The forum in the field of regenerative medicine “Health of the Nation. The role of stem cells in the process of regeneration”.
The Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiology of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine hosted a forum in the field of regenerative medicine “Health of the Nation. The role of stem cells in the process of regeneration”.
The main goal of the forum was to attract Ukrainian specialists to the possibilities of regenerative medicine, prospects for the implementation of newest methods of treatment in cardiac surgery.
The co-organizers of the forum were Science Park “CARDIO PLUS “and the International Charitable Foundation «Child’s Heart».
Representatives of the National Olympic Committee, specialists of central cardiology institutes, perinatal and reproductive medicine centres, as well as leading geneticists and biologists, took part in the forum.
Director of the Ukrainian Children’s Cardiac Center Professor Illya Yemets, Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine(North Carolina, USA) Professor Anthony Atala, the representative of the President of Ukraine for children’s rights Mykola Kuleba,Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Ukraine Nurberdi Amunmuradov and co-founder of “Science Park” CARDIO PLUS” Dmitry Buryak spoke at the forum.
The chief lecturer was a special guest – top bioengineer in regenerative medicine, an expert in the field of growing human tissues and organs, Professor Anthony Atala.
He is one of the world leaders in a new medical trend, known as tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Specialists of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are working on artificial receipt of many tissues and organs. Under laboratory conditions, they successfully grow cartilage, bones, vessels, urethra, etc.
Professor Anthony Atala puts high hopes on the technology of 3D printing, through which organs can be printed from the corresponding cell cultures.
He emphasized that he sees great prospects in cooperation with Illya Yemets and his colleagues. He highly appreciated the level of training of specialists of the Center.
“The Arrival of professor Atala is a very important event for Ukraine. I am convinced that with his help and the help of institute headed by him, we are able to get mastering of State-of-the-art technology in medicine” – said Illya Yemets.