Welcome to ESBOS 2018
Second European Symposium on
Biomaterials in Orthopedics and Spine
12-13 April 2018, Poznań, Poland

A meeting run by surgeons, for surgeons to benefit surgeons.

Jacek Kaczmarczyk


European Symposium on Biomaterials
in Orthopedics and Spine

We are fortunate to live in the golden era of technology development that redefines every aspect of our lives, with medicine being no exception.

On behalf of the Organisational Committee we have the upmost pleasure to cordially invite you to attend the 2nd European Symposium on Biomaterials in Orthopaedics and Spine (ESBOS), which will be held on the 12th-13th of April 2018 in Poznan, Poland.

The First ESBOS from 2015 attracted a great deal of international attention and was announced as a great accomplishment. To further build on this success, we are aiming to again bring together Polish, European and International specialists so to share and disseminate the state-of-the-art technological solutions in orthopaedics. The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Poznan University of Medical Sciences organizes the symposium jointly with the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute from Bologna and with the Neo Medica clinics of Poznan.

The meeting promises to be a highlight for the international specialists that form the heart and soul of orthopaedics. This time we aim to focus on 3D technologies that seem to be increasingly more popular in orthopaedics and spine surgery for its reconstructive potential through 3D printing.

The advancements in biotechnology are so multidirectional that we recognize the need to review the latest technological advances in orthopaedics in order to redefine where we stand. We are looking forward to making this a learning opportunity by creating a platform for sharing of experience, ideas, skills and knowledge concerning new methods of reconstructive surgery, tissue regeneration technologies, novel biomaterials used in reconstruction of joint structures and related orthopaedic surgery techniques.

Having received confirmation of attendance from multiple national and international specialists already, we hope that this undertaking will again prove successful, giving our guests a unique opportunity to learn from one another, make friends and enjoy everything the City of Poznan has to offer.

We sincerely hope you consider our request and we look forward to seeing you in Poznań.

With Regards,

auspices Łukasz Kubaszewski MD, PhD, Ass. Prof. Director of Spine Biomechanics Dept. at Poznan University of Medical Sciences sign3b
auspices Jacek Kaczmarczyk MD, PhD. Prof. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Scientific Committee sign3b
auspices Elizaveta Kon MD, Ph.D.Ass. Prof.
Director of Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute.
Professor at University of Bologna.sign3b




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Thursday 12.04 2018

08.00 – 9.00


09.00 – 9.20

Opening Ceremony of ESBOS 2018

9.20 – 11.00

Session I. Advances in Biomaterials
Moderators: Przemysław Lubiatowski; Jacek Kaczmarczyk; Gernot Felmet

09.20 – 9.40

Andrea Fontana : New advanced techniques for the treatment of hip chondral lesions using MATT (Microfragmented Adipose Tissue Transplantation) techniques

09.40 – 09.55

Łukasz Luboinski : New materials in the reconstruction of ACL, PCL and MPFL

09.55 – 10.10

Michael Giersig : Inorganic nanostructures for growth of bone cells

10.10 – 10.30

Gernot Felmet : PRP and Analoga – what do we know PRP Analoga and their influence on Achilles tendon pathology

10.30 -10.45

Przemysław Lubiatowski / Joanna Wałecka: Current evidence in PRP application in upper limb

10.45 – 11.10


11.10 – 11.40

Coffee break

11.40 – 13.00

Session II. Orthopedics in 3D
Moderators: Tomasz Kotwicki; Konrad Słynarski

11.40 – 11.55

Kamil Sędłak : Rapid prototyping medical applications based on Virdiamed Project

11.55 – 12.10

Daniel Kotrych: The New Concept for 3D Technology in Bone Sarcoma Treatment

12.15 – 12.30

Konrad Słynarski : Knee reconstruction using 3D biomaterials

12.30 –12.50

Bartłomiej Lubiatowski : Science fiction is now – AI, mobile and virtual reality disrupt healthcare

12.50 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 16.00

Session III. Part 1. New horizon in knee reconstruction surgery Moderators : Rene Verdonk; Robert Śmigielski

14.00 – 14.15

Rene Verdonk: History of meniscal surgery

14.15 – 14.30

Rene Verdonk: Meniscal pathology and treatment

14.30 – 14.45

Gernot Felmet: Biological reconstruction of ligaments around the Knee

14.45 – 15.00

Łukasz Luboiński: Does the anterior cruciate ligament heal?

15.00 – 15.15

Konrad Słynarski: Computer planning in knee osteotomy

15.15 – 15.30

Marcin Domżalski: Reconstructive knee surgery

15.40 – 16.00


16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00

Session III. Part 2. New horizon in knee reconstruction surgery Moderators: Jacek Kruczyński; Marcin Domżalski; Gernot Felmet

16.30 – 16.50

Robert Śmigielski: New anatomical approach to meniscus surgery.

16.50 – 17.05

Bogdan Koczy & Michał Mielnik: Is there a place for knee resurfacing? Past, present, future.

17.10 – 17.30

Krzysztof Ruszkowski: Kinematic vs mechanical alignment in TKA

17.30 – 18.00



Banquet / Hotel Andersia

Friday 13.04.2018

09.00 – 09.30


09.30 – 10.20

Session IV. Shoulder reconstruction and regeneration
Moderators: Leszek Romanowski; Przemysław Lubiatowski; Alex Castanga

09.30 – 09.40

Przemysław Lubiatowski: Superior capsular reconstruction

09.40– 09.55

Ofer Levy: Synthetic material in reconstruction – clinical and biological advancements

09.55 – 10.10

Alex Castanga: New advanced scaffolds for RC repair

10.10 – 10.20


10.20 – 10.50

Coffee break

10.50 – 12.30

Session V. Spine
Moderators: Wojciech Maksymowicz; Jacek Kaczmarczyk; Łukasz Kubaszewski

10:50 – 11:00

Nancy Lamerights: Smart spinal fusion. Natural bone ingrowth with cellular titanium.

11:00 – 11:10

Monika Barczewska: Restoration of intervertebral space with the use of stem cells

11:10 – 11:25

Zbiggy Brodzinsky: Rigid transforaminal/interlaminar endoscopy

11:25 – 11:40

Zbiggy Brodzinsky: Flexible lumbar endoscopy/accuroscopy, neuromodulation & biological treatment

11:40 – 11:55

Wojciech Maksymowicz: Cervical spinal injury treatment – a new horizon?

11:55 – 12:10

Tomasz Potaczek: Implants used in spine surgery – the new perspectives.

12:10 – 12:30

Carlo Romano: Antibacterial Biomaterial Protection : Research Clinical Application and Economic Impact

12:30 – 12:45

Łukasz Kubaszewski: Spine endoscopy

12.45 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00


Ulrich Schneider, Gernot Felmet

Workshop with the BLJA – „ligament fixation PRESS FIT” on sawbone
Workshop with the BLJA – „ PRP and Gelsolin – how to use”

A Satellite German–Polish Conference
organizing by dr Frank Hoffman

14.00 – 19.00

Management of bone defects in orthopedics and trauma patients
  • Reinhold Laun: Platelet-rich plasma combined with autologous cancellous graft: an alternative therapy in persistent non-union?
  • Leszek Romanowski: Advancements in nerve reconstruction
  • Mohssen Hakimi: The Influence of PRP in Combination with Autologous Cancellous Graft on Bone Healing
  • Łukasz Kubaszewski: Bone healing after vertebral body reconstruction with prosthesis
  • Łukasz Luboiński: Hip arthroscopy – is X-ray enough for qualification?. Proper qualification for hip arthroscopy – when is it too late?

19:00 – 19:30

Closing Ceremony of ESBOS

The Congress is held in English


Poznań is among the oldest cities in Poland
and was one of the most important centers in the early Polish state in the tenth and eleventh centuries.

The first center city was Ostrów Tumski, the natural island on the Warta river-very similar to the Île de la Cité in Paris. The first rulers were buried in Poznań’s cathedral on the island. It also served as the capital for a short time in the 13th century, hence the official name: The capital city of Poznan. Poznań is one of the biggest cities in Poland. It is the historical capital of the Wielkopolska (Greater Poland) region and is currently the administrative capital of the province called Greater Poland Voivodeship.
Poznań is today one of the largest Polish centers of trade, industry, sports, education, technology, tourism and culture. It is particularly important academic center, with about 130,000 students and the third biggest Polish university – Adam Mickiewicz University. It is also the residence of the oldest Polish diocese, now being one of the most populous archdioceses in the country.


Ławica Airport is located 7 km from the city centre, in the vicinity of the route leading directly to the major city points and next to the road out of Poznań to Berlin and Warsaw. Next to the airport hall exit there is a TAXI rank.
All trains coming to Poznań stop at Poznań Main Railway Station (Poznań Główny). The Railway Station is composed of two buildings: the Main Hall (Hala Główna) and the West Railway Station (Dworzec Zachodni) connected by a subway. The Railway Station is located in the city centre, just next to the Poznań International Fair venue (Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie). In the Main Hall there are kiosks, shops, fast food restaurants, ATM and Glob – Tour tourist information. Central domestic and interantional train information (phone no.): 94 36
PKS Station (Bus Transport Company) is located in ul. Towarowa 17/19. It provides both domestic and international transport services. Apart from ticket offices, kiosks, bar and PKS information point also travel agencies selling tickets for international routes are located in the bus station hall. Information (phone no.): 664 25
You can get to Poznań driving A2 motorway – a charge is payable for using it; (from the west direction from the border; access from the east direction: from Konin, Modła road junction), national routes no. 92, 5 (east – west direction) and no. 11 (north – south). The city centre is covered by the Parking Zone. Fare is collected for each vehicle parked within the zone. Drivers pay the parking fee in parking meters located along streets in the city centre.


Discount 150 zl for standard ticket – only until 28 February 2018.




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