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2nd International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) to be held in South Africa

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International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) to be held in South Africa

26th to 30th of July 2017

“ICTERM Programme & Abstracts”

Co-hosted by VUT, TUT and Rice University


Following the huge success of the 1st International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in South Africa which Prof Motaung organized in 2014, we are delighted to inform you that the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences at the Vaal University of Technology will be co-hosting the 2nd International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) with Prof. Keolebogile Motaung of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Science of the Tshwane University of Technology and Prof Antonios Mikos of Rice University, Houston, Texas from July 26-30, 2017, in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. The theme for the conference is ‘The future of regenerative medicine in Africa’.

This Conference will also serve as a platform to launch the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) in Africa. Currently there is TERMIS- Europe, TERMIS-Asia and TERMIS-USA. It will be a great occasion to launch TERMIS-Africa.

The ICTERM aims to bring together distinguished clinicians and scientists from around the world who work in the following areas: stem cell tissue engineering, cartilage and bone tissue engineering and biomaterials tissue engineering. This will enhance the interaction between young aspiring scientists and students from academia and national laboratories. The talks will cover basic studies through translational efforts and clinical trials and will address novel topics. During the five-day conference, we will listen to well-known experts in the field as they discuss recent advances, challenges and breakthroughs in the field of tissue engineering. The conference will feature keynote addresses, a number of plenary sessions, invited talks and contributed lectures focusing on specific views of tissue engineering. Furthermore, there will be several poster sessions, and the two best poster presentations will be selected for an award.

We therefore request your active participation, and would appreciate if you could encourage your colleagues and fellow students/researchers to be a part of the conference. It is hoped that ICTERM 2017 will make a meaningful contribution to the existing knowledge base in this field and motivate talented young people to pursue the field of tissue engineering. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference and your cooperation would be instrumental in the success of this venture.


Prof Keolebogile Shirley Motaung

Conference Chair and Convenor

Assistant Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation

Faculty of Science

Tshwane University of Technology

motaungsckm@tut.ac.za


Prof Tony Mikos

Louis Calder Professor

Department of Bioengineering, MS-142

BioScience Research Collaborative

Rice University

mikos@rice.edu


Ms Nolutho Mkhumbeni

Conference Organiser and Secretary

Department of Health Sciences

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

Vaal University of Technology

nkonki@vut.ac.za

 

We are excited to inform you that the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences at the Vaal University of Technology will be co-hosting the 2nd International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) with Prof. Keolebogile Motaung of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Science of the Tshwane University of Technology and Prof Antonios Mikos of Rice University, Houston, Texas from July 26-30, 2017, in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. The theme for the conference is ‘The future of regenerative medicine in Africa’.

The International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine brings together distinguished clinicians and scientists from around the world, working in the following areas: stem cells, scaffolds and biomaterials, bone and cartilage tissue engineering, tissue repair and regeneration, conventional and alternative regenerative therapeutics, medical law and bio-ethics as well as regenerative medicine market and commercialization. This will enhance the interaction between young aspiring scientists, students from academia and national laboratories.

During the five-day conference, experts in the field of tissue regeneration and regenerative medicine will discuss recent advances, challenges and breakthroughs in the field of tissue engineering. The talks will cover basic science studies, clinical trials and translational efforts. Novel aspects of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine will also be showcased.

The conference will feature keynote addresses, plenary sessions and lectures focusing on different perspectives of tissue regeneration. The conference will showcase VUT and the Vaal region to the world and will serve as a platform for local researchers and students to initiate collaborative relationships within Africa and globally. It is hoped that ICTERM 2017 will make a meaningful contribution to the existing knowledge base in this field and motivate talented young people to pursue the field of tissue engineering. We look forward to welcoming you at the conference and your cooperation would be instrumental in the success of this venture.

Prof Keolebogile Shirley Motaung

Conference Chair and Convenor

Assistant Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation

Faculty of Science

Tshwane University of Technology

motaungsckm@tut.ac.za

Prof Tony Mikos

Louis Calder Professor

Department of Bioengineering, MS-142

BioScience Research Collaborative

Rice University

mikos@rice.edu

Ms Nolutho Mkhumbeni

Conference Organiser and Secretary

Department of Health Sciences

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

Vaal University of Technology

nkonki@vut.ac.za

william-wagner

Prof. Wagner William

University of Pittsburgh

USA


adetola

Prof. Adetola Adesida

University of Alberta

Canada


dr-johson

Dr. Peter C Johnson

President and CEO Scintellix

LLC, Raleigh, NC


heinz

Prof. Heinz Redl

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology

Austria


hari

Prof. A. Hari Reddi

University of California,

Davis, CA, USA


kam

Prof. Kam W. Leong

Columbia University

New York, NY,USA


lydia

Prof. Lydia E Kavraki

Rice University

Houston, USA


tony

Prof. Antonios G. Mikos

Rice University - Houston, Texas

USA


john-p

Prof. John Fisher

University of Maryland

USA


yasu

Prof. Yasuhiko Tabata

Kyoto University

Japan


jansen

Prof. Dr. John Jansen

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands


johanna

Prof. Johanna Temenoff

Emory University

USA


david-prawel

Dr David Prawel

Colorado State University

USA


heungsoo_shin

Professor Heungsoo Shin

Hanyang University

Korea


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline 15th June 2017

Acceptance of Abstract 30th June 2017

Date of Registration

Early Registration (by 30th June, 2017)

Late Registration (by 24st July 2017)

Prof Keolebogile Motaung

Tshwane University of Technology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Pretoria


Prof Danie du Toit

Tshwane University of Technology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Pretoria


Prof. Antonios Mikos

Rice University, Department of Bioengineering, Houston,Texas


Prof. Michael Pillay

Vaal University of Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Vanderbijlpark


Dr. C.C Ssemakalu

Vaal University of Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Vanderbijlpark


Prof Hari Reddi

University of California, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Davis, CA


Prof Michael Pepper

University of Pretoria, Institute for Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Pretoria


Dr Marco Alessandrini

University of Pretoria, Department of Immunology, Pretoria


Prof Ugo Ripamonti

University of the Witwatersrand, Bone Research Laboratory, Johannesburg


Prof Mkhululi Lukhele

University of the Witwatersrand, Clinical Head Orthopaedic, Johannesburg


Prof Sue Kidson

University of Cape Town, Department of Human Biology, Cape Town


Dr Kevin Dzobo

University of Cape Town, ICGEB, Cape Town


Dr Venant Tchokonte-Nana

Stellenbosch University, Department of Biomedical Science, Stellenbosch


Prof Kathy Myburgh

Stellenbosch University, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch


Dr Mari Van de Vyver

Stellenbosch University, Department of Medicine, Stellenbosch


Dr. Blessing Aderibigbe

University of Fort Hare, Department of Chemistry


Dr Janine Scholefield

South Africa: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria


Prof Heidi Abrahamse

University of Johannesburg, NRF SARChI Chair: Laser Applications in Health


Dr Carola Niesler

University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Biochemistry, Genetics & Microbiology, Natal


Prof Samie Amidou

University of Venda, Department of Microbiology, Thohoyandou


Prof Berhanu Abegaz

Executive Director, African Academy of Science (AAS), Nairobi


Dr Marianne Mureithi

University of Nairobi, KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, Nairobi


Abstract Submission

To Submit An Abstract Click Here

CONFERENCE ONLY (PACKAGE A)

Includes registration fees, a conference bag, abstract book, refreshments during conference, lunch during conference, dinner and reception banquet.

EARLY
REGISTRATION
LATE REGISTRATION
Participants ZAR USD ZAR USD
Students R3000 300 USD R3500 350 USD
Academic scientists R3500 350 USD R4000 400 USD
Corporate scientists R4000 400 USD R4500 450 USD
Accompanying persons R2500 250 USD R3000 300 USD

FULL CONFERENCE (PACKAGE B)

Includes 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast, airport fees, registration fees, a conference bag, abstract book, and refreshments during conference, lunch during conference, dinner and reception banquet and excursion.

EARLY
REGISTRATION
LATE REGISTRATION
Participants ZAR USD ZAR USD
Students R10 000.00 1000 USD R10 500.00 1050 USD
Academic scientists R10 500.00 1050 USD R11 000.00 1100 USD
Corporate scientists R11 000.00 1100 USD R11 500.00 1150 USD
Accompanying persons R9 500.00 950 USD R10 000.00 1000 USD

 

Banking Details: ABSA BANK

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ACCOUNT NAME: TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

ACCOUNTNUMBER: 004 000 000 3

BRANCH CODE: 32 32 45

REFERENCE: G-722 /B310 ( Name and Surname )

 

Electronic transfers: ABSA BANK

Swift address: ZAJJCPA

ACCOUNT NAME: TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

ACCOUNTNUMBER: 004 000 000 3

BRANCH CODE: 32 32 45

Swift address: ABSAZAJJCPT

REFERENCE: G-722 /B310 ( Name and Surname )

 

Please forward your proof of payment to motaungsckm@tut.ac.za

Please note: Early Bird is valid until the 30th of JUNE 2017

To Register click here

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Programme

Provisional programme:

Details of Conference: 2nd International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM) and the launch of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) in Africa.

Host Institutions: Tshwane University of Technology, Vaal University of Technology and Rice University, Houston, Texas

Date: July 26-30, 2017, in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

16:00 Registration
18:00-18:15 Welcome City of Vaal Metropolitan Municipality
18:15-18:45

 

 

Opening and Welcome address:

Vice-Chancellor & Principal of VUT: Prof. Irene Moutlana

Vice-Chancellor & Principal of TUT: Prof. Lourens Van Staden

18:45-19:45 Plenary Lecture: Introduction by Prof. Antonios Mikos
19:45-20:00

 

 

Vote of Thanks:

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and Research of VUT: Prof K P Dzvimbo

Deputy Vice Chancellor Research & Innovation of TUT: Dr Edgar Nesamvuni

20:00 Reception and Dinner

Thursday July 27, 2017

MORPHOGENS, TISSUE ENGINEERING AND REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

08:00-08:30 Registration and Coffee upon arrival
08:30-09:30 Keynote Speakers
09:30-10:30 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea break
11:00-12:30 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Keynote Speakers
14:30-15:30 Coffee/Tea break
15:30-17:00 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
17:00-18:00 Short Presentations from Posters
18:30 Dinner

Friday July 28, 2017

MORPHOGENS and STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION

08:00-08:25 Coffee upon arrival
08:30-09:30 Keynote Speakers
09:30-10:30 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea break
11:00-12:30 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Keynote Speakers
14:30-15:30 Coffee/Tea break
15:30-17:00 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
17:00-18:00 Short Presentations from Posters
18:30 Dinner

Saturday July 29, 2017

SCAFFOLDS AND TISSUE ENGINEERING

08:00-08:25 Coffee upon arrival
08:30-09:30 Keynote Speakers
09:30-10:30 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
10:30-11:00 Coffee/Tea break
11:00-12:30 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Keynote Speakers
14:30-15:30 Coffee/Tea break
15:30-17:00 Speakers from selected abstract presentations
17:00-18:00 Short Presentations from Posters
18:30 Banquet

Sunday July 30, 2017

Breakfast and Departure

ICTERM 2017 provides an exceptional opportunity to market your company to leading and emerging researchers from Africa and the rest of the world. This prestigious conference will enable you to showcase your research support products and services to a wider network of key decision makers in the multidisciplinary field of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. ICTERM 2017 will give you, our sponsor, access to:

• Exhibitor display opportunities to broaden exposure

• A chance for your representatives to attend all sessions, meals and social activities

• Recognition in print and online for the duration of the conference

• Sponsors will be introduced and thanked at the event

• Opportunities appropriate to both exhibitors/sponsors in attendance and those who wish to be represented without sending staff

We also offer a range of sponsorship packages to suit your company’s marketing needs.

All exhibition and sponsorship information can be found in the document below:

ICTERM 2017 Sponsorship opportunities

PLATINUM R 300 000 and more Number Available
SILVER R 150 000 – R 299 000 1
GOLD R 100 000 – R 149 000 3
BRONZE R   80 000 – R   99 000 5
GALA DINNER R   80 000 1
WELCOME RECEPTION R   60 000 1
TEA BREAK SPONSOR R   35 000 1
SOCIAL ACTIVITY SPONSOR R   50 000 2
PRIZE FOR BEST STUDENT PRESENTATIONS/POSTERS R   15 000 1

To become a sponsor at ICTERM 2017, please contact:

Ms Nolutho Mkhumbeni

Tel: 016 950 9600

e-mail: nkonki@vut.ac.za or icterm2017@vut.ac.za

Prof Keolebogile Shirley Motaung

Tel: 012 382 6208

e-mail: motaungsckm@tut.ac.za or icterm2017@vut.ac.za

Prof Keolebogile Motaung

Assistant Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation

Tshwane University of Technology


Ms Nolutho Mkhumbeni

Department of Health Sciences

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences


Vaal University of Technology


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