Homage to Racquel LeGeros

It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden grief which affects the entire family Legeros, and the scientific community.
Our Friend Professor Racquel Legeros we abruptly left following a cardiac arrest January 14, 2013 in Nantes, France.
Racquel was a woman of great quality, personality recognized in the scientific world, a pioneer in the field of calcium phosphates, biomineralization, Bioceramics and calcium Phosphate Cements, and she was one of the main developers of the concept of the phosphocalcic biphasic bioceramics.
Moreover Racquel LeGeros was a sincere person and always there when we needed her. She was indeed a great scientist but above all a great person.
Racquel LeGeros was one of the founder of ISCM, the whole executive committee pays homage to the Professor Racquel Legeros.
It was a great loss.

We invite you to join us in Nantes at the ISACB 6, International symposium on Apatite and Correlative Biomaterials June 6-8 2013, a Conference in his honour, with plenary lecture dedicated to her important scientific contribution the the field.
Professor Klaas de Groot will present the career of Racquel LeGeros, and her contributions to the advancement of the Science of Calcium phosphate, Bio mineralization and Bioceramics.


Bioceramics 25

Welcome to the BIOCERAMICS 25 congress
Dear Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure for me to invite you to Romania to attend the 25th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (BIOCERAMICS25), which will be held in Bucharest from November 07-10, 2013.
Bucharest is Romania’s capital and largest city, as well as the most important industrial and commercial centre of the country. With more than 2.4 million in the urban area, Bucharest is one of the important cities in Europe and a booming city with many large infrastructure projects changing the old face of the city. Known in the past as “The Little Paris,” Bucharest has changed a lot lately, and today it has become a very interesting mix of old and new that has little to do with its initial reputation. Finding a 300 year old church near a steel-and-glass building that both sit next to a communist style building is commonplace in Bucharest. Bucharest offers some excellent attractions, and has cultivated a sophisticated, trendy, and modern sensibility that many have come to expect from a European capital.
We look forward to welcoming participants from countries around the world to Bucharest in November 2013.
With Best Regards,
President of Bioceramics-25
Iulian Antoniac, Ph.D.

International Society for Ceramics in Medicine (ISCM)
Romanian Society for Biomaterials
• UNAS [National Union of Stomatological Association]
• SOROT [Romanian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology]
• SRPDMF [Romanian Society of Maxillo-Facial Prosthodontics]
• CMDR [Romanian Dental Council]

Endorsed by
• European Society for Biomaterials (ESB)
• Biomaterials Network (www.biomat.net)
• Swiss Society for Biomaterials (SSB)
• Trans Tech Publications (Switzerland)

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.


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,


Symposium n° 44 Tissue engineering for osteoradionecrosis

9th WBC Chengdu,China

New Century International

1 – 5 June 2012


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - Deadline to submit September 30, 2011


We are pleased to invite you to the new website ISCM. 

ISCM Website has for objective to inform you about the Society and bioceramics in Medicine.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

We wish you a good time on our website,

G. Daculsi