Stem Cell Research Benefits Horses

Newsdate: Tue, 12 Apr 2011 - 08:17 am
Location: LEXINGTON, Kentucky

New stem cell research findings from human and veterinary medicine that will likely impact treatment of horses will be presented June 2-4 during the North American Regenerative Medicine Associations second annual meeting in Lexington, Ky.

This year's conference has been expanded to include small-animal topics and a poster session featuring recent equine and canine research findings. The list of speakers includes leading researchers from both human and veterinary medicine as well as equine and small-animal clinicians to discuss research findings and applications in this rapidly growing area of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Stephen F. Badylak will deliver the key note address on "Xenogeneic Extracellular Matrix as a Biologic Scaffold for Regenerative Medicine" during the NAVRMA Dinner on the opening night of the conference. Dr. Badylak is currently a Research Professor in the Department of Surgery and director of Tissue Engineering at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Badylak's qualifications span across veterinary and human medicine having earned his D.V.M from Purdue University in 1976 and a M.D. from Indiana University Medical School in 1985. He also holds a M.S. in Clinical Pathology and Ph.D. in Anatomic Pathology.

The NAVRMC is the feature educational forum of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association which was formed to promote research and the sharing of new findings related to regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy in animals.

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