Conference News

The 2014 Annual Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials (ESB) will be held in Liverpool, UK from 31 August – 3 September 2014 at the Liverpool ACC (the Liverpool Echo Arena and Convention Centre).

All pertinent Conference News will be listed in chronological order on this page.

Please check back here regularly to follow any changes that have been made to deadlines or other schedules.

10.9.2013   Abstract submission will open on the 1st December 2013.

10.9.2013   Conference registration will open on the 2nd January 2014.

8.11.2013    Accommodation page has launched. A broad range of rooms from budget apartments to luxury 5-star hotels can be reserved and paid-for at:

8.11.2013    Discounted executive chauffeur service (from £20.00 from Liverpool Airport) added to the Travel page.

28.11.2013  The official ESB 2014 Twitter stream has been launched. Follow us @ESB2014.

1.12.2013     Abstract submission has launched. Submit your abstract at, making sure you follow the guidelines and instructions at

1.1.2014       The list of members of the International Advisory Committee has been published here.

3.2.2014      Conference registration has gone live. Please register for the ESB2014 conference here:

3.2.2014      Vine Court University-owned student accomodation added as a budget choice for ESB 2014 delegates. Book directly here.

26.2.2014   Preliminary programme for ESB 2014 has been published here:

12.3.2014    Biographies of all the Plenary Speakers for ESB 2014 have been published here:

13.3.2014    Virgin Trains have agreed a special 20% discount on their normal advance fares for all trains from London – Liverpool for ESB 2014 delegates. Special login required, available from the beginning of June 2014 here:

14.3.2014   Twitter stream added to webpages, and the functionality to Tweet messages to ESB 2014.

28.3.2014 ESB President Professor Matteo Santin gives his welcome address, inviting you to the 2014 Conference in Liverpool: Watch Prof Santin here.

31.3.2014 Abstract submission deadline extended to 13.4.2014: Submit your abstract here!

4.4.2014 Special invitation of the ESB 2014 Liverpool Conference President, Professor John Hunt: Watch Prof Hunt here.

6.4.2014 The first of our plenary speakers, Professor David Williams, has sent a special video introduction to his plenary lecture to the Conference President, John Hunt. Watch Prof Williams video here.

6.4.2014 Updated preliminary programme published: See it here.