Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course
The 3rd Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course will be held July 11 - 15, 2016 at Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Online registration for the course and workshops is now closed. You may still register in-person for the course if space permits.
You must have registered separately for the Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course and Pre- and Post- Course Workshops.
This course will be applicable to all students, as well as clinical and industry practitioners and regulators interested in the field of regenerative medicine, whether their interests and career goals are in basic sciences, clinical epidemiology, bioethics, or other areas. Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to ask questions and discuss examples relevant to their own work and interests.
Registration fees for the 2016 Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course are as follows:
- $895 Standard
- $495 Student
Registration (undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, medical students and residents)
- $50 Discount for TERMIS Members
- $50 Discount for NCTERMS
- $50 Discount for Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center faculty, students and staff
- $50 Discount for U.S. Military Personnel and collaborative members of the Armed Forces Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Note: If you registered early (by June 6, 2016) you received a $50 discount.
Registration includes all sessions and course materials, opening reception (Monday), continental breakfast (Tuesday-Friday), lunch (Tuesday-Thursday), afternoon social networking with hors d'oeuvres and Southern Tea Party (Wednesday) and BBQ dinner (Thursday). Registration for the Pre- and Post- Course Workshops is not included in the Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course registration.
Regenerative Medicine Essentials 2016 is endorsed by:
Into the Lab Pre- and Post- Course Workshops
We are excited to offer three new Into the Lab workshops. These workshops will be held at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM). Each will provide hands-on interaction and demonstrations with cutting-edge technologies and techniques for regenerative medicine applications. Participants will have an opportunity to review and interact with these technologies and leading researchers at WFIRM. Workshops are also designed to provide translational and commercial insight regarding these technologies and will highlight some of the current challenges and discuss potential approaches to overcome technical hurdles. For more details please visit the Pre- and Post- Course Workshops Registration page.
Course Digital Deliverables and Recommended Textbook
Speakers slides will be available for download before the course in addition to suggested readings. Course registrants will receive digital materials one to two weeks before the course. We will also solicit questions from registered participants to promote discussions.
Optional Textbook: Principles of Regenerative Medicine, 2nd Edition
Edited by: Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, James A. Thomson and Robert M. Nerem
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.
Additional Learning Resources
For information about some of the diseases that can potentially benefit from regenerative medicine, these Whiteboard videos produced by Americans for Cures are an excellent resource. Each disease-specific video discusses causes, symptoms and the potential for stem cell therapy treatment. Information about RME speakers with stem cell focused sessions can be found by viewing the 2016 Course Program.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Type 1 Diabetes
Sickle Cell Disease
All refund requests must be in writing. Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by June 13, 2016. Cancellations received after June 13, 2016 will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after July 4, 2016.