Title The 12th World Biomaterials Congress, WBC 2024
Date May 26-31, 2024
Venue EXCO, Daegu, Republic of Korea
Official Website https://www.wbc2024.com
Organized by WBC 2024 Organizing Committee
Hosted by
  • The Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM)
Theme Convergence in Biomaterials: a vision for the future of healthcare


  • KSBM

    The Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSBM) was founded in 1996 and aimed to support and expand the application for biomaterials by exchanging recent academic and technical information among researchers in the academy, clinics, and industry of medical society. The KSBM involves various professionals working individually and cooperatively in order to maximize their abilities for the biomedical application of biomaterials.

    As of January 2020, the KSBM has approximately 3,300 members including 1,000 active members studying physics, chemistry, biology, medical sciences and engineering of biomaterials and their clinical applications.

    The KSBM has also actively participated in and hosted many international conferences such as the 7th Asian Symposium on Biomedical Materials (ASBM-7) in 2006 and the 3rd Asian Biomaterials Congress (ABMC-3) in 2011.

    The KSBM launched its official journal, Biomaterials Research, in 1997 and has been publishing over 30 scientific articles annually about biomaterials related to cells and tissue engineering, artificial organs, drug delivery system, biotechnology, nanotechnology, medical devices and evaluations of biomaterials and medical devices.


    The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE) is a body that brings together national and multi-national groups dedicated to the advancement of biomaterials, surgical implants, prosthetics, artificial organs, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. It currently includes members from Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, South America and The United States of America.

    • Purposes and Responsibilities of the Union shall be:
    • (a) International promotion of biomaterials science and engineering.
    • (b) Selection of venues for World Biomaterials Congresses (as defined herein) ensuring scientific excellence.
    • (c) Monitoring of progress in organization of World Biomaterials Congresses ensuring scientific excellence.
    • (d) Designation of Fellows, Biomaterials Science and Engineering (as defined herein)

Conference History

12th 2024 Daegu, Republic of Korea
11th 2020 UK (Virtual)
10th 2016 Montreal, Canada
9th 2012 Chengdu, China
8th 2008 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
7th 2004 Sydney, Australia
6th 2000 Hawaii, United States
5th 1996 Toronto, Canada
4th 1992 Berlin, Germany
3rd 1988 Kyoto, Japan
2nd 1984 Washington, D.C, United States
1st 1980 Vienna, Austria
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