Meeting Details


The purpose of the meeting is to bring together engineers, scientists, regulators, and clinicians from academia, industry, and government to present leading edge research on advancements in medical grade UHMWPE, PEEK, and the rapidly growing field of polymer implant additive manufacturing technology. In addition to UHMWPE and PEEK, the Combined Meeting will also broadly showcase point-of-care additive manufacturing of implantable polymers, and hopefully attract submissions from not only the entire PAEK family, but also 3D printable HWPEs and other implant polymers that are being exploited by 3D printing such as EVA, PPSU, as well as bioresorbable polymers, such as polylactides and polycaprolactones.

Location & Venue

The conference is planned to be an in-person event held at the Barcelona World Trade Center, located on the Mediterranean waterfront and within walking distance to the beautiful and historic La Rambla boulevard. The conference venue will accommodate scientific posters, technical exhibits, and relevant corporate exhibitions (especially for 3D printing). However, we will also organize the meeting so that it can be attended virtually (with real time broadcasting), to increase exposure of the conference content in the US and Asia Pacific.

Social Program

The organizers believe that collaborations flourish not only in the formal structure of a meeting but more often in informal social gatherings. To that end, we have organized a cocktail dinner on the evening of Thursday, June 20th at the historic Casa Batlló. The cost of the social program will be covered in the conference registration fee.

2022 Final Proceedings

The proceedings for the 2022 meeting can be downloaded here:


Additional proceedings from past International PEEK and UHMWPE Meetings can be viewed at the reference websites for PEEK and UHMWPE.

2024 Organizing Committee

  • Pierangiola Bracco, Ph.D. (University of Turin)
  • Steve Kurtz, Ph.D. (Drexel University)
  • Hannah Spece, Ph.D. (Drexel University)
  • Francisco Medel, Ph.D. (University of Zaragoza)