Phillip Blondeel

G20 Meeting Chairman; Phillip Blondeel is Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Gent, Belgium, pioneer in free flap and total face transplant surgery, found Beautiful ABC. Read More

 
Gregory Evans

Gregory R.D. Evans is president American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Professor Chief of Plastic Surgery University of California, Irvine.
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J Peter Rubin

J. Peter Rubin is Professor and Chief of Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery University of Pittsburgh, McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine and past President of IFATS.
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Stephen Minger

Stephen Minger heads up R&D for GE Cell Technologies formerly the Director of the Stem Cell Biology Laboratory in the new Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases at King's College London as well as co-organisers of the London Regenerative Medicine Network.
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Bruno Peault

Bruno Péault is chair at University of Edinburgh Center for Vascular Science and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University of California (LA) as well as Proffessor Paediatrics and Stem Cell research at Pittsburgh and director at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institute National de la Sante, Medicale, Paris.
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Peter Everts

Peter Everts is Director General of Da Vinci Clinic of Regenerative Medicine, Geldrop, The Netherlands, board member of Dutch Society of Hyperbaric Medicine and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Avance Medical.
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Ramon Llull

Ramon Llull is co-inventor of isolation of adipose derived stem cells at University Pittsburgh, past president of IFATS, director of Mallorca stem centre, Spain.
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Wayne Morrison

Wayne Morisson is Director of the O'Brien Institute of Micro Surgery recently retired as Hugh Devine Professor and Head of The University of Melbourne Department of Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Jaume Masia

Jaume Masia is Professor and Chief, Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Barcelona, Spain. Chief of the Breast Reconstructive and Lymphedema Unit. Clinica Planas, Barcelona.
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Dirk Schaefer

Dirk Schaefer is Professor and head of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery as well as Hand and peripheral Nerve related surgery at University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland as well as part of the Basel Stem cell Network.
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Breaking the 'FAT Barrier'

A patient’s own fat remains one of the most readily available substances for the rebuilding of breast form after cancer surgery or for aesthetic reasons. Indeed, fat grafting is common place in modern plastic surgery. However in larger volumes these fat grafts remain unstable and have low survival rates 6 – 12 months post surgery losing from 50 – 60% of originally injected graft volume. This is mainly attributed to lack of blood supply within adipose fat tissue.

G20 Forum Attendees

G20 Forum held at Clinic La Prairie, Montreux, Switzerland

Improving the survival rates of fat grafts is one of the most elusive challenges to date. Solving this large volume ‘fat barrier’ presents a multi dimensional regenerative medicine challenge including the growing of vascular structures that can provide a blood supply to keep the fat graft alive involving complicated inter-play of stem cells, growth factors and signalling molecules. The faculty all have world leading scientific and clinical experience in key factors contributing to this goal and the meeting is specifically set up to cross-pollinate ideas and give rise to research collaborations taking science from the laboratory into clinical practice.

George Planas

George Planas is head of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Clínica Planas in Barcelona and General Secretary and Founder Member Spanish Society of Antiaging and Longevity (SEMAL).
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Guenther Machems

Guenther Machems is Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery at TUM . He is one of the founders of the “Tissue Engineering” competence centre in Lübeck, director of various German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) projects focusing on tissue regeneration and is responsible for setting up a CTA team (composite tissue allotransplantation) to perform extremity transplants at TUM’s Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany.
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Robert W Alexander

Robert W Alexander is a private practice surgeon, editorial advisor to American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and a board examiner for cosmetic surgery. He held a number of past academic appointments, was past chairman of clinical training programs for American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and President of American College of Maxillofacial Surgeons and publisher of numerous articles in regenerative medicine
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Filip Stillaert

Filip Stillaert, consultant surgeon plastic & reconstructive department University Gent, Belgium, is doing his PhD concentrating on autologous scaffold matrices & improval of fat graft survival rates. Filip has been doing research in this field for many years including at the O'Brien Institute, Australia.

Sebastian Gehmert

Sebastian Gehmert, MD is currently doing research at University of Regensburg Dept of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery specifically looking into lentiviral vectors as a tool to elucidate pathways in mesenchymal stem cells . His post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Molecular Pathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston (USA), and participates in a number of international research collaborations.
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Maarten Doornaert

Maarten Doornaert University of Gent, Belgium, is a resident and research fellow focused on key research in fat graft survival with a number of publication/presentations to his credit on the subject of IFATS, RBSPS.

 
2012 G20 Meeting
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2012 G20 Meeting
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