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Advances in Regenerative Medicine: the road to translation:

3rd South West Regional Regenerative Medicine Meeting 


Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd September 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5AD

This regional meeting will provide a showcase for research in Regenerative medicine from across the South West, as well as collaboration and networking opportunities. In addition to Principal Investigator’s, participation from early stage researchers and PhD students is also encouraged.

We look forward to welcoming our plenary speakers:-
Professor Bruno Péault, Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University of Edinburgh and Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, USA."What is a Native Mesenchymal Stem Cell, and why does it Matter?"

Dr Nick Crabb, Programme Director – Scientific Affairs, Centre for Health Technology Evaluation, NICE. "The Health Technology Assessment of Regenerative Medicines and Cell Therapies"

The presentation will introduce the evaluation and decision frameworks used in NICE Technology Appraisals before considering the suitability of these frameworks for regenerative medicine and cell therapy products. Challenges for both the developers of regenerative medicines and those charged with their evaluation and reimbursement will then be presented. There will also be coverage of on-going work at NICE recommended by the UK regenerative medicine expert group


Keynote speakers:

Professor Robert Kelsh, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath - "Studying Stem Cells in vivo – how the zebrafish may help".;  

Professor Raimondo Ascione, University of Bristol - "Bioengineering small vascular graft for cardiovascular applications":-

Professor C. Peter Winlove, Physics and Astronomy, University of Exeter - "Extracellular Matrix Biophysics: A Challenge for Regenerative Medicine?";

Dr Ilyas Khan, College of Medicine, Swansea University - "The role of articular cartilage maturation in development, disease, regeneration and repair";

Dr Ben MacArthur, Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton - "Stochastic models of stem cell dynamics";

Dr James Armstrong, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol - "The rational design of artificial membrane binding proteins for tissue engineering";

Dr Wayne Nishio Ayre, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University. "Delivery of osteogenic molecules from acrylic bone cement to encourage regenerative bone repair around cemented joint replacements".


A copy of the full programme for the conference can be found under Related Resources.

To register as a day delegate and attend this meeting, please complete the attached registration form that can be found under Related Resources and return to Jane Graves, CITER Administrator or 02920 870129


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