Welcome to the 7th International Symposium on Apatites & Correlative Biomaterials (ISACB7)!


Apatites are everywhere! They represent a family of minerals and their synthetic analogs, which are of interest in many industrial branches and scientific disciplines. This intriguing material is used in such various ways, like producing fertilizers and phosphoric acid, depollution traps for soil, water and air, storage of radioactive elements, cosmetics, optic, and of course, for medical applications, a field in which they particularly shine.


Indeed, biological apatites, as non-toxic, biocompatible and bioactive materials, have been one of the cornerstones of our current healthcare systems (e.g., orthopaedics, regenerative medicine, drug delivery), and have affected the life of many around the globe.


Join us and meet inspiring global experts, such as Pr. Aoki, our event's guest of honour, to discuss, exchange and discover the latest advances in apatites and correlative biomaterials.



Event Chair

Prof. Jake Barralet received his undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Leeds University followed by a PhD in Bioceramics from the University of London, completed in 1995, and Postdoctoral studies at Tokyo Dental and Medical University in 1996. He worked for Smith and Nephew developing bone graft, bandaging and spine repair technologies for three years before starting his academic career at the University of Birmingham.  In 2004 he joined McGill as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry. In 2012 he was jointly appointed to the Department of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine and became Director of Research, Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, and in 2013 was named Vice-Chair of Surgery (Research), Alan Thompson Chair in Surgical Research, Department of Surgery. He is also Associate Director of the Injury Repair and Recovery Program at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, since 2016.  Since Sept 2017 he is Director of Innovation for the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) and for the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University.

Dr. Barralet’s main personal research interests lie in the field of Bioceramics, and more recently on oxygen delivering scaffolds for bone repair and regenerative medicine.


Guest of Honour

Biography coming soon


Wei Li is a Professor in State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Centre for Oral Disease at West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University. His recent researches include novel dental materials against caries.


Professor Kikuchi is a specialist in biomaterial engineering (ceramics and hybrid materials) and mineral engineering. He is engaged in biomaterial development mainly on artificial bone. After his studies at Harvard Medical School, he has been actively conducting studies in interdisciplinary area (material engineering, biology and medicine) in search of better scaffold materials for the realization of regenerative medicine. He currently holds the position of Group Leader at the National Institute for Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan. 



Prince Arthur Ballroom is a state of the art conference and banquet facility located in McGill University's New Residence Hall is just steps away from the downtown business core, as well as numerous art galleries, museums, the metro system (subway), Montreal's world-famous underground shopping centers, entertainment and restaurants. 



Delta Hotel

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475 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H3A 1J7

Standard Occupation: 215.00$

Get more done at Delta Hotels Montreal, your home for business in downtown. Focus on the job at hand with business-oriented amenities such as the executive lounge, free high-speed Wi-Fi, business center and indoor parking. Complete with a 24-hour fitness center and hotel spa these facilities will help you maintain your workout routine or relax with a treatment. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Montreal, you will be able to walk from your hotel to the conference venue in ten minutes. 


Visiting Montreal

Take advantage of your stay in Montreal to get acquainted with our beautiful city.







Some famous Montreal attractions include:

Notre-Dame Basilica

110 Notre-Dame west


Saint Joseph's Oratory

3800 Queen Mary road

Montreal Canadiens

Hall Of Fame

1909 des Canadiens-De-Montreal Ave.


Old Montreal

Place Jacques Cartier


Mont-Royal Park

1260 Remembrance road


Montreal Botanical Garden

4101 Sherbrooke east



4777 Pierre-de-Coubertin


Olympic Stadium

4141 Pierre-de-Coubertin




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September 17-18 2020

Prince Arthur Ballroom
3625 Avenue du Parc
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H2X 3P8

January 17, 2020 00:00 EST to September 15, 2020 00:00 EDT
January 17, 2020 08:00 EST to May 31, 2020 08:00 EDT
January 17, 2020 08:00 EST to May 31, 2020 08:00 EDT