National Workshop Initiation and Development of Biomaterials Research In Indonesia

IPB International Convention Center, Botani Square

Bogor, 23 August 2013

Biomaterials is a field of study in the world’s most advanced medicine for biomedical applications. In Indonesia, biomaterials related research have been carried out by several institutions in Indonesia, such as research institutes and universities including IPB. This study is intended to support the development of materials and technologies of medical equipment in the country. However, the results of these studies have not been many implemented directly perceived in society. According to the Directorate General of Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Ministry of Health of the Republic Indonesia that the current medical equipment in the country is 90% dependent on imports. Addressing these problems IPB initiate the implementation of the National Workshop on ” Initiation and Development of Biomaterials Research in Indonesia” in order to improve the Indonesian universities and research institutes role in the development of biomaterials by utilizing the potential of Indonesia’s natural resources.

 B.   Objective and Output

  1. Preparation of Biomaterials Research Development Roadmap in Indonesia –> Indonesian biomaterials research action plan.
  2. Strengthening networks between biomaterials researchers and institutions both domestically and abroad.
  3. Improve IPB role in the development of biomaterials research in national and international level
  4. The declaration of the Biomaterials Indonesian Community

C.   Title

National Workshop Initiation and Development of Biomaterials Research In Indonesia

D.   Participants

About 50 participants that represent universities and research institutes will attend in this workshop.

E.    Venue

1.   Time and Place: Friday, 23 August 2013, IPB International Convention Center, Botani Square, Bogor.

2.   Host: Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in collaboration with Biomaterials Indonesian Community (MBI)

F.    Tentative Schedule



08.00 – 08.30 Registration and coffee break
08.30 – 08.40 Opening remarks (Vice Rector of IPB)
Keynote Speech
08.40 – 09.30 Prof. Diego Mantovani(Laval University Canada)Future Prospect in Biomaterial Research
09.30 – 10.20 Prof. Frank Witte(Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany)“Current Research in Degradable Metals”
10.20 – 10.30 The declaration of the Biomaterials Indonesian Community (MBI)
10.30 – 11.15 Invited Speaker :1) Prof.Dr. Djarwani S. Soejoko(University of Indonesia, Indonesia)Current Situation of Biomaterials Reseacrh in Indonesia”

2) Dr. Hendra Hermawan

(Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)

“Potential Biomaterials Research Development for Indonesia

3) Dr. Kiagus Dahlan

(Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia)

“Roadmap Biomaterial Research in IPB”

11.15 – 11.35 Discussion
11.35 – 13.00 Lunch and Friday Prayer
13.00 – 15.30 Working Group Discussion  “Preparation of Biomaterials Research Development Roadmap in Indonesia”(Facilitator: President of Biomaterials Indonesian Community)Presentation from representative of universities and research institutes

(Laval University Canada, ITB, UGM, Unair, BPPT, Batan and LIPI)

15.30 – 15.45 Closing Remarks
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee Break

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The 5th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals

Umang Island welcomes the 5th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals

Following the successes of the past four editions, we are proud to welcome you to the 5th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals in Umang Island, Indonesia from Sunday August 25th to Saturday August 31st, 2013. This year again, the symposium will be characterized by its academic-conference-style with an openly discursive format, rather than a lecture and question–answer format. This style will be completed by the traditional discussions at the end of each session and the unconventional daily beach session early in the afternoon. Besides the presentations, this symposium aims to discuss open questions on the session topics, new approaches, background knowledge, and personal views among the participants. Furthermore, discussions at the poster session will focus on specific topics and will encourage the participants to raise critical questions or help each other advancing the field of biodegradable metals.

The tropical environment offered by the beauty of the Umang Island, and overall Indonesia, will well complete the experience we intend to offer to all attendees. The location was especially selected for the 5th Biometal 2013 to be closer to our numerous Australasian attendees.

Please join us to deepen our knowledge in the field and to discover this part of the world! If potentially interested, we strongly suggest you to do not wait last minute to register as the number of attendees is limited and registration will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

We really hope to welcome you in Umang Island next August!

International Organizing Committee

Prof. Diego Mantovani, Canada
Prof. Mark Staiger, New Zealand
Prof. Yufeng Zheng, China
Prof. Frank Witte, Germany

Local Organizing Committee

Hendra Hermawan, PhD, Asian Global Coordinator, UTM, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Deni Noviana, PhD, Indonesian Global Coordinator, IPB, Bogor, Indonesia
Prof. Diego Mantovani, U. Laval, Quebec City, Canada

Local Host University
Bogor Agricultural University, IPB

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