Victor A. Sadovnichiy

Dear colleagues!

We are pleased to welcome all participants and guests of the IV National Congress on Regenerative Medicine within the verge of Lomonosov Moscow State University! To my opinion the organization of this scientific event, which is essential for the development of medical science in our country, in Lomonosov MSU is absolutely reasonable. The distinguished status of the MSU allows and simultaneously obliges us to act as a consolidating center, creating conditions for the unification and interaction of centers of competence in the most advanced fields of science. Regenerative medicine is referred without doubt to such areas and often called the «medicine of the future».
Since the emergence of university education, the medical faculty has always been one of the backbone faculties of the university, because medicine traditionally uses the discoveries and achievements of all existing sciences. Traditions of classical medical education and state-of-the-art medical science have been maintaining at MSU almost since the first day of its foundation. In 1992, the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine was reinstated in the University, where the research in the field of studying the mechanisms of tissue renewal and regeneration was started under the leadership of the Dean of the faculty, academician Vsevolod A. Tkachuk.
Over the past years, Moscow State University, also in the conjunction with other leading research institutions, has carried out a number of fundamental and applied research and development in the field of regenerative medicine, which contributed to the establishment and development of this direction in Russia and helped to accelerate the implementation of the achievements of regenerative medicine into the practice. The first Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Russia was created in 2016 at the Medical Scientific and Educational Center of Moscow State University. We use all our experience, the knowledge of our scientists, teachers, physicians and the resources of Moscow University to develop this priority area for the interests of our country, which has completely unique capabilities and prospects for reaching a fundamentally new level by the national medicine. Recently in the framework of postgraduate education, the training of specialists in regenerative medicine has started in Moscow State University.
This year the National Congress on Regenerative Medicine again gathered an unprecedented number of participants from many regions of Russia and foreign countries. The scientific program of the Congress covers the majority of areas and topics relevant to regenerative medicine. I am sure that the Congress will promote a productive exchange of scientific experience, discussion of priority problems in the field of regenerative medicine and ways to solve them, and also determine the prospects for the development of this field of medicine in the coming years.I wish the participants of the III National Congress on Regenerative Medicine fruitful work, new successes in the research, sound health and well-being!

Rector of MSU
RAS academician Victor A. Sadovnichiy