2018 STERMN National Scientific Workshop

Workshop Programs – Important Dates

May 25, 2018 Symposia Submission Deadline
May 26, 2018 Abstracts Submission Opens
June 30, 2018 Abstracts Submission Deadline
July 10, 2018 Notification of Accepted Abstracts
July 20, 2018 Early Bird Registration Closes


Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine of Nigeria

Theme: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Nigerian Experience
Venue: Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Date: Thursday, August 13 to Friday August 15, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline:
June 30, 2018

We are delighted to announce the 2018 STERMN National Scientific Workshop in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. The workshop will bring cutting-edge research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to Nigeria. The workshop has been approved by the official World Body of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Inc. (TERMIS), whose purpose is bring together the international community of persons engaged or interested in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and promotes education and research within the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine through regular meetings, publications and other forms of communication.

The theme for the 2018 STERMN National Scientific Workshop is “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: the Nigerian Experience,” focusing on the benefits of strong collaboration between Government, Industry, and Academia to understand how tissue engineering and regenerative medicine can revolutionize the Nigerian Healthcare System. With the workshop theme in mind, the 2018 STERMN Scientific Workshop will focus on the following broad issues:

  1. Trends in Tissue Engineering and Innovative Technologies
  2. Bone and Cartilage Tissue Engineering
  3. Organ Engineering and Approaches
  4. Cell and Gene Therapy
  5. Role of Medicinal Plant Extracts in Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Medicine
  6. Engineering Tools for Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

On behalf of the workshop planning committee and our collaborators, we welcome you all to the 2018 STERMN National Scientific Workshop.

Samuel C. Uzoechi,
DSLT, B.Tech, MSc, MAiChE
Program Director/Workshop Chair

Nkem I. Benjamin,
BSc, MSc
Workshop Co-Chair


The workshop will be hosted in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State in the Southeastern part of Nigeria. Owerri is very peaceful and is widely regarded as the “entertainment city” of Nigeria because of the density of beautiful hotels, casinos and quality centers for relaxation. Sam Mbakwe International Airport is just 23 kilometers (14 miles) away from Owerri.

Thursday, August 13 to Friday August 15, 2018

Department of Optometry Auditorium
Federal University of Technology

Federal University of Technology,
Owerri, Imo State,

Registration Fees:
The workshop planning committee has subsidized the registration fees for the workshop to enable scientist from a broad spectrum of fields related to tissue and regenerative medicine to participate. Organizers are particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies that illuminates the relationship from across disciplines.

Registration Fee Type Early Bird Fee
Before May 31, 2018
Late Registration Fee
Before July 26, 2018
On-Site Registration
After July 27, 2018
Delegates/Full Investigators ₦10,000 ₦15,000 ₦20,000
Students ₦5,000 ₦10,000 ₦15,000
Companies ₦20,000 ₦25,000 ₦30,000



Workshop organizers have negotiated reduced accommodation rates with a number of hotels within the Owerri metropolis. More workshop hotel partners will be added as we continue to negotiate down the rates for participants. Below is a list of hotels and current rates. When reserving, please mention STERMN workshop to receive the negotiated rates.


  1. FUTO Guest House: 07065350899 – N10,000; N15,000/Night
  2. Ideal Suit and Resort: 0803274644 – N8,000; N15,000
  3. Dreamland Hotels and Casino: 0803096008 – N9,000; N10,000
  4. Bilton Continental Hotel: 08064671330 – N8,000; N16,200
  5. Lobic Meridian: 08063651924 – N5,000; N12,000
  6. J. K. Hotels: 07034321991; N5,000; N8,000
  7. Newcastle Hotel Ltd: 08035731493
  8. Princewood Hotel: 08035528313 – N5,800; N10,300


Call for Abstracts

On behalf of STERMN and ATERMIS, we would like to announce a call for abstract for consideration for the 2018 STERMN Scientific Workshop

The goal of the STERMN scientific workshop is to bring together researchers in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and allied programs to present the best new scientific research in all areas of science and engineering related to medicine and public health. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee and will be considered for either oral or poster presentation.


Abstracts must be written in a standard scientific English and concise description of your work. Minimal or no use of mathematical modeling and scientific equations are recommended. The abstract must be no more than 250 words typed in Microsoft Word, Aral with a font size of 12. The abstract should consist of title, authors and authors affiliation/contacts, corresponding author.

Abstracts must have the following sub-headers: Background or Objective, Specific Aims, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

Accepted abstracts will be listed either in technical section (20-minute oral presentation) or as a poster (5 minutes’ presentation). No abstract will be listed as both a poster and oral presentation. For technical oral presentation, the authors will focus more on the methods of their investigations and results other than the introduction. Authors must register for the workshop before the abstracts will be officially published for presentation.

Please submit your abstracts to the STERMN Program Director at sterm.nigeria@gmail.com

Deadline: June 30, 2018


Our Sponsors

The following are the organizations that are providing some sponsorship for the successful hosting of the workshop. If you or your organization are interested in supporting the hosting of this workshop please contact us at sterm.nigeria@gmail.com
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
  • Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine of Nigeria (STERMN)
  • Federal University of Technology (FUTO)
  • Global Health and Education Projects (GHEP)
  • OrthoEx Nigeria Limited (ORTHOEX)
  • International Journal of Translational Medical Research and Public Health (IJTMRPH)

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