An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a 1-day public workshop to examine and discuss the state of the science in the field of regenerative medicine. The goal of the workshop will be to begin with an overview to set the foundation for the field, then to focus in on opportunities and challenges for future work in regenerative medicine, concentrating on understanding the underlying biology of potentially promising cellular therapies. Gathering this information will also help facilitate future forum discussions around the issues of implementing regenerative medicine therapies and technologies, such as developing standards, examining regulatory pathways, addressing reimbursement issues, and considering bioethical matters. Discussions during this workshop will be held with a broad array of invited stakeholders, which may include research scientists, clinicians, patients, payers, regulators, and representatives from pharmaceutical and biotech companies. The planning committee will develop the workshop agenda, select and invite speakers, and moderate the discussions. Proceedings from the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.
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