Welcome and Scope

Following the successes of the past 11 editions, we are proud to introduce and welcome you to
the 12th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals in Alicante, Spain
from Sunday August 23 to Friday August 28, 2020.


This year again, the symposium will emphasize its academic-conference-style with an openly discursive format, rather than a lecture and question–answer format. This style will be completed by the traditional discussions and the unconventional daily free-time sessions early in the afternoon. Behind the presentations, this symposium aims to discuss open questions on the session topics, new approaches, background knowledge, and personal views among the participants. Furthermore, discussions at the poster session will focus on specific topics and will encourage the participants to raise critical questions or help each other advancing the field of biodegradable metals.

The historical environment will complete the experience we intend to offer to the attendees. The location was especially selected for bringing the attendees in a new region to explore, know and be inspired from.

Please join us in deepening our knowledge in the field and discovering this part of the world!

If potentially interested, we strongly suggest that you do not wait to the last minute to register, the number of attendees is limited and registration will be treated on the principle first arrived – first served.

We really hope to welcome you at the next 12th Biometal 2020 next August!

Prof. Diego Mantovani, Prof. Mark Staiger, Prof. Yufeng Zheng, Prof. Frank Witte

Endorsed and Supported by


Important Dates

General Abstract Submission

Open in January 2020, close April 14, 2020 

After April 14,  2020, submissions are still welcome, but they will be mainly considered for poster presentations

Notice of acceptance
April 29, 2020
Registration at Early-Bird Rate
May 4, 2020

Please do not wait the last minute to beneficiate of the early bird registration fee, register today! In doing so, you will help us in planning, and providing a superior experience during your 12th Biometal 2020

Participants who require a visa to travel to the European Community need to submit their abstract and to register for the conference as early as possible to ensure that their VISA will be delivered in time. In any case, for any reason, 12th Biometal 2020 cannot be considered responsible for a non-delivered or refused VISA.