History: International Symposium on Biomedical Materials

Sixth Symposium: Synergising Partnerships, December 14-16, 2017

The 6th International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Synergizing Partnerships was successfully held from 14-16 December 2017 at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore. Some of internationally acclaimed scientists and researchers from Pakistan and abroad who were a part of the symposium include Prof. Ihtesham-Ur- Rehman (University of Sheffield, UK), Prof. John W. Haycock (University of Sheffield, UK), Dr. Ahtasham Raza (University of Sheffield, UK), Ms. Sarah Shafat (University of Sheffield, UK), Dr. Abdul Samad Khan (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia), Prof. Louis Marty (Universite’ de Perpignan, France) Prof. George J. Dias (University of Otago, New Zealand), Dr. Shazza Rehman (University of Leeds), Prof. Amjad Parvaiz (Poole Hospital NHS Trust, UK), Prof. Jawwad A. Darr (University College London, UK), Prof. Misni Bin Misran (University of Malaya, Malaysia), notable international participants of the event.

The aims of the symposium were;

  • Developing synergy between identified stakeholders in Pakistan and beyond
  • Facilitation of industry-scientist-clinician linkages and tuning them for productivity
  • Promoting interdisciplinary research in biomedical materials
  • Involvement of the public and private sector in biomedical materials research & development
  • Adopting bio and research ethics protocols
  • Developing scientist, industrial and clinician sensitivity to regulatory affairs & ethics
  • Public engagement and knowledge dissemination
  • Developing route maps for spinning off science & technology-based companies in Pakistan The themes of ISBM 2017 included in the scientific sessions include (but not limited to);
  • Materials in Orthopedics and Clinical Dentistry
  • Skin Repair and Regeneration
  • Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
  • Cell-Based Therapies
  • Nanotechnology & Drug Delivery
  • Biomimetics and Nature Derived Biomaterials
  • Implants, Coatings and Medical Devices
  • Sensors, Biosensors and their Biomedical Applications
  • Materials for Cancer Treatment
  • Medical Devices: Ethical Aspects, Regulatory Affairs & Commercial Development
  • Science & Technology based Spin-Offs
  • Current clinical approaches related to Skeletal repair, Cardiovascular repair, Functional Neurosurgery, Skin injuries, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Cancer Treatment.