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9:00-9:20 a.m. – Course Introduction:
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University

9:20-9:55 a.m. Biomaterials for Growth Factor and Stem Cell Delivery in Tissue Engineering
9:55-10:05 a.m. Q&A
Antonios Mikos, Ph.D. – Rice University

10:05-10:40 a.m. Translationally Conserved Mechanisms of Benefit Underlying Multistem Cell Therapy for Treating Neurological Injury and Disease
10:40-10:50 Q&A
Robert Mays, Ph.D., V.P. Regenerative Medicine and Head of Neuroscience Programs
Athersys, Inc.

10:50-11:25 a.m. Development of Biological Approaches to Delay Aging Related Diseases and Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
11:25-11:35 a.m. Q&A
Johnny Huard, Ph.D. – The Steadman Clinic

11:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Cell-based Therapy in Osteoarthritis: Revisiting Old Concepts and Introducing “Functionalized” MSC
12:10-12:20 Q&A
Diego Correa, M.D., Ph.D. – University of Miami

12:20-1:00 p.m. – Lunch Break

12:30-1:30 p.m. MSCs: Cell-Based Therapies and Tissue Engineering
1:35-1:45 p.m. Q&A
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University

1:45-2:20 hMSCs and Therapeutic Versatility in Lung Diseases
2:20-2:30 p.m. Q&A
Tracey Bonfield, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University

2:30-3:05 p.m. Novel Approaches and Molecular Tools for the Generation and Evaluation of Engineered Cartilage
3:05-3:15 Q&A
Rodrigo Somoza, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University

3:15-3:30 p.m. – Break

3:30-4:05 p.m. TBA
4:05-4:15 p.m. Q&A
Clarissa Leñero, Head of the GMP Lab – Sponsor Lecture CryoVida

4:15-4:50 p.m. MSCs in Clinical Trials
4:50-5:00 Q&A
Amy Lightner, M.D. – Cleveland Clinic

5:00-5:35 p.m. – CTTE-2020 KEYNOTE LECTURE
The Regulatory Environment of Regenerative Medicine: A Changing Landscape
5:35-5:45 Q&A
Scott Bruder, M.D., Ph.D. – Founder and CEO, Bruder Consulting & Venture Group

6:00 p.m. Adjourn

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

9:00-9:35 a.m. COVID19 and Emerging Hopefully From the ICU
9:35-9:45 a.m. Q&A
Neil Riordan, Ph.D. – The Stem Cell Institute

9:45-10:20 a.m. Adipose Stem Cells in Angiogenesis, Vasculogenesis and Multi-Organ Tissue Rescue
10:20 -10:30 a.m. Q&A
Keith L. March, M.D., Ph.D. – Miami University

10:30-11:05 a.m. Nature or Nurture: Do MSCs Exist Outside Culture Flasks?
11:05 – 11:15 a.m. Q&A
Bruno Péault, Ph.D. – University of California

1:15-11:50 a.m. Reparative Adipose Tissue Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions
11:50 a.m. – 12:00p.m. Q&A
Julie O’Connell, Ph.D. Sr. Director Clinical and Scientific Affairs – Lipogems USA– Sponsor Lecture

12:00-12:30 p.m. – Lunch Break

12:30-1:05 p.m. TBD
1:05-1:15 Q&A
James T. Ryaby, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Advisor SPONSOR LECTURE Orthofix Medical Inc.

1:15-1:50 p.m. Making Old Cells Young Again
1:50-2:00 p.m. Q&A
Marc Penn, M.D. – Summa Cardiovascular Institute

2:00-2:35 p.m. Calvarial bone development and disease
2:35-2:45 p.m. Q&A
Radhika Atit, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University

3:00-3:35 p.m. MSCs for Pain Management
3:35-3:45 p.m. Q&A
Jianguo Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. – Cleveland Clinic

3:45-4:20 p.m. Mesenchymal Stem Cells and their Antimicrobial Peptides in Combating COVID19
4:20-4:30 pm Q&A
Aaron Weinberg, D.M.D., Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University

4:30-5:05 p.m. Mesenchymal Stem Cells Technology
5:05-5:15 p.m. Q&A
Rodrigo Somoza, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University

5:15 p.m. Course Summation
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D. – Case Western Reserve University

Meeting Adjourned

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