Dr. Beat Walpoth has more than 40 years expertise in cardiovascular surgery and cardiovascular research with emphasis on medical devices, biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. He held positions in the most prestigious European and US universities such as Harvard and Stanford. He is a member of more than 20 international medical societies and is actively involved in several boards and working groups. Founder and organizer of several international medical meetings and past president of the European Society for Artificial Organs.