Welcome - 6th world congress 2021


Even though we all live in exceptional and uncertain times due to COVID-19, we confirm that the congress will continue to take place in 2021. We are also planning the possibility to give your talk digitally (more information to be announced soon) in case you are not able to travel to the Netherlands. We have all the measures in place to organize the congress in a safe and COVID-19 proof manner and are exploring high quality digital meeting options. If there is any change, we will update this website accordingly. 

Last updated: 25 August 2020


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6th World Congress 2021

We would like to warmly welcome you to the website of the 6th world congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS2021). On this website you will find all information necessary to attend the congress that will take place 31st May – 4th June 2021 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Maastricht is at the center of a fervid European region in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, encompassing more than 4 centers of excellence, including Prometheus at KU Leuven, GIGA, at the University of Liege, the Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems at RWTH Aachen, and the MERLN Institute at Maastricht University. The close vicinity with different incubator campuses allows these centers to also have the required support to translate research to the clinic through the market.

The general theme of the congress is “Biologically inspired technology driven regenerative medicine”, which is fully reflected in the 9 parallel thematic sessions to which you can submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. The congress program also consists of a number of special sessions, including national societies sessions, SYIS sessions, industrial sessions, clinical sessions, European Project sessions, lunch workshops, and our usual business plan competition.

In order to promote the participation of young scientists, several student travel awards are provided. In addition, young participants can sign up for a number of best poster and oral presentation awards.

The congress equally foresees ample opportunities for networking, including a social dinner, and a SYIS networking evening for young members.

The vibrant city of Maastricht offers the ideal setting for socializing with your colleagues while enjoying the exciting scientific program. The oldest city in the Netherlands, settled around the 50 B.C., Maastricht is the second city for number of National monuments after Amsterdam. Rests of the Roman walls pervade the city. Maastricht is also famous for being the city where the European Community treaty (the Maastricht treaty) has been signed, which can be visited at the Government palace. The historical neighboring city of Aachen is famous for its cathedral, which houses the remains of Charlemagne, and the RWTH Aachen University, the world's largest engineering school. Right across the border with Belgium, in Liège, you can visit the award-winning moder train station and a bit further north, you can visit Leuven, the oldest univeristy city in the Low Countries (est 1425) and home to the world's largest brewery company.  Maastricht is at the heart of Europe, from which Brussels can be reach in 1.5 hours, Amsterdam in 2 hours, Paris in 2 hours and half, and London in 3 hours.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and see you all in Maastricht. 

Prof. dr. Lorenzo Moroni - Chair
Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Prof. dr. Liesbet Geris - Co-Chair
University of Liége, KU Leuven, Belgium

Prof. dr. Stefan Jockenhoevel - Co-Chair
RWTH University Aachen, Germany