Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society

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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society
Logo of TERMIS (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society)
Abbreviation TERMIS
Formation 2005
Type INGO 503(c)(3)[1]
Purpose/focus medical research
Region served worldwide
Official languages english
President Stephen Badylak (University of Pittsburgh)
Website http://www.termis.org/

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society is an international learned society. Its goal is the worldwide advancement of both the science and technology of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.[1]

History and structure[edit]

TERMIS was established by merging some existing societies having the same purpose: TESI (Tissue Engineering Society International), ETES (European Tissue Engineering Society) and other Asiatic organizations.[2]

The society is organised in three continental chapters: Asia-Pacifico, Europe and North America. The incorporation of thematic groups into the general structure of TERMIS is a recommendation of the society. These thematic groups include: Developmental biology; Scaffolds and matrix biomaterials; Bioprinting, Biofabrication, Bioreactors, Bioprocessing; Inflammation and immunity; Imaging; Cell sourcing and manipulation; Pre-clinical protocols; Clinical trials; and Infrastructure - regulatory, health economics, ethics.[3]

Activities[edit]

The mission of TERMIS is accomplished through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication.

Meetings[edit]

  • World congress: Every three years.
    • 2006 "Regenerate". Pittsburgh, PA, USA. April 25–27, 2006
    • 2009 "Science and Technology for Patients!" Seoul, South Korea. August 31 - September 3, 2009
    • 2012 Vienna, Austria. September 5–8, 2012

Publications[edit]

TERMIS publishs quarterly a newsletter, interLink, for its members to keep them abreast of developments in the field. Tissue Engineering is the official journal of the society and it is published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Presidents[edit]

  • Stephen Badylak, 2010-2011
  • Jöns Hilborn, 2008-2009
  • Alan J. Russell, 2005-2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b TERMIS By-Laws
  2. ^ http://books.google.es/books?id=H44TTI5KE7MC&pg=PA8 Advances in tissue engineering. Editors: Julia M. Polak, Sakis Mantalaris, Sian E. Harding. Imperial College Press, 2008. ISBN 1-84816-182-4. Page 8
  3. ^ Thematic groups. TERMIS.

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