SCOPE  The International Symposium on Biomaterials series provides a forum for academics, clinicians, researchers and practicing engineers to meet and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of material-processing technologies. It was initiated in 2016 at the Department for Orthopaedic Surgery,  University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, and the Institute of Metals and Technology, Ljubljana, with the participation of the Stomatological Department, Orthopaedic Surgery Department of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana. The Symposia  were held at the Congress Centre of GH Bernardin, Portorož Slovenia  in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

The global Covid-19 pandemic has considerably impacted on the organisation of the symposium. It was decided that in 2020 the  4th International  Symposium on Biomaterials will be organised live & virtual at the University Medical Centre, Orthopaedic Surgery Department,  Ljubljana  Slovenia, the Scientific and Organizing Committee, chaired by Prof. Dr. Drago Dolinar  (Dept for Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana) and Prof. Dr.Monika Jenko (Institute of Metals and Technology, Ljubljana) invite colleagues to attend and present their research work as oral or  poster contribution live or most probably virtual at the 4thInternational Symposium on Biomaterials and take this opportunity to report on their research work and on-going projects at this international gathering of researchers from all over the world.   The researchers from both the life sciences and engineering, clinicians and company representatives will provide an effective environment for stimulating exchanges and discussions.



Biomaterial synthesis and characterization                     Bio-interfaces

Metallic, ceramic and polymeric biomaterials                COVID 19 – in  Orthopedic Surgery  

Composites and nanocomposites                                     Biomaterials for hard- and soft-tissue regeneration

Biocompatibility and in-vitro tests                                    Cell-material interactions

Scaffold-based tissue engineering                                    Tissue and organ models

Additive manufacturing and 3D bio-printing                   Clinical applications and commercialization of  BM
Surface science in medical applications



Prof. Dr. Drago Dolinar


Scientific Committee

Drago Dolinar,  Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Monika Jenko,  Institute of Metals and Technology Ljubljana, Slovenia

Matevž Gorenšek, MD Medicina, Sanatorium, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Čedomir Oblak,  Faculty of  Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Rok Gašperšič,   Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Maja Ovsenik,   Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Oskar Zupanc,   Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Rok Vengust,  Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Blaž Mavčič,    Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Robert Košak,  Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Rihard Trebše,  Orthopeadic  Hospital Valdoltra, Ankaran, Slovenia

Friderika Kresal, Fizioterapevtika, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Veronika Kralj Iglič, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Aleš Iglič, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


International Scientific  Committee

Anouk Galtayries,  Paris, Curie Engineering School, France

Peter Kingshott, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

John T. Grant, Dayton University, Ohio, USA

Ivan Georgiev Petrov,  University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA Sally McArthur,  Swinburne University of Technology, Australia   

Christian Teichert, Mountain University Leoben, Austria 

Andrej Trampuž, University Medical Center  Charitee, Berlin, Germany


Organizing committee

Drago Dolinar, Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Monika Jenko, Institute of Metals and Technology Ljubljana, Slovenia

Miro Gorenšek, MD Medicina, Sanatorium, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Boštjan Kocjančič, Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Andrej Moličnik, Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Maribor, Slovenia

Klemen Avsec, Orthopeadic Surgery Dept, UMC Ljubljana, Slovenia

Urban Brulc, MD Medicina, Sanatorium, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Rok Ovsenik , Faculty of  Medicine, University of Ljubljana, 

Sonja Žarković Gjurin, Faculty of  Medicine, University of Ljubljana, 


   1st Call for Papers        

         February        2020       

   2nd Call for Papers        

         March            2020

   Submission of Abstracts   

         August           2020

   Notification of Acceptance  

         September    2020


         September    2020

   Symposium Opening

         October  9,    2020

   Submission of Final paper

         December     2020






The 4th International Symposium on Biomaterials will be organized in the beautiful Slovenian Capital  Ljubljana. The symposium will be held   due to the  Corona Pandemia LIVE&VIRTUAL at the UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER LJUBLJANA, ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY DEPARTMENT,  LJUBLJANA ZALOŠKA 9, SLOVENIA