12:00pm – 5:00pm Symposium Registration Open
5:00pm – 6:30pm Poster Session
Location: AT&T Conference Center
6:30pm – 7:00pm Travel to Opening Session Center
Shuttle service provided to:
Cockrell School of Engineering, Engineering Executive
Education Center Auditorium
7:00pm – 9:30pm Welcome – Opening Session and Reception
Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD,  University of Texas at Austin
James Sulzer, PhD,  University of Texas at Austin
Title: Introduction to the UT Cellular and Clinically Applied Rehabilitation and Engineering (C2ARE) Consortium
Evening Session: Learning From the “Learned” Brain
Featured Speakers:
Jose del R. Millan, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Brain-Computer Interfaces: Promoting Learning and Plasticity
Edward Chang, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Title: A Speech Neuroprosthetic for Restoring Communication
7:00am – 8:30am Symposium Registration/Check-In
7:30am – 9:00am Diversity Breakfast
Discussion facilitated by: 
Paula K. Davis, MA, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Pittsburgh
Co-Chair: Rene Salazar, MD, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Departments of Medical Education and Internal Medicine, Dell Medical School, University of Texas
9:00am – 9:15am Opening of Day One/Welcome
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, University of Pittsburgh
9:15am – 10:00am Featured Speaker:
Molly Shoichet, PhD,  University of Toronto
Title: Harnessing the Power of Stem Cells to Regenerate the Brain
10:00am – 10:30am Break (refreshments in the foyer area)
10:30am – 11:45am Session #1: Modulation of the Microenvironment to Enhance CNS Recovery
Moderator: TBD
Jennifer Dulin, PhD, Texas A&M University
Title: TBA
Argyrios Stampas, MD, TIRR Memorial Hermann, Texas Medical Center
TItle: TBA
Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
TItle: TBA
11:45am  – 12:00pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: TBA (selected from poster abstracts)
12:00pm – 1:45pm Lunch (will be provided)
Networking and Poster Viewing
1:45pm – 3:10pm 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: Biomaterial-Centered Interventions to Alter the Remodeling Pathway of Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
David Mack, PhD, University of Washington
Title: TBA
Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Title: TBA
3:10pm – 3:20pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: TBA (selected from poster abstracts)
3:20pm – 3:50pm Break (refreshments in the foyer area)
3:50pm – 5:05pm Session #3: Novel Biomarkers for Reenerative Rehabilitation Research
Moderator: TBD
Weian Zhao, PhD, University of California, Irvine
Topic: Mechanosensing Stem Cells
Marzia Bedoni, PhD, Don Gnocchi Foundation
Topic: Extracellular Vesicles
Thomas Rando, MD, PhD, Stanford University
Topic: Bioluminescent Imaging of Stem Cells in Vivo
5:05pm – 5:20pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: TBA (selected from poster abstracts)
5:20pm – 6:30pm Poster Session & Networking
6:30pm – 8:30pm Evening Session and Reception:
Moderator: TBD
Featured Speakers:
Conor Walsh, PhD, Harvard University
Title: Soft Robots for Regeneration and Rehabilitation
Tejal Desai, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Title: Designing Therapeutic Biomaterials
7:00am – 8:30am Symposium Registration/Check-in
7:30am – 9:00am Clinical SIG Breakfast
Moderators: Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
co-chair: Patrick Spicer, MD, PhD, University of Texas, Austin
9:00am – 10:30am Session #4: Rehabilitation Approaches from Cells to Tissues to Organism
Moderator: TBD
Featured Speaker: Antonios Mikos, PhD, Rice University
Title: Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
G.V. Shivashankar, PhD, Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore & FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM)
Title: TBA
Speaker #3: TBD
10:30am – 11:00am Break
11:00am – 12:25pm Session #5: How to Build a Better Mouse Trap: Innovations in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Rehabilitation
Moderator: TBD
Speaker #1: TBD
Nenad Bursac, PhD, Duke University
Speaker #3: TBD
12:25pm – 12:45pm Closing Remarks
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, University of Pittsburgh