Workshops will be held immediately after the Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation, November 3, 2017, from 12:30-2:30. Lunch will be provided. Join us for one of two focus areas, presented by experts in the fields - Clinical Research for Regenerative Rehabilitation or Rehabilitation Strategies in Preclinical Models: An Overview of the Fundamentals.

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Clinical Study Design for Regenerative Rehabilitation Researchers

Workshop Abstract

The goal of this workshop is to address challenges and current opportunities specific to clinical trials in medical rehabilitation, including: trial design, issues in recruitment and retention, funding opportunities, and mobile technology integration into rehab trials. We will introduce investigators to the REACT Center course offerings and additional resources, including the Scholar Award and Pilot Award Programs, and to the MR3 Network Coordinating Center.

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Rehabilitation Strategies in Preclinical Models: An Overview of the Fundamentals

Workshop Abstract

Regenerative Rehabilitation reflects the intersection between two fields of expertise- namely regenerative medicine and rehabilitation science. Assuming the viewpoint of the benchtop researcher, we will first focus on those key elements of rehabilitation that are complimentary to regenerative medicine; namely, defined methods of exercise in rodent models. We will consider optimizing the experimental design, aimed at reducing bias and improving transparency; and the pros and cons of different rehabilitation methods such as wheel running, treadmill running and electrical stimulation. Lastly, we will review behavioral outcomes that are designed to measure motor/sensory function and cognition, parameters that are sensitive to transplantation, endogenous stem cell behavior, and exercise.

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