Forum on Regenerative Medicine
The Forum on Regenerative Medicine provides a convening mechanism for interested parties from academia, industry, government, patient/provider organizations, regulators, foundations, and others to discuss difficult issues in a neutral setting. The overall goal is to engage in dialogue that addresses the challenges facing the application of, and the opportunities for, regenerative medicine to improve health through the development of effective new therapies. The Forum identifies potential barriers to scientific and therapeutic advances and discusses opportunities to facilitate more effective partnerships among key stakeholders. The Forum examines the impact of current policies on the discovery, development, and translation of regenerative medicine therapies and addresses the unique challenges of identifying, validating, and bringing regenerative medicine applications to market. Ethical, legal, and social issues posed by regenerative medicine advances will also be explored.
As of March 2016, the Health and Medicine Division continues the consensus studies and convening activities previously undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).