Biotechnica will bring the 5th World Congress for Preventive and Regenerative Medicine (WCRM) to Hannover.
'With this international congress we can offer an important platform for knowledge transfer in the field of preventive and regenerative medicine,' said Stephan Kuhne, member of the board of Deutsche Messe, Hannover.
During Biotechnica, more than 800 scientists and clinical experts will be meeting to discuss new ways of treating previously untreatable or therapeutically challenging diseases with regenerative therapies.
'In particular, the congress will facilitate the networking of knowledge in the regeneration of organs and tissue,' said Prof Augustinus Bader of the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the University of Leipzig, who is the initiator and president of the congress.
The programme reflects the broad spectrum of scientific approaches in regenerative medicine.
In view of the scientific content of this year's programme, emphasis is being placed on preventive medicine.
Further keynote themes include tissue engineering, clinical applications of regenerative medicine, anti-ageing medicine and stem-cell research.
Stem cells are thought to have huge potential in the treatment of a number of chronic diseases.
Due to the statutory restrictions on research into the field of regenerative medicine, ethical and legal aspects will also rank high on the agenda.
The event runs from 5 to 7 October and takes place within Biotechnica 2010 at the Convention Center at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds.
WCRM will be accompanied by a poster presentation and a special display in the exhibition hall on the topic of preventive and regenerative medicine.
Specialists in this field will be keynote speakers during the three-day event.