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Welcome Message

“Innovation and Future in Regenerative Medicine”

It is my great honor and pleasure to welcome all members to the “18th International Meeting of Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society,” which will be held in the Global Plaza of Kyungpook National University from June 2 to 3, 2017.  
 
The Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society (KTERMS) has successfully held the World Congress of TERMIS 2009, as well as the TERMIS-AP 2014, and has been actively taking part in TERMIS-AM and TERMIS-EU. Building on such capacities, I believe that this annual meeting will be a great success with the cooperation and communication among members. Celebrating its 18th gathering, the International Annual Meeting of KTERMS will be held under the slogan “Innovation and Future in Regenerative Medicine.” For this, we plan to have two Plenary Lectures inviting experts from the US and Taiwan. We are also planning to hold symposium sessions of various subjects ranging from the convergence of 3D printing engineering technology and tissue engineering, smart biomaterials and nanotechnology for regenerative medicine, and enabling technologies recently gaining attention, as well as the clinical applications of such technologies. Members are encouraged to present their work at the general oral presentation sessions and poster sessions.   
 
I hope the experts in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine actively participate and hold discussions throughout the annual meeting, thereby accelerating steps for the clinical applications of new technologies. Going further, I believe that this annual meeting can promote the mutual understanding and exchange between expert members in relevant fields and students who are taking their first steps in this area both in and out of the country, and establish close working relations. I truly hope that this 18th International Annual Meeting becomes an invaluable opportunity that lays the foundation for the further development of Korea’s tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.   
 
I once again ask for your interest and participation in KTERMS 2017, and look forward to the greater advancement of academics and research led by each and every one of our members.   
 
Thank you.

Shin-Yoon Kim
President, KTERMS 2017

Byung-Soo Kim
Chair, Scientific Committee, KTERMS 2017