World Biomaterials Societies
The European Society for Biomaterials became a member of The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Sciences and Engineering (IUS-BSE) at its conception in 1979.
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.
The other member societies of IUS-BSE, are:
- Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (ASBTE)
- Canadian Biomaterials Society (CBS)
- Chinese Society for Biomaterials (CSB)
- Chinese Taipei Society for Biomaterials and Controlled Release
- Japanese Society for Biomaterials (JSB)
- Korean Society for Biomaterials (KSB)
- Latin American Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (SLABO)
- Society for Biomaterials USA (SFB)
- Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs - India
National biomaterial societies are officially affiliated to the European Society, namely:
- BIOMAT (French Society for Biomaterials)
- Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Society (Turkey)
- German Society for Biomaterials
- Hellenic Society for Biomaterials
- Iberian Society for Biomaterials & Biomechanics
- Italian Society for Biomaterials
- Netherlands Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (NBTE)
- Polish Society for Biomaterials
- Romanian Society for Biomaterials
- Scandinavian Society for Biomaterials
- UK Society for Biomaterials
- Swiss Society for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
Benefits to national societies:
- The ESB website has links to the websites of all the affiliated national societies.
- ESB affiliated societies have priority over other non-affiliated national societies in the organisation of the ESB conferences.
- ESB affiliated national societies have access to a booth at the ESB Conference to improve their communication with their members and others.
- ESB affiliated national societies get the endorsement of ESB for their activities, which may help with acquiring funding and sponsorship for their meetings.
The ESB integrates scientific knowledge by coordinated relations with other European Societies, namely:
- European Chapter of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS-EU)
- The European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO)
- European Society of Biomechanics (ESB)
- European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS)
Members of these societies may be eligible for discounted ESB conference rates. This is at the discretion of local ESB conference organizing committee or following specific agreements (e.g., joint scientific sessions) between the ESB and sister societies.
In addition the ESB has relations with: