The Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL), part of the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) and the Laboratory of Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering at the University of Crete will host the 2019 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society-Europe (TERMIS-EU) Chapter conference
Dr Dimitrios I. Zeugolis, Director of the Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL) and Principal Investigator at the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM) at NUI Galway along with Dr Maria Chatzinikolaidou, Director of the Laboratory of Biomaterials in Tissue Engineering at the University of Crete and affiliated faculty member of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) at the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) will co-chair the 2019 EU Chapter conference of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) at Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 24th to 28th of June 2019.
The theme of the meeting will be ‘Tissue Engineering Therapies: From concept to clinical translation and commercialisation’. Among others, the programme will include specific workshops in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine technologies, clinical trials, regulatory approval of new devices, scaling up and commercialisation, career development of young investigators, women leadership and representation, education, outreach and science with an artistic twist.
TERMIS is one of the most prominent organisations in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine globally. TERMIS promotes education, research, innovation, clinical translation and social responsibility within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through regular meetings, training courses, scientific and lay publications, outreach activities and other forms of communication. TERMIS also provides an international forum for the informed discussion of challenges and achievements of tissue engineering therapies.
Dr Zeugolis and Dr Chatzinikolaidou are honoured that the TERMIS-EU council entrusted them to host the 2019 TERMIS-EU Chapter Conference and they are looking forward to welcoming delegates to Heraklion Crete, Greece.
Prof Heinz Redl, Chair of TERMIS EU stated: ‘It is great, that REMODEL, one of Europe’s most active and successful regenerative medicine groups, will be the host of our 2019 meeting and at the same time support the great efforts of fast developing groups in Greece to support tissue engineering research’.
Prof Abhay Pandit, Director of SFI CÚRAM at NUI Galway stated: ‘Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine are key areas of research expertise at CÚRAM. We’re delighted that Dr Zeugolis and his group here are continuing to lead in this field and will look forward to what will no doubt be an excellent event and an key opportunity to showcase the developments and progress being made here at present’.
Prof Lokesh Joshi, Vice President for Research at NUI Galway stated: ‘At NUI Galway, REMODEL is part of a vibrant research ecosystem. Our dynamic research community attracts researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and students of the highest calibre. Being tasked with hosting the TERMIS EU 2019 event reflects this and will build on our continued growth and research success’.
Prof Jim Browne, President of NUI Galway stated: ‘NUI Galway ranks among the top 2 % of universities in the world. As a research-intensive university, our medical device activity is an inherent element of the regional, national and European economy, considering that Ireland is the 2nd largest exporter of MedTech products in Europe. We are honoured to host the TERMIS EU 2019 meeting and in so doing showcase technologies, tools and discoveries that will revolutionise healthcare’.
Prof Odysseas Zoras, Rector of the University of Crete stated: ‘It is a great pleasure and honour to host the TERMIS-EU 2019 Chapter Conference in Crete. We are looking forward to welcoming participants from all over the world’.
Prof Nektarios Tavernarakis, President of the FORTH stated: ‘It is a privilege of the first order for the Research Community in Heraklion, Crete, Greece to be hosting the TERMIS-EU Conference 2019. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is highly engaging and one of the most fast-paced scientific disciplines that will not only galvanize relevant research endeavours at the national level, it will also foster productive collaborations and exchange of ideas among scientists from all over the world’.
Prof Spiros H. Anastasiadis, Director of IESL-FORTH stated: ‘We are honoured to host the TERMIS-EU 2019 Chapter Conference in Heraklion Crete. The event is expected to advance further the research activities in the area as well as to confirm once more the key role of FORTH in the European tissue engineering and regenerative medicine arenas’.
Mr Stavros Arnaoutakis, Regional Governor of Crete stated: ‘We are delighted to hear that the European Chapter Meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society – EU TERMIS 2019 will be held in Crete. It is an honor for the Region of Crete that the EU TERMIS 2019 will be hosted in Crete. The Region of Crete wishes all the best to the Local Organizing Committee for a successful organization of the EU-TERMIS 2019 and we are looking forward to welcoming the delegates to our beautiful island.’