*Program is subject to change
As speakers and abstract presenters confirm more details will become available.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Pre-Conference Workshops

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM       Lunch (on own)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Pre-Conference Workshop: From Bench to Boardroom: Commercializing your RM Product or Therapy

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Pre-Conference Workshop: 3D Bioprinting: Principles and Strategies for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Pre-Conference Workshop: Functional Biomaterials in Cardiopulmonary Research: A Road Map from Design to Clinical Translation

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Pre-Conference Workshop: TOEP Pre-Conference Session

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM TERMIS-AM Council Meeting (Council Members Only)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM           Transitional Break

Opening Session

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM          TERMIS President and TERMIS-AM Chair Welcome

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM          Welcome from the TERMIS-AM 2022 Conference Co-Chairs

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM          Fireside Chat on Commercialization with 2021 Awards Panel
Moderator: Michael May
Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD – “Focus on Translation and How it Impacted our Shift to Looking at the Immune System as a Therapeutic Target”
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD – “Engineering Human Tissues for Medical Impact on Clinical Scale (Whole Organs) and Miscroscale (Organs on Chips)”
Christine Schmidt, PhD – Title TBD

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM          Opening Plenary Symposium 1
Speaker: Freda Miller, PhD –“Building and Repair the Nervous System with Stem Cells”

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM          Welcome Reception and Poster Session I

Monday, July 11, 2022

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM         Cook Biotech Sponsored Breakfast Symposia – “MetamorphoSIS: The Potential of the Extracellular Matrix Scaffold”
For more than 25 years, Cook Biotech has partnered with academic groups to supply clinical-grade ECM scaffolds that can translate your cell therapy innovation from the bench to the bedside. In this breakfast symposium, learn how Cook Biotech can be your trusted partner to bring life-improving solutions to patients. Our team will be on hand to talk with you about collaboration.

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM         TERMIS-AM Membership Committee

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM         Plenary Symposium 2
Speaker: Charles Gersbach, PhD – “Genome and Epigenome Editing for Gene Therapy and Cell Programming”

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM         TERMIS-AM Lifetime Achievement Award

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM       Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM TERMIS-AM General Assembly Meeting (All attendees welcome)

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM     Scientific Concurrent Sessions 1
Skin, Wound Healing, and Inflammation
Understanding the Path to Market for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineered Products
Biomaterials for Endogenous Cardiovascular Repair
Tissue Engineering Solutions for Craniofacial Regeneration

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM       Lunch on Own

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM       Women in TERM Networking Luncheon

A highly regarded and popular event at the conference, the women’s luncheon serves to create a supportive network of women in TERM. Each annual luncheon focuses on a theme that is relevant to the community, providing a platform for attendees to engage with speakers and their peers while discussing the topic.

This year’s theme is “Navigating the New Normal”. The pandemic created massive disruptions to daily life, the workplace, as well as work-home boundaries, and continues to evolve 2 years later. Some changes, such as remote or hybrid workspaces, may remain long-term and will be important to navigate as trainees and early-career scientists advance in their careers. The pandemic has also shone a spotlight on the impact of societal inequities among women and minoritized groups. Studies indicate women have been disproportionately affected in their professions by the pandemic, largely due to shouldering the increased caregiving responsibilities for children and/or elderly family members. The objective of this workshop is to disseminate information about how academic institutions and industries are addressing these pandemic-related challenges, share insights into how institutions and industries will operate going forward given the issues brought to light by the pandemic, and to discuss strategies for navigating these challenges in the careers of women. Topics will include strategies for addressing gaps in training or research activity, professional networking in the era of hybrid or remote workplaces and managing boundaries between work and home life. Though open to all TERMIS attendees, this event will examine the issues that women in particular face and provide tools and support to women in TERM for navigating the “new normal”. The event is also aimed at informing those in mentoring and leadership positions within the TERMIS community of these issues, so they may be become better advocates for their female colleagues and trainees. To accomplish this, we will assemble a panel of women with a breadth of experiences in academic research, academic administration, entrepreneurship, and industry to provide their perspectives.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM           Scientific Concurrent Sessions 2
3D Bioprinting Methods and Applications
Nature as a Source of TERM Biomaterials and Strategies
Biomaterials and Immunomodulation
A First Nations and Metis Perspective on Tissue Engineering & Regen Med – Roundtable

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM          Transitional Break

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM           Scientific Concurrent Sessions 3
Bioreactors and Organs-on-chips in TERM
Biomaterials to Direct Stem Cell Fate
Respiratory, Urologic, & Gastrointestinal Tissue Engineering
Frontiers in Spatiotemporal Control for Neural Tissue Engineering 

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM          Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

4:45 PM – 6:15 PM          Scientific Concurrent Sessions 4
Recent Progress in Cell Therapy for Regenerative Medicine & Cancer Treatment
Industry Session
Cell Therapeutic Approaches for Retinal Degenerative Diseases
Biofabrication and Software Tools in TERM

6:15 PM – 6:30 PM          Transitional Break

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM          Exhibit Reception and Poster Session 2

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM          2022 SAC Meeting

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM          SYIS Social

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

6:15 AM – 7:30 AM         Wellness Activity

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM         Sponsor Satellite Sessions
7:30 AM – 7:20 AM – Cellink – “Developing Patient Specific Tissue Models Using a High Throughput Light-based Bioprinter”
Using a novel DLP based bioprinting method, we developed a patient specific biomimetic model for spinal cord injury repair. The model effectively captured the spinal cord anatomy and mechanical property leading to effective neural stem cell delivery and maturation in vivo at the spinal cord lesion site. Given the microscale printing resolution of our bioprinter, linear microchannels were readily fabricated in the biomimetic implant to align and guide regenerating axons for functional recovery. The bioinks used for printing the model were highly biocompatible with tunable degradation rate which significantly reduced foreign body reaction to the implant and further improved functional outcomes. The bioprinting platform and methodology developed here can be readily extended to other stem cell delivery and therapeutic applications as well as disease modeling purposes.
7:30 AM – 7:50 AM – ARMI|BioFab

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM         Plenary Symposium 3
Speaker: Andres Garcia, PhD – “Synthetic Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine”

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM         TERMIS-AM Senior Scientist Award, TERMIS-AM Educational Award

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM       Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM    Scientific Concurrent Sessions 5
Skin, Wound Healing, and Inflammation (Proposed Second session – TBD)
Articular Cartilage Bioengineering & Regeneration
Business Plan Competition
Regeneration in the Context of Aging

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM       Lunch on Own

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM       SYIS Student Meet Mentor Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM          Scientific Concurrent Sessions 6
3D Tissue -Engineered Cancer/Disease Modeling and Organoids Part 1
Strategies for Regeneration of Complex Muscle Defects
Regenerative Rehabilitation: Integrating Mechanical Stimulation with TERM
Biomaterials for Women’s Health in Tissue Engineering  

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM          Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM          Award Presentations
TERMIS Young Investigator Award
Mary Ann Liebert Outstanding Student Award
Innovation and Commercialization Award

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM          WFIRM Awards

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM          Transitional Break

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM          Exhibit Reception and Poster Session 3

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM          Event Conference Reception
Oral and Poster Presentation Awards (7:30 PM – 7:45 PM)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM         Sponsorship Satellite Sessions TBD

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM         Scientific Concurrent Sessions 7
Bioactive Biomaterials for Soft Tissue Engineering
Non-invasive Imaging and Analysis of Engineered Tissues
Cell-based Approaches to Cardiac Regeneration & Repair
Engineering Microvasculature for Tissue Regeneration

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM         Coffee Break

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM       Scientific Concurrent Sessions 8
3D Tissue -Engineered Cancer/Disease Modeling and Organoids Part 2
ECM Technologies in Musculoskeletal Repair
Regenerative Medicine Applications to Organ Transplantation Medicine
Biometal Mediated Tissue Regeneration

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM    Closing Ceremony

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM       Lunch (on own)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM          SYIS Career Panel Discussion

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM          Lab Tours