WINSTON-SALEM – The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and the Regenerative Medicine Foundation (RMF) have announced the 20th edition of World Stem Cell Summit will be held in conjunction with the 10th annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course, uniquely formatted this year for both in person and virtual attendance from June 5-9, 2023.
Produced by the non-profit RMF, and in its 20th year, the World Stem Cell Summit is the most inclusive and expansive interdisciplinary, networking, and partnering meeting in the stem cell science and regenerative medicine field. With the overarching purpose of fostering translation of biomedical research, funding, and investments targeting cures, the Summit and co-located Course serve a diverse ecosystem of stakeholders and influencers.
Science, applications, and challenges
From the science behind pioneering discoveries and clinical applications, to regulatory and manufacturing challenges, the Summit and the Course will provide a comprehensive look at progress to date, current challenges, new “hot” topics as well as future applications.
The World Stem Cell Summit is the educational and networking focal point for scientists, business leaders, regulators, policy makers, patient advocates, economic development officers, experts in law and ethics, and visionary gurus from around the world since 2003. The Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course, taught by prominent experts, features a foundational instruction into the field of regenerative medicine, with examination on the structure and function of damaged tissues and organs.
Joint single-track programming for the Summit and the Course – the “official course” of RMF – will be held at Wake Forest locations in the Innovation Quarter located in downtown Winston-Salem.
Welcome to Winston-Salem
Course founder and WFIRM Director Anthony Atala, M.D., serves as co-director with Joan Schanck, MPA, WFIRM’s Chief Education Program Officer, and RMF Executive Director Bernard Siegel, JD.
“We welcome the World Stem Cell Summit and RMF’s partnership on this venture,” Atala said. “RMF and Bernard Siegel have provided critical leadership to the field for more than 20 years, as a catalyst for the formation of valuable collaborations, while focusing upon patient advocacy, public policy issues, advancing funding initiatives, workforce development and worldwide public awareness.”
According to Schanck, the program is designed for clinicians, researchers, technicians, students, industry, investors and government representatives. Topics include stem cells, biomaterials, cell therapies, clinical trials, regulatory matters, pathways to market, bio-manufacturing technologies and much more.
“The Summit and Course showcase the entire regenerative medicine ecosystem and will provide timely information to expand knowledge and provide quality solutions to deliver effective treatments and cures, sooner rather than later – all in a spirit of friendship and cooperation,” Siegel said. “In the next weeks, WFIRM and RMF will announce the strategic partners and institutions supporting this event that will reach a global audience.”
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