Printing the Future of Therapeutics in 3D
June 10-12, 2018
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
Vancouver, BC, Canada
FOSTERING RELATIONSHIPS AND DEVELOPING COLLABORATIONS
PFT3D is an exclusive, invite-only roundtable event centered around facilitating discussion and collaboration on the development of commercially and clinically relevant life-saving tissues.
Aspect Biosystems and The University of British Columbia are proud to be co-organizing the second annual International Research Roundtable on Printing the Future of Therapeutics in 3D (PFT3D).
Last year’s inaugural event saw speakers from a wide variety of both academia and industry to discuss the amazing potential and applications of 3D bioprinting. This year, the roundtable will take place over 3 days and includes 16 speakers, covering four key areas:
Functional biofabricated tissues for disease modeling, therapeutic discovery, and regenerative medicine
Platform technologies to recreate biological function
Biomaterials for the development of functional tissues
An industry perspective on tissue engineering technologies
By the end of this meeting, we want you to leave with new inspirational ideas on groundbreaking projects, new partners and opportunities for collaboration, and a fresh perspective on the needs of industry and the translation of academic research.
In addition to our roundtable talks, there will be focused discussion sessions to address a variety of key challenges in our industry and facilitated networking sessions to stimulate interactions.
2018 SPEAKERS (so far!)
Welcome and Overview
Functional Biofabricated Tissues
Platform Technologies to Recreate Biological Function
Yu Shrike Zhang
Biomaterials for the Development of Functional Tissues
Akhilesh K. Gaharwar
John F. Trant
An Industry Perspective on Tissue Engineering Technologies
Robert A. Blake
Sepideh H. Hagvall
- Mohsen Akbari
Assistant Professor, University of Victoria
- Joseph M. Ault
Senior Fellow, API and Bioprinting, 3D Printing Center of Excellence, Johnson and Johnson Services Inc.
- Danny Cabrera
- Pieter Cullis
Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia
- Gráinne Cunniffe
Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- Albert Folch
Associate Professor, University of Washington
- Axel Guenther
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
- Dan Huh
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania
- John Hornick
Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P.
- Claire Jeong
Investigator, Complex In Vitro Models, GSK
- Keekyoung Kim
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus
- Tamer Mohamed
President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems
- Koichi Nakayama
Chairman, Saga University, Japan
- Julie Robillard
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
- Fabio Rossi
Acting Director, The Biomedical Research Centre, University of British Columbia
- Wun Chey Sin
Research Associate, University of British Columbia
- Sam Wadsworth
CSO, Aspect Biosystems
- Konrad Walus
CTO, Aspect Biosystems
- Stephanie Willerth
Associate Professor, University of Victoria and Acting Director, Centre for Biomedical Research
- Vikram Yadav
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
- Peter Zandstra
CSO, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
- Marcy Zenobi-Wong
Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Boyang Zhang
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
- Yu Shrike Zhang
Instructor of Medicine and Associate Bioengineer, Harvard Medical School
Over the three days, we will have influential innovators from around the world discussing the latest technological advances and challenges of bioprinting living human tissues.
Sunday, June 10
Welcome Reception for Speakers and Special Guests
Monday, June 11
9:15-4:30pm: Talks & Interactive Discussion
Evening Free (we are happy to make recommendations!)
Tuesday, June 12
9:15-12:45pm: Talks & Interactive Discussion
4:30pm-late: Closing Reception
VENUE & HOSTS
We are proud to be hosting this International Research Roundtable at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies on the beautiful University of British Columbia (UBC) campus in Vancouver, BC.
The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC) provides funding opportunities and an intellectual environment scholars are free to pursue the collaborative exchange of ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries.
The Institute’s goal is to stimulate creative, innovative research that makes important advances in knowledge, and to share or implement these ideas through ongoing community engagement. The Institute achieves this by supporting a highly collaborative environment at UBC where scholars have the opportunity to exchange ideas with national and international scholars, develop new thinking and engage in intellectual risk-taking.
The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.
Aspect Biosystems Ltd. is a privately held biotechnology company operating at the leading edge of 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering. The company’s proprietary Lab-on-a-Printer™ platform technology is enabling advances in understanding fundamental biology, disease research, development of novel therapeutics, and regenerative medicine. In addition to its internal programs, Aspect is focused on strategically partnering with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as academic researchers, to create physiologically and commercially relevant tissues. These tissues are used to advance and accelerate the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies.
The roundtable is booking accommodation for all speakers at Ponderosa Suites on UBC campus, June 10-13, 2018 unless otherwise specified. All other guests are also welcome to book under our block, so please contact Natalie at email@example.com before booking.
From Ponderosa Suites, it is a short 8 minute walk across UBC campus to the main roundtable venue, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies (6331 Crescent Rd).
2075 West Mall
(on UBC campus)