How do you become part of the new paradigm of medicine? Few courses can cover the breadth of experience you will encounter in this course. All topics are covered ranging from the basic principles of stem cell biology to the current advancements in stem cell clinical research and applications.
Nowadays, adipose tissue engineering is a fast developing field, both in terms of fundamental researches and medical applications, addressing issues related to management of soft tissue injuries in different body locations. Potential hazards and recent trends in regulatory guidances are reviewed.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the CDC, in the United States alone there are 7.1 million survivors of myocardial infarction (MI) and 4.9 million people living with congestive heart failure (CHF). The incidence of heart failure leading to hospitalization, and its mortality rates continue to rise. Heart failure therefore remains the main unsolved problem in cardiology. Clinical study evidence suggests that stem cells derived from adult tissues (especially bone marrow) may develop into myocardial cells. Lung diseases remain a significant and devastating cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. A rapidly growing number of investigations of stem cells and cell therapies in lung biology and diseases as well as in ex vivo lung bioengineering have offered exciting new avenues for advancing knowledge of lung biology as well as providing novel potential therapeutic approaches for lung diseases.
The lectures on Clinical Translation of Stem Cells emphasize the scientific, clinical, regulatory, ethical, and social issues that should be addressed so that basic stem cell research is responsibly translated into appropriate clinical applications for treating patients.
The course comprises clinical translational research involving products from human embryonic or other pluripotent stem cells, novel applications of fetal or somatic (adult) stem cells, and hematopoietic or other stem cells used for applications outside established standards of care. The major areas of translational stem cell research covered are: (a) cell processing and manufacture; (b) preclinical studies; and (c) clinical research.
Stem cell research holds tremendous promise for the development of novel therapies for many serious diseases and injuries. In stem cell research as in all areas of medicine, the maturation of early-phase, experimental interventions into an accepted standard of medical practice is a long and complex process usually involving many years of rigorous preclinical and clinical testing.
Stem cells for regenerative medicine is described as the "next evolution of medical treatments." Learn about this new paradigm in medicine from pioneering and passionate educators.
The Stem Cells and Immunotherapy course is designed to enhance the current knowledge of healthcare professionals on current and evolving clinical hematopoietic stem cell therapies to treat both genetic and acquired diseases.Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are derived from mesoderm and give rise to all the other blood cells. They are usually extracted from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation involves the intravenous infusion of autologous or allogeneic stem cells to reestablish hematopoietic function in patients whose bone marrow or immune system is damaged or defective.
Stem cells therapies represent a new field of biomedical science which could provide in the future the cure for diseases until now incurable. The Gastroenterology lectures are designed to enhance the current knowledge of healthcare professionals and provide reviews of key biological properties of stem cells with focus on hepatic gastrointestinal stem cells and their current clinical applications. Lectures include topics in endocrinology and kidney diseases. A major challenge in Regenerative Medicine, in particular the field of organ regeneration, is improvement of current therapies coupled with discoveries of new approaches to treat patients suffering from diabetes which together with hypertension represent major causes of Chronic kidney disease CKD and initiation of dialysis in the United States.
Musculoskeletal disease is prevalent in society and with an ageing population, the incidence and impact on public health are set to rise. Severe long-term pain and mobility restriction impair the welfare and quality of life of patients with musculoskeletal disease.
Stem cells offer the possibility of a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues to treat a myriad of diseases, conditions, and disabilities including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, Cerebral palsy, Battens disease, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, restoration of vision and other neuro degenerative diseases as well.
Stem cells for regenerative medicine can be an astonishing world of complexity. Become enlightened and experience the practical applications performed by pioneering and passionate educators. Discern which stem cell protocols are being used to treat patients.
The Stem Cells and Immunotherapy course is designed to enhance the current knowledge of healthcare professionals on current and evolving clinical hematopoietic stem cell therapies to treat both genetic and acquired diseases.
The Stem Cell Collection and Storage course is designed to teach healthcare professionals about the use of stem cells as a key component of preventative medicine. Stem cells are being used to regenerate and disease using the patient’s own stem cells, eliminating the need for related or repair tissue and organs in the body that are damaged due to age, disease and congenital defects.
Ageing is accompanied by a progressive decline in stem cell function, resulting in less effective tissue homeostasis and repair. In this unit lectures cover age-related stem cell dysfunction and various paradigms of how stem cell functionality changes with age, including impaired self-renewal and aberrant differentiation potential.
Translational Stem Cell Research 1
An understanding of the basics of stem cells is critical to entry into this new paradigm in medicine. Pioneering and passionate educators take you inside their astonishing world and show you how they work to unravel the mysteries of this fascinating field.