AR3T is supporting educational and training opportunities designed to foster learning for researchers as well as for rehabilitation clinicians.
AR3T supports educational programs and courses that provide trainees and junior faculty with first-hand exposure to laboratory techniques and access to foundational knowledge so crucial for developing the research expertise needed to be truly competitive in the fast-moving field of Regenerative Rehabilitation. AR3T is also presenting at a number of meetings and symposia on the topic of Regenerative Rehabilitation in order to help investigators in disparate fields learn the skills and obtain the tools necessary to make the transition into this cutting-edge area of research.
Course: Frontiers in Stem Cells & Regeneration
When: September 30 – October 6, 2018
Where: Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Ideal Applicant: Graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, newly independent scientist, or established investigator seeking comprehensive and sophisticated training in research strategies and state-of-the-art cellular, molecular and genetic approaches for advancing stem cell and regeneration research.
Description: This is a laboratory- and lecture-based course that includes a complete array of biological and medical perspectives from fundamental basic biology of “stemness” and mechanisms of regeneration through evaluation of pluripotent stem cells for therapeutic benefit, and includes world class lectures from experts in the field. This course also features bioethics seminars, career coaching, and one-on-one mentoring by course faculty.
Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Selective
Course: Regenerative Medicine and Surgery Selective, hosted by Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in conjunction with the Center for Regenerative Medicine and co-sponsored by Regenerative Medicine Minnesota; with participation by over 30 faculty.
When: April 16 – April 20, 2018
Where: Rochester, MN
Ideal Applicant: Medical student, PM&R resident, DPT, PhD in regenerative medicine and/or rehabilitation science field.
Travel Award: Three travel stipends were awarded.
Description: This course was designed to introduce participants to principles and practices of regenerative medicine and surgery. This selective engaged students in the fundamental principles and cutting-edge applications of regenerative medicine within clinical practice. This one-week selective followed a discover-translation-application curriculum that encouraged students to integrate new knowledge into clinical practice. Interactive lectures, laboratory demonstrations, clinical highlights, and patient interactions enriched the content of the selective and provided students with a hands-on experience of regenerative medicine at Mayo Clinic.
Regenerative Medicine Essentials
Course: 5th Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course: From the Fundamentals to the Future
When: June 4 – 8, 2018
Where: Winston-Salem, NC
Ideal Applicant: Clinicians, researchers, laboratory technicians, patient advocates, MD, MS and PhD students, advanced undergraduate students; industry staff, researchers and executives.
Travel Award: Two $1,000 travel stipends were awarded.
Description: This course provided a state-of-the-art review of regenerative medicine including background material on regenerative medicine and regenerative rehabilitation; ethical, economic and other issues important to regenerative medicine; and an opportunity to network and meet leading professionals in the field. The course integrated information, technologies and skills from biological sciences, engineering, legal, commercial, regulatory and ethical disciplines.Learn More
Regenerative Medicine Advanced Training Course
This course provided comprehensive and sophisticated training on state-of-the-art methods in bioengineering, and in cellular, molecular and genetic approaches for advancing the field of Regenerative Rehabilitation. The target audience was young and promising faculty already involved in rehabilitation and regeneration research, as well as advanced postdoctoral fellows eager to learn about the newest findings and controversies. This dynamic training course provided a series of daily lecturers on emerging concepts, followed by extended discussion, laboratory research, technologically intense workshops and informal seminars over a week-long period. The primary aim was to educate and update rehabilitation and regenerative medicine researchers on the use of stem cells and tissue engineering for mechanistic discoveries and on designing improved strategies for rehabilitation discoveries, especially in the CNS and skeletal-muscular systems.