Welcome

Dear friends and colleagues,

We imagine that many of you have been wondering about the ESB 2021 Conference in this time of COVID. The good news is that we will host the 2021 Conference this year from 5th to 9th September, as a face-to-face event!!

The pandemic situation in Portugal has eased. The national 7-day incidence of 30 (as of May 26; Johns Hopkins University) is currently below the critical threshold of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Portugal is not considered a risk area. Despite some restrictions to assure safety, cafes, restaurants and shopping centres have reopened. In addition, vaccination against Coronavirus is progressing in Europe at good pace.

That is why we have decided to have a semi-hybrid Conference. This means that we are preparing a face-to-face Conference in Porto with as many live lectures and discussions (including poster sessions) as possible! Plenary, Invited and Keynote speakers that cannot attend will be live streamed into the rooms. We will have an industrial exhibition as well, although, unfortunately, no social events can be offered at this stage.

For those who cannot attend on site, there will be a platform where the presentations will be available on-demand. We will have all posters at the platform, as well as an exhibition.

If a different health situation should emerge at any time after the early registration deadline, we will change to a completely virtual conference. Also, if it becomes apparent that the majority of attendees and authors have chosen to register for virtual participation only, we will have to switch to a completely virtual conference to assure the quality of the event.

So, we encourage you all to support us and register to the face-to-face Conference!

We look forward to welcoming you at the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials! Porto loves you & you will love Porto!

On behalf of the local organizing committee,

Ana Paula Pêgo (Chair)

M. Cristina L. Martins (Co-Chair)

Pedro L. Granja (Co-Chair)

Important Dates

Deadline Early Bird Registration
15 June 2021

Registration deadline for selected abstract presenters:
before June 15, 2021
All abstracts without registration of the presenting author until June 15, 2021 have to be deleted and cannot be considered for the program planning. (Payment by the end of June is sufficient.)

ESB 2021 Abstract Submission:
Extended Deadline: 12 April 2021

Late Poster Abstract Submission:
Extended Deadline: 25 May 2021

ESB 2021 Acceptance Mail:
31 May, 2021

ESB 2021 Acceptance Mail Late Poster:
Beginning of  June, 2021

SIBB 2021 Abstract Submission for Biomechanics:
Deadline:  15 June, 2021 (no extension!)

SIBB 2021 Biomechanics Acceptance Mail:
End of June, 2021

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
Porto, Portugal

Biomechanics part:
9 Sept 2021

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Conference Status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

We plan a semi-hybrid Conference. This means that we are preparing a face-to-face Conference in Porto with as many live lectures and discussions as possible! Invited Plenary and Keynote speakers that cannot attend will be live streamed into the rooms. We will have an industrial exhibition as well. For those who cannot attend on site, there will be a platform where the presentations will be available on-demand. We will have all posters at the platform, as well as an exhibition.

If a different health situation should emerge at any time after the early registration deadline, we will change to a completely virtual conference. Also, if it becomes apparent that the majority of attendees and authors have chosen to register for virtual participation only, we will have to switch to a completely virtual conference to assure the quality of the event.

More information

Organizer

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Contact

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K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Bautzner Str. 117-119
01099 Dresden, Germany