The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPMC) Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, the
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are co-sponsoring the First Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, which will be held on November 3 and 4, 2011, at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. The event will bring together world-renowned experts in the fields of regenerative medicine and rehabilitation.
Conference presenters will focus on the rapidly accelerating field of regenerative medicine. Technologies using biomaterials and cellular therapies to heal the body are in clinical trials and in clinical practice across the country. It is therefore necessary to answer two very important questions:
1. How do we as clinicians and rehabilitation professionals follow up on a patient who had undergone a cellular therapy or a tissue-engineering procedure?
2. And how do we as investigators in the field of regenerative medicine make the most of these revolutionary results?
Few opportunities are available to bring together scientists and clinicians working in rehabilitation science and regenerative medicine. However, rehabilitation science and regenerative therapies have to work closely to achieve successful patient outcomes. This situation creates the need for open cross-disciplinary work and collaborative communication.
Participants in the conference will have the opportunity to earn continuing medical education credits.
Course directors are:
• McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, faculty member in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh
• McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine founding director Alan Russell, PhD, distinguished university professor of surgery, and professor in the departments of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, and Rehabilitation Science and Technology
• McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty member Michael Boninger, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, and associate dean of medical student research in the School of Medicine as well as the director of the University of Pittsburgh Model Center on Spinal Cord Injury
For more information, visit the symposium’s website, or contact Larisa Munsch (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
Illustration: University of Pittsburgh Medicine Center.
First Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation website
Bio: Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio
Bio: Dr. Alan Russell
Bio: Dr. Michael Boninger