Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course

Regenerative Medicine Essentials: The Fundamentals to the Future

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

2016 Course Program Coming Soon.

Click here to visit the Course Registration page.
Click here to visit the Pre- and Post- Course Workshops Registration page.
* It is important to note that you must register separately for the Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course and Pre- and Post- Course Workshops.

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 the 2015 course to learn more about the Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course and Workshops.

The 2016 Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course is endorsed by TERMIS, Sens Research Foundation, Regenerative Medicine Foundation, Stem Cells Translational Medicine and


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 Manager Joan F. Schanck, MPA with any questions.


A special thanks to our 2015 Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course sponsors and exhibitors! 

Presenting Sponsor:    
PeproTechRevised Biogems 
Workshop Sponsor and Exhibitor:    
Biobots New   
Biotechnology Event Grant:    
In-Kind Sponsor and Contributor:    
Wake Forest Innovations Logo   
LonzaSmall iiamrevised 
ServaRevised Corning Revised 



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