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Meeting 2025 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Advanced Biomaterials for Biomedical Implants
Sponsorship TMS Functional Materials Division
TMS: Biomaterials Committee
Organizer(s) Tolou Shokuhfar, University of Illinois at Chicago
Fariborz Tavangarian, Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg
Vinoy Thomas, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Scope This is certainly an exciting time for the field of advanced biomaterials. With a record number of implant device surgeries, medical devices, and returning function back to those who lost it due to disease or trauma, the biomedical implant field is growing at an alarming rate — so fast, it is hard for many of us to keep up.

This symposium brings a new concept to the TMS Annual Meeting as it covers recent biomaterials and their properties that are used in the body as implants to regain the function back to damaged or diseased tissues and organs. It highlights how researchers and clinicians are pushing the envelope in tissue regeneration as well as disease prevention, detection, and treatment. It covers more traditional areas such as hip, craniofacial, and spinal implants but also pushes us in new directions such as nanomedicine and implantable nanomaterials and covers implants used for regaining functions in different organs in the body. It covers biomaterial implants that can potentially determine changes in tissue health and then respond to those changes to ensure strong healthy tissues and organs. It also emphasizes novel solutions to traditionally difficult tissue repair, such as meniscus repair and other organ tissue regeneration strategies.
Most importantly, highlights the dynamic field of nanomedicine and nanobiomaterials as it introduces new chemistries to tissue regeneration, such as nanobiomaterials, biodegradable metals and new polymers. In every aspect of tissue regeneration and nanomedicine, it critically evaluates where we are and where we need to be.

The abstracts submitted to this symposium could include any of the topics below:

1- Biomaterials for Nanostrucred Implants
2- Biomaterials for Antimicrobial Implants
3- Biomaterials for Drug-Delivery Implants
4- Biomaterials for Sensor Implants
5- Biomaterials for Injectable Implants
6- Biomaterials for Soft Tissue Implants
7- Biomaterials for Total Joint Replacement Implants (Hip, Knee, Spine, Shoulder, Elbow)
8- Biomaterials for Dental Implants
9- Biomaterials for Oral and Maxcilofacial Implants
10- Biomaterials for Excoeskeletal Implants
11- Biomaterials for Cardivasular Implants
12- Biomaterials for Pulmonary Implants
13- Biomaterials for Cuchlear Implants
14- Biomaterials for Ocular Implants
15- Biomaterilas for Liver and Kidney Implants
16- Biomaterials for Brain Implants
17- Biomaterials for Bionic Implants
18- Biomaterials for Skin Implants
19- Biomaterials for Bladder Implants
20- Biomaterials for GI Implants

Abstracts Due 07/01/2024
Proceedings Plan Planned: None Selected
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