NKF Renal Roundtable Dinner and Lecture, Thursday, June 27

Dr. Jason Wertheim, Northwestern University, will discuss new methods to develop liver and kidney tissue in the laboratory.

There is still time to sign up for the Renal Roundtable Dinner and Lecture, a professional education and networking event sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation, this Thursday, June 27, 2019, at the Zodiac at Neiman Marcus, Upper Level, 100 Plaza Frontenac, St. Louis, MO, 6:30-8pm.

The roundtable topic of new methods to develop liver and kidney tissue in the laboratory to alleviate the problem of organ shortage will be led by Dr. Jason A. Wertheim, MD, PhD, FACS, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery, Edward G. Elcock Professor of Surgical Research, and Associate Professor of Surgery (Organ Transplantation) and McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

A transplant surgeon and biomedical engineer, Dr. Wertheim’s research focuses on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to develop organ scaffolds (using pluripotent stem/progenitor cells) that support the growth of new tissues that will eventually become whole organs.

The event is free, but registration is required.  For questions, contact: Jane Delworth jane.delworth@kidney.org, 314-961-2828.