Canadian Biomaterials Society
Société Canadienne des Biomatériaux

International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUS-BSE)

The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering represents the international biomaterials community and is composed of two members from each of the consituent societies, including CBS.

The IUS-BSE meets every four years at the World Biomaterials Congress, and otherwise annually at a conference of one of the member societies. It also works informally between meetings. To maintain continuity between World Congresses, the committee is chaired by the members from one society on a 4-year rotation. Further, each society is asked to keep its IUS-BSE representation constant during that time. The IUS-BSE is currently chaired by the American society.

You may visit the IUS-BSE's website here.

Organizational Membership of the Current IUS-BSE

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World Biomaterials Congress

The principal duty of the IUS-BSE is the organization of a World Biomaterials Congress once every four years. The previous world congresses and those currently planned are:

  • Vienna, Austria (1980)
  • Washington, U.S.A. (1984)
  • Kyoto, Japan (1988)
  • Berlin, Germany (1992)
  • Toronto, Canada (1996)
  • Hawaii, U.S.A (2000)
  • Sydney, Australia (2004)
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2008)
  • Chengdu, China (2012)
  • Montreal, Canada (2016)
  • Glasgow, Scotland (virtual) (2020)

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Learn more about the World Biomaterials Congresses

Fellows in biomaterials Science and Engineering

The IUS-BSE is also responsible for naming the recipients of the title of Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE). Learn more about this honour and the current Canadian recipients on the FBSE Page.

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