Welcome Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

It gives me great pleasure to invite and welcome you to Bangi, Malaysia, for the 17th International Conference of Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks (APASTB2018). This will be the third time Malaysia is hosting the largest bi-annual meeting of Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks. This meeting is combined with our 8th Malaysian Association of Cell and Tissue Banking (MATCB) Annual Meeting, 7th Malaysian Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Scientific Meeting (MTERMS) and 3rd Regional Biomaterial Scientific Meeting (RBSM).

The APASTB2018 is a very special conference. The theme of the APASTB2018 conference is “Spearheading the Applications of Cells, Tissues and Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine”. The theme expresses how multidisciplinary approaches of these fields have immense opportunities to restore, maintain or improve human health.

It is the first time the Malaysian Association of Cell and Tissue Banking (MACTB), Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society of Malaysia (TESMA) and Malaysian Biomaterials Society (MBS) joined forces to bring together all major disciplines of cells, tissues and biomaterials sciences to ensure your attendance worthwhile.

In addition to our exciting and comprehensive scientific programme, we are pleased to organize pre-conference workshops to allow discussion and hands-on sessions for the delegates.

I hope this conference brings together researchers, scientists, clinicians, tissue bankers, regulatory and quality assurance staff, family donor services staff and students from the government health sector, academia and industry to share and discuss new and expanding developments in the field of cell, tissue and biomaterials.

I wish all delegates a successful meeting and memorable stay in Malaysia. I also hope you will take time to visit the many attractions around the city and enjoy our Malaysian multi-cultural hospitality.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Bangi.

 

Professor Dr Suzina Sheikh Ab Hamid
Organising Chairperson
17th International Conference of Asia Pacific Association of Surgical Tissue Banks