Chapters - Asia Pacific

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Oct 2022

Conference Dates:  October 5-8, 2022
Conference Location:  ICC JEJU
Conference Chair:  Gun-IL Im, MD, PhD
Conference Co-Chair:  Byung Soo Kim, PhD
Conference Program Chair:  Byung Hyune Choi, PhD
Host Organization:  Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (KTERMS)

Oct 2023

Conference Dates:  October 17-20, 2023
Conference Location:  The Chinese University of Hong Kong / Hong Kong Science & Technology Park
Conference Chair:  Rocky Tuan, President of CUHK
Program Co-Chairs:  Raymond Tong, Chair of BME, CUHK and Ling Qin, ORT, CUHK



1. Student Paper Competition


2021 TERMIS-AP Virtual Student Paper Contest
We are pleased to announce:
2021 TERMIS-AP Webinar Student Paper Contest (2021-TERMIS-SPC) will be held as an on-line international symposium on 12/18 (Sat) and 12/19 (Sun) in order to promote students for their research activity in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in Asia and Pacific regions.  We are looking forward to your or your students participation.
Honorary Chairmen:  Prof. Yasuhiko Tabata (Kyoto U) and Prof. Jen Ming Yang (CGU)
Chairmen:  Prof. Akon Higuchi (NCU) and Prof. Guoping Chen (NIMS)
Co-Chairmen:  Jiao Jiao Li (UTS) and Haiyan Li (RMIT)
Sponsored by:

Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Royal Society of Chemistry and the
Department of Chemical Materials Engineering at the National Central University


Participant Requirements:

Students from TERMIS-AP region are required to be members of TERMIS.

  1. Participants of this student paper contest should be a student in universities located within the Asian-Pacific regions.
  2. Awards: TERMIS-AP Webinar Student Paper Contest (1st , 2nd and 3rd prizes).
  3. Requirement: Please kindly be a student member of TERMIS, if you are not a student member of TERMIS. If you are not a member of TERMIS, you can join easily . Please refer to: TERMIS Membership Types and TERMIS Membership Application.
  4. Please send the payment screen of student member of TERMIS or screen shot of your membership page of TERMIS together with Registration form (excel file) and Abstract (word file) as described below.
  5. Please write name of presenter, name of authors, affiliation, e-mail address, title of presentation, key words in an excel file (registration.elsx). Please make the name of excel file as your name.elsx. (if your first name is Tanjirou, family name is Kamado, and submission date is August 5, then, 8-05-Tanjirou-Kamado.xlsx)
  6. Please write abstract following the guidance of abstract template. Please make the name of word file as your name.docx. (if your first name is Tanjirou, family name is Kamado, and submission date is August 5, then, 8-05-Tanjirou-Kamado.docx)
  7. Please send (a) registration form, (b) abstract and (c) TERMIS student member certificate (jpeg or pdf file of payment certificate or your membership homepage) into
  8. TERMIS Member Certificate: After log in (, Go to “Edit My profile”, then you can see your name and membership No. Please take screen shot on this screen and send us.

Deadline of the submission is November 21, 2021.

If you do not receive a registration acknowledgement by the end of November, please send an mail to








Foundation of TERMIS-AP Chapter

In July 2005, the TERMIS-AP Chapter was established at the Catholic University of Korea, Medical School, Seoul. Representatives from countries within the Asian-Pacific region invited to attend were: Prof. Teruo Okano (Japan), Asst. Prof. Jan-Thorsten Schantz (Singapore), Prof. Gin-Ho Hsiue (Chinese, Taipei), Prof. Ahnond Buynyaratvej (Thailand), Prof. Geoff McKeller (Australia), Prof. Ruszymah Bt Hj Idrus (Malaysia), Prof. Yilin Cao and Wei Liu (China), Prof. Minoru Ueda (Former President of ATES), Prof. Allan J. Russell (President of TERMIS), and Prof. Jöns Hilborn (President-Elect of TERMIS).


TERMIS-AP Continental Council

TERMIS-AP Committees

Chief Adviser: (1)

Ali Khademhosseini

Budget Committee: (9)

Chair: Yasuhiko Tabata

Vice Chair: Shengmin Zhang


  1. Jen Ming Yang 
  2. Gang Li  
  3. Mime Egami 
  4. Heungsoo Shin
  5. Yin Xiao
  6. Akon Higuchi
  7. Xing Zhang

Nominating Committee (7)

Chair: Yasuhiko Tabata


  1. Jin Ho Lee
  2. Jen Ming Yang
  3. Shengmin Zhang
  4. Akon Higuchi
  5. Guoping Chen
  6. Tim Woodfield

Awards Committee: (5)

Chair: Guoping Chen


  1. Jin Ho Lee
  2. Yasuhiko Tabata
  3. Jen Ming Yang
  4. Shengmin Zhang


Industry Committee (5)

Chair: Jen Ming Yang


  1. Shengmin Zhang
  2. Jin Ho Lee
  3. Yin Xiao
  4. Masahiro Kino-Oka


Local Conference Committee: (10)

Chair: Akon Higuchi


  1. Heungsoo Shin
  2. Dae hyeok Yang
  3. Bin Li
  4. Xing Zhang
  5. Angela Min Hwei Ng
  6. Haiyan Li
  7. Xiaomeng Li
  8. Xin Zhao  
  9. Jiao Jiao Li


TERMIS-Asia Pacific Awards Program

Membership Dues

Award recipients

  • Hai Bang Lee – Excellence Achievement Award
  • Hsing-Wen Sung – Outstanding Scientist Award
  • Yilin Cao – Excellence Achievement Award
  • Wei Liu – Outstanding Scientist Award
  • Teruo Okano - Excellence Achievement Award
  • Yasuhiko Tabata - Outstanding Scientist Award



TERMIS-AP Chapter Meetings

  • TERMIS-AP 2019 & 7th ASBTE
    Brisbane, Australia
    14-16 October 2019
    Conference Chairs:  Prof. Yin Xiao & Prof. Justin Cooper-White
  • TERMIS-AP 2017
    Nantong, China
    September 21-24, 2017
    Conference Chairs:  Xiaosong Gu, Xiaobin Fu and Yilin Cao
    Program Chairs:  Fei Ding and Wei Liu
  • TERMIS-AP 2016
    Tamsui, Taipei
    September 3-6, 2016
    Conference Chair:  Yu-Chen Hu
  • TERMIS-AP 2014
    Daegu, South Korea
    September 24-27
    Conference Chairs: Prof. Jin Ho Lee and Byung-hyun Min
  • TERMIS-AP 2013
    Wuzhen, China
    October 23-26
    Meeting Chairs: Dr. Yilin Cao and Dr. Wei Liu
  • TERMIS-AP 2011
    August 3-5, 2011
    Meeting Chair: Prof. James Goh
  • TERMIS-AP 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    September 15-17, 2010
    Meeting Chair: A/Prof. Geoffrey McKellar
  • TERMIS-AP 2008
    Taipei, Taiwan
    November 6-8, 2008
    Meeting Chairs: Professor Ging-Ho Hsiue and Professor Sheng-Mou Hou
  • TERMIS-AP 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    December 3-5, 2007
    Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka
    Meeting Chair: Dr. Teruo Okano