Bone and the adjacent structures are fascinating tissues for many different disciplines. The bone-tec conference is bringing all these disciplines together since 2008. The beauty of bone-tec is that both clinicians and scientists are discussing together and presenting their views on scaffolds and matrices for musculoskeletal engineering, drug delivery systems, growth factors and gene therapy, cells and cell-based therapies, immune system and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, bone regeneration, cartilage, ligament and tendon engineering, regeneration of musculoskeletal interfaces, novel strategies to musculoskeletal regeneration: bioreactors and cell printing technologies, clinical applications and hurdles of clinical translation.
The first conferences of bone-tec were held in Hannover, the working place of
Dr. Karl-Heinz Schuckert, the initiator of bone-tec. In 2013, bone-tec was hosted in Singapore
(Prof. Teoh) and in 2015 in Stuttgart (Prof. Schenke-Layland).
Munich will be the host for the 2017 bone-tec conference. We plan to make again an exciting program that brings scientists and clinicians together. Cutting edge state-of-the-art translational and basic science will be presented alongside clinical studies. This will partly be presented by invited speakers from all over the world. However, we also count on your contributions. Abstracts will be scored and chosen for oral or poster presentations.
Besides the science, Munich also offers a great venue for the hours outside the conference. Munich has a roaring night-life and it is worth coming earlier or stay longer to see much of a rich cultural heritage, do shopping or go to the mountains, which are nearby. Munich can be easily reached from all over the world by plane and subsequent suburban train. In Munich itself, the underground, tram and bus network connects all important points, hotels and the conference venue.
The conference venue will be at the „Wappenhalle”.
We will keep you updated on important dates for symposium submission, abstract submission, registration deadlines etc. We hope to welcome you in Munich for
bone-tec 2017 from October 12th to 14th.
Save the date and hope to see you in Munich!
With my best regards
Martijn van Griensven
Conference chair bone-tec 2017