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
Prof. Antonios Mikos
Louis Calder Professor
Department of Bioengineering, MS-142
BioScience Research Collaborative
Ms Nolutho Mkhumbeni
Conference Organiser and Secretary
Department of Health Sciences
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences
Vaal University of Technology