Establishment of

Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence

ScSB 2020

Event date: 10-06-2020

title Welcome to the annual meeting in Jūrmala, Latvia. As usually we will have an excellent scientific programme and of course we will not forget the importance of networking and socialising with our Scandinavian scientific community in a relaxed manner. One of the main aims of this meeting is to create relaxed environment for students and young investigators to meet and interact with more experienced scientists. Time will also be reserved for an after lunch social activities during the second conference day to ensure that both, our bodies and souls are relaxed to take care of future challenges in biomaterials science.

TOPIC:

The topic of the conference 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.

VENUE OF THE CONFERENCE:

“Hotel Jūrmala Spa” in the beautiful city Jūrmala at the coast of Baltic sea. https://www.hoteljurmala.com/en

VISIT JŪRMALA:

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/

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS OPEN.

REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN ON MARCH 2020 (delegates will receive invitations from the Scientific Committee by email).

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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr. Mauro Alini, AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland
Dr. Simonas Grybauskas, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Vilnius University Zalgirio Hospital, Lithuania
Dr. Catherine LE VISAGE, INSERM UMR 1229, Regenerative Medicine and Skeleton, RMeS, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Nantes, France
Dr. Christele Combes, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

REGISTRATION FEE:

Number of the conference participants will be limited to 100 persons.

Registration fee for the conference will cover:

  • Attendance of all scientific and social activities as indicated in the ScSB 2020 programme;
  • Conference materials;
  • Publication of abstract in eCM journal;
  • Conference dinners;
  • Transportation from Riga International Airport to Hotel Jūrmala Spa (on 10th of June, 2020, bus leaving ~ 11:30 am) and back (on 12th of June, 2020, arrival at Riga International Airport ~ 2 pm);
  • Refreshments during coffee breaks;
  • Networking.

Please, make attention: accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

Registration fees:
Registration fee "Early Bird": EUR 470,00 (please note that 15th of April, 2020 is the deadline to qualify for early bird discounted registration fee).
Registration fee for students: EUR 370,00 (please note that 15th of April, 2020 is the deadline to qualify for early bird discounted registration fee).
Regular fee (late registration): EUR 570,00 (please note that starting from 16th of April until 20th May, 2020 the registration fee for all participants will be EUR 570,00).

ACCOMMODATION:

The Organising Committee of ScSB 2020 is taking care of ScSB 2020 participants, and discounted hotel reservations are available at the Hotel Jūrmala Spa in Jūrmala https://www.hoteljurmala.com/en

Availability and rates
Please, make your reservations by sending the e-mail to booking@hoteljurmala.com (indicate reservation code: 569182 and the title of event: ScSB 2020).
Single occupancy/single room (SGL): EUR 65,00 per 1 night during the conference (10th-12th of June, 2020), as well before and after the conference.
Double room (DBL): EUR 75,00 per 1 night during the conference (10th-12th of June, 2020), as well before and after the conference.

Availability of rooms: MAKE YOUR RESERVATION UNTIL 30th OF APRIL, 2020 (outside of these dates please check availability at Hotel Jūrmala Spa in Jūrmala, Latvia by sending the e-mail to booking@hoteljurmala.com or choose another accommodation in Jurmala, Latvia.

1st DAY: Wednesday, 10th June

ARRIVING – TRANSPORTATION FROM RIGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (RIX) TO VENUE BY BUS

12:00 CHECK-IN AND LUNCH

13:00 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

          WELCOME ADDRESS

          SESSION 1

14:30 COFFEE BREAK

15:00 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME (1,5 hours)

          SESSION 2

17:30 WELCOME BANQUET AND POSTER SESSION

          SPEECHES

          RAPID-FIRE POSTER COMPETITION

          POSTERS

          NETWORKING

          SOCIAL PROGRAMME: “FEEL, ENJOY AND TASTE LATVIA”!


2nd DAY: Thursday, 11th June

BREAKFAST (1,5 hours)

9:00   SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

          SESSION 3

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

          SESSION 4

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND RELAXATION (3 hours)

17:00 COFFEE & SNACKS

17:30 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME 

          SESSION 5

19:00 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME (1 hour)

          INDUSTRY SESSION

         GENERAL ASSEMBLY

21:00 DINNER - SOCIAL PROGRAMME

 

3rd DAY: Friday, 12th June

BREAKFAST (1,5 hours)

9:00  SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

         SESSION 6

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:00 SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

          SESSION 7

12:30 CLOSING REMARKS

13:00 LUNCH

TRANSPORT – BUS TO RIGA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (RIX)

CLOSED

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Venue of ScSB 2020:

Hotel Jūrmala Spa in Jūrmala, Latvia

www.hoteljurmala.com/en


Please, make attention: accommodation is not included in the registration fee.

The Organising Committee of ScSB 2020 is taking care of ScSB 2020 participants, and discounted hotel reservations are available at the Hotel Jūrmala Spa in Jūrmala.


Availability and rates:

Single occupancy/single room (SGL): EUR 65,00 per 1 night during the conference (10th-12th of June, 2020), as well before and after the conference.

Double room (DBL): EUR 75,00 per 1 night during the conference (10th-12th of June, 2020), as well before and after the conference.

Note: Please, make your reservations by sending the e-mail to booking@hoteljurmala.com (indicate reservation code: 569182 and the title of event: ScSB 2020).

Availability of rooms: make your reservation until 30th of April, 2020 (outside of these dates please check availability at Hotel Jūrmala Spa in Jūrmala, Latvia by sending the e-mail to booking@hoteljurmala.com or choose another accommodation in Jurmala, Latvia.


Visit Jūrmala:

It is the second largest city in Latvia after Riga. 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 http://www.visitjurmala.lv/en/


Industrial partners are welcome to participate in the ScSB 2020 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 2020.

Conference Chair  

Prof. Janis Locs

Email:  janis.locs(at)rtu.lv


Organising committee

Vineta Vaivode

Email: vineta.vaivode(at)rtu.lv


BBCE project´s main objective is to establish a joint Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence for advanced biomaterials development based on the long-term strategic cooperation between AO Research Institute Davos, Switzerland (ARI) and Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (FAU) on the one hand and RTU RBIDC, LIOS and RSU on the other hand.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857287