Thematic Working Interest Groups (TWIGs)

TWIGs Organizational Meetings Schedule  

The TWIGs Organizational Meetings schedule will be provided as we approach the conference in December.

All registrants of the conference are encouraged to attend the TWIGs Organizational Meetings.

The objectives of the TWIGs are: 

  1. to give all members of TERMIS-AM an opportunity to participate more directly in the life of the society 
  2. to provide support for programming in specific domains – this is important as the society grows in numbers of members and breadth of topics 
  3. to provide an opportunity to learn the workings of a professional society with the goal of readying talented, motivated individuals for leadership roles in TERMIS-AM and TERMIS Global 
  4. to address new and emerging areas impacting tissue engineering and provide a platform to introduce these areas into our meeting 

 

The list of TWIGs and their respective officers.

Biofabrication & Bioreactors
Pedro Costa, Chair
Vice-Chair
George Christ, Secretary/Treasurer

Cardiovascular/Angiogenesis/Blood
Chris Bashur, Chair
Ngan Huang, Vice-Chair
Jade Tang, Secretary
Annelie Roosens, SYIS 

Commercialization & Regulation
Suzy Tabbaa, Chair
Vice-Chair
Secretary 

Dental & Craniofacial
Pamela Yelick, Chair
Vice-Chair
Samer Zaky, Secretary
Elizabeth Smith, SYIS Representative
Fatima Syed Picard, Communications 

Imaging and Assessment
Alyssa Appel, Chair
Mrignayani Kotecha, Vice-Chair

Musculoskeletal
Lisa Larkin, Chair
Riccardo Gottardi, Vice-Chair
Lucas Olson, Treasurer
SYIS Rep:  Olga Wroblewski

Neural & Spine
Adele Doyle & Stephanie Seidlits, Co-Chairs

Ophthalmologic
Vacant, Chair 

Respiratory, Urologic & Gastrointestinal
Andreas Kaasi, Chair
Riccardo Gottardi, Vice-Chair
Anirudha Singh, Secretary 
Soheila Ai Akbari Ghavimi & William Oalley Water, SYIS

Scaffolds, Matrices, and Biomaterials
Chair: Madhu Dhar
Vice Chair: Jenny Robinson
Secretary: Jon Grasman
SYIS representatives: Marlon Dias and Claudia Sanhueza

Skin, Wound Healing, and Inflammation
Scott Sell, Chair
Anesh Prasai, Vice-Chair

Stem Cells & Cell Therapies & Developmental Biology and Cell Signaling
Monica Laronda, Chair
Vice-Chair
Susan Thibeault, Secretary