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Great Plains Biomaterials Day 2021

Saturday April 17th, 2021 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Great Plains Biomaterials Day at the University of Kansas is a regional event planned and executed by the KU Student Chapter of the Society For Biomaterials (SFB). The purpose is to highlight cutting edge biomaterials research and bring together students, academic researchers, clinicians, industrial sponsors, and teachers to advance biomaterials research and utility in Kansas and the Great Plains region. Since 2008, the national SFB chapter has been supporting regional Biomaterials Days across the US aimed to increase awareness, excitement, collaboration, and translation of biomaterials.

The 2021 scientific program will feature a keynote lecture from Dr. Angela Pannier, the first Nebraskan to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. More information about this year's event is coming soon!



Due to the ongoing pandemic, this event will be held virtually using a platform called gather.town. Through gather.town, you will be able to move an avatar around a space and interact with the people near you. This platform simulates real life interactions in a virtual setting. More information is coming soon!



Abstract Submissions

Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words and should include information on Motivation, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. A maximum of one (1) figure may be included in the abstract. Research in progress is welcome. Please remember to indicate whether you'd like to be considered for a student rapid fire talk.

Abstracts are due by Friday, March 12th.


Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission

Speaker Bios

Speaker Bios

Organizer Bios

Organizer Bios



Coming soon!


Contact Us

Email: sfbiomaterials.ku@gmail.com


This event is generously sponsored by KU Student Senate, KU IBER, KU School of Engineering, Pepsi Program Funding at KU, and the Society For Biomaterials National Organization.


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