Chapters - Americas

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Nov 2025

Conference Dates: November 9 - November 12, 2025
Conference Location: Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI
Conference Co-Chairs: Lisa Larkin, PhD; Lonnie Shea, PhD; and David Kohn, MSE, PhD



TERMIS-Americas Continental Council

TERMIS-Americas Bylaws

TERMIS-Americas Committees


The Faculty Research and Education Development (FRED) Program is currently accepting mentee and mentor applications for 2024.

Organized by the ASCB Maximizing Access in Cell Biology for PEERS Committee (ASCB MAC), the FRED Program is designed to promote grant funding success in RESEARCH, EDUCATION OR PROGRAM GRANTS for senior postdocs and junior faculty from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.  The grant also serves senior postdocs and junior faculty at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and other institutions with a strong commitment to recruiting students (UNDERGRADUATE OR GRADUATE) from backgrounds underrepresented in STEM.

Over 65% of FRED mentees have received grant funding upon submission. Mentees and mentors accepted into the program will:

  • Attend a Career Development Workshop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from July 24th – July 28th
  • Prepare a research, education, or program grant to be submitted to the NIH, NSF, or other comparable funding agency. (Note: The mentee prepares and submits grant; mentor provides mentorship/guidance during process.)
  • Communicate with each other at least monthly to receive feedback on the grant proposal
  • Visit each other’s institution to present a seminar and work on the grant proposal
  • Attend the December Cell Bio Meeting in San Diego, California to participate in FRED activities

Visit the FRED Program webpage for more details. Applications are due April 12, 2024.

Please contact if you have any questions.


Regenerative Medicine and Tissue ENgineering Course by IPCT - UFRGS

TERMIS-Americas Thematic Working Interest Groups (TWIGs)

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 International
  4. to address new and emerging areas impacting tissue engineering and provide a platform to introduce these areas into our meeting


TWIGs Guidelines

List of TWIGs

Dental and Craniofacial Regenerative Medicine TWIG

The Open Call for Visioning Theme Submissions form is brief and designed to be a two-page submission that identifies broad research themes from engineering stakeholders in academia, industry, non-profit, and government sectors.Below is a brief introduction to ERVA for your use in member communications and on social media: 

Calling all engineers: Submit your Visioning Theme Ideas to the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance. The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) is an NSF-funded, five-year effort to identify and develop bold and transformative new engineering research directions and to catalyze the engineering community's pursuit of innovative, high-impact research that benefits society. TERMIS is an ERVA Affiliate Partner and supports this mission.   


ERVA is selecting key research themes for visioning and would like to hear your ideas! Please answer the call for visioning theme submissions and forward the link to engineering researchers and scientists you know, as well as faculty, grad students, and other stakeholders interested in the future of engineering research.  


Ideas submitted by January 26, 2023 will receive full consideration.

Staying connected in the tissue engineering community

The TERMIS-AM Membership Committee has formulated a list of webinars being conducted in the region.

Communication and connectivity within the tissue engineering community are critical objectives of TERMIS. Staying connected and up to date with research in the field is more important now than ever before. In addition to bringing you TERMIS chapter meetings, World Congress, and TWIG seminars, we have curated a list of recurring virtual webinar series from other institutions in the region in diverse topics relevant to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. If you are hosting a recurring virtual seminar series that you would like to add to the list, please contact


Standards Coordinating Body

Hello Everyone,

The Standards Coordinating Body is seeking subject matter experts from the tissue engineering, cell and gene therapy, and bioprocessing/biomanufacturing sectors to contribute to the update of ASTM F2312-11: Standard Terminology Relating to Tissue Engineered Medical Products.
This indispensable document that standardizes communications across related bio-sectors has not been updated since 2011. Many essential terms that have increased in use and significance to the field in the past decade have yet to be added to the standard, and others should be modified to reflect their current usage. These updates, or lack thereof, to standardized terms and definitions could impact a product's classification, and consequently determine whether or not it qualifies for certain expedited regulatory pathways. 
With that, I encourage anyone interested to email to be added to the working group. 
Katie Zander



AIMBE's Mission
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. It is an organization of leaders in medical and biological engineering, consisting of academic, industrial, professional society councils and elected fellows.

AIMBE Student Policy Resources

AIMBE has launched Student Policy Resources students and trainees interested in getting active in science policy. AIMBE has put together a set of materials geared toward graduate students seeking to:

  1. Learn about science policy issues
  2. Look-up their Members of Congress
  3. Start a science policy group on their campus
  4. Arrange a public policy lecture by AIMBE Exec. Dir. Milan Yager
  5. Identify science policy trainings and workshops
  6. Learn about post-grad opportunities in science policy  
  7. Follow relevant resources on Twitter


TERMIS-Americas Chapter Meetings

  • 2017 TERMIS-Americas:  Charlotte, NC
    Charlotte Convention Center
    December 3-6
    Conference Chair:  Anthony Atala
    Scientific Co-Chairs:  Shay Soker & James Yoo
  • 2016 TERMIS-Americas:  San Diego, CA
    Manchester Grand Hyatt
    December 11-14
    Conference Co-Chairs:  Anthony Ratcliffe & Robert Sah & Bill Tawil
  • 2014 TERMIS-Americas: Washington, DC
    Conference Location: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
    Conference Dates: December 13-16
    Conference Chair: John Fisher, PhD
    Conference Program Chair: Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD
  • 2013 TERMIS-Americas: Atlanta, GA
    Conference Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta
    Conference Dates: November 10-13, 2013
    Conference Chair: Robert Guldberg, PhD
    Conference Program Chair: Todd McDevitt, PhD
  • TERMIS-Americas 2011
    Houston, Texas
    December 11-14, 2011
    Meeting Chair: Dr. Antonios Mikos 
  • TERMIS-Americas 2010
    Orlando, Florida
    December 5-8, 2010
    Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort
    Meeting Chair: Dr. Anthony Atala
  • TERMIS-Americas 2008
    San Diego, California
    December 6-10, 2008
    Hyatt Regency La Jolla
    Meeting Chair: Dr. Anthony Ratcliffe, Dr. Robert Sah and Dr. Bill Tawil
  • TERMIS-Americas 2007
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    June 13-16, 2007
    Westin Harbour Castle
    Meeting Chair: Dr. Michael Sefton and Dr. Molly Shoichet