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12:00pm – 5:00pm Symposium Registration Open
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom Prefunction
5:30pm – 6:30pm Welcome
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2
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 – 9:00pm Reception, Poster Session and Pitch Competition
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom 3
6:30pm – 7:15pm Pitch Competition
7:30pm – 9:00pm Poster Session
7:00am – 8:30am Symposium Registration/Check-In
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom Prefunction
8:o0am – 9:30am Diversity Breakfast (breakfast will be provided)
Room: Guadalupe Classroom
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 – 10:55am Opening of Day One/Welcome
Room: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, Harvard University
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
10:55 – 11:10 am Break
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom Prefunction
11:10am – 12:00pm Session #1: Modulation of the Microenvironment to Enhance CNS Recovery
Room: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2
Moderator: Linda Noble-Haeusslein, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer Dulin, PhD, Texas A&M University
Title: Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation for Spinal Cord Injury
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, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Title: Subventricular Zone Cytogenesis Provides Trophic Support for Neural Repair
Speaker: Ahad Siddiqui, Mayo Clinic
Title: Subthreshold Electrical Epidural Stimulation to Enhance Recovery after SCI
12:30pm – 3:00pm Lunch (will be provided)
Room Location: Tejas Dining Room/Interior Courtyard
1:00pm – 2:30pm NIH Regenerative Rehabilitation Research Opportunities Workshop
Room Location: Room 202
3:00pm – 4:30pm Session #2: Mechanically-Based Methods to Improve Regenerative Medicine Technologies for the Heart
Room: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2
Moderator: Aaron Baker, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Plenary 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: Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Next Generation of Heart Regenerative Therapies
4:30pm – 4:45pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: Miles Massidda, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Mechanobiological Rejuvenation of Messanchymal Stem Cells from Aged Patients
4:45pm – 5:05pm Break (refreshments will be provided)
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2 Prefunction
5:10pm – 6:00pm Session #3: Novel Biomarkers for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research
Room: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2
Moderator: Nick Willett, PhD, University of Oregon
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: Exploring the Transcriptome and Connectome for the Study of Muscle-Brain Axis
6:00pm – 6:15pm Young Investigator Blockbuster
Speaker: Kuntal Chowdhary, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Title: Coming of Age – An Investigation into the Impact of Aging on the Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment in Osteoarthritis
7:00pm – 9:00pm Evening Session with Reception
Reception Location: Alumni Center (10 min walk from AT&T Center)
Moderator: Michael Boninger, MD, University of Pittsburgh
7:30pm – 8:20pm Keynote Speaker:
Karunesh Ganguly, MD, PhD, UCSF
Title: Modulating Neural Population Dynamics to Improve Motor Function After Injury
8:20pm – 9:00pm Reception
Student Social starts at 8:30 pm at Gabriel’s Cafe
7:00am – 8:30am Symposium Registration/Check-in
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom Prefunction
7:30am – 9:00am Clinical Special Interest Group Breakfast (breakfast will be provided)
Room: Guadalupe Classroom
Moderators: Carmen Terzic, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Patrick Spicer, MD, Baylor, Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation
7:45am – 8:45am General Breakfast (breakfast will be provided)
Room: Tejas Conference Dining
9:15am – 9:20am Open/Welcome to Day Two
Location: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2
Plenary 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
Speaker: Kai Wang, Harvard University
Title: Engineering 3D Skeletal Muscle Constructs to Model Age-Related Regenerative Defects and Responses to Intervention
10:15am – 10:35am Break (refreshments will be provided)
Room: Zlotnik Ballroom Prefunction
10:40am – 12:00pm Session #4: How to Build a Better Mouse Trap: Innovations in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Rehabilitation
Room: Zlotnik Ballroom 1/2
Moderator: Joseph Roche, BPT, Dip. Rehab. PT, PhD, Wayne State University
Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Polymer Strategies in Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
Lan Luan, PhD, Rice University
Title: Multimodal Neural Interface for Neurological Disorders
G.V. Shivashankar, PhD, ETH Zurich & Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Title: Mechano-Genomics of Cellular Rejuvenation for Cell-Based Therapies
11:55am – 12:00pm Closing Remarks
Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD, MPT, Harvard University