Advanced Functional Polymers for Medicine 2023

7 - 9th June 2023, Barcelona

Advanced Functional Polymers for Medicine 2023​


The AFPM 2023 conference will offer delegates innovative and stimulating topics with a well-balanced programme of invited speakers and poster presentations.

The purpose of the AFPM conference series is to strengthen the interactions within the community of chemists, material engineers, physicists, biologists and clinicians in the development of Advanced Functional Polymers for Medicine.

The current status, challenges and requirements for future developments of polymers for medicine are presented by leading experts. The conference provides an outstanding opportunity to help young scientists in their career development and offers them an interdisciplinary discussion forum within an exclusive circle.


June 2023

Important dates

Deadline for abstracts submission (template):
8th May
Registration deadline:
1st June


Parc Científic de Barcelona
Caparrós Auditorium
C. Baldiri Reixac, 4-8
08028 Barcelona

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Conference rate

The AFPM 2023 conference offered a high-quality program for a fixed, advantageous fee of € 250 (tax included) including:
  • Registration
  • 3 lunches (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)
  • Conference dinner on Thursday evening
  • All refreshments and snacks
Cancellation rates. The following charges applied upon cancellation: Cancellation charges until and including May 1st 2023: 20% of registration fee. Cancellation charges after May 1st 2023: 100% of registration fee. Dates refer to receipt of the cancellation notice. Substitutions can be made any time.

Chairs of the conference:

Prof. Elisabeth Engel · Institute for Bioengineering / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Óscar Castaño · Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia / Universitat de Barcelona

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lendlein

Prof. Dr. Dirk Grijpma · University of Twente, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Nicola Tirelli · Italian Institute of Technology


Jordi Díaz Manera

John Walton Muscular Dystrophy center, Newcastle University

Josep Samitier

Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC)

Marta Badia Graset

Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC)

Juanma Fernández Costa

Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC)

Rubén Artero Allepuz

Universitat de València, INCLIVA

Samuel Sánchez Ordónez

Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC)

Beatriz Llamusí Troisi

ArthEx Biotech S.L.

Anna Lagunas Targarona

Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña (IBEC)

Marisol Montolio del Olmo

Duchenne Parent Project Spain, Cátedra de enfermedades raras UB