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WFIRM's Alumni Reception
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location: 213 CD in the Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Thematic Working Interest Groups (TWIGs)

Organizational Meetings Information

Plenary Speakers Announced

Dr. Samuel Stupp

Dr. George V. Ludwig

Dr. Kiran Masunuru

Important Dates:

Promotional Material:

Call for Abstracts Announcements: 4:3 | Widescreen


2017 Sponsors:


Burroughs Wellcome Fund


Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM)



McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh (MIRM)

PeproTech, Inc.

Tissue Source, LLC

Business Plan Competition Sponsor

BioLife Solutions

Pre-Conference Workshop Sponsor - Imaging and Assessment of Engineered Tissues



O2M Technologies


2017 Exhibitors:

Advanced BioMatrix

Advanced Solutions Life Sciences


American Society of Transplantation

Aptus Bioreactors

Aspect Biosystems Ltd.

Biomomentum Inc.

BioSpherix Medical


CellScale Biomaterials Testing

Evonik Corporation

Flexcell International Corporation

The Geneva Foundation


International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine / IIAM

IOP Publishing

JPK Instruments AG

Kuraray Co. Ltd

LifeCore Biomedical

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

McGowan Institute for Regnerative Medicine at the Univeristy of Pittsburgh


Moor Instruments, Inc.

Nanoscience Instruments

NanoScribe GmbH

Nitta Gelatin

North Carolina Biotech Center

PeproTech Inc.

Perimed Inc.

Rees Scientific

Rheolution Inc.


SERVA Electrophoresis GmbH

STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Tissue Source, LLC


University of Alberta / Banff Foundation for Allograft Pathology

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine


Organized By:

TERMIS-AM Meeting is organized by the
Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline for Abstracts: June 12th, 2017

Notification of Accepted Abstracts will be sent in August

Late breaking abstract submission will open in September - Check back fore more information!

Abstract Submission Site

Abstracts are invited for consideration for the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society - Americas (TERMIS-AM) 2017 Conference and Exposition, December 3-6, 2017 at the Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.  The TERMIS-AM 2017 Conference will feature an outstanding scientific program bringing together national and international communities of scientists, clinicians, industry leaders, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students entrepreneurs, and representatives of government funding agencies engaged in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Abstract Consideration
Experts from academia, industry and government are invited to present timely research to successful implementation of technologies in all areas of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine.
Please submit your abstracts to one of the categories, which will then filter into the session titles upon the review of abstracts. If your abstract does not fit within any of these areas, please list your abstract in the "other" category. Please note sessions are slotted based on the amount of abstracts submitted.

Abstract Categories

Abstract Preparation
Authors must submit their abstract electronically by clicking on the link below:

Abstract Submission Site

This is the ONLY option for abstract submission.

Oral, Poster and iPoster Preference
The preferred method of presentation (oral, iPoster or poster) should be noted on the online submission form. Your preference will be noted by the reviewers. Final determination will be made by the Scientific Advisory Committee.
In addition to traditional posters, this year will also feature iPosters, which provide a cutting edge interactive Poster session on a touch screen. iPosters are an interactive, multimedia poster that can contain high-resolution images, detailed diagrams and tables, high-definition videos, audio narrations and as much content as you feel is necessary to present your research with the detail it deserves. Your iPoster will be displayed at the conference on large format, high-definition touch screens located in the exhibit hall. Visitors will be able to scroll through your content, click on images to enlarge them, and watch and listen to video and audio files if you choose to include them. Should you want to, visitors will be able to contact you by email or text. The iPosters will act similarly to traditional posters; there will be specific viewing times during the event where we will ask you to be present around the iPoster island to answer any questions and discuss your research.
If selected to present an iPoster, the author may be required to pay a nominal publishing fee, which would be similar to the cost of printing a traditional poster.
To view a sample of an iPoster please click the following link: Sample iPoster

Abstract Format

Title: Title should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the presentation. Title should be in bold font and mixed case font followed by a single return. Do not put a period at the end of the title. 

     Example for Title: This is a Properly Formatted Abstract Title

Author(s): In upper and lower case letters as follows: First Name, Middle Initial Last Name of each author (underline the name of the presenting author) with the corresponding institution of the author's. Follow with a single return.
** Presenting authors are expected to pay their own travel expenses and conference registration fee(s).
Complete contact information (name, mailing address, and e-mail) for each author listed on the abstract must be entered before submitting the abstract file.

References: May be included at the end. Please use a standard format, such as that shown below: 

     1. Langer R, Vacanti JP. Tissue Engineering. Science 260, 920, 1993.

Acknowledgments: Support from outside sources, such as Research Grants, should be listed here. Based on the standards set by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and guidelines of the Food and Drug Administration as endorsed by the American Medical Association, any conflict of interest must be clearly recognizable. The indication of outside support does not affect the decision of abstract acceptance or rejection.

Disclosures: Include any disclosure information here. In order for your colleagues to properly evaluate the information, analysis and opinions presented in your abstract, it is important that they be informed of potential conflicts of interest pertinent to the research submitted. Therefore, conference management requires that all authors provide any relevant information concerning personal or professional circumstances and relationships that might reasonably be expected to affect the author's view on the subject. Examples include, but are not limited to:

Appropriate disclosure will be stated in the scientific program and the abstract volume. If you do not have anything to disclose, you must indicate this on the online abstract submission form. The disclosure information you provide will not influence the review of your abstract. Abstracts will not be reviewed without proper completion of the disclosure section on the abstract submission form. Disclosure information for all authors is required upon abstract submission.

Online Revisions
You may revise your abstract no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, June 12th, 2017, by returning to the site and logging in again. After the deadline, all completed abstracts in the system will be sent to the Abstract Reviewers for review. Any abstracts left "incomplete" will not be sent for review. There are no exceptions.

Abstract Withdrawals
If the abstract must be withdrawn, the TERMIS-AM office must be notified in writing at least ONE month prior to the meeting via e-mail to Melanie Ryan at

NOTE: All presenters are expected to cover their own travel and lodging expenses and pay the conference registration fees.
Registration Requirements
Accepted authors are expected to pay their own travel expenses and conference registration fee(s).
Dates of presentation cannot be guaranteed.

For More Information
For more information on abstract content, format and submission procedure, contact: 

Melanie Ryan
Meeting Manager