Past Events

Past Events2019-01-24T20:15:04+00:00

2022 Virtual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course & World Stem Cell Summit

The virtual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course/World Stem Cell Summit was held June 6-11. AR3T hosted the Regenerative Rehabilitation Session featuring Eda Yildirim-Ayan PhD, Marian Hettiaratchi PhD, Spencer Szczesny PhD, Franklin West PhD, & Amrita Sahu PhD! View the session recording here.

Regenerative Medicine Unlocked: Discoveries & Strategies for Heart Disease Treatments

AR3T’s co-director, Thomas A. Rando, moderated UCLA’s “Regenerative Medicine Unlocked: Discoveries and Strategies for Heart Disease Treatments” on Tuesday, June 21.

NCMRR Medical Rehabilitation Research Speaker Series: Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology

The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)’s Medical Rehabilitation Research Speaker Series, “Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology was held on May 20, 2022! This series provided an opportunity for selected NCMRR and NIH rehabilitation research grantees to share their research with colleagues from rehabilitation-related and other fields. LEARN MORE

Experimental Biology 2022

Virtual Institute Rehabilitation Payment Models

ISPRM 2022


The TERMIS-AM 2022 was held July 10-13, 2022, in Toronto, Canada! Check out the TERMIS-AM 2022 meeting site for more information!

RehabWeek 2022

The 5th RehabWeek (RehabWeek 2022), took place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 25-29 2022. RehabWeek was a week-long event that brought together different conferences in the field of rehabilitation technology at the same time and place in order to foster cross-disciplinary communication and the development of relationships between different players. Learn more here 

Pathophysiology of Spasticity A Symposium Honoring Dr. Zev Rymer

Spasticity is one of the most common symptoms manifested following damage to the central nervous system, and is seen in individuals with neurological conditions, such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, and cerebral palsy.  Held November 11-12, 2021, this free, virtual symposium aimed to review research updates in the pathophysiology of spasticity from anatomical and physiological changes in neuronal networks that lead to the development of spasticity to quantifications and measurements of spasticity. LEARN MORE

AAPM&R Annual Assembly 2021

The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Annual Assembly meeting, being held virtually November 11-14, 2021, will include  networking opportunities with physiatrists and researchers from around the world! LEARN MORE

TERMIS 2021 World Congress

TERMIS 6th World Congress is was held virtually, November 15-19, 2021.  Martin Stoddart, AO Foundation, gave the Keynote during the Regenerative Rehabilitation symposium.

Post-Symposium Workshop hosted by AR3T & NC NM4R

AR3T and NC NM4R hosted a Post-Symposium Workshop on Targeted Neuromodulation on Friday, November 5, 2021. View the workshop recording here!

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2021

Experts in the field of Regenerative Rehabilitation met at the 2021 ACRM Conference virtually, September 26-29, 2021! LEARN MORE

Rising Stars of Regenerative Rehabilitation Speakers Series

Regenerative Medicine Essentials Course

WFIRM’s annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Summer Course was a 4-day course taught by prominent experts that included a session on Regenerative Rehabilitation. The course provided attendees a foundation in this exciting field through lectures, presentations and special hands-on workshops.  LEARN MORE

MR3 Scientific Retreat – Precision Rehabilitation

MR3 Network’s First Annual Scientific Retreat was a two day virtual retreat, held June 29-30. The meeting’s speakers discussed “Precision Rehabilitation”. Click here to view recordings from the inaugural retreat!

Experimental Biology Meeting

The symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation at the Experimental Biology meeting  was held virtually from April 27-30, 2021. Co-organized by Drs. Sarah Greising (UMN) and Jarrod Call (UGA) and co-sponsored by AR3T and the Muscle Biology Interest Group, colleagues presented on “Regenerative Rehabilitation: Optimizing the Functional Recovery of Muscle”. LEARN MORE

MR3 Webinar: Navigating Research During COVID-19

“Navigating Research Productivity During COVID-19: Faculty and Administrator Perspectives” is the latest MR3 hosted webinar held March 18, 2021. Speakers discussed taking on new positions, mentoring graduate students and leveraging your network to help navigate COVID-19. View the recording here if you were unable to attend the live event!

Frontiers of Regenerative Rehabilitation Virtual Speaker Series

Lightning Talks Competition

Trainees and Jr faculty submitted 3 minute lightning talks overviewing their research for a chance to win a cash prize. Top submissions were invited to be a part of our spring speakers series. The submission portal is now closed.

ACRM 2020 Meeting

Rehabilitation Research 2020: Envisioning a Functional Future


Held October 15-16, 2020, this trans-NIH conference highlighted advances in rehabilitation research that have emerged since the 2016 Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward conference.  LEARN MORE

ISPRM 2020

Leaders in the field, including Walter Frontera, Joanne Borg-Stein, Sean Savitz, Sun Chung, Thomas Rando, Martin Stoddart, and Fabrisia Ambrosio, presented “Regenerative Rehabilitation: Exploring New Frontiers in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine” as part of a double session at ISPRM 2020, the joint AAP Annual Meeting and ISPRM World Congress on March 4-9, 2020, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida.


The TERMIS-AM 2019 meeting was held December 2-5, 2019, in Orlando, FL. The meeting included a session entitled “Regenerative Rehabilitation: Combining Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapies with Applied Biophysics to Optimize Outcomes”, which was co-chaired by Drs. Stephen Badylak (University of Pittsburgh) and Robert Guldberg (University of Oregon) on December 4th. A  dynamite line-up of speakers presented during this session, including Drs. Nick Willett (Emory University), Paul George (Stanford University), Vaida Glatt (University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio), George Christ (University of Virginia), and Stephen Badylak.

AAPM&R Annual Assembly 2019

The American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Annual Assembly meeting, held November 14-17, 2019, in San Antonio, TX, included  networking opportunities with physiatrists and researchers from around the world! LEARN MORE

Mini Regenerative Rehabilitation Career Development Award

AR3T’s new Mini Career Development Award was created to support junior faculty with the goal of refining novel Regenerative Rehabilitation grant submissions and/or successful re-submissions. Applications are no longer being accepted but we have other opportunities available to support your research success! Learn more here

2019 Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation

The 8th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation was held in Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 24-26.  The largest medical and scientific conference specific to Regenerative Rehabilitation in the world, this meeting featured renowned researchers and clinicians, and provided a platform for discussion and cross-disciplinary pollination.

Bone and Muscle Interactions: the Mechanical and Beyond

AR3T’s co-director, Dr. Thomas Rando gave the keynote presentation at the Bone and Muscle Interactions: the Mechanical and Beyond meeting that was held August 16-18, 2019, at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The meeting included seven informative sessions with muscle and bone researchers dedicated to advancing the field of bone and muscle interactions.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2019

Experts in the field of Regenerative Rehabilitation met at the 2019 ACRM Conference in Chicago, IL, November 5-8, 2019! LEARN MORE

Gordon Research Conference: Myogenesis

AR3T’s Dr. Thomas Rando (Stanford) presented at the Myogenesis Gordon Research Conference: Building, Maintaining and Regenerating Skeletal Muscle. Held June 9-14, 2019, in Italy, this conference helped to broaden knowledge on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control skeletal muscle formation, maintenance and regeneration.



Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio, Dr. Rocky Tuan and others presented on the topic of Regenerative Rehabilitation at the TERMIS-EU 2019 meeting that was held in Rhodes, Greece!

Association of Academic Physiatrists-2019 Annual Meeting

AR3T’s Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio (University of Pittsburgh) was a Plenary speaker at Physiatry 2019 in Puerto Rico.  An understanding of Regenerative Rehabilitation is of growing importance to physiatrists, and we are proud to have had our director representing the field!

NINDS Spinal Cord Injury 2020 Conference

AR3T’s Michael Boninger (University of Pittsburgh) gave a Keynote speach and Linda Noble-Haeusslein (University of Texas) led a session at NINDS’ conference, “SCI 2020: Launching a Decade for Disruption in Spinal Cord Injury Research“, that was held Feb. 12-13, 2019, in Bethesda, MD. The meeting’s goal was to evaluate the state of the science, assess areas of scientific, technological and community readiness, and identify the collaborations needed to change the trajectory of research and clinical opportunities for people with SCI.

World Stem Cell Summit-Jan 22-25, 2019

The World Stem Cell Summit, which brought together leading scientists and clinicians, investors, customers, legal experts, funders, regulators and patients, was held in Miami, FL, Jan. 22-25, 2019. AR3T’s session on Regenerative Rehabilitation, on Jan. 25th, was chaired by Wenchun Qu (Mayo) and included speakers Carmen Terzic (Mayo), Thomas Rando (Stanford), Nick Willett (Emory) and Fabrisia Ambrosio (U Pittsburgh).  Learn more

BSRT Symposium 2018

Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies’ (BSRT’s) Symposium for Early Career Scientists was held November 28-30, 2018, in Berlin, Germany.  The symposium explored failure in regeneratvie therapy research from two different perspectives: the science perspective and the scientist’s perspective.  AR3T’s Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio (University of Pittsburgh) spoke about her experience as a Regenerative Rehabilitation researcher.  Learn more here.

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Meeting-2018

NIH-funded resource centers supporting rehabilitation research? Yes-SIX! The six NIH funded resource centers attended the ACRM2018 in Dallas, TX, to provide information on how they can help optimize outcomes!

TERMIS-World 2018

ICRR representatives presented a session at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) World Congress that was held in Kyoto, Japan, from September 4-7, 2018. This meeting served as an important teaching platform and highlighted significant advancements in the field. The topic of their session at TERMIS-World was Regenerative Rehabilitation: the key to translating tissue engineering and regenerative technologies.


2018 Military Health System Research Symposium

Jack Dienes (University of Virginia), Dr. Shang Song (Stanford University), Dr. Jarrod Call (University of Georgia) and Dr. M. Terry Loghmani (Indiana University-Indianapolis) were selected to give oral presentations on their Regenerative Rehabilitation research and received travel stipends from AR3T to attend this important meeting.  Also, congratulations to Dr. Joseph Roche (Wayne State University) and Hikaru Mamiya (University of Pittsburgh) presenting a poster at this meeting.

Regenerative Medicine Advanced Training Courses

AR3T provided travel awards for researchers and clinicians to attend courses at Wake Forest, Marine Biological Laboratory and Mayo Clinic this year.  Plan to attend one of these great courses in 2019!


American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair 2018

AR3T sponsored a Regenerative Rehabilitation session at the 2018 American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair Meeting, held April 25-29, 2018, in Clearwater Beach, FL.


Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting 2018

 AR3T hosted a Regenerative Rehabilitation workshop at the ORS meeting that included Dr. Christopher Evans (Mayo Clinic), Dr. Vaida Glatt (University of Texas Health Science Center) and Dr. Martin Stoddart (AO Research Institute Davos) as presenters in New Orleans, March 10-13, 2018.


Association of Academic Physiatrists Meeting 2018

Mike Boninger, MD, Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD, and Kentaro Onishi, DO, presented a course on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the AAP meeting on “From Neuromuscular to Cardiac Regeneration: The Importance of Consorted Academic Effort in Progression of Regenerative Rehabilitation Field”

6th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation


Co-hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and Kyoto University, researchers and clinicians from around the world gathered in Pittsburgh, PA for the 6th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation.


2017 Clinical Special Interest Group Meeting


Clinicians and clinical-track students networked over breakfast at the 6th Annual International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 1-3, 2017, during the first Regenerative Rehabilitation Clinical Special Interest Group, sharing stories, debating treatments and brainstorming strategies.


American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2017

Experts in the field of Regenerative Rehabilitation presented research demonstrating the effects of mechanical forces on stem cells and tissue regeneration at the 2017 ACRM meeting during our symposium, entitled The role of mechanotherapies for optimizing regenerative medicine outcomes.


AR3T researchers presented at the European meeting of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, held in Davos, Switzerland from June 26-30, 2017. This meeting served as an important teaching platform and highlighted significant advancements in the field. The topic of AR3T’s session at TERMIS-EU was Regenerative Rehabilitation: modulation of the physical and mechanical microenvironment to promote tissue regeneration.


Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2016

The pre-conference workshop on “Regenerative Rehabilitation: Optimizing regenerative medicine outcomes through mechanotherapies” at TERMIS-AM highlighted mechanobiological principles that guide the development of rehabilitation approaches, and how mechanical stimulation, via exercise, has the potential for enhancing functional outcomes of tissue engineering therapies. Hosted by The International Consortium on Regenerative Rehabilitation (ICRR).

Visit the Fifth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation Page

Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward May 25-26, 2016

Visit the Second International Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation in Kyoto



Visit the fourth Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation in Rochester