Keynote Speakers

Ika Dewi Ana, Ph.D., Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Carbonate Apatite Adjuvant Development On Different Ph And Medium: Influence Of Different Routes And Glucose On Apatite Precipitation"


Iulian Antoniac, Ph.D., University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Bioceramics Coatings For Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys

Hamed Benghuzzi, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Invited Keynote Lecture, "The Effectiveness Of Tricalcium Phosphate Delivery System To Release Potential Natural Antioxidants Using Colon, Pancreatic And Ovarian Cancer Cells As Models"

· Director, Clinical Health Sciences Program, University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA


Susmita Bose, Ph.D., Washington State University, USA
Invited Kenote Lecture, "3D Printing Of Bioceramics For Bone Tissue Engineering"


Guy Daculsi, Ph.D., Université de Nantes, France
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Bone Regenerative Medicine and Osteogenic Bioceramics"

· Director, Recherche DRE INSERM chez Université de Nantes, France


Christophe Drouet, Ph.D., Centre Inter-universitaire de Recherche et D'Ingénierie des Matériaux, France
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Colloidal Apatite Nano Particles : Interaction With Blood Components And Enhanced Cryosurvival Of Human Red Blood Cells

Ahmed El-Ghannam, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
Invited Keynote Lecture "Bone Regenerative Medicine and Osteogenic Bioceramics"

· Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA


Paul Ducheyne, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, USA
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Bioceramics for Unique Controlled Release Concepts"

· Professor, Bioengineering, Orthopaedic Surgery Research and Biomaterials in Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA
· Director, Center for Bioactive Materials and Tissue Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Maria Pau Ginebra, Ph.D., Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Nanostructure In The Biological Performance Of Biomimetic Calcium Phosphates"

· Professor, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Kunio Ishikawa, Ph.D., Kyushu University, Japan
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Fabrication of Carbonate Apatite Based on Dissolution-Precipitation Reaction Using Precursors"

· Professor, Department of Dental Science, Kyushu University, Japan

Iain McKillop, Ph.D., Carolinas Health System, USA
Invited Keynote Lecture "Bioceramic Nanoscaffolds As Drug Delivery Systems In Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Hcc)"

  • Director of Research, Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA

Miho Nakamura, Ph.D.Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Invited Keynote Lecture"
Osteocyte-Mediated Osteoclastogenesis Stimulated By Carbonate Apatite"

  • Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

Christian Rey, Ph.D., Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France 
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Chemical Reactions Related To The Hydrated Surface Layer Of Biomimetic Nanocrystalline Apatites And Their Biological Consequences"


Anna Tampieri, Ph.D., Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali Ceramici, Italy
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Nature-inspired innovative processes to generate smart materials for nanomedicine"


Michelle Tucci, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Session Keynote, "Tissue Response To Sustained Delivery Of Demineralized Bone Matrix Proteins From Tcp Implants

Thomas Webster, Ph.D., Northeastern University, United States 
Invited Keynote Lecture, "Two Decades of Commercializing Nanoceramics for Improved Medicine"


Peter Zvara, Ph.D., University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Session Keynote, "Novel Bioceramic Urethral Bulking Agents Elicit Improved Host Tissue Response In A Rat Model


FDA Regulations for Traditional and Combination Medical Devices

Elaine Duncan, Paladin Medical, Inc., USA
President and Owner, Paladin Medical Incorporated, USA


Sherrill Macura, Ph.D., USA Food and Drug Administration, USA
Biologist/Reviewer, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, USA 

Susan Runner, D.D.S., M.A., Food and Drug Administration, USA
Director, Dental Services Branch, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, USA


Memorial for Larry Hench and Sam Hulbert

Paul Ducheyne, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, USA
Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Chairman and Chief Science and Technology Officer, Gentis, Incorporated, USA
Chairman Emeritus and Director, Orthovita, Incorporated, USA 

Julian Jones, Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK
Professor, Department of Biomaterials, Imperial College London, UK 

Other Invited Guests

Michelle Tucci, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, USA
Master of Ceremonies, Keynote Sessions for Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19

Christine Knabe-Ducheyne, Ph.D., Philipps University, Germany
Master of Ceremonies - Award Ceremony on Thursday, October 20, 2016