TERMIS-Asia Pacific Awards Program

The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 2017 TERMIS-AP Awards Program is Friday, March 31, 2017.

TERMIS-AP Awards Committee Members

Chair: Gilson Khang (Past AP Chair, 2016~2018)
Members:
Yasuhiko Tabata (Present AP Chair, 2016~2018)
Vacant (Chair-Elect, 2017~2018)
James Goh (2016), Dietmar Hutmacher (2016~2017), Hsing-Wen Sung (2016~2018) and SYIS Chair, Andres Sanz Garcia (2016~2018)
As approved unanimously by the TERMIS-AP Council the following awards and recognitions will be given at the TERMIS-AP Chapter Conferences:

  • Global Excellence in TERM Award
  • Excellence Achievement Award (same name with AM)
  • Outstanding Scientist Award
  • Young Scholar Award
  • Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Best TERM Paper Award
  • TERMIS AP Innovation Team Award

Nomination packages for consideration for each of the awards are to be submitted to the TERMIS Administrator:
TERMIS-AP Awards Committee
c/o Sarah Wilburn
Email: swilburn@termis.org

Procedure
A Call for Nomination will be announced 9 months prior to every TERMIS AP Chapter Conference (First day of every New Year). The Call will be made by the TERMIS AP Awards Committee through TERMIS HQ. The members of the TERMIS AP Awards Committee should declare any conflict of interest and not participate in the selection process.
The closing date for nomination will be 2 months after the Call (Last day of every February). The TERMIS AP Awards Committee will arrange for the review of the nomination package. For each category of award, there should be at least 3 independent reviewers. The reviewers will have to declare any “Conflict of Interest” before the review. The review should take no more than 2 months. The TERMIS AP Awards Committee shall discuss the recommendations from the reviewers and select the respective winners. The TERMIS AP Awards Committee then presents the selected winners for the TERMIS AP Council for approval. This process should not take more than one month to complete.
The results should be finalized 4 months before the TERMIS AP Conference. The names and contacts of winners should be transmitted to the TERMIS AP Conference Local Organizer to facilitate invitation and scheduling of talks into the scientific program.
The TERMIS AP Awards Committee will prepare the plaques and certificates and the presentation of awards should be carried out at the Opening Ceremony of the TERMIS AP Conference. The Chair of the TERMIS AP Chapter and Award Committee shall present the awards to the recipients.

Each nomination package submitted for consideration must include the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of published papers
  • 3 seminal papers published
  • Three (3) recommendation letters
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-AP Conference

For the TERMIS AP Innovation Team Award, the nomination packages must contain all of the above, plus:

  • Any additional relevant information about the product or technology i.e., impact, revenues, and broad applicability
  • Confirmation of attendance to accept the award at the TERMIS-AP Conference

TERMIS-AP Awards

Global Excellence in TERM Award
The Global Excellence in TERM Award is aimed to acknowledge a researcher/scientist in the Global (AM/AP/EU) region who has globally contributed to the arena of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with valuable outputs of clear professional excellence in their area, and whose work has influenced greatly for establishment and development of TERM. This award is aimed to provide recognition to the researcher with outstanding contributions and professional excellence achieved in the TERM field such as scientists, clinicians, educators and/or contributors to TERMIS activities. The awardee must have a proven record of excellence and an outstanding international recognition in the TERM arena in Global. There should be a significant and profound evidence of the awardee's major contributions towards development of TERM field. The person should have an international research exposure and worked in different (TEMIS-AM, TERMIS-EU, TERMIS-AP and SYIS) chapter's geographical area or should have collaborations with different Chapter's research groups. The person can be nominated by a TERMIS AP member or may apply for the award. That person must provide a summary of the nominee's achievements, three (3) letters of recommendation, and the nominee's curriculum vitae. Further, the awardee will be asked to write a one page overview of their career and accomplishment that may be considered for publication in the TERMIS AP Conference Proceedings. The award will be presented at every TERMIS AP Chapter conference.

The Global Excellence in TERM Awardee will be presented with the following:

  • An invitation to present a Plenary Award Lecture in the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference
  • An honorarium of $(TBA) will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local organizer.
  • Reimbursement up to $ (TBA) towards travel expenses (business airfare + accommodation) to attend the TERMIS-AP Conference will be provided by the -. (We must find donator, for example, Samsung or equivalent Company, Institution, Hospital from over the World)
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-AP Conference will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local organizer
  • A plaque

Excellence Achievement Award (same name with AM)
The Excellence Achievement Award has been established to recognize a researcher in the Asia-Pacific region who has made continuous and landmark contributions to the tissue engineering and regenerative medicine field. The award will be acknowledged to an individual, whose work has immensely impacted, including sustained remarkable contribution to the literature and assisted with establishment of the TERM field. This award is aimed to provide recognition to the researcher with outstanding contributions and professional excellence achieved in TERM arena, such as scientists, clinicians, educators and/or contributors to TERMIS activities. The person must have worked most of his career in the TERMIS-AP geographical area, and should be nominated by a member of TERMIS-AP. That person must provide a summary of the nominee's achievement(s), three (3) letters of recommendation, and the nominee's curriculum vitae. Further, the awardee will be asked to write a one page overview of their career and accomplishment that may be considered for publication in the TERMIS AP Conference Proceedings.

The Excellence Achievement Awardee will be presented annually with the following:

  • An invitation to present a Plenary Lecture in the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference
  • An honorarium of $(TBA) will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local organizer.
  • Reimbursement up to $(TBA) towards travel expenses (economy airfare, hotel) to attend the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference will be provided by.
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference  will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local organizer
  • A plaque

Outstanding Scientist Award
The Outstanding Scientist Award has been established to recognize a mid-career researcher in the Asia-Pacific region who has made significant contributions to the TERM field. The nominated persons must have obtained their terminal degree 10 years or greater from the time of award. The nominee should be actively involved in the TERM field with well-recognized achievements within the community. To be considered for this award, the person must be a TERMIS-AP member, and may apply for the award or be nominated by a TERMIS-AP member.
The Outstanding Scientist Awardee will be presented with the following:

  • An invitation to present a Plenary Lecture in the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference
  • An honorarium of $(TBA) will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local organizer.
  • Reimbursement up to $(TBA) towards travel expenses (economy airfare, hotel) to attend the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference will be provided by the.
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference  will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local organizer
  • A plaque

Young Scholar Award
The Young Scholar Award has been established to recognize a young researcher in the Asia-Pacific region who has made significant and consistent achievements in the TERM field, showing a clear evidence of their potential to excel. The person will be selected based on their publications and citations of the manuscripts focused within a specific research area. The person must have been awarded their terminal degree more than 5 and less than 10 years prior to the deadline of the call. To be considered for this award, the person must be a TERMIS-AP member, and may apply or be nominated by a TERMIS-AP member.
The Young Scholar Awardee will be presented with the following:

  • An Invitation to present their research work during a special session at the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference
  • A monetary prize of $(TBA) will be provided by the
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local organizer
  • A certificate

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Best TERM Paper Award
The Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Best TERM Paper Award has been established to recognize a student researcher (undergraduate/graduate/postdoc) in the Asia-Pacific region who has achieved outstanding research accomplishments in the TERM field. The individual will be selected based on non-published manuscript submitted with the nomination.  To be considered, the individual must be nominated by a TERMIS-AP member. 

The Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Best TERM Paper Awardee will be presented with the following:

  • A monetary prize of $1,000 (presented at the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference)
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference 
  • A certificate

TERMIS-AP Innovation Team Award
The TERMIS-AP Innovation Team Award has been established to recognize a team of researchers in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to recognize successful applications of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine leading to the development of relevant products/therapies/technologies which will ultimately benefit the patients. This award can be recognized a team of not more than 5 people. The award is to be presented for a newly developed product/ therapies/technology. To be considered, the team may apply or be nominated by a TERMIS-AP member.
The TERMIS-AP Innovation Team Awardees will be presented with the following:

  • An invitation to speak during a special session in the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference
  • A monetary prize of $(TBA) will be provided by the
  • Complimentary registration to the TERMIS-AP Annual Conference will be provided by the TERMIS AP Conference local
  • A certificate