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Symposium Overview

The Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, featured renowned researchers and clinicians from around the world, focused on the emerging field of Regenerative Rehabilitation. This new and innovative approach combines discoveries in tissue engineering and cellular therapies with rehabilitative treatments, resulting in improved functional outcomes for patients. This Symposium encouraged the participation of scientists, clinicians and physical therapists who are in the fields of regeneration, physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Symposium agenda was designed to create a platform for bridging these areas of expertise in a setting that fosters discussion, interaction, cross-discipline pollination and networking.

As we approach a new era of technological advancements, regenerative medicine scientists must work closely with rehabilitation specialists in the development of clinical protocols to optimize functional recovery. To date, there have been few opportunities for regenerative biologists to be exposed to protocols and methodologies commonly employed in the clinic by rehabilitation professionals, protocols which serve as potent stimuli to drive functional tissue restoration. Nor are most rehabilitation scientists and clinicians exposed to the many advances in the field of regenerative medicine. There is, therefore, a great need to increase the interaction of individuals across the fields of rehabilitative and regenerative medicine such that, as technologies are developed and as understanding of regenerative biology progresses, advances may be smoothly and efficiently translated to the clinic.

A better understanding of the synergistic effect of rehabilitation approaches and regenerative medicine technologies has the potential to propel the translation of regenerative technologies into functionally relevant treatment interventions for a host of pathologies which will, in turn, transform the future of rehabilitative healthcare.

Feedback from past symposiums:

“Excellent programming, High quality speakers. Diverse environments for knowledge exchange”, “Well organized symposium”, “I found it very important to have these two large professions spend quality time together”, “Interactive lectures”, “hearing about all the amazing work that is being done to improve rehabilitation”, “enjoyed networking”, “learned a great deal about ‘Regenerative Rehabilitation’”, “Thank you. It was awesome!”

100% of survey respondents agreed that the Symposium presented “scientifically rigorous, unbiased, and balanced information.”

CME/CEU Credits:

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 School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 1.1 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 11.0 contact hours.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Physical Therapy Professionals:

Continuing Education Units (CEU), traditional classroom-based format, was once the only activity available to help PT licensees maintain their professional competence. It is now only one of a growing number of activities, such as specialty exams, residencies, and membership in a professional organization that many PT Boards now recognize under the title of continuing competence units (CCU).

Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advanced notification of any special needs helps us to provide better service.

For more information about the Symposium, please contact: rehabmtg@pitt.edu.