2019 Conference Program

Preliminary Program

“One-Health Regenerative Medicine – Improving Human and Animal Health”

Niagara on-the-Lake – Queen’s Landing Hotel

 

Sunday, September 8

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Opening Keynote Lecture and Reception: “Perspectives on One-Health Regenerative Medicine” (open to the public)

  • Lisa Fortier (Cornell University; Past-President, The International Cartilage Repair Society)
  • Daniel Weiss (University of Vermont; Chief Scientific Officer, The International Society for Cell and Gene Therapy)
  • Boaz Arzi (Director, University of California Davis Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures)
  • Andras Nagy (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair in Stem Cells and Regeneration)

 

Monday, September 9

Monday morning
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMBreakfast with sponsors
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMGenomic Cellular Engineering and Pluripotent Stem Cells
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMPlenary Speaker I – Andras Nagy (Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute): “Engineering a Universal Cell for Cell and Tissue Replacement”
9:30 AM – 10:00 AMDean Betts (University of Western Ontario): “Canine Pluripotent Stem Cells – Progress, Hurdles, and Opportunities”
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMCoffee break with sponsors
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMSelected or invited oral presentations
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMNAVRMA lunch (included with hotel registration)
Monday afternoon
1:00 PM – 4:00 PMSmall Animal Updates and Panel Discussions
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMBoaz Arzi (University of California Davis): “Update on Regenerative Approach for Mandibular Reconstruction”
1:30 PM – 2:00 PMTracy Webb (Colorado State University): “Using MSC to Treat Bacterial Infections”
2:00 PM – 3:00 PMPanel Discussion of Practitioner Experiences in Small Animal Regenerative Medicine
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMAfternoon break with sponsors
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMMohit Kapoor (Krembil Research Institute, Toronto): “Novel Therapeutic Strategies to Counteract Cartilage Destruction during Osteoarthritis”
4:00 PM – 5:00 PMPoster judging session
6:30 PM – 8:30 PMNAVRMA dinner (included with hotel registration)

 

Tuesday, September 10

Tuesday morning 
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMBreakfast with sponsors
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMDaniel Weiss (University of Vermont): “Current Advances in Lung Regenerative Medicine”
9:30 AM – 10:00 AMSowmya Viswanathan (University of Toronto): “Engineering Canine, Equine and Human MSC for Osteoarthritis”
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMCoffee break with sponsors
10:30 – 12:00 PMSelected or invited oral presentations
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMNAVRMA lunch (included with hotel registration)
Tuesday afternoon
1:00 PM – 3:00 PMLarge Animal Updates and Panel Discussions
1:00 PM – 1:30 PMJudith Koenig (Ontario Veterinary College): “Experiences and Perspectives of Using Equine MSC at the Ontario Veterinary College”
1:30 PM – 2:00 PMLisa Fortier (Cornell University): TBD
2:00 PM – 3:00 PMTBD
3:00 PM – 3:30 PMAfternoon break with sponsors
3:30 PM – 4:30 PMWorkshop Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM – 4:30 PMPanel Discussion of Practitioner Experiences in Large Animal Regenerative Medicine
4:30 PM – 5:30 PMPoster judging session
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMNAVRMA dinner (included with hotel registration)

 

Wednesday, September 11

Wednesday morning
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMBreakfast with sponsors
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMGrowing Cells and Tissues in Bioreactors
9:00 AM – 9:30 AMMichael Kallos (University of Calgary): “Scaling Up Cell Production for Clinical Trials”
9:30 AM – 10:00 AMLauren Flynn (University of Western Ontario): “Dynamic Culture Systems to Enhance the Regenerative Capacity of Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells”
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMCoffee break with sponsors
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMGraham Parker (Editor-in-Chief, Stem Cells and Development): Publishing from an Editor’s Perspective – Common Pitfalls and How to Get Your Work Published”
11:00 AM – 11:30 AMTBD
11:30 AM – 12:00 PMAwards and meeting adjournment
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PMNAVRMA board meeting