Equine World Stem Cell Summit Partners With North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association

November 28, 2016 - West Palm Beach, Florida

Organizers of the Equine World Stem Cell Summit (EWSCS) are pleased to announce a partnership with the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association (NAVRMA). The Equine World Stem Cell Summit will be held as a dedicated showcase track of the esteemed World Stem Cell Summit on December 7-9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Riders, owners, trainers, veterinarians, and more are welcome to attend and learn more about this exciting and wide-ranging topic.

Bernie Siegel, Founder & Chair of the World Stem Cell Summit, stated, “We are excited to partner with NAVRMA. They are a committee of some of the most respected research scientists and veterinary practitioners in the industry, and they share our mission to accelerate regenerative medicine to improve health and deliver cures, whether for humans or animals.”

The EWSCS will welcome Dr. Alan Nixon, Chair of the Board of Directors at NAVRMA, as a speaker at the summit. Dr. Nixon is the Director of the Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory at Cornell University. Dr. Nixon obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Sydney in 1978 and completed a surgical residency and research degree at Colorado State University in 1983. After five years in the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Florida, Dr. Nixon moved to New York in 1988, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cornell University.

Dr. Nixon’s research includes joint pathobiology and cartilage repair with growth factor gene-enhanced chondrocyte and stem cell transplantation techniques, genetic characterization of OCD in animals and man using microarray expression studies, and clinical application of growth factor recombinant proteins and gene therapy for improved joint, tendon, and bone repair.

“We are excited participate in the Equine World Stem Cell Summit and believe NAVRMA and EWSCS is a natural partnership,” said Dr. Nixon. “We encourage professional improvement and the exchange of knowledge and ideas among people interested in veterinary regenerative medicine. The summit is the perfect place to share information and encourage learning not only for veterinarians and researchers, but for interested owners, riders, trainers, and breeders in the equine industry.”

Throughout the three-day conference, produced by the non-profit Regenerative Medicine Foundation, attendees will hear from industry-leading veterinarians and researchers.

As the single conference uniting the global stem cell community, the WSCS provides a platform for the equine community to interact with leading researchers and institutions, as well as industry, investor, and philanthropic groups. The conference attracts approximately 1,000 attendees from 40 countries with 225 speakers and program participants.

Registration for the Equine World Stem Cell Summit is $500 for the three-day track. Sign up online and use the code “EQUINERM” today!

To learn more about the 12th Annual World Stem Cell Summit and the Equine World Stem Cell Summit and to find out how you can get involved as a sponsor or attendee, visit www.worldstemcellsummit.com or email Alan Fernandez at alan@regmedfoundation.org.

About the Equine World Stem Cell Summit

The Equine World Stem Cell Summit is a dedicated track of the World Stem Cell Summit, to be held December 6-9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Throughout the conference, leading scientists and veterinarians will present fellow researchers, veterinarians, owners, trainers, riders, and interested public with the latest information on the regenerative medicine that is transforming the care and treatment of horses.

The World Stem Cell Summit, produced by the Regenerative Medicine Foundation strives to unite, educate, and empower the global stem cell and regenerative medicine communities and to create a supportive environment for the field. 

The principal organizing partners for the 2016 World Stem Cell Summit include the Regenerative Medicine Foundation, Mayo Clinic, Kyoto University Institute for Integrated Cell Material Science, Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, CCRM and the Cure Alliance. To learn more, visit www.worldstemcellsummit.com.