Blood-biomaterial interface: where medicine and biology meet physical sciences and engineering.

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September 17 - 20, 2017
Madren Conference Center, Clemson, SC, USA


Ilya Reviakine (U Washington/Seattle, WA)

Robert Latour (Clemson University, SC).

Limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying adverse reactions to foreign materials upon contact with blood continues to hinder the development of new clinical devices and advanced treatment options for cardiovascular disorders. Addressing the problem will require the efforts of practitioners from diverse fields – clinicians and engineers, biologists and physicists. The goal of this - second - meeting, is to bring them together. Platelets will form the central theme of this meeting in view of their key role in defining blood response to biomaterials.

Invited Speakers:
Ali Azadani
(U.Denver, CO, USA)
John Brash
(McMaster, Canada)
Lawrence “Skip” Brass
(U. Penn, PA, USA)
Steffen Braune
(Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Teltow, Germany)
Scott L. Diamond
(U. Penn, PA, USA)
Larry Frelinger
(Harvard Medical School, MA, USA)
Lara Gamble
(U. Washington, WA, USA)
Maud Gorbet
(U. Waterloo, Canada)
Hitesh Handa
(U. Georgia, GA, USA)
Lisa Jennings
(U. Tennessee, TN, USA)
Gene Langan
(Greenville Health System, SC, USA)
Thomas Lindahl
(Linköping, Sweden)
Qijin Lu
Buddy Ratner
(U. Washington, WA, USA)
Chris Siedlecki
(PennState, PA, USA)
Mike Wolf
(Medtronic, MN, USA)

Conference Location

Madren Conference Center, Clemson, SC


The meeting is endorsed by the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Attend the 6th Biennial Congress and 63rd Annual Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Meeting in Berlin, Germany, from July 8 – 13, 2017.

The meeting is endorsed by the American Vacuum Society (AVS). Biomaterial Interfaces Division of the AVS - the home of biological interfaces research!

The meeting is endorsed by the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA, the main sponsor of the 2014 BloodSurf Workshop).

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