The Society For Biomaterials is excited to host the 2023 Annual Meeting at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. In keeping with the history of our host city, the theme for 2023 is "Riding the Translational Waves to the Future". This year's program is focused on breakthroughs in biomaterials science, translation of research to clinical application, next-generation medical devices, standards development, regulatory issues, and commercial realities. Join us in 2023 to explore the future waters of biomaterials and avoid the translational wipe-out!  

Join Us!

April 19-22, 2023
San Diego, California


Twitter Feed

The latest photo of researchers in the labs and Institute proudly supervised by . T… https://t.co/DdqXs4CE0b 2 days 8 hours ago
Great chance to learn all of the tips and tricks to get the most out of the upcoming meeting in bea… https://t.co/NZbmUhZU74 3 days 12 hours ago
RT : Are you a student, postdoc, or young scientist attending SFB 2023? Join the Young Scientist Group (YSG) on 4/6 at 1… https://t.co/PXmFVWrXyY 3 days 13 hours ago
Meet Dr. Shivem Shah👇🏾! Stay tuned for his second work coming out soon! And, join us at San Diego i… https://t.co/2HZC9CI3n6 3 days 13 hours ago
Students & postdocs: Medical technology requires more than just lab results to become a reality. Does your biomater… https://t.co/ExWII7exaX 3 days 14 hours ago
We are hiring! Looking for motivated and energetic postdocs to join our team and work on stem cell therapies for mu… https://t.co/KURmXtIYgk 1 week 4 days ago
Delighted to be sponsoring along with B and Go register to attend n… https://t.co/ygXUqj0Izq 1 week 4 days ago
Remember to register for the Annual Meeting 2023 San Diego, California | 19-22 April 2023 Find ou… https://t.co/A18SmoFn41 1 week 4 days ago
I am running for ✨President Elect✨ of ! You can read about all the nominees at… https://t.co/3Krpo5Yxzw 1 week 5 days ago
Last chance to take part in the first-ever Industry Rising Star Award competition at the 2023 SFB meeting in San Di… https://t.co/CXyx2osZob 1 week 5 days ago
Voted!!! ☺️ 1 week 6 days ago
Voted 1 week 6 days ago
Please consider voting for the election for next year’s Society For Biomaterials Board Officers that will be open t… https://t.co/5leJ5iwmdb 1 week 6 days ago
Thanks , fantastic working with you and the JBMR-A team 2 weeks 1 day ago
This is a great addition to our Emerging Scholars in Biomaterials special issue in JBMR Part A https://t.co/qNXJLkdqbq 2 weeks 1 day ago
Very proud to share the final paper from 's PhD👇We show the importance of molecule orientation on… https://t.co/gu4Su8Dhad 2 weeks 2 days ago
We are preparing for the meeting in San Diego. Olivia Lanier Fabiola Chap… https://t.co/vmRREocd2I 2 weeks 4 days ago
The first-ever Industry Rising Star competition at the SFB meeting in San Diego (April 19-22) is accepting applicat… https://t.co/EETFK7fGJ8 2 weeks 4 days ago
Thanks! 2 weeks 4 days ago
Congrats, Andrés. 👏 2 weeks 6 days ago
Congrats to Regents’ Professor Andrés J. García on being awarded the Founders Award from… https://t.co/dfmXhw4EFL 2 weeks 6 days ago
Congrats to PhD students Rebecca Haley + Alex Hamilton for receiving the Society for Bioma… https://t.co/IX0GcGc5u7 2 weeks 6 days ago
Congrats 🎉👏 3 weeks 14 hours ago
Congratulations 👏👏 3 weeks 17 hours ago
Great! Congratulations Jian! 3 weeks 22 hours ago
Chinese Association for Biomaterials (CAB) awards announced. https://t.co/x6z1ChEosY 3 weeks 1 day ago
Congratulations Andres!! 3 weeks 1 day ago
Congratulations!!! 3 weeks 2 days ago
We are so excited to hear you on the podium in April! Thanks for your… https://t.co/w5BYfQPd2c 3 weeks 2 days ago
Congrats to friend, colleague and a great mentor, Andrés García on receiving the “Founders Award” from… https://t.co/bUtJ78Vv4C 3 weeks 2 days ago
Congrats to , who was just awarded the STAR award by 🎉🥳! He'll be presenting a podium… https://t.co/3DR20C1Gea 3 weeks 2 days ago
was awarded a STAR award to present this work at 2023 Annual Meeting and was also sele… https://t.co/vGZq6ZMDb9 3 weeks 2 days ago
Thanks to and for putting together the Emerging Scholars in Biomaterials special issue… https://t.co/DVCP8iG3fS 3 weeks 2 days ago
Andrés García has created and licensed new technologies and co-founded 3 startups. And now his decades of impactful… https://t.co/zqFaQjo4XY 3 weeks 2 days ago
Grant told me!! So excited to see you! 3 weeks 3 days ago
I’ll be there!! Bringing some other Griffin Lab members too :) 3 weeks 3 days ago
Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar received the 2023 Biomaterials Young Investigator Award shortly after he was… https://t.co/9LbpPcbYny 3 weeks 3 days ago
The NC State Biomaterials Day is March 24th. Abstract submission is open until tomorrow! This is g… https://t.co/CcepocrWi7 3 weeks 3 days ago
I am honored to be nominated for Secretary/Treasurer-Elect. If you are a member be sure to cast yo… https://t.co/as7HuSmAXq 3 weeks 3 days ago
this is killing me softly... 2024??? 😬 3 weeks 3 days ago
Remember to register for the Annual meeting 2023 to be held in San Diego, California between April… https://t.co/Zi4gd8lgT5 3 weeks 4 days ago
📢 Don´t miss the 'Biomaterials Advances Innovation Award' , open for nominations until 31st March 20… https://t.co/dOLjg90NDM 1 month 1 week ago
Delighted to see the announcement of the ‘Biomaterials Advances Innovation Award’, which is open fo… https://t.co/dtsbKYX7xt 1 month 1 week ago
is delighted to be sponsoring the Annual meeting 2023 along with companion journals… https://t.co/rRSN6Fypwi 1 month 2 weeks ago
Today's in BME feature is Damea Pham () PhD student () and alum from… https://t.co/GWwFgu4NGQ 1 month 3 weeks ago
You all are killing it! 🙌🏼 1 month 3 weeks ago
Your fan group is coming to SfB!!! 😁 1 month 3 weeks ago
Something new about hydrogels written on a day of deep reflection about this exciting research area that is “still… https://t.co/WgYdeEWV05 1 month 3 weeks ago
Time to celebrate for the lab, 5 abstracts ➡️ 5 talks at conference in April! Great job… https://t.co/25rpSvMMxd 1 month 3 weeks ago
Registration is once again open for Annual meeting! is proud to be sponsoring the eve… https://t.co/V9AmH76pTu 1 month 3 weeks ago
Are you a young scientist currently employed in a non-academic, non-government position in industry? You'll want to… https://t.co/RIPJJrg6J6 1 month 3 weeks ago
Jason and I are thrilled to co-chair the 3rd Postdoctoral Recognition Award (PRA) competition at the SFB 2… https://t.co/pFQzpy7yug 2 months 3 days ago
We are again hosting a 3MT at 2023 in San Diego. It is now open for submissions! Be sure to sign up… https://t.co/Bv9AIr9goZ 2 months 4 days ago
Virtual Mixer tomorrow, 1/20 at 4 PM EST!! https://t.co/FeiKQglQX8 https://t.co/chPpph5EbI 2 months 6 days ago
STUDENTS - Make sure to join us tomorrow at 3 PM EST!! https://t.co/ZfIYXSfUev https://t.co/pIJv4mM4mG 2 months 6 days ago
CALLING ALL STUDENTS!! Join your National Student Chapter on 1/20 at 3 PM EST if you've been interested in hosting… https://t.co/YclzBwDown 2 months 2 weeks ago
Supposedly April is the best month to visit San Diego and network with some amazing people at . Subm… https://t.co/JqCKy8ACzO 2 months 3 weeks ago
Happening in 1 Week! Don't miss out. . . Register Now! https://t.co/RDnxKRcfdw https://t.co/NQoxYpFio5 2 months 3 weeks ago
Save the Date: Free Webinar on Oxygen Imaging Assessment of Islet Replacement Devices by Dr. Mrignayani Kotecha on… https://t.co/eCDMrJFG38 3 months 4 days ago

Important Deadlines


Start making your plans today! SFB has been busy planning exciting, fun-filled days with Speakers, Workshops, Panel Discussions, Poster Presentations, Plenary Sessions, and much more! You won't want to miss out! 


SFB By The Numbers












  • SFB meetings rock! I always learn about new ideas and techniques in research and professional development, and am able to network with colleagues and make new acquaintances.
    Dr. Joel Bumgardner (he/him/his)
    Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department
    University of Memphis
  • The 2022 SFB Annual Meeting was my first in-person conference and it was a wonderful experience. I have not stopped talking about since I returned home!
    Rachel Reeser, B.Sc (she/her/hers)
    PhD Candidate
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • I applaud the conference’s commitment to diversity as a driver for innovation in the session topics, presenters, and attendees. I felt inspired, heard, and hopeful for the future of biomaterial innovation.
    Isaac Rodriguez, PhD (he/him/his)
    Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
  • The SFB Annual Meeting is the place to be for biomaterials scientists from all over the world, a perfect combination of leading edge science and networking with friends and colleagues.
    Milica Radisic, PhD (she/her/hers)
    Professor and Canada Research Chair
    University of Toronto
  • It was heartening to see the Society for Biomaterials give the important subjects of innovation and DEI collective airtime in the plenary opening session. These topics are foundational and will continue to be transformational for all of us. It was a robust and open discussion which sets the stage for continued attention in future meetings.
    Amar Sawhney, PhD (he/him/his)
    Co-Founder and Managing Partner
    Incept LLC
  • Attending SFB meetings has been crucial to my research career. I have made powerful networks through SFB and gained leadership skills through my involvement with the organization!
    Marian Ackun-Farmmer, PhD (she/her)
    Postdoctoral Researcher
    University of Maryland
  • The 2022 Society For Biomaterials Annual Meeting was engaging and well-run.
    Joshua Hooks, PhD (he/him/his)
    3rd Year Postdoctoral Fellow
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • The Biomaterials BASH was a phenomenal event! The Maryland Science Center was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the addition of the water taxi transportation was fun and exciting! What a great way to end an already dynamic meeting.
    Guillermo A. Ameer, ScD (he/him/his)
    Northwestern University
  • SFB is truly at the intersection of career development and scientific innovation! The meetings cultivate an environment of belonging that's present from the pre-meeting workshops to each of the scientific sessions.
    Erika Moore, PhD (she/her/hers)
    Assistant Professor
    University of Florida, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
  • The 2022 SFB Annual Meeting was fantastic! It was a great meeting for networking with both new and old connections. Thank you!
    Lesley Chow, PhD (she/her/hers)
    Associate Professor
    Lehigh University
  • TESco has been a strong supporter of SFB for decades because we believe they play an important and relevant role in the education and sharing of biomaterials science and business experience for those interested in the biomaterials field. TESco’s team looks forward to this conference every year as an opportunity to network with experts in the field, meet clients and to reach students just entering.
    Chris Thatcher (he/him/his)
    Vice President
    TESco Associates, Inc
  • SFB is a well-run, well attended, and diverse conference. The forum for discussion SFB provides not only includes education for students and those interested in biomaterials, but also incorporates the relevance, importance, and challenges of applying biomaterials sciences in industrial applications.
    G. Lawrence Thatcher (he/him/his)
    President and CEO
    TESco Associates, Inc
  • Being able to connect and collaborate with other industry professionals and academics in the biomaterials space provided me the opportunity to participate in stimulating scientific conversations and network with my peers. This is truly the place to further your knowledge and understanding of biomaterials science.
    Allen Y. Wang, PhD (he/him/his)
    Principal Scientist/Global Technical Lead
    Johnson & Johnson MedTech
  • It was great to return in-person to the annual Society For Biomaterials conference after the COVID-19 hiatus. It was a fantastic event and it was nice to network in-person with my friends and colleagues.
    Craig Rosenblum
    Vice President & General Manager
  • I am a young scientist working at the interface of biomaterials and immune engineering. The conference provides great networking opportunities that facilitate my career development. I was exposed to lots of exciting cutting-edge research in my field through the 2022 conference. My first-time attendance was very pleasant and I plan to attend constantly in the future.
    Xiao Huang, PhD (he/him/his)
    Assistant Researcher/Assistant Professor
    UCSF/Drexel University
  • The SFB Annual Meeting is a must-attend conference for our lab and 2022 did not disappoint!
    Elizabeth Byers, B.S. (she/her/hers)
    2nd Year Graduate Student
    The Pennsylvania State University

Explore San Diego

Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find there’s no other place like San Diego, California. Explore San Diego's endless coastline and sunshine while attending the 2023 SFB Annual Meeting & Exposition. 

Learn More