Chapters - Americas

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Apr 2023

Conference Dates:  April 11-14, 2023
Conference Location:  Boston Marriott Copley Place
Conference Chair:  Pamela Yelick, PhD
Conference Program Chair:  Madeleine Oudin,PhD



TERMIS-Americas Continental Council

TERMIS-Americas Bylaws

TERMIS-Americas Committees


TERMIS-AM is excited to announce the establishment of the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award - a gift from Dr. Ole T. Jensen, a world-renowned oral surgeon and innovative businessman. The Jensen Tissue Engineering Award has been established “to recognize an individual (anywhere in the world) for sustained scientific contributions, translational impact towards clinical realization and professional distinction in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.” Anyone from the scientific community can be nominated, but, in order to be awarded with this prize, that person must become a member of TERMIS and be nominated by a TERMIS member.  

The award will be issued annually during a TERMIS conference (Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe or World Congress).  The location of the award issuance will be dependent on the location in which the award recipient resides. The award recipient is expected to give a presentation and must attend the TERMIS Chapter or World Congress conference to be presented with the award.

During the respective Chapter Conference (AM, AP or EU) or World Congress, the recipient of the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award will be presented with a silver medallion and a monetary award of $25,000 USD.

Nomination Package Requirements

The nominator should provide:

  • a summary of the nominee’s achievement(s) in the field of TERM (1-2 pages total), including how these accomplishments fulfil the Jensen award criteria,
  • plus the nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  • An individual cannot apply for the award. 

2023 Submission Deadline:  17th October 2022


Please send any questions you may have regarding the Jensen Tissue Engineering Award to the Executive Administrator.  Submissions are due by 17th October 2022.

Ole T. Jensen Biography

Ole T. Jensen is an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon who sub-specialized in bone graft reconstruction for the maxillofacial region. He published 6 books on dental implants and bone grafting including the Sinus Bone Graft, Alveolar Distraction Osteogenesis and The Osteoperiostial Flap.

He was Editor in Chief of the Journal of Craniofacial Tissue Engineering. He is section editor of Tissue Engineering in the Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Implants. He is the 2016 recipient of the Branemark Award of the Academy of Osseointegration. He is founding surgeon of Clearchoice Dental Implant Centers. He is Chairman of the Board of Ditron Dental Implants and Vice-Chairman of He and his wife, Marty endowed the chair of Craniofacial Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah School of Dentistry. He and Marty have three children, Sverre, Autumn and Trygve, and 15 grandchildren.

Regenerative Medicine and Tissue ENgineering Course by IPCT - UFRGS

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



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 TWI

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

The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) is a Washington, DC-based multi-stake-holder advocacy organization that promotes legislative, regulatory and reimbursement initiatives necessary to facilitate access to life-giving advances in regenerative medicine. ARM also works to increase public understanding of the field and its potential to transform human healthcare, providing business development and investor outreach services to support the growth of its member companies and research organizations. Prior to the formation of ARM in 2009, there was no advocacy organization operating in Washington, DC to specifically represent the interests of the companies, research institutions, investors and patient groups that comprise the entire regenerative medicine community. Today ARM has more than 150 members and is the leading global advocacy organization in this field. To learn more about ARM or to become a member, visit



The Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the regenerative medicine and advanced therapies industry with the scientific community to advance cutting-edge research into cures. The meeting features a nationally recognized Scientific Symposium, attended by leading researchers and clinical experts from around the globe, in conjunction with the industry's premier annual Partnering Forum, the first and only event of its kind dedicated solely to facilitating connections in this sector. Combined, these meetings attract nearly 800 attendees, fostering key partnerships through more than 500 one-on-one meetings while highlighting the significant clinical and commercial progress in the field over the past year.

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