Welcome - 6th world congress 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many restrictions in regards to travelling and the hosting of congresses by governments and health authorities around the world. 

While this situation continues to develop and the advent of multiple vaccines is becoming more and more concrete, it remains unclear if it is possible to bring our professional community together for the 6th World Congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS2021) in May/June 2021. Therefore, the Local Organising Committee, supported by TERMIS global Governing Board, has decided to postpone the congress.

Mark the new dates in your calendar now!
15 November – 19 November 2021

Furthermore, to maximize the participation of delegates we are happy to announce TERMIS 2021 TV – a daily broadcast during the congress with highlights of parallel sessions, visitor interviews, expert sessions and live broadcast of all plenary sessions. Also all parallel sessions will be recorded and after editing be available to watch them again via our TERMIS TV website. With this newly developed service for the TERMIS community, we would like not only to offer a digital platform to our established community, but also to be able to reach new scientists around the world interested in TERMIS.

Let us conclude that we ensure that the TERMIS World Congress will take place in 2021. Preferably in physical form. If not, then certainly in hybrid or full virtual form.

Last updated: 8 October 2020


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6th World Congress 2021

We would like to warmly welcome you to the website of the 6th world congress of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS2021). On this website you will find all information necessary to attend the congress that will take place 15 - 19 November 2021 in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Maastricht is at the center of a fervid European region in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, encompassing more than 4 centers of excellence, including Prometheus at KU Leuven, GIGA, at the University of Liege, the Center for Biohybrid Medical Systems at RWTH Aachen, and the MERLN Institute at Maastricht University. The close vicinity with different incubator campuses allows these centers to also have the required support to translate research to the clinic through the market.

The general theme of the congress is “Biologically inspired technology driven regenerative medicine”, which is fully reflected in the 9 parallel thematic sessions to which you can submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. The congress program also consists of a number of special sessions, including national societies sessions, SYIS sessions, industrial sessions, clinical sessions, European Project sessions, lunch workshops, and our usual business plan competition.

In order to promote the participation of young scientists, several student travel awards are provided. In addition, young participants can sign up for a number of best poster and oral presentation awards.

The congress equally foresees ample opportunities for networking, including a social dinner, and a SYIS networking evening for young members.

The vibrant city of Maastricht offers the ideal setting for socializing with your colleagues while enjoying the exciting scientific program. The oldest city in the Netherlands, settled around the 50 B.C., Maastricht is the second city for number of National monuments after Amsterdam. Rests of the Roman walls pervade the city. Maastricht is also famous for being the city where the European Community treaty (the Maastricht treaty) has been signed, which can be visited at the Government palace. The historical neighboring city of Aachen is famous for its cathedral, which houses the remains of Charlemagne, and the RWTH Aachen University, the world's largest engineering school. Right across the border with Belgium, in Liège, you can visit the award-winning moder train station and a bit further north, you can visit Leuven, the oldest univeristy city in the Low Countries (est 1425) and home to the world's largest brewery company.  Maastricht is at the heart of Europe, from which Brussels can be reach in 1.5 hours, Amsterdam in 2 hours, Paris in 2 hours and half, and London in 3 hours.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and see you all in Maastricht. 

Prof. dr. Lorenzo Moroni - Chair
Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Prof. dr. Liesbet Geris - Co-Chair
University of Liége, KU Leuven, Belgium

Prof. dr. Stefan Jockenhoevel - Co-Chair
RWTH University Aachen, Germany