Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE)
The honorary status of “Fellow, Biomaterials Science and Engineering” (FBSE) was established in April 1992 after the constituent biomaterials societies of the World Biomaterials Congress, now the IUS-BSE, recognized the need for the public recognition of those of their members who have gained a status of excellent professional standing and high achievements in the field of biomaterials science and engineering.
Fellows are accomplished members and role models in the field of biomaterials science and engineering. Fellows are expected, through word and deed, to foster the field of biomaterials and to support its professional development as a practical and intellectual endeavour.
New Fellows are announced and recognized at World Biomaterials Congresses.
The duly nominated, approved, confirmed, and installed fellow has the right to carry the letters FBSE. These letters indicate the national recognition and international respect of his/her comprehension of professional issues and accomplishments as a scientist or engineer in the field of biomaterials science and engineering.
The fellow status is awarded for life. A Fellow has all rights and obligations of an active member of their Society.
It is expected that Fellows shall recognise individual achievements and contributions to the practice of BSE, foster professional interactions of BSE practitioners among each other, and with medical practitioners, patients, regulatory and legislative offices, and the public, promote public awareness of the profession of BSE, and promote and encourage professional and continuing education in BSE.
-Excerpt taken from the internet home of the World’s Biomaterials Societies
In performing its mission, the ICF-BSE adheres to these core initiatives:
- Facilitate the internationalization of biomaterials science education through short-term exchanges
- Support biomaterials science in developing countries
- Raise public awareness of the successes of biomaterials science
- Provide role models and exemplars of professionalism
- Create a sense of community in the international arena of biomaterials science.
The First Professional Meeting of the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2000, at Kamuela, Hawaii, in conjunction with the World Biomaterials Congress. It was there that a unanimous vote was made to formally create the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE).
The bylaws of the ICF-BSE specify its mission to provide a forum for professional discussion and interactions among all fellows on issues pertaining to international collaborations, scientific exchanges and the practice of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (BSE) within a global community of scientists.