Are you currently a student, postdoc, or recent graduate? If so, we invite you to participate in our Students and Young Investigators Section (SYIS) activities at the conference! The descriptions for each activity are listed below.

Please RSVP for our SYIS activities using this link. There is no deadline to sign-up for our activities, but access may be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis for events with limited availability.

SYIS Special Panel: Navigating Career Challenges: Industry vs. Academia in Biomedical Engineering as an International Professional (10-11:30 am): This panel will provide valuable insights and guidance to international professionals in the field of biomedical engineering, addressing the unique challenges they face when pursuing careers in industry or academia abroad. Esteemed experts from both sectors will share their experiences, discuss potential hurdles, and offer strategies for success, empowering attendees to make informed career decisions and foster professional growth.

SYIS Social (8-10 pm): The SYIS Social is a welcoming reception for students and young investigators at the conference. This year’s Social will be held at Gameworks, a fun arcade nearby the conference venue. Drinks, snacks, and unlimited arcade access will be provided during the event. A ticket must be purchased during the conference registration to attend.

SYIS Meet-the-Mentor Luncheon (12-1:30 pm): As the signature SYIS event at TERMIS conferences, the Meet-the-Mentor luncheon provides students and young investigators the opportunity to enjoy a multi-course lunch with senior faculty and scientists working in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Mentors will include session chairs, TERMIS faculty members, and local industry leaders. A ticket must be purchased during the conference registration to attend.

SYIS Career Panel (3:15-4:15 pm): Our annual Career Panel will include young professionals representing careers in different TERM sectors, including academia, industry, government, publishing, or biomedical start-ups. In addition to a moderated discussion, this panel will include a Q&A portion where attendees may ask panelists about their career paths and experiences.

SYIS Mixer (4:15-5:15 pm): Join us for a networking event following the Career Panel! Several academic and industry professionals will be in attendance to speak with students and young investigators about their career paths and experiences. Light food and drink will be served. A ticket must be purchased during the conference registration to attend.

Biotech Facility Tours (afternoon, time TBD): SYIS will partner with local biotech companies nearby the convention center to provide tours of their facilities to students and young investigators. Tour times and locations will be announced in late Spring 2024. To receive updates about the tours, please sign-up using our RSVP form.


This award will be granted to students or young investigators working in TERMIS emerging countries* who have demonstrated outstanding scientific achievements. Awardees will receive a certificate and $1,000 travel stipend for the TERMIS World Congress. Recipients will be announces in mid-May.

Applications are due Sunday, April 21st at 12 am PT (UTC-7).

*Applicants must be actively studying or working in one of these countries to be eligible for the award:(Africa) All African countries. (Americas) All Central America and Caribbean Countries. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela (Asia-Pacific) All Oceania Countries (except Australia and New Zealand), Afghanistan,  Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (North), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, The Philippines, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen (Europe) Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova,  Montenegro, Ukraine