Beginning Wednesday, December 7, the World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) will for the first time host the Equine World Stem Cell Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Sessions featuring experts on regenerative medicine, veterinary care, and equine applications will be speaking on Wednesday through Friday, December 7-9.
Riders, owners, trainers, veterinarians, and all interested individuals are invited and encouraged to attend to learn more about the utilization and benefits of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine.
Want to learn more? Registration is still available, and the fee for those wishing to attend is reduced to $500. Use the code “EQUINERM” on the registration page when signing up! Just visit http://www.worldstemcellsummit.com/equine.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from leading veterinarians and researchers in sessions including:
10:30-11:30 - Equine Regenerative Medicine- All Things Considered
A view of the universe of equine world including economic significance and unmet needs relating to equine health. How regenerative medicine and cell therapies will change the equine world for the better. What are the regulatory challenges? What is the unlimited commercialization potential?
Track Keynote: Karl Norbert of Recellerate
11:30-12:30 - NAVRMA Clinical Update and Exciting (Session supported by North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association)
Speakers: Dr. Alan Nixon, Chair of the Board of Directors at NAVRMA, Director of Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University; Dori Borjesson, BA, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Professor and Researcher, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, of University of California, Davis; and Steven C. Ghivizzani, PhD, of University of Florida College of Medicine
2:00-3:30 - Sweeping Innovations! How Neurological Advances, Cellular Reprogramming and Cloning Technologies will Change the Face of Equine Medicine
Speakers: Graham Parker, PhD, Wayne State University; Jeanne Loring, Scripps Research Institute; and with Dr. Rogerio Martins Amorim, DVM, MSc, PhD, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Science, Veterinary Clinic Department, Veterinary Neurology Service of São Paulo, Brazil
9:30-10:30 - Orthopedic Applications for Equine Medicine
Moderators: Paul Robbins, PhD, of Scripps Research Institute
Speakers: Stephen C. Ghivizzani, PhD, of University of Florida College of Medicine; Dr. Alan Nixon, Chair of the Board of Directors at NAVRMA, Director of Comparative Orthopaedics Laboratory, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University (cartilage repair); Dori Borjesson, BA, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Professor and Researcher, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, of University of California, Davis.
11:00-12:00 – Working with the FDA to Develop Equine, Canine, and Feline Regenerative Medicine
Speakers: Karl Norbert of Recellerate and Brandon Ames CEO of AniCell Biotech
1:30-2:30 - Neurological Applications and Stem Cell Tracking in Equine
Track Keynote: Dr. Mathieu Spriet, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology, Associate Professor, Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences, of University of California, Davis
2:30-3:30 - Equine Regenerative Medicine – Clinical Experience and Relevance to Human Therapy
Speaker: Dr. Robert Harman, DVM, MPVM, CEO of VetStem Biopharma Inc.
“Veterinarians have been using stem cells for over a decade and it all started with equine sports medicine applications. Racehorses and competitive sport horses were just the start, with many weekend warrior and pleasure horses receiving treatments for a wide range of ailments. Peer-reviewed publications have replaced the initial anecdotal accounts and high-end imaging (MRI, ultrasound) and targeted delivery have been documented in well-designed clinical studies and cases. The range of diseases treated with regenerative medicine options extends from orthopedics to neurology to autoimmune disease and respiratory conditions. The successes achieved in the equine world will be presented with an analysis and commentary on how this data is being used to support human regenerative medicine therapy development.”
9:30-10:30 - Equine Treatments Utilizing Amnion, Stromal Vascular Fraction and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Moderator: Dr. Bruce Werber
Speakers: Priscilla Ortiz Poras, DVM, of Innova Celulas Madre; Moises Barcelo, Chief Medical Officer, AniCell Biotech
11:00-12:00 - How regenerative medicine is changing the veterinary practice, even for mobile vets
Curative care continues to be the top priority in the use of regenerative medicine but new treatments continue to evolve veterinary practices from a palliative care model to a curative care model. These revolutionary treatments are now available to even the mobile vet and is changing the business model for all veterinarians.
Speaker: Brandon Ames, CEO, AniCell Biotech; Dr. Robert Brusie, DVM, board-certified surgeon at Palm Beach Equine Clinic; Dr. Weston Davis, DVM, board-certified surgeon at Palm Beach Equine Clinic; Dr. Nadine Galbraith, DVM
1:30-2:30 - Mechanism of Stem Cell Action: Building Blocks and Environmental Modulators
Track Keynote Speaker: Arnold Caplan, PhD, Professor Biology and Director, Skeletal Research Center, of Case Western Reserve University
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.
To learn more about the 12th Annual World Stem Cell Summit and the Equine World Stem Cell Summit please visit www.worldstemcellsummit.com/equine.
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.