Stem Cells, Bone Fixation, Repair & Regeneration
June 20-23, 2016, Convention Centre, Davos Platz, Switzerland
The hosting of this years conference abstracts was kindly sponsored by
This year's conference examined the multifunctional role of stem cells, while focussing on one of their common functions: Bone Repair. Although bone has a remarkable propensity to repair, there are a number of situations where the repair process fails. This leads to many complications both social and economic. To meet these challenges, a complete understanding of bone biology, at the molecular, cellular and mechanical level is required. Furthermore the knowledge gained must be implemented into clinically relevant applications. This conference aimed to address precisely these topics while exploring issues such as general stem cell behaviour, biomaterials and clinical approaches.
There was also be an Innovations session co-organised by the Inartis Network, finishing with a round table discussion. The outcome should be an increased understanding of the topic and a fostering of the interaction between scientists and clinicians.
This international forum continued the eCM congress series held in Davos. The limited number of participants (150) ensures clinicians, biologists, engineers and material scientists have ample opportunities for knowledge sharing in basic, translational and clinical research in addition to developments in the field. As the conferences do not have parallel sessions they permit in-depth multidisciplinary discussions about how to advance the research area.
Local Conference Organisers
Prof. Martin Stoddart
Dr. Sophie Verrier
Dr. Sybille Grad