Call for abstracts

Abstract submission for the conference is only possible via the online submission platform.
Abstracts submitted via e-mail, fax or other means of communication will not be accepted.
The online abstract system will take you step by step through the submission process.
Upon completion of the submission process you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

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Abstract deadlines

ESB 2021 Abstract Submission

Extended Abstract submission deadline was Monday, April 12, 2021.
Author notifications will be sent end of May 2021.

Extended Late Poster Abstract submission deadline was was May 25, 2021.

Acceptance mails will be sent on May 31, 2021, acceptance for late Posters will be sent at the beginning of June.

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.

SIBB 2021 Abstract Submission for Biomechanics

for Oral/poster abstract submission
Deadline: 15 June, 2021 (no extension)

Contents and layout

The Scientific Committee will only accept original scientific material, which has not been published before elsewhere. However, abstracts presented at local, regional or national meetings only may be submitted. Abstracts must be complete, relevant, balanced and written in high-quality English. This will help review and selection by the Scientific Committee.

Please note the general rules for abstract submission

  • Each participant may upload up to 3 abstracts.
  • Papers can be submitted for either oral presentation or poster presentation.
  • The designated presenting author should present the abstract on-site.
  • Only abstracts from registered delegates who paid the registration fees in full will be considered for program planning and published in the abstract book.
  • Every abstract has to be assigned to one of the sub-topics of the conference – which are the terms written with a -number in the list at the end of this page. To ensure allocation to suitable reviewers please select a main topic that characterise the content of the abstract best. Additionally, you can submit 2 alternative topics (helpful for program planning) as well as 3 keywords (used for keyword index and online program).
  • Together with your abstract submission, you may apply for the Best Student Awards given to outstanding oral and poster contributions, submitted and presented by young scientists not yet having finished the PhD.


Abstracts should be formatted as follows 

  • Your submission has to be written in English.
  • Your abstract may not contain more than 5000 characters (including spaces).
  • You can upload up to 2 figures/images to your abstract.
  • You have to select a main topic to your abstract which characterise the content of the abstract best (to be used for allocation of reviewers to the abstract). Additionally, you can select 2 alternative topics.
  • The abstract should state the purpose, methods and results of the study.
  • You have to define 3 key words that will be used for search purposes in the abstract book and online program.
  • Please ensure complete listing and correct order of all (co-)authors, correct formatting and grammar. Accepted abstracts will be printed and published as they have been submitted. After the submission deadline, changes will not be possible anymore.

All papers will be evaluated with regard to their suitability for the conference, originality, and technical soundness by external reviewers.

The Program Committee reserves the right to reorient oral-presentation papers to poster presentation and vice versa, to obtain the most suitable presentation format.

Registration rule for all accepted papers

Please note that each paper shall be accompanied by at least one full conference registration (i.e., two speaker registrations are needed for two accepted papers, e.g. from the main author or a co-author of the paper). In case of no registration and payment of the presenting author, the paper will be deleted from the abstract book afterwards (despite full payment).

Topic for SIBB 2021 Biomechanics submission

Biomechanics in sports and in Biomedicine

Topics and keywords for ESB 2021 submission

A Additive manufacturing (AM)
A-01 3D and 4D (bio)printing
A-02 Biofabrication
A-03 Bioinks
A-04 Electrospinning
A-05 Laser-based AM technologies
A-06 Novel AM technologies and tools
A-07 Powder printing

B Biomaterials characterization
B-01 Biocompatibility
B-02 Biodegradation
B-03 Hemocompatibility
B-04 Imaging
B-05 In silico testing
B-06 In vitro testing
B-07 In vivo testing
B-08 Mechanical characterisation
B-09 Modelling of material properties

C Biomaterials development
C-01 Biodegradable
C-02 Carbon
C-03 Ceramics
C-04 Composites
C-05 Decellularized extracellular matrix
C-06 Hydrogels
C-07 Immunomodulatory
C-08 Mechanomodulatory
C-09 Metals
C-10 Natural biomaterials
C-11 Nucleic acid-based
C-12 Peptide-based
C-13 Polymers
C-14 Porous
C-15 Self-assembled
C-16 Stimuli-responsive (smart)
C-17 Textile and fibre-based
D Biomaterials for specific medical applications
D-01 Adipose tissue
D-02 Antibacterial
D-03 Antifungal
D-04 Antiviral
D-05 Biosensors
D-06 Biomaterials for electrical stimulation
D-07 Biomaterials for internet of things
D-08 Biomaterials for magnetic stimulation
D-09 Bladder and urogenital tissues
D-10 Bone tissue
D-11 Cartilage and osteochondral tissue
D-12 Cancer
D-13 Cardiovascular
D-14 Dental and maxillofacial
D-15 Diagnostics
D-16 Drug delivery
D-17 Gastrointestinal tissue
D-18 Gene therapy
D-19 Immunomodulatory therapies
D-20 Intervertebral disc
D-21 Kidney, liver and pancreas
D-22 Lung, bronchia and trachea
D-23 Ophthalmology
D-24 Neural tissue (brain, peripheral nerves and spinal cord)
D-25 Skin
D-26 Tendon and ligament
D-27 Tissue adhesives and anti-adhesives
D-28 Wound healing

E Biomaterials for tissue engineering (TE)
E-01 3D scaffolds
E-02 Bioreactors, including physical stimulation of TE constructs
E-03 Innervation
E-04 Vascularisation
F Cell-biomaterial interactions
F-01 Bacteria-biomaterial interactions
F-02 Biofilm studies
F-03 Cell adhesion, migration, proliferation and differentiation
F-04 Cell-particle interactions
F-05 Fungus-biomaterial interactions
F-06 Protein-biomaterial interactions
F-07 Mechanosensing
F-08 Stem cells and cell differentiation
G Clinical applications of biomaterials
G-01 Biomaterial-related clinical problems
G-02 Clinical trials
G-03 Precision medicine
H Commercialisation of biomaterials and biomaterial-based devices
H-01 Intellectual property regulation
H-02 Good manufacturing practices
H-03 Translational research

I Key enabling technologies
I-01 Artificial intelligence
I-02 Lab-on-a-chip
I-03 Robotics

J-01 Legal, ethical and regulatory aspects

K Nanobiomaterials
K-01 Nanoparticles
K-02 Protein corona
L Surface modifications
L-01 Coatings
L-02 Micro- and nanopatterning
L-03 Self-assembled monolayers
L-04 Surface characterisation

M Tissue and organ models
M-01 3D cell culture
M-02 Cancer models
M-03 Microfluidics
M-04 Organ-on-a-chip
M-05 Organoids and spheroids
M-06 Organotypic cultures

N Virus-biomaterial interactions
N-02 Other viruses (e.g. HIV)

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.

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