SFB 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition
Giving LIFE to a world of materials
April 22-25, 2009
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
To fully develop an understanding of the field of biomaterials and its incredible potential, one must develop an appreciation of its current applications, and explore technical as well as economical successes and failures. The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Society For Biomaterials will attempt to provide an in-depth exploration of current applications of biomaterials from calcium phosphate and titanium alloys, to ultra high molecular weight polyethelyne and other polymeric compounds. The program will explore in depth their successes and failures, from perspectives of medical device retrieval and implant pathology to patient satisfaction and quality of life. Furthering the insight gained on current applications, meeting attendees will have the opportunity to look to emerging technologies to evaluate which among them might hold the most promise, and where the lessons of the past might be applied to prevent the problems of the future. The Meeting’s program will intentionally highlight traditional materials; however, the Program Committee remains committed to scouting the horizon for new areas of exploration to encompass the entire spectrum of biomaterial science.