Start Structures Congress 2019 by attending the opening plenary program. Hear from SEI Leaders and a special keynote.
Anthony Atala, M.D., Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
“Regenerative Medicine: Building Tissues and Organs”
The body has an extensive network of cells, tissues and organs. The structural engineering for normal
function is complex. We can now engineer 3‐D tissues and organs that can be implanted in patients. Dr. Atala will
present an overview of this emerging work. Anthony Atala, M.D., is the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology
at Wake Forest University. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in regenerative medicine. His work focuses on growing human cells, tissues and organs.
Dr. Atala was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences in 2011, to the National Academy of Inventors as a Charter Fellow in 2013, and to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2016. Dr. Atala is a recipient of various awards, including the US Congress funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award bestowed on a living American who is currently working on a discovery that will significantly affect society, the World Technology Award in Health and Medicine, presented to individuals achieving significant and lasting progress, the Edison Science/Medical Award, the 2016 Smithsonian Ingenuity Award, the R&D 2016 Innovator of the Year Award, and the Fast Company 2017 World Changing Ideas Award for Bioprinting Tissue and Organs. Dr. Atala’s work was listed as Time Magazine’s top five medical breakthroughs of the year in 2007 and 2011, and as one of five discoveries that will change the future of organ transplants in 2013.
Keynote Speaker funded by: Premier Sponsor CSI