Minutes of the Annual General Meetings of STERMI

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting (10th AGM) of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI) during 10th National Conference (2018), held at VIT University, Vellore

Date and Time: 27 July 2018; 14:30 to 16:00 Hrs

Venue: Technology Tower, VIT University, Vellore (Venue of the XXVIII National Conference of the Society during July 26-28, 2018 organized by Dr. Geetha Manivasagam at VIT University, Vellore along with the international conference on Biomaterials, Bioengineering and Biotheranostics)

The meeting was chaired by Prof. Bhuvanesh Gupta (IIT Delhi), President STERMI in the presence of Dr. T.M. Sridhar (University of Madras, Chennai) ; Dr. Bikramjit Basu (IISc, Bangalore), and Dr. Chandra P. Sharma, Founder STERMI.

With a welcome note by Prof. Bhuvanesh Gupta who presided, the meeting was called into order. Prof. BG briefed about the last years activity of the Society including the organization of ABMC6 along with SBAOI. He emphasized the need of increasing the number of membership of the Society. Total membership of the Society grew to 191. The minutes of last year was taken for discussion. It was approved by the GB unanimously.

Dr. Sharma indicated that now STERMI has completed 10 years of existence and now STERMI can be independent. Society can organize separate conferences. As a first step, Society should have a separate domain name and the website need to be updated. GB approved for initiating the process for better visibility of the Society.

Prof. BG informed about the International Conference on Advances of Polymer Science & Technology endorsed by STERMI to be organized by Asian Polymer Association and Nepal Chemical Society at Kathmandu, Nepal during November 1-3, 2018. He also indicated a STERMI-APA meeting during September 2019 in Goa.

There is a total bank balance of Rs. 2,75,269/- for STERMI and there is no transaction till now.

Prof. Bhuvanesh Gupta
(President)

Posted on 10 September 2018 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI) 9th National Conference (2017), SCTIMST, Trivandrum

Date & Time: October 26, 2017 at 13:30 Hrs

Venue: Board Room, Hotel Apollo Dimora, Thiruvananthapuram (Venue of the XXVII National Conference of the Society during October 25-27, 2017, organized by SCTIMST, Trivandrum along with 6th Asian Biomaterials Congress)

The meeting was chaired by the president Dr. Prabha D. Nair. She introduced about the Society and its activities for the last three years to the members and emphasized the importance of increasing the membership of the Society. The delay in the conduct of the election was discussed in the meeting. Report of the last General Body was approved. Life membership of the society crossed 167.

Dr. Sharma also indicated about the delay in the election process which was mainly caused by the organizing of ABMC6. The new committee members were supposed to take charge on April 1, 2017. However since the election process was delayed new committee was not formed. GB regretted the same and under the unusual circumstances GB has approved to extend the term of the present committee till December 31, 2017. The new committee will take up the charge from January 1, 2018.

The result of the election 2017 was declared at the GB and the following Executive Committee members were elected from the list of nominees.

Dr. Bhuvanesh Gupta, IIT Delhi was nominated by Dr. Sharma as the president and this was approved by the GB. Dr. N. Rajendran, Anna University, Chennai and Dr. TV Anilkumar, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram was elected as the Vice Presidents. Dr. AM Ballamurugan, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore was elected as the Secretary and Dr. N. Ramesh Babu, NIT Tiruchirappalli as joint Secretary. Shri. Willi Paul SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram was elected as the Treasurer. The other committee members are Dr. TM Sridhar, University of Madras, Dr. TS Sampath Kumar, IIT Madras, Dr. R. Jayakumar, AMRITA, Kochi, Dr. PR Harikrishna Varma and Dr. PR Anilkumar, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, Dr. B. Venkatachalapathy, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, Dr. Hari Pandurangan, Teeth “N” Jaws Center, Channai, and Dr. Annie John, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram. Past president Dr. Prabha D. Nair was also nominated to the executive committee.

Next national conference will be held at VIT University, Vellore during July 24-28, 2018 along with BioMET2018 and the next National Conference of SBAOI.

Meeting ended with thanks to chair at 14:00 Hrs.

Dr. Prabha D. Nair
(President)

Posted on 22 November 2017 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India, (STERMI). 8th National Conference

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Dr. Prabha D. Nair
(Secretary)

Posted on 10 January 2013 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI) 7th National Conference (2015), Anna University

Date & Time: February 6, 2015 at 19:00 Hrs

Venue: TAG Auditorium, Anna University, Chennai (Venue of the VIII AGM and NC of the Society during February 2015, organized by Department of Chemistry, Anna University, Chennai.)

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Prabha D. Nair President, STERMI in the presence of Dr. R. Jayakumar, Secretary STERMI, Dr. H.K. Varma, President SBAOI, Dr. Bikramjit Basu, Secretary SBAOI and Dr. C.P. Sharma, Founder, SBAOI. Minutes of the last General Body was confirmed and approved.

After a welcome note by Dr. Prabha D. Nair, the meeting was called into order. Dr. Prabha Nair briefed about the last years activity of the society. The Indian life membership of the Society increased from 110 to 116 members with a total membership of 159 including foreign life members and organizational members.

GB appreciated the efforts of Dr. Rajendran and his team in organizing an excellent annual meeting of STERMI along with the Indo-Australian Conference on Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery System & Regenerative Medicine (BiTERM2015) in Chennai.

During the intense discussion on the points suggested by Dr. Sharma and other members, the following key points are noted for the attention of the STERMI members.

STERMI was formed as an Indian representative of the International Society, TERMIS. Increased participation in International conferences is generally suggested in the GB for better recognition of the activities. Dr. Prabha D Nair encouraged members to participate in the forthcoming TERMIS conference at Boston. STERMI should initiate specific activities such as student chapter etc. Clinicians and Dentists may also be encouraged for active participation of Society activities.

Dr. Bhuvanesh Gupta suggested sending regular e-mails/newsletters informing about the conferences etc. by the Society. This was seconded by Dr. Prabha D Nair and suggested sending news and information to the Secretary for maintaining regular communications from STERMI. The information dissemination can be done centrally using a common e-mail pool, like Google Groups.

Dr. Sharma informed his unhappiness on the slow growth rate of the membership in the Society and suggested that Executive committee should be proactive.

The journal Trends is also an official journal of STERMI. The number of articles in the journal needs to be increased and members are encouraged for manuscript submissions. Speedy dispatch of reviewer reports for the journal assigned articles are appreciated.

At present, Conference Organizers of the Annual Meeting at different places are not remitting any part of the funds raised to the Society. As practiced by different professional societies, a 10% of the registration fees collected during the conferences need to be transferred to the Head Office account of the Society for the continued business of the Society affairs.

National Conference of STERMI will also be conducted along with National Conference of SBAOI and will be organized by Dr. Bhuvanesh Gupta at IIT Delhi.

Dr. Bikramjit Basu suggested a massive restructuring of the website to make it more informative but more simple to navigate.

Meeting ended with thanks to chair at 19:30 Hrs.

Dr. Prabha D. Nair
(President)

Posted on 23 August 2016 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India (STERMI) 6th National Conference (2014), Kathmandu, Nepal

Date & Time: January 12, 2014 at 17:30 Hrs (Nepal Time)

Venue: Hotel Raddisson, Kathmandu, Nepal (Venue of the VII AGM and National Conference of the Society during January 11-13, 2014, organized by Biomedical Engineering College and Applied Sciences, Kathmandu))

The meeting was chaired by Prof. Viswa P. Srivastava. Minutes of the last General Body was confirmed. Life membership of the Society is 153.

The result of the election 2014 was declared at the GB and the following office bearers were elected.

President: Dr. Prabha D. Nair; Vice President: Prof. SC. Kundu; Vice President: Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna; Secretary: Dr. R. Jayakumar; Joint Secretary: Dr. Naveen Kumar; Treasurer: Dr. Annie John; Executive Members; Prof. Alok R. Ray; Dr. T.V. Anil Kumar; Dr. Dhirendra Katti; Dr. P.R. Harikrishna Varma; Shri DS Nagesh; Dr. S. Narayana Kalkura; Dr. A. Sabareeshwaran; Dr. TS Sampathkumar; Dr. TM Sridhar; Shri. Willi Paul

Dr. Viashwa P. Srivastava was co opted by the GB to the executive committee as member.

The proposal of Dr. Jayakumar (in absentia) to hold the next meeting and national conference along with SBAOI XXV NC at AMRITA Kochi during 2015 was accepted unanimously. A suggestion to hold future national conference at IIT Guwahati by Dr. Mandal during Dec 2015 or Jan 2016 is open.

A proposal for publishing the journal with Springer was suggested by Dr. Sampathkumar. Details need to be collected and if feasible, the proposal may be taken up.

Meeting ended with thanks to chair at 17:50 Hrs.

Dr. T.S. Sampath Kumar
(President)

Posted on 10 March 2014 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India, (STERMI). 5th National Conference

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Dr. T.S. Sampath Kumar
(President)

Posted on 10 January 2013 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India, (STERMI). 4th National Conference

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Dr. T.S. Sampath Kumar
(President)

Posted on 10 January 2013 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India, (STERMI) held at Sardar Patel University , Vallabh Vidyanagar, Ahmadabad on February 11, 2011 at 6.00 pm in connection with the III AGM and NC of the Society during February 10-12, 2011. 3rd National Conference (2011), Anand, Ahmedabad

The meeting was chaired by Dr. C.P. Sharma, President of STERMI. He presented the last years report and membership details. Presently there is no transaction as such from the Society account; therefore the accounts were not audited. However, this will be audited after March 31, 2011 when the term of this office ends. As per the unaudited statement of accounts the total Assets of the Society as on December 31, 2010 is Rs. 1,35,000/-. There are a total of 109 members in the Society.

The following decisions were approved by the General Body meeting of STERMI.

The election results were declared during the GB and the following members were declared elected to the Executive Committee for 2011-2014. The report of the returning officer Mr. R. Sreekumar is attached.

Dr. T.S. Sampathkumar – President; Dr. Satish Totey – Vice President; Dr. R.R. Bhonde – Vice President; Dr. Koushik D. Deb – Secretary; Dr. P.R. Anil Kumar – Joint Secretary; Shri. Willi Paul – Treasurer; Dr. Alok R Ray - Member; Dr. Annie John - Member; Dr. H.K. Varma ­- Member; Shri. D.S. Nagesh - Member; Dr. Niranjan D Khambette - Member; Dr. C.K.S. Pillai - Member; Dr. Prabha D. Nair - Member; and Dr. K. Sreenivasan – Member. Shri. P. Rajesh was nominated as Student representative.

It was suggested that the present members should try to add new members regionally.

From next election onwards complete security need to be introduced for online election process.

Meeting ended with thanks to the Chair at 6:30 pm.

Dr. H.K. Varma
(Secretary)

Posted on 10 January 2013 web admin

Report and Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India , (STERMI) held at SCMS, Kochi on February 28, 2010 in connection with II AGM and NC and the International Conference on Biomaterials, Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering (ICBAT) during February 28-March 1, 2010. 2nd National Conference (2010)

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Chandra P. Sharma, President of STERMI. Dr.H.K.Varma, Secretary, SBAOI presented the current status of the Accounts and Membership details of the society.

As of 28 February 2010 the total assets of the Society is Rs. 1,32,400/-. Society have 37 founder life members (36 Indian + 1 foreign), 65 life members (63 Indian + 2 foreign) and 3 organizational members totaling to 105 members.

The following decisions were approved by the General Body meeting of STERMI.

1. The present status of the Society was appreciated by the General Body.

2. Members want to develop a chapter of STERMI, need to have at least 20 life members in that region. In future, 30% of the total membership fee can be kept by the chapter.

3. The next National Conference of the Society will be held at B.V.Patel Pharmaceutical Education and Research Development (PERD) Centre at Ahemedabad, Gujarat. Tentative dates will be 23rd to 25th January 2011.

Meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.

Dr. H.K. Varma
(Secretary)

Posted on 10 March 2010 web admin

Minutes of the Annual General Body Meeting of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (STERMI) held at Kathmandu, Nepal on 24th November 2008 in connection with I AGM and NC and the International Conference on Medical Materials, Devices and Regenerative Medicine (MMDRM 2008) and workshop, during 23rd to 25th November 2008.1st National Conference (Nov 2008)

The meeting was chaired by Dr. C.P. Sharma, President of STERMI. Dr.H.K.Varma, Secretary, STERMI presented the current status of the Accounts and Membership details of the Society.

The following decisions were taken in the General Body meeting of STERMI.

1. Prof.Vishwa P. Shrivastava, Principal of the College of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kathmandu and the Convener of MMDRM 2008, will be included as an additional member of executive committee of STERMI.

2. A Nepal chapter of STERMI will be started. Prof.Vishwa P. Shrivastava will coordinate the activity.

3. The current financial status of the society needs improvement. Hence the members are encouraged to get additional funds through advertisements and other promotional means.

4. Next annual meeting will be held at Bombay and Dr.K.G.Rajendran of USV Ltd., will be the convener of the conference. Date and venue will be informed shortly.

The meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.

Dr. H.K. Varma (Secretary)

Posted on 10 March 2009 web admin

Minutes of the Inauguration of the Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (STERMI)Inauguration

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Dr. HK Varma (Secretary)

Posted on 10 January 2008 web admin