TERMIS North America is dedicated to bring together the international community of persons engaged or interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and promotes education and research within the industry. The annual meeting serves as an international forum to bring you closer to key professionals to support your mutual understanding of the field, accelerate your research in the field and to enable you to contribute to the ultimate care of patients in this very important way.
TERMIS NA 2011 promises to be larger than ever, showcasing the latest tissue engineering/regenerative medicine approaches to restoring the function of damaged and diseased tissues and organs. The event will concurrently explore the platform/enabling technologies and many of the broader cross-cutting challenges facing an international community of scientists, clinicians, students, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and representatives of government funding agencies.
Our collective goal will be to share research and discoveries in the fields of cellular therapies, medical devices and artificial organs, biomaterials, bioengineering, and clinical translation.
Make plans now to attend, exhibit, or sponsor TERMIS NA 2011:
"Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering:
Bridging Matrix Biology and Biomaterials Science"
We look forward to hosting you in Houston!
Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Conference Co-Chair
Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director, Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering
Director, J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering
Jennifer L. West, Ph.D., Conference Co-Chair and Scientific Program Co-Chair
Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Chair of the Department of Bioengineering Rice University
K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D., Scientific Program Co-Chair
Department of Bioengineering
F. Kurtis Kasper, Ph.D., Local Arrangements Chair
Faculty Fellow, Rice University
- 40+ sponsors and exhibitors
- Technical Research Presentation/ Sessions
- Expo Discovery Theater
NEW! Pre-Conference Discovery Lab Workshop:
"Tissue Engineering for Pediatric Applications"
Sunday, December 11
NEW! Post-conference Workshop:
"Regenerative Medicine's Challenge to Cure"
Wednesday, December 14
NEW! Pre-Conference Workshop:
"Cells, gels and alginate - An Alginate Technology Tutorial"
Sunday, December 11
Featured Keynote Speakers
Kristi S. Anseth, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
University of Colorado
"User programmable biomaterial niches for 3D cell culture and tissue regeneration"
Christopher S. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Skirkanich Professor of Innovation in Bioengineering
Director, Center for Engineering Cells and Regeneration
University of Pennsylvania
Engineered Microenvironments: An Approach to Understand Cell Adhesion, Forces, and Assembly into Tissues
Molly S. Shoichet, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
3D Biomolecule Patterned Hydrogels Guide Cell Growth and Differentiation