We are pleased to announce that the 5th International Symposium on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration (ISPNR) will take place on July 8th - 9th, 2019 in Porto, Portugal. As in previous ISPNRs, this interdisciplinary meeting will bring together experts, researchers and students from diverse disciplines. The symposium is expected to act as a platform to present and discuss new developments in the broad field of nerve repair and regeneration.

You are cordially invited to participate and contribute your research insights to our international audience.


Peripheral nerve Regeneration

The study of peripheral nerve repair and regeneration has gained considerable interest in regenerative medicine.

Despite the scientific advancements however, application to the patients is still limited. It appears that in order to optimize the strategy for tissue engineering of the peripheral nerve in the clinical perspective, more basic research is needed. Neuroscientists need to strive for a new level of innovation which brings together (in a multi-translational approach) the main pillars of regenerative medicine, namely 1) Reconstructive microsurgery, 2) Transplantation (of tissues, cells and genes), 3) Material science and bioengineering, 4) Physical therapy and biostimulation, 5) Bioelectronics and bioengineering.

In line with this growing interest, and following the success of the preceding symposia in 2009, 2014, 2015 and 2017 the ISPNR aims at bringing together an international and interdisciplinary panel of scientists who critically address some of the most important issues in this emerging biomedical field.

We look very much forward to seeing you in Porto!

The Organizing Committee