This symposium is designed to advance the use of biologic scaffolds for regenerative medicine and all general surgery applications via a series of objective presentations describing the potential benefits and risks associated with the use of such materials, factors that affect performance, and the clinical applications that may benefit most from their use. Topics range from the most basic science of scaffold remodeling at the molecular level through the preclinical and clinical level. It is not the intent of this symposium to discuss only the beneficial aspects of biologic scaffolds, but just as importantly to identify the problem areas, develop strategies for solving these problems, and hopefully initiate collaborations among basic scientists and clinicians in attendance at the meeting. Our feedback from previous symposia (this is a bi-annual event) consistently identifies the equal mix of clinicians and basic scientists as the most beneficial and rewarding aspect of the meeting.
The Symposium Committee will not provide meeting materials on flash drives in 2016. Please use the links to access the full and up-to-date: mini program, oral presentation abstracts, and poster session abstracts. All files may be printed or downloaded to your computer.
Follow this link and click on our April 28, 2016 symposium listing to complete your registration form and upload payment by credit card.
Registration includes all scientific sessions, Thursday evening registration reception, Friday breakfast/lunch, Friday evening poster session reception, Saturday breakfast/lunch, and all continuous breaks. Dinners are “on your own”. This symposium will sell out so please register early!
Early Registration Fee (thru February 29th, 2016)
On-site Registration Fee
(after April 1st, 2016)
**TERMIS Rate/***SFB Rate
* Trainee Rate includes Undergraduate Students, Predoctoral Fellows, and Postdoctoral Fellows
** Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
*** Society for Biomaterials (SFB)
The formal poster session and evening wine reception will be held on Friday, April 29 between 6:00 – 7:30 pm. All posters will remain on display throughout the 3 days of the symposium. Posters should be set up at the start of the registration reception on Thursday, April 28, which begins at 6pm on the Fairway Deck. Posters should be taken down on Saturday, April 30 during the afternoon break (3:20 – 3:45 pm). Poster boards are freestanding and are double sided, we will be arranging four posters on each board. Poster dimensions should be no larger than 4 ft. long x 4 ft. wide. Posters will be mounted with pushpins (provided).
The Silverado Resort is located near four major airports. Below are the closest airports and the approximate amount of time it takes to get to Silverado Resort from each airport.
Register by Phone (Toll Free: 800-532-0500 or 707-257-0200) and be certain to mention that you are with the “Biologic Scaffolds Regenerative Medicine” group.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS and SYMPOSIUM TOPICS – Closed
Abstracts will be considered for all topics related to the use of biologic scaffolds for tissue engineering/regenerative medicine including: fundamental concepts of cell-scaffold interactions, tissue source and processing/manufacturing methods, whole organ engineering with biologic scaffolds, pre-clinical in-vivo studies of tissue and organ reconstruction, factors that influence the host remodeling response, and results/outcomes of human clinical applications. It is anticipated that approximately 50% of the abstracts accepted for podium presentation will relate to human clinical experiences in body systems that include cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urologic, dermatologic, musculoskeletal, and the central nervous system. The remaining 50% will relate to basic science and mechanistic concepts. Abstracts will be considered for podium presentation and poster session display. BSRM is no longer accepting abstract submissions for the 2016 Symposium. The deadline and closure of the abstract submission system was December 15, 2015. Notification of abstract decision was made on January 15, 2016.
Only one abstract per author should be submitted.
Abstracts should be no longer than 3000 characters, (approximately) 500 words, and fit on 1 page.
Use Arial typeface, a black font color, and a font size of 11 points or larger. A Symbol font may be used to insert Greek letters or special characters. Use at least one-half inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right) for all pages.
Author’s names should be displayed using full first and last names. Presenting authors should be displayed with an underline. Please do not use asterisks or subscripts to designate authorship or affiliations.
As the title suggests, this symposium is focused exclusively upon the development and use of materials derived from biologic sources (as opposed to synthetic scaffolds). The subject matter includes the full spectrum of basic science including the composition, material properties, methods of preparation, determinants of the host innate immune response, and cell: matrix interactions, to the clinical applications. The program is designed to have an equal mix of basic science and clinical presentations; therefore, the audience typically consists of a mixture of clinicians and a broad range of scientists active in the field of Regenerative Medicine.
The abstract should clearly describe the nature of the research and be presented in such language as to be understood by both scientists and clinicians. The abstract should summarize the objectives of the research, the methodology employed, any important findings, and the significance of the results.
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For additional information contact:
The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Interested in one of our previous events in this symposia series?