Call for Symposia

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Call for symposia proposals

The Scientific Program Committee of WBC 2024 invites you to submit a proposal for an exciting symposium at the upcoming World Congress to be held on May 26-31 in Daegu, Republic of Korea.

The 12th World Biomaterials Congress is an opportunity to create synergy among professionals from academia, industries, research institutes, and workers worldwide in the field of biomaterials research.

A symposium provides an opportunity to share specific research issues, problems, or topics from a variety of perspectives. Here, scientific research outcomes, educational contents, case studies, alternative solutions, interpretations, or contrasting points of view on a specific subject or about a common theme may be presented.

The results of the review process of symposia proposals will be announced on April 1, 2023.
Please be advised that the scientific committee reserves the right to merge or alter the symposia proposals.

Dates to remember

  • Call for Symposia Proposal: September 15, 2022 ~ January 15, 2023 January 30, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2023
  • Abstracts Submission: April 15 ~ September 30, 2023
  • Early-bird Registration: April 30, 2023 ~ January 31, 2024

Detailed instructions

Each symposium is scheduled to be about 90 minutes in total length.
(30 min. for a Keynote speech, 60 min. for additional speakers and Q&A discussion)

Please note that the organizer should nominate one keynote speaker, chair, and co-chair of the symposia. It is also highly recommended that the organizer can recruit one or two additional invited speakers in each proposal. The organizer can serve as a chair or co-chair of the proposed session.

The organizing committee provides the keynote speaker with an honorarium (USD 500).

Session Duration: a total of 90 minutes must be allocated as follows.

  • One keynote speaker (25 minutes including questions and transition) - should be recommended by the session organizer
  • One or two invited speakers (15 minutes each including questions and transition) - can be recommended by the session organizer
  • Rest of the speakers (10 minutes including questions and transition) will be selected from the unsolicited abstract submissions
  • Upon acceptance of the symposia, the keynote and invited speakers must submit their abstracts of the presentation via the online abstract submission system
  • Nomination guideline: all speakers will be limited to a maximum of two oral podium presentations during the entire World Biomaterials Congress, and the organizer should inform any keynote or invited speaker in case they are invited to present more than two podium presentations
  • To promote greater diversity and interest in your symposium, we would prefer that the Symposium chair, co-chair, and keynote speaker are not from the same country. It is encouraged that the organizer considers diversity in all aspects (gender, geographic location, etc.).

For each proposal we ask you to provide the following:

  • Title of the proposed symposium
  • A topic category selected from the list
  • The contact details of the proposer (symposium organizer)
  • Session chair and co-chair information with contact details
  • Name of one keynote speaker with contact details
  • Name(s) of one or two invited speaker(s) with contact details- optional
  • Description of the proposed symposium (300 words or less)
  • Keywords of the proposed symposium

Please verify that in case the suggested symposium is accepted, the recommended keynote and invited speakers are willing to join WBC 2024. Symposium organizers are encouraged to actively promote their sessions during the abstract submission period.

For any inquiry, contact the congress secretariat. (

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the WBC 2024.

Tracks and Topics

  • 1. Biomaterials design Biomimetic and bioinspired materials, Composites; Hydrogels, Nano-biomaterials, Metal, Ceramic, Polymers/Supramolecular biomaterials, Stimuli-responsive (smart) materials, Textiles and fibers, Electroconductive polymers, Biodegradable materials, Self-healing materials, Nano-/Micro-structured materials, Immune-modulating biomaterials, Anti-coagulating biomaterials, Nucleic acid-based biomaterials, Anti-bacterial and anti-biofilm biomaterials
  • 2. Biomaterials processing and biofabrication Additive manufacturing, 3D printing, Bioprinting, Cell printing, Tissue printing, Organ printing, Bioink, Biomaterials for 3D&4D printing, Multiple(hybrid) fabrication processes, Electrospinning (wet-, melt-, etc.), Spraying processes, Micro/nano-patterning, Bioassembly (self-assembly), AI(ML, DL, etc.) for Biomaterials, Other novel processing techniques
  • 3. Biomaterials for theranostics Drug delivery, Molecular imaging, Gene therapy, Photothermal therapy, Gene editing, Targeted delivery, Nanomedicine, Exosome, Photodynamic therapy, Photoacoustic therapy, Magnetic hyperthermia, Injectable sensors, Micro/nano-needles, Theranostic Cells, Vaccine
  • 4. Biomaterials for tissue engineering Scaffolds, Bioreactors, Modulation of vascularization, Biomaterials for biophysical cues, Stem cells, Engineering cellular microenvironments, Regeneration, 3D printing technology, Exosome, Organoids culture, Regulation & Policy, Cell-surface interaction; Bioinspired devices, Bio-ink for 3D printing, Micro/nanosphere; Stereocomplexation
  • 5. Biomaterials characterization Biomaterials mechanical & physico-chemical characterization, Modeling of materials properties (in silico testing), Biocompatibility (in vitro, in vivo testing), Biodegradation, Bacteria/material interactions, Cell & tissue material interactions, Virus-surface interactions, Protein-surface interactions, Cell-material interfaces, Immune responses, Oxidative stress, Surface properties of biomaterials, Nanotoxicity, standardization, high-throughput assay
  • 6. Biomaterials for specific medical applications Adhesives and anti-adhesives biomaterials, Antimicrobial biomaterials, Biomaterials for cardio/Vascular tissue, Dental and maxillofacial biomaterials, Immuno-modulatory biomaterials, Wound healing, Biomaterials for urinary system, Plastic reconstruction/cosmetics, Hemostasis, Anti-cancer, Ophthalmology, Infections disease, Vaccines, Blood-brain barrier, Cerebrospinal tissue, Mucosa Transdermal, Photobiomodulation, Electroceutical Wearable Device, lipid nanoparticles for vaccine applications
  • 7. Biomaterials for in vitro (extracorporeal) analysis Biosensors and bioelectronics, Tissue models, lab-on-chip, organ-on-chip, Organ models, organoids and spheroids, Microfluidic, MEMS, Optics/Spectroscopy, Point-of-Care (POC) testing, 3D culture, Toxicology, Biomarkers, DNA chip, Microarray, Drug screening, Disease modeling, Healthcare devices
  • 8. Biomaterials for pre-clinical and clinical translation Pre-clinical evaluation of biomaterials, Clinical evaluation of biomaterials, Personalized Medicine, Neurobiology, Orthopaedics, Plastic surgery, Cardiovascular, Otorhinolaryngology, Bone, Dental biology, Cartilage, Urology, Oral surgery, Dental implant
  • 9. Biomaterials for industrial applications Wound healing materials applications, Bioprinting commercialization, Biosensor commercialization, Biodegradable materials in the industry, Diagnostic materials, Hydrogel commercialization, Bioadhesion applications, Drug delivery commercialization, Exosome engineering, Lipid particles engineering, Tissue engineering applications, Stem cell engineering, UV-blocking materials, Cosmetic skincare applications
  • 10. Biomaterials enabling technologies Biomineralization, Biological templates, Biomolecular engineering, Phage display, Cell display, Biotemplated materials, Bioinspired materials, Biomimetic materials, DNA nanotechnology, Genetically designed nanomaterials, Bio-enabled chiral materials, Bioinspired adhesives, Biomimetic biosensors, Expansion microscopy, and Soft robotics
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