Our next Winter School was to be held in the town of Jaca, Spain the first capital of the Kingdom of Aragon and a skiing hotspot in the Pyrenees. However, the current pandemic situation made us switch it to an ONLINE event, since right now it is hard to see a path to run it physically.
The motto of next year’s school is “The Bionic Human: Biomaterials, (Bio)Artificial and Bioengineered Organs, and Cybernetics for the Future of Regenerative Medicine” and will cover in a bottom-up approach the fundamentals in biomaterial science, stem cells and organoids that are making possible the creation and implantation of more complex structures like (bio)artificial and bioengineered organs, and cybernetic parts, enabling the future of regenerative medicine and the generation of Bionic Humans.
This is also the first Winter School co-organized by ESAO and TERMIS, bringing together the prowess and unique perspectives of these two societies into one single program, providing a broad view of regenerative medicine and implantable medical parts/devices/organs. There will be also a special session organized by KIDNEW, the Kidney Health Initiative and The European Kidney Health Alliance that will go indepth into the need of new kidney dialysis innovations and implantable (bio)artificial kidneys.
The organizing committee is managing to attract world-class speakers from Europe and other continents who will give talks on the state-of-the-art in these different fields. The meeting will also provide a nice platform for presentation of work of regular participants during two online poster sessions.
The Winter School will take place from February 24-26, 2021. Registration and poster abstract submission will be open starting November with reduced fees for yESAO and ESAO, and TERMIS members at our website https://www.esao.org/events/winterschool/.
Abstract submission will be open until January 31st 2021.