Fourth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation

Preliminary plans are underway for the next symposium:
Date: September 24, 25 and 26, 2015
Location: Rochester, MN

Hosted by: Mayo Clinic
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  • UMPC Rehabilitation Institute
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

This symposium features renowned researchers and clinicians focused on regenerative rehabilitation treatments and therapies. This emerging field translates discoveries in tissue engineering and cellular therapies into treatments that benefit the functional outcomes of patients. These stimulating innovative approaches are explored with meeting attendees

This meeting encourages participation of scientists, clinicians and physical therapists that are in the fields of regeneration and / or rehabilitation. This meeting is a platform for bridging these two areas of expertise in a setting that fosters discussion, intersection and networking.

Are you:

  • A clinician ready to incorporate emerging regenerative medicine therapies?
  • A scientists incorporating feedback from clinicians by applying these revolutionary therapies in your research projects?
  • A physical therapist ready to apply these technologies to treatments that maximize the benefits of physical therapy?

Please join us for presentations delivered by speakers in Regenerative Rehabilitation with highly interactive and translational plenary sessions.


During previous meetings, participants have:

  • Discovered integrated methods to enhance tissue healing and regeneration through the application of clinically available rehabilitation approaches.
  • Understood the principles of regenerative medicine and how rehabilitation interfaces with these state-of-the-art technologies for optimal patient recovery.
  • Participated in novel interactions with clinicians, researchers and therapists through formal and informal networking activities.

Who should attend the next symposium?

  • Program directors and faculty members of Rehabilitation programs
  • Scientists and clinicians working in or with interest in the fields of Regenerative Medicine, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.
    1. - Including fields focused on: stem cells, orthopedics, neuroregeneration / neurodegeneration, modulate inflammation, etc.
  • Young investigators, clinicians, graduate students with related interests, residents and nurses
  • Industry and military representatives

Previous symposiums have included sessions on:

  • Advances in the Biology of Tissue Regeneration & Plasticity and Implications for Clinical Practices
  • Clinical Innovations in Regenerative Rehabilitation
  • Current Controversies in Regenerative Medicine
  • Interfacing Rehabilitation Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Mechanotransduction as a Tool in Tissue Healing and Repair
  • Regenerative Rehabilitation in Education
  • Regenerative Rehabilitation in Military Medicine
  • The Impact of Rehabilitation on Cellular Therapies
  • The Importance of Mechanical Stimulation in Cellular Therapeutics and Tissue Engineering
  • Training the Transplant: Implications for the Treatment of Neurological Pathologies
  • Poster session and industry exhibits

Please click here for the 2013 agenda.

Please click here for the 2012 agenda.

More on Regenerative Rehabilitation:

Past meetings have offered Continuing Education Credit thru the University of Pittsburgh’s Continuing Education Department:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh is a pre-approved provider of CE for the State Board of Physical Therapy.

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling 001-(412) 624 5243.

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