Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomaterials ( DGBM)

Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biomaterialien
22–24 October 2020 • Stuttgart, Germany

Annual Meeting of the German Society for Biomaterials ( DGBM)

Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biomaterialien
22–24 October 2020 • Stuttgart, Germany

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Welcome note

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is an honor and a pleasure for me to invite you to the 2020 annual conference of the German Society for Biomaterials in Stuttgart. The venue of the conference will be the "Haus der Wirtschaft", a more than 120 year old building in the center of the city, which also allows you to discover the beautiful city of Stuttgart, its parks, forests and vineyards as well as spectacular views on the city from the hills around.

We will meet in the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg which is not only the European heart of the medical device industry with centers like Tuttlingen and Hechingen but has also achieved a dominant role in biotechnology with research centers and numerous startups as well as established companies around the Universities of Tübingen, Heidelberg and Freiburg. This offers the opportunity to combine technical, material and pharmaceutical aspects of medical sciences and this combination is also a challenge for our Biomaterials Community. Functionalization is currently one of the major goals of improving biomaterials. This covers several areas: better "communication" of devices with the surrounding tissue, enabling and guiding regeneration and immunological processes, avoiding infections as well as many other aspects. We have therefore chosen these themes for the topics of this year's conference.

Finally our efforts and achievements should result in new and better treatments and products for patients. We will therefore place particular emphasis on translational aspects and encourage physicians and medical scientists as well as companies to report on medical needs and successful translations into the clinic.

Biomedical sciences have always been very international and we commonly work together with colleagues all over the world. So we will keep this new tradition of our society to invite all of you to come to Germany and discuss with us latest developments. Therefore the conference language will be English.

We are looking forward meeting you all in Stuttgart this October

Best regards,
Michael Doser