Introduction to Regenerative Medicine by Professor Peter Hollands

CME/CPD Points: 1

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1 CPD/CME Point

Video length: 60 minutes

Intended audience type:  MD/PhD/scientists/ journalists, some under-grad post-grad students with an interest in Regenerative Medicine

Required prior knowledge: Basic stem cell knowledge

Required previous courses/lessons: None

Details of any references to relevant codes of practice, standards, or regulations: Compliant with all relevant international codes of practice especially FDA and HTA

Details of alignment to any specific professional body or regulator requirements: HCPC and HTA in the UK

Sponsored by: The Regeneration Promise: The Facts behind Stem Cell Therapies

The Regeneration Promise: The Facts behind Stem Cell Therapies


1. To understand the basics of stem cell technology in regenerative medicine.
2. To critically assess each source of stem cells in regenerative medicine.
3. To formulate the appropriate selection of stem cell applications in regenerative medicine.
4. To be aware of the relevant regulatory requirements in regenerative medicine.
5. To have a critical understanding of stem cell technology and the current and future state of the art.


Professor Peter Hollands
Professor Peter Hollands

Peter trained at Cambridge University under the supervision of the co-inventor of IVF and Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Bob Edwards FRS. His PhD was in stem cell technology with a focus on the transplantation of stem cells from the developing mouse fetus. His post-doctoral position was as a Senior Embryologist at Bourn Hall Clinic which was the first IVF clinic in the world.

Peter has been the Scientific Director of Cells for Life in Toronto and Smart Cells in the UK and was HTA Designated Individual for Smart Cells. He has carried out research in stem cell technology and has written numerous papers and book chapters on stem cell technology. He has been an invited speaker to many international conferences including personal invitations to speak twice at the Vatican, the UK House of Lords and The Canadian Parliament. Peter also has experience in creating new stem cell technology GMP laboratories and the related accreditation and regulatory aspects of stem cell laboratories.

Peter was the Group Chief Scientific Officer of the worldwide stem cell services company WideCells Group PLC and currently works as a Freelance Consultant Clinical Scientist. Peter has written a book on stem cell technology for the general public called ‘The Regeneration Promise’ which was published in the Autumn of 2020. Peter was awarded a Visiting Chair in Regenerative Medicine from Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine in November 2017. This was in recognition of his services to stem cell technology and regenerative medicine.

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