Official update from the ScSB Organizing Committee:
The Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials annual meeting (ScSB) has been postponed to 14th-16th June 2021.

Due to the escalating situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the world and the global restrictions regarding travel and event organisation, the Organizing Committee has taken the difficult decision to postpone the Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials conference (ScSB), which was scheduled to take place in Jurmala, Latvia from 28th – 30th October 2020.

The ScSB 2021 will now take place from 14th – 16th June 2021 in Jurmala, Latvia. All accepted oral/poster presentations for ScSB 2020 will automatically be placed on the ScSB 2021 program. Detailed ScSB 2021 scientific program will be available in Spring 2021 via website: https://bbcentre.eu/.

Done so far and next steps:
81 abstracts have been accepted. Represented 19 countries: the abstract authors from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, The Netherlands, UK, Belgium, The United States of America and Turkey.
Each of the submitted abstract was independently and carefully reviewed by members of the ScSB 2021 Scientific Committee. All abstracts were assessed by the same scientific criteria.

THE TOPIC of ScSB 2021 will be dedicated to “Customized Solutions” in any kind of areas connected with biomaterials. This can be related to, e.g., in vitro and in vivo models for specific applications, chemical composition and structure of implant materials, drug delivery systems and applications in clinic.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: 
Mauro Alini, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
Simonas Grybauskas, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Vilnius University Zalgirio Hospital, Lithuania
Catherine Le Visage, Regenerative Medicine and Skeleton, RMeS, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Nantes, France
Christele Combes, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France      
Tom Coenye, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Wojciech Swieszkowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Peter Uppstu, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Cecilia Persson, Uppsala University, Sweden
My Hedhammar, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Gissur Örlygsson, Innovation Center Iceland, Iceland
Vygandas Rutkunas, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Gemma Mestres Beà, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dagnija Loča, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Kristīne Šalma-Ancāne, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Arita Dubņika, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Kristaps Rubenis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Kārlis Agris Gross, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Michael Gasik, Aalto University, Finland
Maija Dambrova, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvia
Tom Coenye, Ghent University, Belgium
Wojciech Swieszkowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Industrial Partners

Industrial partners are welcome to participate in the ScSB 2021 conference, not only through an exhibition, but also as integral contributors to our programme. We therefore welcome any potential sponsors looking to develop meaningful new relationships with researchers from across the Nordic & Baltic region and beyond to participate in ScSB 2021.

Venue

The city Jūrmala is surrounded by water from two sides - the city's southern side borders with the coasts of the Lielupe River for 30 kilometres, but the city's northern edge - with the Gulf of Riga for 26 kilometres.  Jūrmala's beach, slightly over 24 km in length, is formed of fine white silica sand, which has been brought here by the coastal stream over thousands of years. More information find here https://www.visitjurmala.lv/en/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Conference Chair  
Prof. Janis Locs
Email:  janis.locs(at)rtu.lv

Organizing committee
Vineta Vaivode
Email: vineta.vaivode(at)rtu.lv

More information will follow as the conference sign-up draws closer. As usual announcements will be made on our webpage and on our social media channels: