We are pleased to invite you to Biomaterials Day 2012 in Memphis, TN on February 17, 2012!

This one day symposium will showcase:

  • Keynote address by Dr. Buddy Ratner who will talk about the evolution in the use of biomaterials over the past few decades and future obstacles that lie ahead
  • Panel discussion with clinicians on innovation and clinical needs of biomaterials
  • Presentations and panel discussions by invited speakers from local companies such as Wright Medical, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, ExtraOrtho, etc., on innovations in biomaterials design and research
  • Oral sessions as well as poster presentations by graduate/undergraduate students, and industry professionals (Prizes will be awarded to students for oral and poster presentations both in the graduate and undergraduate category)
  • Workshop on resume/CV writing, interviewing and networking skills by UoM Career Services
  • Professional and career networking luncheon and reception with industry and academic representatives for all registered attendees

This event is sponsored by the Society for Biomaterials, the FedEx Institute of Technology and the Student Event Allocation at the University of Memphis and will be hosted by the University of Memphis in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Vanderbilt University. 

Registration is free for all attendees. You must be registered by February 12, 2012 to be guaranteed food and drink during the event.

Date/Time:   February 17th, 2012
                         Meeting: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm 
Location:    FedEx Institute of Technology
                       University of Memphis
                       Memphis, TN 38111

FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38111



Fogelman Executive Conference Center and Hotel, 330 Innovation Drive, Memphis, TN 38152

Rate:  $69.00/night plus tax

Each room comes with a queen bed, a work desk, wi-fi internet services, telephones, TV with cable, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, free access to the parking garage and free shuttle to and from the Memphis airport. 
10 rooms have been blocked for the nights of February 16 and 17, 2012 for the meeting. For reservations, please call 901-678-5410 and request a room in the Society for Biomaterials Day group block.


Graduate Student Housing. 

You can house with a graduate student from the biomedical engineering department in their apartment/house. 

Rate: FREE

As of now we have 5 spaces available. If you are interested, please write to and we will set you up with a graduate student.

Memphis Biomaterials,
Jan 9, 2012, 1:16 PM