Translation & Clinical Trials

Toward Solutions for Organ Shortage

Ballroom B December 8, 2016 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Joshua Hunsberger, PhD
Joshua Neubert
Chi-Chun Jerry Pan
Eugene Boland, PhD
Sang Jin Lee, PhD

This session will provide an overview of some of the exciting road mapping efforts that have been done to address the ever-growing organ shortage. In particular, it will focus on some of the work being down by the New Organ Alliance where they are working with various groups to coordinate efforts to advance research and state-of-the-art technologies to address organ shortage. This road mapping effort to end organ shortage was launched in May of 2015, with a National Science Foundation supported workshop and White House RoundTable. This workshop resulted in the first road mapping Report produced in collaboration with Organ Preservation Alliance, titled, “Solving Organ Shortage Through Banking and Bioengineering.” Session chairs also developed a road mapping manuscript entitled “Bioengineering Priorities on a Path to Ending Organ Shortage” (Current Stem Cell Report April 2016). Results from both of these reports will be presented during this session. We will then dive into current research being done by three different groups focusing on bioprinting and addressing vascular challenges with bioengineered tissues and organs.


(10min introduction by Chairs)

Chair:  Josh Hunsberger, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Co-Chair: Josh Neubert, New Organ


Speakers: (10min talks+5min Q&A)

Yunzhi Peter Yang, Stanford University

Eugene Boland, Techshot

Sang Jin Lee, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine