Prof. Iulian Antoniac (Romania) Curriculum

Vice Dean of the Materials Science and Engineering FacultyUniversity POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania,

President of the Romanian Society for Biomaterials

Talk title: The Best Way to Advance Biomedical Implants: Biomaterials or Clinical Needs 

Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini Curriculum

Head, Institute of Biomaterials

Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany)

Title: Ion releasing biomaterials: overview of well-known and less common ions enhancing the biological activity and functionalities of bioactive glasses

Prof. Ilaria Cacciotti (Italy) Curriculum

Department of Engineering, INSTM RU, University of Rome Niccolò Cusano, Rome

Talk title: Innovative 3D printed scaffolds and implants for the cranio-maxillofacial sector: a functionalised and multidisciplinary approach

Dr. Dante Dallari (Italy) Curriculum

Director of the “Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery Innovative Techniques – Musculoskeletal Tissue Bank”, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy

Title: Allogeneic grafts as biomimetic materials for clinical application

Prof. Neil Davies (Cape Town, South Africa) Curriculum

Cardiovascular Research Unit at the University of Cape Town

Title: Hydrogels as engineerable systems for cardiovascular regenerative medicine

Prof. Georg Duda (Germany) Curriculum

Director of the Julius Wolff Institute for Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Regeneration, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Title: Immuno-Mechanics in Bone Defect Healing: Drive Regeneration by Employing the Immune-Structure Interface

Prof. Silvia Farè (Italy) Curriculum

Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering G. Natta, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

President of the Italian Society for Biomaterials

Talk title: Biomimetic 3D scaffold-based in vitro models for bone pathology investigation

Dott. Milena Fini (Italy) Curriculum

Scientific Director of the IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

Talk title: “In progress”

Prof. Rainer Gadow (Germany) Curriculum

Managing director, Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites (IFKB), University of Stuttgart

Director materials and process engineering, Graduate school of excellence for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering GSaME, University of Stuttgart

Talk title: Suspension Flame Sprayed Metal Doped Calcium Phosphate Coatings with Antibacterial Properties for Infection Prophylaxis

Prof. Dr. Gultekin Goller (Turkey) Curriculum

Professor in Materials Science in Istanbul Technical University, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Maslak, Istanbul

Talk title: Ceramics: Processing and Characterization for Biomaterials Applications

Prof. Carlos Roberto Grandini (Brazil) Curriculum

UNESP – Univ. Estadual Paulista, Laboratório de Anelasticidades e Biomateriais, Bauru, São Paulo

IBTN-Br – Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nanomedicine – Brazilian Branch, Bauru, São Paulo (Brazil)

Talk title: Surface modifications on novel beta Ti-based alloys for biomedical applications

Dr. Michele Iafisco ( Italy) Curriculum

Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics (ISTEC), National Research Council (CNR)

Title: Calcium phosphate nanoparticles as nanocarriers of therapeutic peptides


Prof. Gigliola Lusvardi (Italy) Curriculum 

Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Talk title: Functionalization of glasses for the design of biomaterials

Prof. Dr. Horia Manolea, MD (Romania) Curriculum

Department of Dental Materials, Vice-Dean Faculty of Dentistry, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Romania

Invited Talk: Biocompatibility assessment of bone augmentation materials

Prof. Giovanni Marletta (Italy) Curriculum

Laboratory for Molecular Surfaces and Nanotechnology, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania and CSGI, Catania (Italy)

Title: Biomolecular organization and cell behaviour at nanostructured surfaces

Prof. Horatiu Moldovan (Romania) Curriculum

Primary Doctor in Cardiovascular Surgery

“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest

Title: Biomaterials as local haemostatic agents in cardiovascular surgery

Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Moroni, FYAE Curriculum

Director MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine

Chair of Complex Tissue Regeneration DepartmentProfessor in Biofabrication for Regenerative Medicine 
Title: Mechanically-instructive Scaffolds to Steer Tissue Regeneration: Merging Mechaniobiology with Biofabrication

Prof. J. Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Curriculum

3B’s research group, University of Minho, Portugal

Title: Advances in natural-based biomaterials and bioinks for Biofabrication of Complex Tissues

Dr. Simone Sprio (Italy) Curriculum

Bioceramics and Bio-hybrid Composites GroupNational Research Council – , Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, ISTEC-CNR, Faenza

Talk title: “Physico-chemical and structural features of calcium phosphates, relevant for inherent osteogenic and antibacterial properties”

Prof. Ketul C. Popat, Ph.D. (Fort Collins, USA) Curriculum

Biomaterials and Surface Micro/Nano-engineering Laboratory,

Department of Mechanical Engineering/School of Biomedical Engineering/School of Advances Materials Discovery,

Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO, USA

Title: Biomimetic Surface Engineering of Materials for Orthopedic and Cardiovascular Implants

Prof. Dr. Saceleanu Vicentiu MD, PH.D (Romania)

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery,

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Head of Neurosurgery Department County Hospital Sibiu, Romania

Title: Brain IT – Brain Revealed: innovative Technologies in Neurosurgery Study. A new approach in teaching and learning Neurosurgery

Prof. Shamil Akhmedov (Russian Federation) Curriculum

Research Institute of Cardiology of Tomsk National Research Medical Center, the Russian Academy of Science, Tomsk, Russia

Title: The potential use of nanobiotechnology in the treatment of atherosclerotic plaques

Dr. Gianluca Vadalà (Italy) Curriculum

Orthopaedics and Traumatology specialist
Assistant professor of Locomotor system diseases

Title: “In Progress”

Dr. Luuk van Dijk, PhD (Holand) Curriculum

Scientific Affairs Manager of Kuros Biosciences

Title: The importance of surface technology and immunomodulation for predictable bone formation: from benchtop tests to clinical evidence.

Prof. Franz E. Weber (Switzerland) Curriculum

University Zurich, Center for Dental Medicine, Oral Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Zurich, Switzerland

Title: 3D printed ceramic lightweight bone substitutes with periodic minimal surface microarchitectures are highly osteoconductive

        Prof. Yufeng Zheng (China) Curriculum

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Peking University, China

Talk title: Advances in biodegradable metals for potential usage within bone