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Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Summer Course

Regenerative Medicine Essentials: From the Fundamentals to the Future

2018 Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course: June 4-8, 2018 


About The Course

5th Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course
Course Venue: Wake Forest Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 475 Vine St., Winston Salem NC 27101

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. The course covers nine major themes combining lectures, demonstrations and tours. We will also include three 1/2 day hands-on workshops focused on 3D Printing Technologies; Organoid/Body-on-a-Chip Engineering (with microfluidics, hydrogels, ECM and cell components); and an Intro to Translation workshop incorporating cGMP/GTP cell processing. Throughout the one-week course, taught by prominent experts, attendees gain 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.  

Click here to view the Regenerative Medicine Essentials flyer!

Click here to view the 2018 Course Agenda!  

Course Directors 

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Anthony Atala, MD
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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Joan F. Schanck, MPA
Academic Research Program Officer
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
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Bernard Siegel
Founder and Director
Regenerative Medicine Foundation


Co-Sponsored and The Official Course of RMF and the World Stem Cell Summit

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Collaborating Organizations

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 Course Topics

 Designed For

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


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.

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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
  • To learn about multidisciplinary educational opportunities and career pathways

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Interested in becoming a 2018 sponsor or exhibitor? Check out our sponsor prospectus here!

Presenting Sponsors:

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Gold Sponsors: 

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Silver Sponsor:


Biotechnology Event Grant:

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Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course Contact/Information:
Joan F. Schanck, MPA; 336-713-1201


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