To accomplish its mission, the Society brings together the international community of persons engaged or interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and promotes education and research within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication. The Society also serves as an international forum to promote the informed discussion of challenges and therapeutic benefits of the application of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine technologies.
Most importantly, the Society is committed to bringing you closer to key professionals to support your mutual understanding of the field, accelerate your research in the field and to enable you to contribute to the ultimate care of patients in this very important way. To affect this interchange of information, the Society has endorsed the journal, Tissue Engineering, as its official publication and has negotiated a reduced subscription rate for members of the TERMIS. In addition, the TERMIS publishes a quarterly newsletter for its members to keep them abreast of developments in the field. The TERMIS World Congress Meeting will be held every three years. In the interim years the Continental Chapters will host annual meetings to promote tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research regionally.
The ASBTE was formed in 1989. It provides a national focus for professionals who have interests in research, education, development and regulation of biomaterials, tissue engineering and medical devices. Internationally, the Society is a member of the group of Biomaterials Societies who coordinate international activities, including the World Biomaterials Congress.
The ASBTE aims to provide a forum for dissemination of research knowledge in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering. This is achieved through annual meetings, which also bring researchers together for generating opportunities for collaborative research. This society also strongly believes in supporting students and early-career researchers through conference and travel awards.