Equine Regenerative Medicine Conference Scheduled for 2010

The University of California, Davis, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have teamed up to offer the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference. The conference will take place March 5-6, 2010, in Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.

The two-day conference consists of scientific presentations, live demonstrations, and discussion sessions on all aspects of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine in horses and other animals.

"The intent of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss and apply this promising area of veterinary medicine," it was noted in the program.

Topics will be a blend of research and practical application, and the conference is open to all veterinarians, regenerative medicine researchers, and other interested professional medical personnel.

There also will be a live demonstration of stem cell collection techniques from bone marrow and fat and laboratory processing of bone marrow samples at the Alamo Pintado Center for Biological Medicine laboratory.

Topics and presenters include:

  • Allogenic Bone Marrow-Derived MSCs: Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory effects, Dr. John Peroni, University of Georgia;
  • Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Response to GDF-5 in 2-D Culture, Dr. Martin Vidal, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Characterization of Tendon Progenitor Cells, Dr. Jennifer Barrett, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University;
  • Clinical Applications Summary of Stem Cell Therapy in Over 3,500 Equine Orthopedics Cases, Dr. Robert Harman, Vet Stem;
  • Clinical Experience using Celavet Cells in Treating Tendon and Ligament Injuries, Dr. Van Snow, Santa Lucia Farm;
  • Clinical Outcomes of Soft Tissue Stem Cell Therapy, Dr. David Frisbie, Colorado State University;
  • Clinical Use of Autologous Bone Marrow for Tendon, Ligament, and Joint Therapies, Dr. Christopher Johnson, Woodford Equine Hospital;
  • Deployment Vehicles for Stem Cell-Based Orthopedic Repair, Dr. Kent Leach, UC Davis Department of Biomedical Sciences;
  • Equine Cord Blood MSCs in Bone and Cartilage Engineering Strategies, Dr. Thomas Koch, University of Guelph;
  • Evaluation of MarrowXpress System for Red Cell Depletion, Volume Reduction, and Mononuclear Cell Recovery of Equine Umbilical Cord Blood and Bone Marrow, Dr. Sean Owens, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Gene Therapy in Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Colorado State University;
  • A Horse Owner's Views and Experiences with Stem Cell Technology for the Racehorse, Bill Casner, co-owner of Winstar Farm;
  • Hypoxia and Stem Cell Biology, Dr. Clare Yellowley, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Immunomodulatory Activity of Alogenic Bone Marrow, Adipose, and Placentally Derived MSCs, Dr. Dori Borjesson, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cells--The Local Drug Store, Dr. Arnold Caplan, Case Western Reserve University;
  • Osteoprogenitor Cell Therapy in an Equine Fracture Model, Dr. Laurie McDuffee, University of Prince Edward Island;
  • PRP as Regenerative Therapy; Methods of Use and Growth Factor Dynamics, Dr. Jamie Textor, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Role of Growth Factors in Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Mediated Blood Flow Restoration and Bone Repair, Dr. Fernando Fierro, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Stem Cell Gene Induced Programming for Musculoskeletal Repair, Dr. Alan Nixon, Cornell University;
  • Stem Cell Biology in Dogs and Horses; The Quest for Pluripotency, Dr. Dean Betts, University of Western Ontario;
  • Stem Cell-Derived Ocular Cells for the Treatment of Human Eye Disease, Dr. Dennis Clegg, University of California, Santa Barbara;
  • Treatment of Tendinopathy with Autologous Bone Marrow Aspirate Injection--Clinical Experience, Dr. Christopher Proctor, Alta Orthopedics;
  • The Fate of Tendon-Derived Progenitor Cells following Intratendinous Injection, Dr. Allison Stewart, University of Illinois;
  • Use of Regenerative Medicine Technology for Treatment of Deep Digital Flexor Tendon Lesions in Horses, Dr. Larry Galuppo, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine; and
  • Utilizing concentrated and Expanded Cultured Autologous Stem Cells and Growth Factors for Post-Operative Joing Therapy and for Acute Tendon and Ligament Injuries, Dr. Doug Herthel, Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center.

Discussion sessions will include: Laboratory Standards and Regulatory Affairs, moderated by Dr. Owens; Clinical Trials Development, moderated by Dr. Galuppo; and Stem Cell Biology and Basic Research, moderated by Dr. Borjesson.

For more information or to register visit alamopintado.com/veterinarians or call 888/688-6510.

Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.