • Skin and mucosa
  • Spinal disc
  • Tendon and ligament
  • Vascular grafts incl. stents
  • Wound healing and tissue adhesives

Biocompatibility and in vitro tests:

  • Biocompatibility
  • Biodegradation
  • Imaging
  • Surface characterisation
  • Biosensors
  • Mechanical characterisation
  • Modelling of material properties

Cell-material interactions:

  • Stem cells and cell differentiation
  • Immunomodulatory biomaterials
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • 3D cell cultivation
  • Cell/particle interactions
  • Biomaterial-related biofilms

In vivo tests and animal models:

  • Small animal models
  • Large animal models
  • Material/tissue interfaces
  • Novel technologies and tools for histology
  • In vivo imaging

Surface modifications:

  • Micro- and nanopatterning
  • Coatings

Commercialisation of biomaterials:

  • Translational research

Legal and regulatory aspects:

Special Symposia:

Tissue and organ models:

  • Antibiotic Resistance and Biomaterials
  • Biomaterials to Simulate Stem Cells 
  • Cell Niche Bioengineering
  • Drug Delivery for Global Health 
  • Drug-Eluting Scaffolds
  • Engineered Microenvironments in Disease

Clinical applications of biomaterials:

  • Biomaterials for Biomedical Imaging

Biomaterials for tissue engineering applications:

  • Biomanufacturing of Microtissues
  • Collagen, Elastin and Peptide-based Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine
  • ECM Materials for Regenerative Medicine
  • Immunomodulatory Biomaterials for Tissue Regeneration
  • Multifunctional Biomaterials
  • Textile Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration
  • Vascularisation Strategies in Tissue Engineering

Biomaterial synthesis and characterisation:

  • Aggregation-induced Emission (AIE) Biomaterials: Sensing, Imaging and Theranostic
  • Biodegradable Metals
  • Biomaterials Design via Synthetic Biology
  • Cell-instructive Materials based on Sulfated and Sulfonated Polymers
  • Composites for Biomedical Applications
  • Glycomaterials
  • Living Biomaterials
  • Multifunctional Bioadhesives
  • Silk-based Biomaterials for Therapeutic Applications
  • Smart Photonic Biomaterials
  • Supramolecular Nanomaterials


Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing:

  • 3D Printing and Biofabrication - Clinical Translation
  • 3D/4D Printing Stem Cells
  • Biofabrication for Complex 3D Tissues and Organs
  • Bioinks for Biofabrication: From Lab  to Patient
  • Bioinks for Skin and Skin Disease Modelling
  • Biomaterials for Engineering Scaffold-Free 3D Tissue

Biomaterials for specific medical applications:

  • Biofabrication for Osteochondral Tissue Regeneration
  • Biomaterials  for Trauma, Surgery and Wound Care Applications
  • Biomaterials for Cardiac Tissue Engineering
  • Biomaterials for Child and Fetal Health
  • Bioresponsive Materials for Cancer Therapy
  • Engineering Biomaterials for Neurological Applications
  • Engineering Biomaterials for Pulmonary Research
  • Ophthalmic Biomaterials
  • Regenerative Sports Medicine

Biocompatibility and in vitro tests:

  • Biotribology
  • High-Throughput Techniques for Identifying Immunomodulatory and Regenerative Biomaterials
  • Materials Immunoengineering
  • Materiobiology
  • Microporous Architecture to Guide Cell Fate
  • Nanobiomaterials and Nanotoxicity

Cell-material interactions:

  • Bio-inspired Modifications of Surfaces
  • Biomolecule Decoration for Cell Responsive Materials
  • Cell Microenvironment for Mechanobiology 
  • Enzyme-responsive biomaterials
  • Materials Chemistry and Biomaterials 

In vivo tests and animal models:


Surface modifications:

  • Biomaterials to Engineering Bio-Interfaces
  • Nanostructured Coatings for Implants
  • Regenerated Implants: Biointegration

Commercialisation of biomaterials:

  • Patient factors and clinical success

Legal and regulatory aspects:

  • Regulatory Science for the Translation of Biomaterials