MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN, ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dear integrated friends and colleagues,
I am glad to tell you all that the 2nd International Brånemark Memorial Symposium is going to be held on 17-18 November 2017 in Hong Kong. At that time, members of Brånemark Osseointegration Center from all over the world and many well-known experts in Osseointegration will gather in Hong Kong for a simple yet solemn reason: to pay tribute to our Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark, Father of Osseointegration.
The theme of this second International Brånemark Memorial Symposium is “A Matter of Balance and a Vision of The Future”. “A Matter of Balance” is actually the title of the first publication of the story of Per-Ingvar Brånemark authored by Elaine Williams. This is a book telling us how Per-Ingvar Brånemark discovered the secrets of Osseointegration. Most importantly, this book published in 1992 reveals to us the vision and determination of Per-Ingvar Brånemark in his lifetime journey of helping people with congenital and acquired defects to live better, more complete lives.
The discovery of Osseointegration between living bone tissue and titanium surface has given clinicians tremendous ability to rehabilitate damaged humans by connecting teeth, eyes, ears, arms, and legs in a way never previously possible. Although Professor P-I Brånemark had passed away on 20th December 2014, his legacy will continue to prevail. As a follower of Osseointegration, I cordially invite you to visit Hong Kong and to join us to remember Professor Brånemark.
Dr. James Chow
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN, SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
“A Matter of Balance and a Vision of the Future”
We know that by using prescribed surgical procedures, suitably designed titanium components inserted into living bone are accepted by this living tissue as if it were part of its own structure. Behind such elegant simplicity lies a complex interaction of biological and mechanical forces, all of which must be in balance if a long lasting bond between metal and bone is to be achieved. This conference is concerned with the myriad of factors that maintain this Matter of Balance.
On going research and development continues to explore the future horizons of Osseointegration in all areas of related science, as well as social and economic realities. Accordingly this conference will provide a Vision of the Future as we consider new and exciting areas of scientific endeavour.
Dr. Patrick Henry