2016 Details

Meeting Location:

Friday, October 14th
Opening Session and Reception
Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
Starvine Ballroom

Directions to the Emory Conference Center Hotel and Airport Shuttle information
Directions to Emory University School of Medicine and parking information
Walking Directions to the Emory School of Medicine building

Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th
James B. Williams Medical Education Building
Emory University School of Medicine (SOM)
100 Woodruff Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Lecture Hall 110

Objectives
  • Discover integrated methods to enhance tissue healing and regeneration through the application of clinically available rehabilitation approaches
  • Understand the principles of regenerative medicine and how rehabilitation interfaces with these state-of-the-art technologies for optimal patient recovery
  • Participate in novel interactions with clinicians, researchers and therapists through formal and informal networking activities.
Attendee Profile
  • 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
    • 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
Continuing Education Credits

    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 School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Other health care professionals are awarded 1.0 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 10.7 contact hours.

    Physical Therapy Professionals:

    We have received approval through FSBPT's ProCert Program to offer a maximum of 8.0 CCU* (continuing competency units) for the 28 states that accept ProCert accredited hours towards license renewals. Click here for more details on the ProCert Program and a list of the 28 states.

    *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).



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Course Profile
  • This year's course will include presentations on the following topics:
    • Regenerative Medicine and Regenerative Rehabilitation 101
    • Regenerative Rehabilitation Technologies
    • Applied Mechanobiology to Enhance Cellular Therapeutics and Tissue Engineering, Part I and II
    • Harnessing Intrinsic Tissue Regeneration Through Mechanical Stimulation
    • Modulators of Neural Plasticity and Regeneration
    • Poster session and industry exhibits
  • Previous Symposia have presented material on the following topics:
    • Advances in the Biology of Tissue Regeneration & Plasticity and Implications for Clinical Practices
    • Discover Integrated Methods to Enhance Tissue Healing and Regeneration Through the Application of Clinically Available Rehabilitation Approaches
    • Plasticity and Implications for Clinical Practices
    • Understand the Principles of Regenerative Medicine and How Rehabilitation Interfaces with these State-of-the-art Technologies for Optimal Patient Recovery
    • 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
Course Organizers
  • UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
  • The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System
  • Hosted by: Division of Physical Therapy, School of Medicine, Emory University
Course Directors

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Cellular Rehabilitation Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Boninger, MD
(as of July 1st) Vice President, Medical Affairs, Community Provider Services, UPMC
Senior Associate Medical Director, HERL, VAPHS
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD
Neurology Service Chief, VAPAHCS
Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

William R. Wagner, PhD
Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Associate Course Director

Linda J. Noble-Haeusslein, PhD
Professor, Departments of Neurological Surgery and Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services
University of California, San Francisco
Box 0112, 513 Parnassus Avenue, Room HSE 772
San Francisco, CA 94143

Scientific Program Committee

Co-Chairs:

Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh

Randy D. Trumbower, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University

Committee Members:
Tomoki Aoyama, MD, PhD, Human Health Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
Chisari Carmelo, MD, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy
George Christ, PhD, Biomedical Engineering and Orthopeadic Surgery, University of Virginia
Fred Epstein, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
Christopher H. Evans, PhD, Rehabilitation Medicine Research Center(RMRC), The Mayo Clinic
Hiroshi Kuroki, PT, PhD, Human Health Sciences, Kyoto University, Japan
M. Terry Loghman, PT, PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, Stanford University and VAPAHS
Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Mayo Clinic
Kimberly S. Topp, PhD, PT, FAAA, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
Nick Willet, PhD, Department of Orthopaedics, Emory University
Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University

Accommodations and meeting location information:

We have made arrangements with the Emory Conference Center Hotel and The University Inn for courtesy room block for meeting attendees. Note: lodging is not included in the conference registration; therefore it is the attendee's responsibility to secure and pay for their own lodging.

The University Inn

The University Inn is pleased to offer a room rate of $129.00 to the attendees of the Regenerative Rehabilitation Symposium. The following taxes will be incurred: 8% occupancy tax, 7% state sales tax and $5.00 per night State Hotel & Motel Fee, if applicable. A credit card is required to guarantee reservations and must be provided with the reservation. Room rental fee, tax and all charges/fees are to be paid by individual guests and due at check-out. Reservations need to be made before: September 14, 2016.

The group is set up in the on-line reservation system, which can be accessed through the main site UnivInn.com or directly on the reservation site. Select the "Book Now", select dates and use the group code of RRSYMP as the Promotional Code to access the inventory for the group. The dates are specific to this group arriving on 10/14/2016 checking out on 10/16/2016. If shoulder dates are required call hotel directly at 404.634.7327 to check availability and to make reservation by phone.

Continental breakfast, in-room wireless internet, local telephone, parking, coffee/teas/hot chocolate, light snacks and freshly baked cookies are included. Occupancy is limited to a maximum of 4 people in each room.

Check-in time: 3:00pm EST (Please advise if arriving after 11:00pm EST)

Check-out time: 11:00am EST

Directions and additional information may be found on their website www.UnivInn.com

Emory Conference Center Hotel

The Emory Conference Center Hotel is pleased to offer a room rate of $129.00 plus any taxes and fees, if applicable. Reservations can be made using the online group reservations system powered by GroupMAX. All reservations can be made, modified or canceled on-line.

Each guest can reserve a maximum of three rooms, with a credit card to guarantee the reservations. If guests require more than three rooms, we require a one-night room and tax deposit for each room, which will be non-refundable. Reservations will be accepted based upon availability up until October 12, 2016. This room block is not guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend that you reserve your room(s) as early as possible, as they do sell out frequently.

HOTEL POLICIES: Check-in time is 4:00pm. Should rooms become clean and available before that time, guests may be allowed to check-in earlier. Check-out time is 12:00pm.

PARKING: Parking charges are the responsibility of the individual attendees. An overnight fee of $15.00 per vehicle will be charged to the guest. Hourly parking fees will apply to all guests not staying overnight and are subject to change.

Valet parking services are available at an additional cost to the attendee.

SHUTTLE SERVICE: The Emory Conference Center Hotel has a complimentary six passenger shuttle that serves guests of the Emory Conference Center Hotel. This is an on call shuttle that does not take reservations. The shuttle is limited to a mile radius from the hotel.

DIRECTIONS and MAPS: Are available online at www.emoryconferencecenter.com/maps.html

Additional lodging choices can be found at: http://emoryhealthcare.org/emory-university-hospital-atlanta/area-services/index.html

Meeting Location:

Friday, October 14th
Opening Session and Reception
Emory Conference Center Hotel, 1615 Clifton Road, Altanta, GA 30329
Starvine Ballroom


Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th
James B. Williams Medical Education Building
Emory University School of Medicine (SOM)
100 Woodruff Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Lecture Hall 110