Welcome and Scope

Following the successes of the past 12 editions, we are proud to introduce and welcome you to
the 13
th Symposium on Biodegradable Metals in Alicante, Spain
from Sunday August 22 to Friday August 27, 2021.


This year again, the symposium will emphasize 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 and the unconventional daily free-time sessions early in the afternoon. Behind 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.

NEW this year: The pandemic has shown us that it might be difficult to travel, even at this later date in 2021. Therefore, the Symposium will be presented as a HYBRID event. It will make possible i) a physical presence onsite, rich in networking, activities, and personalised discussions, as it is tradition since 2009; OR ii) a virtual presentation, which will provide:

1.     A complete access to the presentation in real time, as they are happening on site. It will also be possible to participate in the question period to the presenters, using ZOOM.

2.     We will organize ZOOM sessions so that discussions can take place with the speakers at a time period outside of the presentation schedule

3.     Traditional posters will be enhanced with pre-recorded video presentations fully accessible during the 5 days of the Symposium. Poster presenters will also be accessible for discussion using ZOOM.

For those onsite, the historical environment will complete the experience we intend to offer to the attendees. The location was especially selected for bringing the attendees in a new region to explore, know and be inspired from.

Please join us in deepening our knowledge in the field and discovering this part of the world!

If potentially interested, we strongly suggest that you do not wait to the last minute to register, the number of attendees is limited, and registration will be treated on the principle first arrived – first served. In case you doubt, we suggest to register for a physical presence in Alicante, for living the true experience of the 13th Biometal2021! Up to June 20, 2021 you can still decide to convert your registration into a virtual one, and get reimbursed of the difference.

We really hope to welcome you physically or virtually at the next 13th Biometal2021 next August!

Prof. Diego Mantovani, Prof. Mark Staiger, Prof. Yufeng Zheng, Prof. Frank Witte

Endorsed and Supported by


Important Dates

General Abstract Submission

Open in January 2021, close April15, 2021 to be considered for an Oral presentation.
Posters can be submitted up to July 15, 2021

Notice of acceptance
May 15, 2021
Registration deadline for accepted abstract presenters
July 4, 2021
August 22 to 27, 2021

Please do not wait the last minute to beneficiate of the early bird registration fee, register today! In doing so, you will help us in planning, and providing a superior experience.