Hardly any field of medicine develops as fast as that of 3D printing and 3D bioprinting, which is a branch of 3D printing. The Society for 3D Printing in Medicine was launched at the last conference on 3D printing in Mainz. We would like to invite colleagues to share their information and experience again in 2018, and to give researchers, biologists, materials scientists, surgeons and other interested people the opportunity to meet and discuss presentations.
The interdisciplinary approach means seeing how 3D printing is understood and applied in other disciplines. It is also important to establish a link between groundwork and hospital work and to ensure that bioprinting is geared for the future. Only then will bioprinting become a reality in hospitals.
Mainz offers a wonderful setting for this, and we look forward to lively discussions and debate taking place at what promises to be an exciting trade fair.
Special Dental Day
We want this year’s conference to present for the first time an exhibition on the world of dentistry. The exhibition will be shown in a separate room. The aim is to identify which 3D printing methods are already practicable and what is now being done. Most colleagues will not be aware of what is already possible. We would therefore like to use a combination of trade fair, lectures and workshops on Saturday to showcase a practical application, which we also want to introduce to practitioners by teaming up with the Central German Association for Dental Implantology (MVZI).
Prof. Dr. Dr. Bilal Al-Nawas