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Following the successes of the past 8 editions, we are proud to introduce and welcome you to the 9thSymposium on Biodegradable Metals in Bertinoro, Émilie-Romagne region, 80 km south-east Bologna, from Sunday August 27 to Friday September 1, 2017.

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 deepen our knowledge in the field and discovering this side of the world!

If potentially interested, we strongly suggest you to do not wait 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 9th Biometal 2017 next August!

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



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Important Dates

General Abstract Submission
- April 10, 2017
Notice of acceptance
- To be announced
Registration at Early-Bird Rate
- May 10, 2017
Registration opening

Registration and abstract submission will open on Dec 1st 2016. Please do not wait the last minute to beneficiate of the early bird registration fee, register early !