International Guest Nation
TERMIS-EU 2017 Davos introduced a new concept of International Guest Nation for the TERMIS-EU congresses, which hopefully will be continued.
The International Guest Nation is chosen from a non host-Chapter country (e.g. for TERMIS-EU, the International Guest Nation is chosen from outside Europe) to encourage cross fertilisation of science and increase networking between world meetings.
In recognition of South Korea's contribution to TERMIS-EU with very strong attendance of the European meetings it was decided that the inaugural International Guest Nation of TERMIS-EU would be South Korea.
KTERMS accepted this invitation and has nominated 4 ambassadors to represent them at the Davos meeting, 100 participants from Korea registered for TERMIS-EU 2017 Davos.
KTERMS have two society symposia at the davos meeting and Korean ORS also has one.
Korea Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society:
Tue 27, 08:50 Bone and cartilage engineering by 3D bioprinting and smart biomaterials
Wed 28, 17:15 Gene transfer for cartilage regeneration
Korean Orthopaedic Research Society:
Tue 27, 10:50 Novel strategies to induce chondrogenesis from stem cells
This is a superb start to this new Guest nation concept.
We wish to congratulate KTERMS for this honor of being the first International Guest Nation and especially Gun-Il Im and his ambassador colleagues for having worked hard to help achieve this.
R. Geoff Richards Conference Chair
International Guest Nation at TERMIS-EU 2017
Gun-Il Im, MD: Dongguk University
Jinho Lee, PhD : Hannam University
Jeong Ok (Grace) Lim, PhD : Kyungpook University
Byoung-Hyun Min, MD : Ajou University