PACT Forum

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The PACT Forum (Platelet & Advanced Cell Therapies) is an international research and education scientific community in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, interested in various forms of cell therapies, particularly stem cell research and platelet concentrates for surgical or infiltrative use (Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Plasma L-PRP and Leukocyte- and Platelet-Rich Fibrin L-PRF).

The concept of this community is to promote international debates and translational and transversal research, i.e. from the basic science research to the clinical applications (translational) and between the many disciplines involved in this wide field of research (transversal). Transdisciplinarity - as a research strategy crossing discipline boundaries to create a holistic approach - is the key to reach common consensus and terminology in the many disciplines involved in this wide field of regenerative medicine, and is an absolute necessity for an efficient and safe development of these technologies.

The PACT Forum has been designed and funded by the POSEIDO Foundation in order to remain completely independent from the commercial pressures and lobbying, which are the plagues destroying the credibility of this scientific field from inside. Advertisement for products is not allowed among members, and all claims must be scientifically supported in the debates. Merchants are not accepted within this Temple.


Rector of the Forum:

Prof. Gilberto Sammartino, Head of the Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Federico II, Naples, Italy

Coordinator of the Forum:

Dr Marco Del Corso, Private Practice, Turin, Italy

Scientific Committee (by alphabetical order):

- Dr Isabel Andia, Regenerative Technologies Laboratory, Cruces University Hospital, BioCruces Health Research Institute, Barakaldo, Spain

- Prof. Tomasz Bielecki, Head of the Department and Clinic of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Trauma Center Hospital and Medical University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland

- Prof. David M. Dohan Ehrenfest, Head of the LoB5 unit, Research Center for Biomineralization Disorders, School of Dentistry Chonnam National University, Gwangju, South Korea

- Prof. Pietro Formisano, Department of Translational Medical Sciences & Institute of Experimental Endocrinology and Oncology (C.N.R.), Faculty of Medicine, University Federico II, Naples, Italy

- Prof. Pablo Galindo-Moreno, Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry Unit, Department of Stomatology, School of Dentistry, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

- Prof. Robert A. Horowitz, Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY, USA

- Prof. Nicola Maffulli, Head of the Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

- Dr Robert J. Miller, Private Practice, Center for Advanced Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry, Delray Beach, FL, USA

- Prof. Nelson R. Pinto, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Odontology, University of the Andes (UANDES), Santiago, Chile

- Prof. Chang-Qing Zhang, Head of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

- Prof. De-Rong Zou, Head of the Department of Stomatology, Shanghai Sixth People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

- PD Matthias Zumstein, Shoulder, Elbow and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland

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