For the skeptic and naysayer, Stem Cell Therapy is coming of age. What further validation is needed than the recently announced symposium?
First Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation
November 3 – 4, 2011
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical advances in the field of Regenerative Medicine are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Re-growing a lost limb, restoring function to a diseased organ, or harnessing the body’s natural ability to heal itself are becoming part of our reality instead of a distant promise. Technologies, such as cellular therapies, bio-scaffolds, and artificial devices, are now in use or are being tested in clinical trials throughout the country.
••How do we as clinicians and rehabilitation professionals follow up on a patient who had undergone a cellular therapy or a tissue engineering procedure?
••How do we as investigators in the field of Regenerative Medicine make the most of these revolutionary results?
Few opportunities are available to bring together scientists and clinicians working in these two currently quite disparate fields: rehabilitation science and regenerative medicine. However rehabilitation science and regenerative therapies have to work closely in order to achieve a successful outcome for the patient. This situation created the need for open cross-disciplinary work and collaborative communication.
This symposium provides the opportunity for researchers and clinicians from around the world to gather and learn about the latest developments, share ideas and concepts and create sustainable collaborations. The First Annual Scientific Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation will bring together world-renowned experts in the fields of regenerative medicine and rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, back in Chicago, we are ready to move forward with our Musculoskeletal Rejuvenation program using Bone Aspirate Stem Cells. We have two protocols, one in the knee and one for the plantar fascia.
Our research team is Mitchell Sheinkop, MD, (Orthopedic Surgeon, Emeritus Professor, Rush University Medical School) Lowell Scott Weil, Sr., DPM; Director Weil Foot-Ankle & Orthopedic Institute, Lowell Weil, Jr, DPM, MBA (Fellowship Director, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute; Co-Editor, Foot & Ankle Specialist.
We will have further communications and a prompt launch of our initiative. Our group in Cabo, Mexico, eagerly awaits our report as well concerning the launching of the Weil Foot, Ankle and Orthopedic Institute “Destination Rejuvenation Program”.