Building on last year's overwhelming success, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine is very excited to announce the Second Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 12-13, 2012.
This symposium, the only one of its kind, represents a unique opportunity to bring together scientists and clinicians in the fields of Regenerative Medicine and Rehabilitation. This symposium has the goal of initiating new insights and discussions as to how to best synergize the two fields, with a mutual benefit to each, and most importantly, to the patients these therapies affect. Rehabilitation specialists possess a unique cadre of tools that may be of great benefit to regenerative medicine scientists as they develop exciting new therapies. Are regenerative medicine scientists in tune to the host of clinically available approaches that may enhance the efficacy of their biological therapies?
Scott Rodeo, MD, associate team physician for the current Super Bowl Champions the New York Giants, physician for the USA Olympic Swimming Team, and professor, orthopaedic surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, during his Keynote Address will discuss the integration of regenerative medicine approaches for soft tissue healing after sports injuries.
Other sessions will include:
- Pre-Conference Workshop (optional)—Regenerative Medicine 101
- Mechanotransduction as a Tool in Tissue Healing
- Current Controversies in Regenerative Medicine
- The Impact of Rehabilitation on Cellular Therapies
- Regenerative Rehabilitation in Military Medicine
- Training the Transplant: Implications for the Treatment of Neurological Pathologies
- Regenerative Rehabilitation in Education
- Clinical Innovations in Regenerative Rehabilitation (plenary sessions on brain computer interfaces, biological scaffolds, and modeling of inflammation)
In response to attendee feedback from last year, the number of plenary sessions has increased, which have been designed to highlight the scientist to practitioner continuum, and will include presentations from the regenerative medicine scientist, the rehabilitation specialist, and patient testimonials. A scientific poster session will allow for a lively discussion and may help promote new ideas and collaborations. Poster abstract submissions are now being accepted!!
Thanks to the generous support of the National Institute of Child Health & Development, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the NIH, travel awards are available to attend this year's symposium. These awards are available to students, fellows, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and junior investigators. Please visit the Travel Grant tab on the symposium website for more details on how to apply.
We hope you will join us for what promises to be an exciting event. For more information regarding the agenda, registration, abstract submission, or travel award application, please visit the symposium's website.