How to Become a member of TERMIS
Membership to TERMIS is open to individuals who are interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and support the mission of the Society.There are two (2) ways to become a TERMIS Member:
Attend a TERMIS World Congress or Chapter Meeting
By attending a TERMIS meeting, you automatically become a member or renew your membership until the end of the following year.
Example: You attend a TERMIS Chapter Meeting in either Toronto, London, or Tokyo in 2007. You are automatically a member of the Society until December 31, 2008. If you then attend any of the Chapter meetings in 2008, you automatically remain a member until December 31, 2009, and so on.
Pay the Annual Dues.
Membership dues to TERMIS are for the fiscal year (January - December of the current year). Dues have been structured to encourage participation by students, in particular, as follows:
- Regular Membership (annual dues: $100.00) - Any individual who does not qualify as a Student Member.
- Student Membership (annual dues: $25.00)
- Student: Any individual, who is engaged as a full-time graduate or undergraduate, in a university or college program and is actively involved in research in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. A copy of your student ID needs to be presented at the time of joining the Society.
- Young Investigator: Young Investigators are defined as persons who are employed by an academic institution in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, who have been awarded their doctoral degree within the past 3 years and who are not holding an appointment as a faculty or academic staff in a university/research institute. Young investigators are required to have their advisor/supervisor send a letter as proof of the bona fide status of the young investigator.
TERMIS Developing/Emerging Countries
Groups A, B and C
TERMIS has announced changes to the category of the developing/emerging countries. Three categories have been identified within the TERMIS membership based on geographical location.
Group A (Countries listed within Group A are to pay the annual membership dues to TERMIS.) membership is for those who are located in an established country, within the remit of a continental chapter, that has a developed scientific infrastructure. There is no change to the membership conditions within these countries which are, for the record: (In Europe) Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, (In the Americas) Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rica, USA, (In Asia-Pacific) Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
Group B involves location within a country that has limited scientific infrastructure, or within a country that lies outside of the existing responsibility of continental chapters (i.e. most of Africa), such that individuals have limited prospects of belonging to a TERM society. These individuals, on application, will become members of TERMIS Global, without payment of a membership fee. These countries are: (In Europe) Albania, Andorra, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, San Marino, (In the Americas) all Central America and Caribbean Countries. Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela (In Asia-Pacific), Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Korea (North), Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Oman, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Yemen (In Africa) all African countries not listed in Group C, Africa.
In Group C are countries that do have some scientific infrastructure and has some TERM activity, and where there is the prospect of establishing a national or regional society or community and which could aspire to become fully recognized within a continental chapter. Initially these are considered similar to Group B but would transfer to Group A as appropriate, such considerations being made on a case-by-case basis. These countries are: (In Europe), Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Malta, Monaco, Ukraine, (In the Americas) Chile, Colombia, (In Asia-Pacific) all Oceana Countries except Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, The Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, (In Africa) Algeria, Egypt, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa.
Membership dues can be paid either online via the online membership application or by sending a check drawn in U.S. Funds and mailed to:Sarah Wilburn
223 Park Place
San Ramon, CA 94583