Save The Date: 2021 Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course, June 14-17, 2021

A 4-day course taught by prominent experts, RME provides attendees a foundation in this exciting field through lectures, presentations and special hands-on workshops. Often referred to as the next evolution of modern health care, regenerative medicine touches many disciplines – from clinical care and engineering to basic science and bioethics. The course covers nine major themes combining lectures, demonstrations and tours. 


The 2020 Regenerative Medicine Essential (RME) Course Organizing Committee recognizes the rising concern over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the safety and health of all attending is our main concern. In the past week we have reached out to many of the people and organizations for whom the field is so important and have been following recommendations of the World Health Organization, the U.S. Center for Disease Control as well as those of local health authorities in Winston-Salem and North Carolina.

The dedication and outpouring of support for this annual event has weighed significantly on us as we considered all options, but the escalation of coronavirus worldwide has led us to the decision to CANCEL RME 2020 and focus on having a great event next year in 2021.

While it is disappointing to terminate a meeting that promised to be exceptional, the RME organizers thoughtfully considered all the factors essential to conduct a safe and successful annual course. For six consecutive years, we have had the privilege of convening prominent scientists, engineers, clinicians and other pioneers in the field of regenerative medicine spanning academic, industry and government sectors, with the goal to deliver a unique, interactive educational forum for our attendees. This privilege comes with a great responsibility to all of our participants and the field.

It is our hope to see you all in 2021. Please stay safe and healthy in the interim and reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 

For additional information and updates please visit the Coronavirus resource from Wake Forest Baptist Health

Pre- and Post-Course Hands-On Workshops

Expand your training with Pre- and Post-course workshops offered during the Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course.  Workshops provide hands-on interaction and demonstrations using cutting-edge technologies and techniques for regenerative medicine applications.  Registration for the pre- and post-course workshops is not included in the Regenerative Medicine Essentials Summer Course registration. Registration is $125 per workshop and is limited to 15 participants for each workshop.

2nd Annual Art of Science Photo Art Competition

The Art of Science, Under the Surface – This Regenerative Medicine Science Photo Call for Entry is an homage to the interplay between art and science as scientists capture the stunning beauty that belies technical investigations, capturing moments of discovery as researchers strive to solve the mysteries of regeneration science in order to better understand, prevent, treat and, ultimately, cure some of the world's most relentless diseases. Entries must be original works of photography.  No matter if your original image was shot with Microscope USB Camera or a Digital SLR, if the resulting image is a striking Black and White, Sepia-toned, or color photography, it is all welcome.

The competition is open to everyone. 

Travel Award Opportunities

For 2020, students who register for the Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course can apply to receive an inaugural Young Scientist Travel Award Scholarship amounting $750. Sponsored by the incredible supporters of the course, five scholarships will be available to students or economically disadvantaged course participants to further develop their interests, interact with industry leaders, and establish a foundational knowledge.