organizers

SBAOI ( Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India )

Established in 1986 and registered under the Travancore-Cochin Act XII of 1955, with the name “Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs – India” with the following objectives. SBAOI will, not only cultivate an atmosphere nationwide for the growth of basic and technological oriented research in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs but also bring the professionals from various faculties together to improve the quality of their approach in future research. SBAOI is a member of the union of constituent societies in biomaterials science and engineering, the International Union of Societies Biomaterials Science & Engineering (IUS-BSE). SBAOI have till now conducted 26 national conferences hosted at different national institutes like IITs, IISc and other universities. National conference was also held at College of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Sciences at Kathmandu twice. SBAOI has been representing the World Biomaterials Congresses since 1996 at Toronto. SBAOI have four regional chapters namely Chennai Chapter, US chapter, Student Chapter and Delhi Chapter. Society have hold several international conferences attended by delegates from various countries like, USA, UK, Korea, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, Japan, Australia, China, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, New Zealand, France, Italy, Poland, Russia and Portugal. SBAOI completed its 30 years of existence which is being celebrated as 30 Years of Biomaterials India. The Society will be holding its 27th National Conference along with ABMC6. www.sbaoi.org

SCTIMST (Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology)

Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram, India is an Institute of National Importance with the status of a University established in 1980 under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India by an Act of Parliament. The joint culture of medicine and technology that the Institute pioneered more than three decades ago has come of age and gained unprecedented acceptance in India. Imbued with an inclination to venture into less-trodden domains, the Institute focuses on patient care of high quality, technology development of industrial significance and health research studies of social relevance. The emphasis is on development of facilities less readily available elsewhere in the country such as interventional radiology, cardiac electrophysiology, pre-surgical evaluation and surgery for epilepsy, microsurgery and deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, new biomedical devices and products, evaluation of medical devices to global specifications, new academic programmes and global public health networks. SCTIMST has three wings - the Hospital, Biomedical Technology Wing and the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies. Excellent research and teaching facilities are available at these centers. This uniquely poised Institute has a dedicated team of clinicians, scientists and engineers devoted to high quality biomedical research and developing technologies in health care with emphasis on cardiovascular and neurological diseases. www.sctimst.ac.in

Asia Pacific Society for Artificial Organs

Asia Pacific Society for Artificial Organs (APSAO) is a cooperation of Artificial Organ Societies of at least 12 different countries established in year 2013, which hold meetings every third year to increase cooperation, communication and education in the field of artificial organ research. APSAO will promote the study of the art, science and practice of artificial organs in Asia-Pacific region, and facilitate the exchange of ideas in the field of artificial organs through scientific meetings and by personal contact between artificial organs specialists in Asia-Pacific region. www.jsao.org/apsao

Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India

The Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) was established in 2007 as a charitable society with a basic objective to integrate Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine to enhance the health care system and to bring the interdisciplinary scientists together for improving the related R&D in India. STERMI represents Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) in India. www.sbaoi.org/stermi