Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course

Regenerative Medicine Essentials: The Fundamentals to the Future

SAVE THE DATE: The 4th Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course will be held June 5-9, 2017 at the Wake Forest Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education in Winston-Salem, NC. More information coming soon!

>> Click here to view the 2017 RME informational flyer

Online registration for the course and workshops will open on or before February 1, 2017.

Often referred to as the next evolution of modern health care, regenerative medicine touches many disciplines - from clinical care and engineering to basic science and bioethics. This one-week course, taught by prominent experts, provides attendees a foundation in this exciting field. From the science behind groundbreaking discoveries to regulatory and manufacturing challenges, the course provides a comprehensive look at progress to date as well as future applications. Visit the pages in the menu above and watch a video of 2016 course highlights to learn more about the Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course and Workshops.


The 3rd Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course was held July 11-15, 2016 at the Wake Forest Biotech Place Conference Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina.


The primary objective of the RME course is to provide a state-of-the-art review of various aspects of regenerative medicine including background material, the key scientific components of the field of regenerative medicine, ethical, economic and other issues important to regenerative medicine as well as an opportunity to network and meet leading professionals in the field. The course integrates information, technologies and skills from biological sciences, engineering, legal, commercial, regulatory and ethical disciplines. Sessions address the science behind regenerative medicine, its application to human disease and its importance to modern society. At the end of the course, participants will have received an enhanced foundation in the rules, regulations and ethics in the regenerative medicine environment, routines for first-in-man clinical trials, the practical and theoretical basis for GMP, and the ethical aspects of translational research.

2014 RME Course Atala Welcome

Specific Learning Goals

  • To provide participants relevant biological, engineering, legal, regulatory and ethical foundation and principles to understand the emerging field of regenerative medicine
  • To become acquainted with topics from the broad spectrum that makes up regenerative medicine
  • To learn about the technology and technique available for regenerative medicine research
  • To springboard off this foundation into current, cutting-edge research
  • To learn about the rules, regulatory process and ethics in regenerative medicine environments and routines for clinical trials, practical and theoretical basis for GMP
  • To become familiar with the current state of affairs and successes in manufacturing regenerative medicine products and commercialization

Course Topics

Designed For

  • Stem Cells
  • Biomaterials
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Cell Therapies
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Regulatory, Process Development and Manufacturing
  • Clinical Trials and Bioethics
  • Commercialization
  • Clinicians
  • Researchers
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Patient Advocates
  • MD, MS and PhD Students
  • Advanced Undergraduate Students
  • Industry Staff, Researchers and Executives
  • Industry Vendors  

Course Director

Anthony Atala, MD
Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Please contact Course Co-Director Joan F. Schanck, MPA with any questions.


A special thanks to our 2016 Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course sponsors and exhibitors! 

Presenting Sponsor:   Silver Sponsor: 
iiam2016  WakeForestInnovations 
Biotechnology Event Grant:  Workshop Sponsor and Exhibitor: 
NCBCSmall  Biobots New 
Exhibitors and Contributors:    

Serva_165  StemCell_165    MilliporeSigma_165
KaryoLogic_165   Fluidigm_165  ThermoFisher_165R
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