Keystone Symposia

This meeting took place in 2012

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Regenerative Tissue Engineering and Transplantation (Z3)

Organizer(s) Rocky S. Tuan, Farshid Guilak and Anthony Atala
April 1—6, 2012
Beaver Run Resort • Breckenridge, CO USA
Abstract Deadline: Dec 1, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Jan 6, 2012
Scholarship Deadline: Dec 2, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Feb 1, 2012

Supported by the Directors’ Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is a dynamic, translational research field that amalgamates life sciences, engineering and clinical medicine for the purpose of restoring structure and function to diseased, damaged or injured tissues and organs. Current efforts focus on the application of stem and progenitor cells, bioactive factors and biomaterial scaffolds in transplantation procedures to affect regenerative therapies. Breakthroughs in bladder and tracheal reconstruction and highly promising approaches for solid organ regeneration as well as musculoskeletal and nerve repair have been achieved. Effective cell sourcing, optimal assembly and fabrication of tissue-derived and synthetic biomaterial scaffolds, and targeted regulation of therapeutic and immunomodulatory functions of stem cells represent some of the current challenges in this field. In this Keystone Symposia meeting on Regenerative Tissue Engineering and Transplantation, exciting technological and intellectual advances in the field will be synthesized by expert scientists, engineers and clinicians to assess and expand the landscape in regenerative engineering and transplantation. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions will be significantly enhanced by the concurrent meeting on Mechanisms of Whole Organ Regeneration, which will share an opening and closing keynote address as well as two plenary sessions with this meeting. More specifically, the pairing of these two meetings represents a highly unusual opportunity for cross-talk between the more applications-driven field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and the very basic research being explored in the field of whole organ regeneration.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Ancillary Training Program Scholarship Recipients

Ronald Pérez
Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)/National Institute on Aging (NIA)/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Scholarship Recipients

Pedro M. Baptista
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, USA

M. Dean Chamberlain
University of Toronto, Canada

Gabor Foldes
Imperial College London, UK

Taymour M. Hammoudi
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory School of Medicine, USA

Yu-Ting Liu
Brown University, USA

Ashleigh Nugent
Archimed Medical Communivation AG, Switzerland

Elcia Maria Silveira
School of Dentistry of Bauru - University of São Paulo, Brazil