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Dr. Anthony Atala, surgeon and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, is a global pioneer in regenerative medicine, focusing on the growth of human cells, tissues, and organs. His breakthroughs in creating organs with 3D printers have revolutionized medical science, making him a central figure in understanding the future of regenerative medicine.
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Keynote speaker Anthony Atala is Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s Director. He is an expert in regenerative medicine, as well as a practicing surgeon. Anthony’s research aims at tissues, human cells, and organs’ growth.
Anthony is originally from Peru but grew up in Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Miami. After attending medical school, he finished his residency in urology and became a specialist in this area. He spent two years doing his fellowship at the Boston Children’s Hospital.
Atala collaborates with a number of journals. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Therapeutic Advances in Urology, Editor-in-Chief of Stem Cells – Translational Medicine, and Editor of BioPrinting. Among his many accomplishments are memberships in the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine in 2011, membership in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the National Academy of Inventors in 2013.
Speaker Anthony Atala has received numerous awards, including the Christopher Columbus Foundation Award, and the World Technology Award in Health and Medicine. The latter is given to individuals who have made significant and long-lasting progress in medicine.
The general public as well as many press outlets have lauded Atala’s achievements. Time Magazine listed Anthony’s work as one of 5 medical breakthroughs of both 2007 and 2011. Many have praised his work for being one of 5 discoveries that will improve organ transplants.
Atala has participated in the Cell and Developmental Biology Working Group at the National Institutes of Health, the NIH’s Bioengineering Consortium, and the National Cancer Institute’s Advisory Board.
Approximately 450 researchers and clinicians work with Anthony, with 14 clinical applications of technologies developed in the laboratory now in use. He has written more than 20 books, including 3D Biofabrication, Principles of Regenerative Medicine, and Essentials of Stem Cell Biology.
Dr. Anthony Atala will explore the groundbreaking advances in regenerative medicine, highlighting the potential for replacing damaged organs and tissues with laboratory-grown counterparts. The keynote will delve into the current state of research, clinical applications, and ethical considerations, providing an engaging look into a future where organ transplantation may become a thing of the past.
3D printing technology is transforming the way we approach healthcare. In this keynote, Dr. Atala will discuss how 3D printing is being utilized to create complex biological structures and personalized medical devices.
Dr. Anthony Atala's research in biofabrication and tissue engineering has opened up unprecedented possibilities in medicine. This keynote will focus on the techniques and technologies used to create functional biological structures, including the challenges and opportunities they present.
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