B4. Multifunctional Bioceramics: Current and Future Therapy | The American Ceramic Society

B4. Multifunctional Bioceramics: Current and Future Therapy

Because of their unique properties, bio-ceramics are widely used in various medical fields and extensive research efforts are currently underway to better develop, for examples, surgical implants, scaffolds for cells and drug delivery to treat various diseases. Multifunctionality, or compatibility of different functions and properties, is one of the most essential subjects in the field of bio-ceramics, similarly to other materials sciences.

This symposium is designed for researchers, engineers, physicians, industrialists, inventors, veterinarians, and clinician to discuss the latest findings and advancements and share the idea and vision on this subject. Particular focus will be placed on strategic approaches to optimize and combine novel or conventional techniques, typically related to the following proposed session topics, for realizing multi-functionality as well as maximizing mono-functionality in bio-ceramics. This symposium will provide an excellent opportunity to stimulate multidisciplinary discussions and collaborations among participants worldwide.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Nanoparticles structure and applications
  • Bioactive glasses and glass-ceramics
  • Injectable bioceramics and composites
  • Biointerfaces with ceramics
  • Cell delivery and cell material interactions
  • Scaffolds for regenerative medicine
  • Clinical applications
  • 3D printing of multifunctional medical devices
  • Miho Nakamura, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan, miho.bcr@tmd.ac.jp
  • Ahmed El-Ghannam, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Hasan Uludag, University of Alberta, Canada (advisory boad)
  • Masanori Kikuchi, NIMS, Japan
  • Aldo Boccaccini, Erlangen University, Germany
  • Christine Knabe-Ducheyne, Philipps University, Germany
  • Christophe Drouet, University of Toulouse, France
  • Anna Tampieri, CNR-ISTEC, Italy
  • Marcelo Prado, Instituto Militar de Engenharia, Brazil
  • Julian Jones, Imperial College London, UK