Regenerative medicine: What the future holds


Thursday 12 April 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Nephrology Section , Kidney research UK


6 CPD Points

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about this event

Renal regenerative medicine therapies (RRMTs) aim to regenerate, repair and replace damaged renal tissue using cell, drug or gene therapies as well as tissue engineering in order to restore normal kidney function. This day meeting will explore current activity within renal regenerative medicine both UK & globally, with the aim of promoting effective communication and meaningful collaboration to support strategic working. 


The meeting aims to inspire, motivate and encourage you to engage in the next exciting steps in renal regenerative medicine.



  • Know about the potential application including both safety and efficacy of regenerative medicine to renal disease
  • Understand the potential of the clinical application of stem cells in renal medicine
  • Know how renal imaging can support the application of regenerative medicine to renal disease
  • Know about the role of regenerative medicine in reduction of fibrosis post AKI
  • Understand the potential impact of patients’ lives of application of regenerative medicine to renal disease
  • Know about the possibility of regenerating kidney in situ

who should attend?

All healthcare and research professionals with an interest in renal medicine, including strategic links with imaging, stem cells, acute kidney injury and fibrosis, industry colleagues with an interest in renal regenerative medicine and patients.



Early bird registration will close on Thursday 1 March 2018

RSM member from £35 - £90
Non-member from £45 - £140


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9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.25 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Jamie Davies, Professor of Experimental Anatomy, The University of Edinburgh and Dr Bettina Wilm, Senior Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of Liverpool

Current activity: Gaps and opportunities – both UK and internationally

9.30 am

Regenerating kidneys prior to transplant

Dr Patrick Mark, Clinical Reader, University of Glasgow

10.00 am

Clinical application of stem cells

Professor Paul Cockwell, Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

10.30 am

Panel discussion

Dr Bettina Wilm

10.55 am

Tea and coffee break

Collaboration across fibrosis, AKI and imaging

11.15 am

Imaging to support regenerative medicine

Dr Sue Francis, Professor of Physics, University of Nottingham

11.40 am

Regeneration medicine approaches to tackle fibrotic response after AKI

Dr Claire Sharpe, Reader and Honorary Consultant in Renal Medicine, King's College London and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.05 pm

The patient perspective - demonstrating the need

David Prosser and Daniel Beech

12.25 pm

Panel discussion

Professor Jamie Davies

12.45 pm


Scientific innovation

1.45 pm

Toxicity screening of drugs in human renal organoids

Dr Mona Elhendawy, The University of Edinburgh

2.15 pm

Regenerating kidneys in situ

Dr Ariela Benigni, Head of Molecular Medicine Department, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Italy

2.45 pm

Programming skin cells to kidney cells bypassing the need to make iPS cells

Dr Soeren Lienkamp, Consultant Nephrologist, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.35 pm

Assessing safety and efficacy of regenerative medicine therapies using pre-clinical models

Dr Bettina Wilm

4.05 pm

Panel discussion and concluding remarks

Professor Jamie Davies

4.30 pm

Close of meeting

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  • Online registration will close on Friday 6 April 2018
  • Early bird registration will close on Thursday 1 March 2018
  • RSM member from £35 - £90
  • Non-member from £45 - £140
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Dates for your diary

Diabetes: At the forefront of kidney disease
Date: Thursday 22 February 2018
Jointly organised with Diabetic Kidney Disease Centre

Challenges in paediatric urology and nephrology
Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Organised by the Urology Section

Regenerative medicine: What the future holds
Date: Thursday 12 April 2018
Jointly organised with Kidney Research UK

Genes and the kidney
Date: Monday 21 May 2018
Jointly organised with the Medical Genetics Section

ASN kidney week travel bursary

Read the 2017 bursaries winner’s reports on the educational benefits of the meeting by clicking below.

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organiser's details

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