Agenda

Agenda2022-09-01T15:59:51+00:00
12:00pm – 5:00pm Symposium Registration Open
5:30pm – 6:30pm Welcome – Opening Session: Learning from the “Learned” Brain
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom 
Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD,  University of Texas at Austin
Plenary Speaker:
Conor Walsh, PhD, Harvard University
Title: Restoring Function with Soft Wearable Robots
6:30pm – 8:00pm Reception & Poster Session
7:00am – 8:30am Symposium Registration/Check-In
8:o0am – 9:30am Diversity Breakfast (breakfast will be provided)
Discussion facilitated by: 
Paula K. Davis, MA, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh
Co-Chair: Jennifer W. Maedgen, PhD, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin
9:45am – 10:45am Opening of Day One/Welcome
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, University of Pittsburgh
Nick Willet, PhD, University of Oregon
Title: Wu TSAI Human Performance Alliance
Keynote Speaker:
Theresa A. Jones, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Brain Reorganization After Stroke: “Learning” to Drive it in Optimal Directions
11:10am – 12:00pm Session #1: Modulation of the Microenvironment to Enhance CNS Recovery
Moderator: TBD
Jennifer Dulin, PhD, Texas A&M University
Title: Neural Progenitor Cells for Restoring Spinal Locomotor Circuitry
Argyrios Stampas, MD, Texas Medical Center, Houston
Title: Updates on Clinical Trials: Transcutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for SCI Neurogenic Bladder
12:00pm  – 12:30pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: Michael Williamson, BSc, Institute for Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin
Speaker: TBA (selected from poster abstracts)
12:30pm – 3:00pm Lunch (will be provided)
1:00pm – 3:00pm NIH Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Opportunities Workshop
3:00pm – 4:30pm Session #2: Mechanically-Based Methods to Improve Regenerative Medicine Technologies for the Heart
Moderator: TBD
Featured Speaker:
William R. Wagner, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Biohybrid Material Development for Application in Mechanically Active Soft Tissues
David Mack, PhD, University of Washington
Title: Functional Contractility Measurements in Human Stem Cell-Derived Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Tissues as a Pathway to Discover New Therapies
Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Title: TBD
4:30pm – 4:45pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: TBA (selected from poster abstracts)
4:45pm – 5:05pm Break (refreshments will be provided)
5:10pm – 6:00pm Session #3: Novel Biomarkers for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research
Moderator: TBD
Marzia Bedoni, PhD, Don Gnocchi Foundation
Title: Progressing the Field of Regenerative Rehabilitation: ​Extracellular Vesicles as New Biomarkers of Response to Regeneration ​in Cerebrovascular Disease​
Amrita Sahu PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBD
6:00pm – 6:15pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: TBA (selected from poster abstracts)
6:40pm – 8:30pm Evening Session with Reception
Location: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
Moderator: TBD
Keynote Speaker:
Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD, UCSF
Title: Modulating Neural Population Dynamics to Improve Motor Function After Injury
7:00am – 8:30am Symposium Registration/Check-in
7:30am – 9:00am Clinical Special Interest Group Breakfast (breakfast will be provided)
Moderators: Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Co-chair: Patrick Spicer, MD, Baylor, Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation
7:45am – 8:45am General Breakfast (breakfast will be provided)
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom
9:15am – 9:20am Open/Welcome to Day Two
Featured Speaker:
Jose del R. Millan, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Brain-Computer Interfaces: Promoting Learning and Plasticity
10:00am – 10:15am Young Investigator Blockbuster
10:15am – 10:35am Break (refreshments will be provided)
10:40am – 12:00pm Session #4: How to Build a Better Mouse Trap: Innovations in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Rehabilitation
Moderator: TBD
Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
Title: Polymer Strategies in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
Lan Luan, PhD, Rice University
Title: Multimodal Neural Interface for Neurological Disorders
G.V. Shivashankar, PhD, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Title: Mechano-Genomics of Cellular Rejuvenation for Cell-Based Therapies
11:55am – 12:00pm Closing Remarks
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, University of Pittsburgh