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Symposia

Saturday, September 17, 2011
7:30am — 9:30am

Location

(C) Ballroom A

Highlights of Translational and Clinical Research in Stem Cell Therapy

Synopsis

This symposium will bring together experts in the field of stem cell biology, with particular emphasis on translational and clinical studies. Studies involving the development of animal disease models in rodents and large animals with potential clinical applications will be highlighted. The purpose of this symposium is to discuss both regenerative and immuno-modulatory properties of stem cells in the context of disease pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and regenerative medicine. This symposium will introduce ongoing clinical studies in stem cell therapy and emphasize specific need for clinical validation trials and development activities to accelerate the transition of medical technologies, clinical practice guidelines, and standards of care into clinical capabilities. The symposium will expand participants' knowledge of contemporary concepts in stem cell biology and its clinical application. Symposium participants will become conversant with novel findings in the field, and will learn how stem cell therapeutic approach might be used to harness inflammatory response, to modulate autoimmune diseases, and regenerate injured or lost tissues in the clinical setting.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain contemporary concepts in stem cell biology and its clinical application.
  2. Describe how a stem cell therapeutic approach might be used to harness inflammatory response, to modulate autoimmune diseases and regenerate injured or lost tissues in the clinical setting.
Moderator

R. Bruce Donoff, DMD, MD
Dean and Walter Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Harvard University
Boston, MA

7:30am — 7:55am

Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Based Diseases
Anh D Le, DDS, PhD
Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

8:00am — 8:25am

Stem Cells in the Face - Let's Regenerate Them By Homing Them?
Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD
Professor, College of Dental Medicine
Columbia University
New York, NY

8:30am — 8:55am

Adipose-Derived Therapies: Current Status and Future Directions
Adam Katz, MD
Associate Professor, Plastic Surgery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

9:00am — 9:25am

Bone Regeneration with Polyurethane Scaffolds and BMP
Robert G Hale, DDS
Colonel, US Army, Craniomaxillofacial Research
US Army Institute of Surgical Research/Dental and Trauma Detachment
Fort Sam Houston, TX

9:25am — 9:30am

Q&A

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