28 ICM&T is a meeting of professionals from science institutes, universities and industry that are active in the fields of: metallic materials, biomaterials, composite materials, ceramics, polymers, additive manufacturing, nanomaterials, simulation and modelling.

The Symposium on Biomaterials series provides a forum for academics, clinicians, researchers and practicing engineers to meet and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of material-processing technologies. It was initiated in 2016 at the Department for Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, and the Institute of Metals and Technology, Ljubljana, with the participation of the Stomatological Department of the Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. The Symposiums were held at the Congress Centre of GH Bernardin, Portorož Slovenia in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2020, the 4th Symposium on Biomaterials will be organised again at the Slovenian coast at Portorož.

The Programme and Organizing Committee, chaired by Prof. Dr. Drago Dolinar (Department for Orthopaedic Surgery, University Medical Center, Ljubljana) and Prof. Dr. Monika Jenko (Institute of Metals and Technology, Ljubljana) invite colleagues to attend and present their research work at the 4th International Symposium on Biomaterials and take this opportunity to report on their research work and ongoing projects at this international gathering of researchers from all over the world. The researchers from both the life sciences and engineering, clinicians and company representatives will provide an effective environment for stimulating exchanges and discussions.


  • Biomaterial synthesis and characterization
  • Bio-interfaces
  • Metallic, ceramic and polymeric biomaterials
  • Composites and nanocomposites
  • Biomaterials for hard- and soft-tissue regeneration
  • Biocompatibility and in-vitro tests
  • Cell-material interactions
  • Scaffold-based tissue engineering
  • Tissue and organ models
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D bio-printing
  • In-vivo tests and animal models
  • Surface science in medical applications
  • Clinical applications and commercialization of biomaterials

Programme and Organizing Committee

Prof.Dr. Drago Dolinar

Prof. Dr. Monika Jenko

Important Dates

  •  1st Call for Papers November 2018
  • 2nd Call for Papers January 2019
  • Submission of Abstracts June 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance July 2019
  • Registration July 2019
  • Submission of Final Paper November 2019
  • Symposium Dates October 16-17, 2019

Symposium Organizer

The Institute of Metals and Technology, together with National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, and the Jožef Stefan Institute, organizes the 27th International Conference on Materials and Technologies at Portorož on the Slovenian Adriatic coast. The conference will be held at the Conference Centre of the Grand Hotel Bernardin from 16 to 18 October 2019. (www.imt.si/en/) In the frame of the conference the 3rd International Symposium on Biomaterials on 16-17 October 2019 is organized by Prof. Dr. Drago Dolinar and Prof. Dr.Monika Jenko . IMT is also the publisher of the journal Materials and Technology (IF 0.590), which publishes original and review scientific papers as well as technical news in theoretical and applied natural sciences and technologies from the fields of metallic and inorganic materials, polymers, vacuum technology, nanomaterials, biomaterials and surface engineering. You are also kindly invited to publish your article in the scientific journal Materials and Technologies (MIT), in an issue dedicated to Biomaterials.

Symposium Venue

The 3rd International Symposium on Biomaterials will be organized in the beautiful Adriatic–Mediterranean town of Portorož, located on the Slovenian coast in the municipality of the historical Venetian-style town of Piran. The symposium will be held in the Congress Centre Bernardin, a part of the prestigious St. Bernardin hotel complex, with a private beach, situated between Piran and Portorož. The Congress Centre Bernardin is the first and the largest Congress Centre in Slovenia