1th Congress of the Hellenic Society of study of Regenerative Medicine
The work of the 1st Congress of the Hellenic Society of study of Regenerative Medicine which takes place in Thessaloniki Greece on 21-22/6/2019, was successfully completed. The conference was attended by doctors of various specialties, researchers and students. The conference topics covered the basic cells science, applications in each medical specialty and their combination with biomaterials for their placement in the body. Regenerative medicine is a new branch of medical science with applications aimed at less invasive and more personalized therapies in dealing with degenerative diseases and increasing life expectancy. Cellular therapies and stem cells derivatives combined with biomaterials are the core field of regenerative medicine. For the initial concept of developing the industry in 1992 to date, several therapies include applications for wound healing, aesthetics and orthopedics have already been established, and many others concerning other medical specialties are in clinical testing. The conference was attended by 62 speakers for Greece and abroad, who presented their research and experience in the use of stem cells. Biohellenika participated in the conference with five speakers and was a co-organizer. Three postdoctoral students and one PhD candidate whose doctoral thesis was supported by Biohellenika presented the results of their research. An Associate Professor at the Mashhad University of Iran, a PhD and postdoctoral researcher at the Medical School of Aristotle University whose research was supported by Biohellenika, was one of the central speakers. The stem cell applications he makes in his country have international appeal. The Society of the study of Regenerative Medicine was founded in 2010 and its headquarters are in Thessaloniki. It supports a Postgraduate Program in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, which will hire the first students in September 2019.