The Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine is a co-organizer of the 2018 World Stem Cell Summit. More than 1,000 attendees are expected at the 13th annual event Jan. 22-26 in Miami, Florida. Researchers and clinical experts from Mayo Clinic will participate in presentations and panel discussions highlighting advances in discovery science, promising clinical trials and available therapies. Topics to be covered include biomedical ethics, bioprinting, and regenerative medicine at the point of care.

The Mayo Clinic featured presenters include:

Richard Hayden, M.D.
Dr. Hayden is a head and neck surgeon and director of education for the Center for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Hayden will participate in the panel discussions: “Mistakes, Malpractice and Institutional Failures: The Real Barriers to Therapeutic Progress.”

David Lott, M.D.
Dr. Lott is a head and neck surgeon and associate director for the Center for Regenerative Medicine in Arizona. He directs the Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery/Audiology, Voice Program. He also directs the Head & Neck Regeneration Laboratory where he and his team research transplantation techniques, tissue engineering, and restoring function of the larynx. Dr. Lott will participate in the panel discussion: “Feats of Wonder: Updates on Bioprinting and Body-on-a-Chip.”

Zubin Master, Ph.D.
Dr. Master is an associate consultant in the Biomedical Ethics Research Program at Mayo Clinic. He will participate in two panel discussions: “Navigating the Legal Minefield – What Clinicians and Patients Need to Know Before Undertaking a Cell-Based Therapy Treatment” and “Ethical Considerations: Editing the Human Genome.”

Shane Shapiro, M.D.
Dr. Shapiro is the program director for the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites in Florida. He is a consultant in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Shapiro was instrumental in establishing the outpatient regenerative medicine therapeutic suites as a dedicated space for clinicians to integrate regenerative technologies into patient care. He will participate in two panel discussions: “Navigating the Legal Minefield – What Clinicians and Patients Need to Know Before Undertaking a Cell-Based Therapy Treatment” and “Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at the Point of Care.”

Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Qu is director of the Regenerative Pain Medicine Practice at Mayo Clinic. He is a consultant with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Department of Anesthesiology Division of Pain Medicine, and the Spine Center at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Qu’s research interests include stem cell therapies for degenerative conditions of the spine and musculoskeletal system. He will participate in two panel discussions: “China’s Impact on the World of Regenerative Medicine” and “Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at the Point of Care.”

About the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine

The Center for Regenerative Medicine builds on Mayo Clinic’s extensive research resources and clinical practice, spanning the spectrum of discovery science, translational research and clinical application. For more information, visit Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine.

 

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Contact info:

At the WSCS 2018:
Wale Elegbede
Sr. Project Manager
608-498-9582 Mobile
Elegbede.Sulaimon@mayo.edu

Media Support:
Jennifer Schutz
Sr. Communications Specialist, Public Affairs
507-266-4717 Direct
schutz.jennifer@mayo.edu

Angela Bingham
Sr. Communications Specialist, Public Affairs
507-266-0944 Direct
bingham.angela@mayo.edu