Bioceramics 24

 

Bioceramics 24

 

24th Symposium and Annual Meeting of International Society for Ceramics an Medicine (ISCM)

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to Japan to attend the 24th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (Bioceramics 24), which will be held in Fukuoka from October 21-24, 2012.

Fukuoka is a cosmopolitan coastal city of 1.4 million residents, and is the largest city on the island of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. It is known as the gateway city to Asia and has a long history of economic and cultural exchanges with its Asian neighbors.

In 2010 Fukuoka was 14th in Monocle’s most livable cities index, and in 2006 was selected by Newsweek as one of the world’s 10 hottest cities. Fukuoka has a mix of traditional and modern architecture and is “one of the best places in the world to see the works of world-class contemporary architects side by side” (New York Times, September 24, 2006).

Fukuoka has important cultural and historical sites, and the island of Kyushu is known for its natural beauty and numerous hot springs. It is famous for its delicious seafood and convenient airport, which is just a 10-minute subway ride from the city centre.

We look forward to welcoming participants from countries around the world to Fukuoka in October 2012.

With Best Regards,
Presidents of Bioceramics-24

Kunio Ishikawa, Ph.D. Yukihide Iwamoto, MD, Ph.D.

http://www.bioceramics24.dent.kyushu-u.ac.jp

World Biomaterials Symposia

We are organising a symposium, n° 44 Tissue engineering for osteoradionecrosis  at the 9th World Biomaterials Congress/meeting, which is taking place in Chengdu, China from June 1 – 5, 2012. We are delighted that two of the world leaders in the field, Daniel Alam from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA  and Prof. Olivier Malard, ENT department, Nantes Hospital France, have agreed to give a keynote presentation and a lecture at this symposium.

Treatment of squamous cell carcinomas requires large therapeutic surgical bone removal in association with external radiation therapy. The surgery can be performed either before a complementary radiation therapy, or after radiation therapy, as in the case of tumor recurrence. The side-effects of surgical treatments are major aesthetic and functional disorders know as Radionecrosis.The standard surgical technique of reconstruction is the use of micro-anastomosed free-flaps. Given these risks of failure and complications, the purpose of this symposia was to propose and discuss new surgical technologies alternatives. Smart  biomaterials has been considered as an alternative to autogenous bone grafts, in association with tissue engineering technolgy. Selected speakers will cover all the solutions in development.

This symposium is aimed Given your expertise in this area, you are cordially invited to submit an abstract for this symposium. The Abstract Submission is currently open and will close on September, 30Th, 2011. To be considered, please ensure to select our symposium from the list provided during the abstract submission process.

Best wishes,

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Symposium n° 44 Tissue engineering for osteoradionecrosis

9th WBC Chengdu,China

New Century International

1 - 5 June 2012

http://www.wbc2012.com/index.html

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Deadline to submit September 30, 2011