Annual Assembly 2016

Annual Assembly

Regenerative Medicine: Current Concepts and Brave New Paradigms in the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Wednesday, October 19
7:30 am-3 pm
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 

Course Director: Gerard Malanga, MD

AA_Preconf_Regen_300x250This 1-day course is designed for clinicians with a strong interest in integrating regenerative medicine treatments, in particular, stem cell treatments, into their practice. Through didactic instruction, clinicians will be able to recognize and apply general principles in understanding the current medical evidence for selecting the appropriate regenerative treatment; assess and implement appropriate staffing and equipment to support regenerative treatment; and acquire the basic skill sets to perform stem cell therapies and image-guided injections.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and apply general principles in choosing the appropriate regenerative treatment for musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Explain the basic science of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies in the treatment of degenerative musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Define the current FDA position regarding the use of stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies and the restrictions in the use of these treatments in clinical practice.
  • Explain the current clinical evidence to support the use of platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal cell treatment.
  • Assess and implement appropriate staffing and equipment needs to perform platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapies.
  • Acquire the skills and outline the steps to harvest platelets and stem cells from bone marrow and adipose tissue, including appropriate sterile techniques, proper anesthesia and pain control as well as recognize the risks of these procedures.
  • Determine the basic skill set required to perform stem cell therapies, including appropriate history and physical examination, anatomical surface anatomy, and radiographic and ultrasound anatomy.
  • Recognize the appropriate skill set needed for performing image (fluoroscopic or ultrasound) guided injections­­­­.

11875A-249Lecture Topics Include*

  • Deficiencies in the current treatments for orthopedic conditions
  • An overview of regenerative medicine treatments
  • Basic science of stem cells in orthopedic conditions
  • Safety and regulatory issues regarding the use of stem cells and results from a national database registry
  • Evidence for the clinical applications of stem cells in orthopedic conditions
  • Technical issues in harvesting and concentrating stem cells
  • How to implement regenerative treatments into practice
  • FDA guidance update

Who Should Attend?

Physicians who wish to advance their knowledge of regenerative treatment options and how to begin to incorporate these treatments into their practice. This course is offered only to doctors of medicine or doctors of osteopathy.


The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

*Faculty and topics subject to change. 


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