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The future of regenerative medicine in Africa
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International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM)

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The Vaal University of Technology’s Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences; Tshwane University of Technology’ Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Rice University, Houston in Texas are proud to announce and co-host the 2nd International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICTERM).

Themed, “The future of regenerative medicine in Africa,” the Conference which is scheduled to take place from 26 – 30 July in Vanderbijlpark – south of Johannesburg, will 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.

What is Tissue Engineering?: Tissue engineering is the science of design and manufacturing of new tissues for the functional restoration of impaired organs and replacement of lost parts due to cancer, disease, and trauma. In the simplest term, it means the creation of human spare parts.

Why do we have to create human spare parts through Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM): Worldwide many chronic diseases can only be treated or cured by organ transplantation. However, there is a shortage of donor organs; the medical field is in desperate need of a renewable source of cells and tissue for transplantation therapy. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have the potential to resolve the transplantation crisis caused by a shortage of organs and tissues donors.

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.

For more information please visit: www.vut.ac.za/goto/icte

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