Student and Young Investigator Section (SYIS)
Student involvement is an important essential component of TERMIS. SYIS provides a platform for the "next generation" of scientists and engineers in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to interact. SYIS aims to further the professional and scientific development of its members. The TERMIS definition for a Student member is 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. 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 or are working as researchers and have less than seven years research experience following masters degree. In addition, young investigators are not holding an appointment as a faculty or academic staff in a university/research institute.
TERMIS-EU SYIS activities Davos 26th June- 30th June 2017More information coming soon, after abstract review
Student Presentation Awards
SYIS commits to recognise excellence in research by giving awards to participating researchers who demonstrate research excellence through their talent, knowledge and expertise in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The section covers several awards under the following categories:
- Oral Presentation Awards: Three awards will be given for presentations given by SYIS eligible members (Students and Young Investigators within three years of PhD awarded) based on their rankings by the judging committee.
- Rapid Fire Presentation Awards: Three awards will be given for presentations given by SYIS eligible members (Students and Young Investigators within three years of PhD awarded) based on their rankings by the judging committee.
- Poster Presentation Awards: Three awards will be given for presentations given by SYIS eligible members (Students and Young Investigators within three years of PhD awarded) based on their rankings by the judging committee.
Judging criteria will include scientific excellence, time-keeping (presenting within/on the defined time period), question answering, and overall presentation and scientific discussion. More information coming soon.
SYIS Networking Social Night - Monday June 26, 9pm
The event is sponsored jointly by mary Ann Liebert (Tissue Engineering parts A,B,C) and eCM journal (www.ecmjournal.org)
All you can Bowl, Pool, Dart, Airhockey and much more!
With Live Music from “The Hats” (sponsored by AO Research Institute Davos)
(Includes a free beverage and fingerfood)*
The TERMIS-EU SYIS chapter is organizing a Social Night open for students and young investigators. This event is an opportunity to meet friends and other young scientists while enjoying snacks and beverages. We also welcome your ideas for future plans of SYIS and how to get more involved in the section.
SYIS Meet the Mentor
Thursday, 29th June 2017 12:15-13:45, Pischa/Parsenn
This event will give students and young investigators the opportunity to meet scientific leaders in the field to ask the most burning questions; from the state of current academic research environment to useful advice for a successful career. The format of this session is informal in a more relaxed atmosphere, where students can engage in fruitful discussions with their peers and mentors, about their research interests and aspirations.
We are introducing a new and exciting event ‘SYIS Debates’. The goal is to bring together minds in the field of tissue engineering to critically advocate the pros/cons of emerging trends or existing challenges in the field of tissue engineering in a student and young investigator focused forum. This is a platform for SYIS members to voice constructive arguments and showcase their deep understanding of the field in front of key opinion leaders and experts. The competing teams will fight for the TERMIS 2017 debating title and a cash award.
Q: What is this year’s debate topic and how many teams can participate?
In concordance with the TERMIS 2017 theme ‘Personalised Therapies for Regenerative Medicine’ we kick-off the SYIS debates with the topic “Will 3D-Printing or Decellularised organs rescue the donor-based organ scarcity for transplantation?”
Two teams (For/Against the motion) with 3 participants per team will be pre-selected based on 300 words abstract.
Q: How long will the debate last?
45 minutes (Split into two sessions). Followed by opening the floor to the audience to voice their questions.
Set-the-scene: Teams in Favour/Against the motion will get 10 minutes each to present their views/arguments. Presentation slides will not be allowed.
Cross-fire: Each team will have the opportunity to oppose arguments and deliver a rebuttal speech (7 minutes/team)
Q: How to participate?
Please submit 300 words abstract on the above topic, clearly mentioning in the document title which side of the motion you are on. The abstract is invited as team of three participants from the SYIS community (you can team-up with your colleagues from your department or colleagues/peers from any other institute). The abstract must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 12th April 2017 5pm GMT.
Q: When will the notifications be sent to the selected teams?
On or before May 12th 2017.
Q: When and where will the debate take place ?
Venue: Dischma Room, The Congress Centre
Date & Time: Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 at 10:50am
Q: Who will judge the debate?
The debate will be overseen by a moderator who will mark the teams based on the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments made by the teams. A final decision will be made by combining the moderator scores and popular audience vote at the end of the session..
TERMIS SYIS EU Council:
|Michael Monaghan - SYIS-EU Chair|
|Dilip Thomas - SYIS-EU Chair-Elect|
|Claudia Loebel - SYIS-EU Secretary|
|Alan Ryan – SYIS EU Treasurer|
Click here for more details: http://www.termis.org/students_eu.php
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