3 February 2022: Professor Abhay Pandit has been elected Chair of the Tissue Engineering Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)- EU Chapter. TERMIS has a global mission to advance tissue engineering and regenerative medicine worldwide to generate knowledge to improve patient outcomes globally.
Speaking about his appointment, Prof Pandit said: “This appointment gives a voice to the work we are doing in CÚRAM on a global scale. It will draw the focus of key stakeholders to our Centre and allow CÚRAM to play a vital role in the formation of critical policy decisions within the EU and further afield.”
The mission of TERMIS is to promote education and research within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine across the globe and is the premier global scientific society in the area with an EU membership currently at 1000.
Since its inception, Prof Pandit has been a member of the society and has served on the Council (2010-2014). In 2010 he put Ireland on the TERMIS map by hosting the first-ever meeting in Galway. The meeting, which hosted 700+ people, was one of the largest scientific conferences held in Galway.
“It is an honour to be elected Chair by the peers in the field. TERMIS is the largest organisation for which I have held a position of this kind. This recognition is a testament to the work that we are doing in CÚRAM.”
Prof Pandit has been working in the field of biomaterials since 1989. In addition to holding the Chair, he is a Fellow of the Society and holds the title FTERM—the only academic in Ireland bestowed that honour. The appointment places CÚRAM amongst the top centres globally and is a notable achievement given that Ireland is one of the smallest member states in the society.