Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course

Regenerative Medicine Essentials: The Fundamentals to the Future

The 3rd Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course will be held June 20 - 24, 2016 at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Registration will open January 1, 2016.

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 links above to learn more about the Regenerative Medicine Essentials course and watch a video of the 2015 course.


The primary objective of the 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. 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.

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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
  • MD, MS and PhD Students
  • Industry Staff, Researchers and Executives
  • Industry Vendors  


Speakers slides available for download before the course in addition to suggested readings. Course registrants will receive pre-course materials a week before the course. We also welcome submission of questions from registered participants to promote discussions.

Optional Reference Textbook

Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Second Edition
Edited by: Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, James A. Thomson and Robert M. Nerem
ISBN: 978-0-12-381422-7

Virtually any disease that results from malfunctioning, damaged, or failing tissues may be potentially cured through regenerative medicine therapies, by either regenerating the damaged tissues in vivo, or by growing the tissues and organs in vitro and implanting them into the patient. Principles of Regenerative Medicine discusses the latest advances in technology and medicine for replacing tissues and organs damaged by disease and of developing therapies for previously untreatable conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, and renal failure. Download select chapters for free or purchase entire pdf at Science Direct.

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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