Fellows Session at ESB 2017 – Important Biomaterials Science Controversies 

We are excited to announce the Fellows Session at ESB 2017! It will be held Tuesday, September 5th 12-13:30 in Voudouri Hall The topic will be Important Biomaterials Science Controversies and will feature brief talks by 5 Fellows. Each talk is based around a different current controversy in the field of biomaterials and is designed to [...]

Fellows Debate at SFB 2017

  Pictured from L to R: Michael Sefton, Jack Ricci, Fred Schoen, Joachim Kohn, David Granger, Peter Ma and Paul Santerre A very successful debate was held at the Society for Biomaterials meeting in April on the topic Clinical studies are the only true predictor of safety and efficacy for all new medical technologies. At [...]

ICF-BSE Fellows Debate Session Topic: Nanotechnology is More Hype Than Hope

ICF-BSE Fellows Session, WBC-Montreal 2016 Wednesday May 18th, 2016 16:30-18:30 “Is Nanotechnology More Hype Than Hope?” Speakers: Joelle Amedee, Antonietta Gatti, John Hunt, John Kao, Michael Sefton, Liping Tang" Moderator: Joachim Kohn The “Special Fellows Session” is organized by the International College of Fellows in Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE). Special Fellows Sessions explore pertinent [...]

ESB 2015 Fellows Session – Biomaterials education is not ready for the challenges of the future

This Fellows Session focused on the topic of biomaterials education. This is the 5th such session and the popularity of the event is ever-growing. Thank you to the speakers and the audience!   Speakers: David Grainger, Dietmar Hutmacher, Kristi Anseth, Laura Poole-Warren, Kathleen Elizabeth Tanner, Lynne Jones Moderator: Joachim Kohn

SFB 2015 Fellows Session – Is translational research more impactful than basic research?

The very popular Fellows Debate Session was held at the 2015 Society for Biomaterials meeting in Charlotte, NC. This year the topic was "Is translational research more impactful than basic research?" Two very strong teams debated this topic, but in the end the Basic Research team won. For Translational Research: David Grainger, John Kao, Michael [...]

2014 ESB Fellows Session – The Race between Engineering and Biology in Replacing Human Tissues

The Fellows' Session was held on Sunday August 31, 2014 from 1:30 - 4:45 PM Speakers: Barbara Boyan, Rui Reis, Abhay Pandit, M. Cristina Tanzi, John Kao, and David Williams Moderator: Joachim Kohn This topic focused on  the future scaffolds needed to replace human tissues. We defined the "Engineering Approach" as starting from a synthetic [...]

2012 Fellows Session – Can we regrow a human arm?

This session held at the 9th WBC in Chengdu, China This was a 3 hour long coordinated program of selected talks with audience participation. Six Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering presented scientific arguments for or against the idea that it will be possible to regrow a complete human arm within the next 20 years. The [...]

2008 Fellows Session – Utility of animal experimentation as a predictive tool for the success or failure of a medical implant in humans

At the 8th World Biomaterials Congress, in Amsterdam, a new type of session was introduced. A special fellows session featured Fellows debating a controversial topic in biomaterials, which encouraged audience participation and engaging talks. It was agreed that this session was a great success and should be replicated at future WBC meetings and meetings of [...]