International Conference on
Advances in Polymeric Materials & Human Healthcare

16-18 October, 2019 | International Centre Goa, India

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Polymers offer opportunities and possibilities towards applications in technologically important area of advanced materials. There is a great necessity to have an integral approach towards this complementary relationship of polymers and their role in several areas, such as smart materials, nanomaterials, biomaterials , bioengineering and regenerative medicine. Polymeric materials have shown multidirectional growth in healthcare systems, which ranges from medical devices, implants, prosthesis, regenerative therapies, wound dressings to the fascinating field of smart materials which can be related to advanced high-end applications. A precise understanding of the molecular architecture and its role in governing physical characteristics is extremely useful to understand their applications. The world of polymers is fascinating & innovative and requires a great deal of interaction and discussion among the scientific community. This conference is proposed to exchange information on new dimensions in variouos areas and provide a dynamic platform to formulate a future road map for future developments in the field of polymeric materials and human healthcare. 

Asian Polymer Association (APA) is a professional society dedicated to the science of polymers. APA in collaboration with Society of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI), is organizing an International conference (APA-STERMI 2019) on Advances in Polymeric Materials and Human Healthcare during October 16-18, 2019 in Goa. The conference would be dedicated to the formulation of ideas and scientific discussions on innovative materials for bioengineering and human organ reconstruction with a focus on extensive interaction among academicians, researchers, technologists and policy planners. A special feature of this event is Student Conclave for the benefit for our young researchers. We are sure that this conference would provide us the required impetus in generating resources in biomedical science and technology for the country.

 On behalf of the organising committee, we invite you to participate in this event and we look forward to welcoming you at Goa better known as the "Pearl of the Orient". 

Bhuvanesh Gupta
Conference Chairman

Special Sessions

Special sessions will be the part of the conference. This would involve microsymposia on various technologically important domains spread all along the conference days.

Wisdom Contest, Innovation Contest, Oral Contest and Poster Contest are planned for participation by students where registration should be made separately. The selection of students for contests will be made by the committee after precise considerations.

Inaugural Theme Speaker

Jöns Hilborn

Uppsala University, Sweden
What is the Next Step in Engineering of Hydrogels for Human Application?

Guests of Honour

C P Sharma

SCTIMST, Trivandrum

Ajit Sapre

RIL, India

Plenary Speakers

Seeram Ramakrishna

NUS, Singapore
Smart Wearables: Nanotechnology & Nanofibers

Laura Teodori

ENEA, Rome, Italy
Tissue Engineering between Click Chemistry and Green Chemistry

Didier Letourneur

INSERM, France
Molecular Imaging and Targeted Treatment of Cardiovascular Thrombotic Diseases

Joëlle Amédée

INSERM, France
Polysaccharides-Based Composite Polymers for Bone Tissue Engineering: From Cell Responses to Preclinical Studies for Oral Surgery Applications

Harpal Singh

IIT Delhi, India
Cancer Stem Cell Inhibitor Encapsulated Polymeric Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy

Amit Biswas

Hyderabad, India
Structure, Morphology and Performance of Exemplary Polymer based Drugs

Student Conclave

The contest will check theoretical and practical knowledge of students on topics related to polymer science & technology. Students will be asked to write answers for questions in a given period and will be evaluated on the basis of their overall performance.Prizes will be conferred on the winners. On-line registration for participation would be needed.

Innovation Contest will look at the ability of a student in transforming an idea, imagination or invention into a simple process to develop an useful product as an affordable domain for the human being. Prizes will be conferred on the winners. On-line registration for participation would be needed.

Oral Award presentations are planned for the students. Students will be given 8 minutes (sharp) for presentation followed by the discussion. The evaluations will be made by a group of experts in a panel.

Poster abstracts are invited from students in different areas of polymer science & technology. These posters will remain displayed on the conference site for two days. The best posters selected by the technical committee will be awarded.

Online Registration   


RIL Microsymposium on Bioplastic & Sustainability
Chairs: Anup K Ghosh & Virendra K Gupta
KN: V N Rajasekharan Pillai
KN: Swapan Ray
IL: Shantanu Bhowmik
IL: Sunil Dhamaniya

Microsymposium on Tissue Engineerng
Chairs: Laura Teodori & Harpal Singh
KN: Rama Shankar Verma
IL: Manasa Nune
IL: Amlan Gupta
IL: Narayan C Mishra
OL: Divakar Singh

Keynote Speakers

Philippe Roger

UPS France
Preparation of Pet Films Grafted with Poly(Pentafluorophenyl Methacrylate) for Post-Functionalization and Antibacterial Properties Purposes

Andreas Greiner

UB, Germany
Functional Polymer Sponges From Short Electrospun Fibers

Pranee Phinyocheep

MU, Thailand
Development of Polymeric Materials for Antimicrobial Application

Rama Shanker Verma

IIT Madras, India
Synthesis and Fabrication of Novelnquinone-Based Chromenopyrazole Antioxidant-Laden Silk Fibroin Nanofibers Scaffold for Tissue Engineering Applications

Apurba Das

IIT Delhi, India
Influence of Thermally Bonded Roving Structure on Various Properties of Bio-composites

Yoshimoto Keitaro

UT, Japan
Rapidly Neutralizable and High Anticoagulant DNA Aptamer Discovered by MACE SELEX

Mukesh Kumar Singh

UPTTI, India
Functionalization of Sanitary Napkin by Marigold Flower Extract

Swapan Ray

RIL, India
Sustainability & Indian Plastic Industry

V N Rajasekharan Pillai

Somaiya Vidyavihar University Mumbai
Rational Design of Sustainable Polymers Making Use of Molecular Approaches



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