Fifth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation

Registration is Closed


This symposium features renowned researchers and clinicians focused on regenerative rehabilitation treatments and therapies. This emerging field translates discoveries in tissue engineering and cellular therapies into treatments that benefit the functional outcomes of patients.  These stimulating innovative approaches are explored with meeting attendees.

This symposium encourages participation of scientists, clinicians and physical therapists that are in the fields of regeneration and / or physical medicine and rehabilitation.  This gathering is a platform for bridging these two areas of expertise in a setting that fosters discussion, interaction, cross discipline pollination intersection and networking.

Symposiums consist of presentations delivered by speakers in Regenerative Rehabilitation that are highly interactive within translational plenary sessions.

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

-Center for Tissue Regeneration, Repair and Restoration at the Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Hosted by:

-Emory University, School of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy

 Course Objectives:  

-Participate in novel interactions with clinicians, researchers and therapists through formal and informal networking activities.

Course Profile:

-Advances in the Biology of Tissue Regeneration

-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

-Poster session and industry exhibits

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

International Consortium on Regenerative Rehabilitation Partners:

University of Pittsburgh
Stanford / Palo Alto VA
Mayo Clinic
University of California, San Francisco
Emory University
University of Virginia
Kyoto University
Indiana University [IUPUO]

Symposium Supporters:

Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Center for Continuing Education in Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

UMPC Rehabilitation Institute

Emory University

Mayo Clinic

Indiana University

Kyoto University

Stanford/Palo Alto VA: TR3

University of California, San Francisco

University of VA





This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Past meetings have offered Continuing Education Credit thru the University of Pittsburgh’s Continuing Education Department:

wheelchairParticipation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling +1 (412) 624-5293.

Click here for more information on the Symposium

Contact us at:

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
450 Technology Drive, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: +1 (412) 624-5293
Fax: +1 (412) 624-5228

Endorsed by Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)

termis logo