6th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation

Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 1-3, 2017

Tentative Agenda

Wednesday, November 1st  Location: PPG Place Wintergarden

6:00pm

Doors open

6:30pm

  • Welcome to Pittsburgh and Opening Remarks
  • Michael Boninger, MD
  • Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
  • Senior Medical Director, Post-Acute Care for the Health Service Division
  • Vice President for Medical Affairs for Community Provider Services
  • UPMC

6:40 - 9:00pm

Special Session on Regenerative Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

6:40 - 6:50pm

  • Rocky S. Tuan, PhD
  • Director, Cellular and Molecular Engineering Lab
  • Professor and the Executive Vice Chairman for Orthopaedic Research
  • Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Chair Professor in Sports Medicine
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

6:50 - 7:20pm

  • Steven W. Levison, PhD
  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Director, Laboratory for Regenerative Neurobiology
  • Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience
  • Rutgers University, Cancer Research Center
  • Title: Cell Replacement After Traumatic Brain Injuries: Contributions of Resident vs. Transplanted Neural Stem Cells

7:20 - 7:50pm

  • Patrick M. Kochanek, MD, MCCM
  • Ake N. Grenvik Professor of Critical Care Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine
  • Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology, Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Clinical & Translational Science
  • Director, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Title: New Therapies for TBI: Operation Brain Trauma Therapy (OBTT) and Beyond

7:50 - 8:20pm

  • Elizabeth R. Skidmore, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
  • Chair and Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Title: Optimizing TBI Rehabilitation to Promote Regeneration and Recovery

8:20 - 9:00pm

Panel Discussion

9:00 - 10:00pm

Networking Reception

Thursday, November 2nd  Location: Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh

8:30 - 8:50am

Symposium Opens

8:30-8:40am

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

8:40-8:50am

  • Welcome:
  • Hiroshi Kuroki, PT, PhD
  • Professor, Rehabilitation Science for Bone and Joint Disorders
  • Human Health Sciences
  • Kyoto University, Japan

8:50 - 9:40am

  • Keynote Speaker:
  • David J. Mooney, PhD
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
  • Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering
  • Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
  • Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Harvard University
  • Title: Exploiting Mechanics to Promote Regeneration

9:40 - 9:55am

Morning Break

9:55 - 11:55am

Session 1: Mechaniobiology Part 1
Moderator: TBA

9:55-10:20am

  • Adam Feinberg, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Title: Engineered Tissue Grafts

10:20-10:45am

  • Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD
  • Neurology Service Chief, VAPAHCS
  • Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Title: Regenerative Rehabilitation Therapy for Volumetric Muscle Loss

10:45 - 11:10am

  • Hidetoshi Sakurai, MD, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Center for iPS Cell Research and Application
  • Kyoto University, Japan
  • Title: Regenerative Therapy for Muscle Dystrophy by Transplantation of Muscle Stem Cells Derived from Human iPS Cells

11:10 - 11:35am

  • Ngan Huang, PhD
  • Biomedical Engineering, VAPAHCS
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Title: Physiologically Oriented Engineered Skeletal Muscle for Treatment of Volumetric Muscle Loss

11:35 - 11:45am

Oral Presentation selected from abstracts
TBA

11:45 - 11:55am

Oral Presentation selected from abstracts
TBA

11:55 - 2:00pm

Lunch and networking

2:00 - 3:15pm

Session 1: Mechanobiology Part 2
Moderator: TBA

2:00 - 2:25pm

  • Martin Stoddart, PhD
  • Principal Scientist, Musculoskeletal Regeneration
  • AO Research Institute Davos
  • Davos Platz, Switzerland
  • Title: Multiaxial Load as a Driver of Human MSC Chondrogenesis

2:25 - 2:50pm

  • Keiji Naruse, MD, PhD
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Graduate School of Medicine Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Okayama University, Japan
  • Title: Mechanomedicine: Mechanobiology and Its Implications for the Field of Regenerative Rehabilitation

2:50 - 3:15pm

  • William Thompson, DPT, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Title: Mechanical Control of MSC Fate: The Role of the Actin Cytoskeleton

3:15 - 5:45pm

Session 2: Neurologic Applications of Regenerative Rehabilitation
Moderator: Linda Noble

3:15 - 3:40pm

  • S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
  • Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Center
  • Title: Re-Building Brain Tissue After Stroke

3:40 - 4:05pm

  • Michel Modo, PhD
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology, Bioengineering and Center for Neural Basis Cognition
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Title: Exploring Synergistic Effects of Physical and Cell Therapy in Stroke

4:05 - 4:20pm

Afternoon Break

4:20 - 4:45pm

  • Lawrence Wechsler, MD
  • Henry B. Higman Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Vice President for Telemedicine
  • UPMC
  • Title: Clinical Trials of Stem Cell Transplantation for Treatment of Stroke

4:45 - 5:10pm

  • Carmelo Chisari, MD
  • University Hospital of Pisa
  • Pisa, Italy
  • Title: Clinical and Neurophysiological Evidences of Brain Plasticity

5:10 - 5:35pm

  • George Kraft, MD
  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology
  • Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
  • University of Washington
  • Title: The Use of Autologous Stem Cells in Rehabilitation of Multiple Sclerosis

5:35 - 5:45pm

Oral Presentation selected from abstracts
TBA

5:45 - 7:00pm

Poster Session and Networking Reception

7:00 - 8:00pm

Special Session Panel Discussion: “Glories, Gripes & Grapes”
Moderator: TBA
Panelists:


  • Esther E. Dupont-Versteegden, PhD
  • Professor, Director Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
  • Endowed University Professor in Health Sciences
  • Division of Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences
  • University of Kentucky
  • G. Kelly Fitzgerald, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Director, Physical Therapy Clinical and Translational Research Center
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Kimberly, Topp, PT, PhD, FAAA
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
  • University of California, San Francisco

Friday, November 3rd  Location: Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh

8:30am

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

8:35 - 11:00am

  • Session 3: Translate Your Science: Technologies, Methods & Approaches
  • Moderator: TBA

8:35 - 8:50am







8:50 - 9:05am

  • Ryosuke Ikeguchi, MD, PhD
  • Associate Professer
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine
  • Title: Rehabilitation and Regeneration of Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • and
  • Koichi Nakayama, MD, PhD
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine
  • Saga University, Saga City, Japan
  • Title: Introduction of Scaffold-Free Bio 3D Printer for Organ Regeneration

9:05 - 9:10am

Joint Question and Answer session

9:10 - 9:35am

  • Robert Gaunt, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Title: Brain-Computer Interfaces

9:35 - 9:50am









9:50 - 10:05am

  • George J. Christ, PhD
  • Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Mary Muilenburg Stamp Professor of Orthopaedic Research
  • Director of Basic and Translational Research in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Head, Laboratory of Regenerative Therapeutics
  • University of Virginia
  • Title: Comprehensive Evaluation of VML Injury and Repair in Animal Models: From Biological Relevance to Biomechanics
  • and
  • Shawn Russell, PhD
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Lab Director, Motion Analysis and Motor Performance
  • University of Virginia
  • Title: : Quantifying the Impact of TA VML Injuries on Rat Gait

10:05 - 10:10am

Joint Question and Answer session

10:10 - 10:25am

Morning Break

10:25 - 10:50am

  • James J. Irrgang, PT, PhD, ATC, FAPTC
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Vice Chair, Clinical Outcomes Research
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • School of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Title: Evaluating Clinical Outcomes of Biological Treatments

10:50 - 11:00am

Oral Presentation selected from abstracts
TBA

11:00am

Final remarks

11:15am

Symposium adjournment

12:00pm

Hotel check-out

Research Training Workshops

View the workshops page for more information.

12:00-12:30pm

Workshop check-in

12:30 – 1:30pm

Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Training – concurrent sessions

Track 1

Clinical Research for Regenerative Rehabilitation

  • Marcas Bamman, PhD
  • Director, National Rehabilitation Research Resource to Enhance Clinical Trials (REACT)
  • Director, Center for Exercise Medicine
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham

Track 2

Rehabilitation Strategies in Preclinical Models: An Overview of the Fundamentals

  • Linda Noble, PhD
  • Professor, Department of Neurology, and Psychology
  • Dell Medical School
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • and
  • Gordon L. Warren, PhD, FACSM
  • Distinguished University Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Georgia State University