North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference
In collaboration with the UC Davis Center for Equine Health, the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Held March 5-6, 2010
Santa Ynez Valley, California
The 1st NAVRM Conference proved to be a remarkably successful gathering, bringing together hundreds of leaders in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.
Insightful presentations and interactive roundtables gave practitioners, researchers and guests the opportunity to further their collective knowledge of regenerative medicine and its place in clinical practice.
Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy promises a bright future in veterinary medicine, and together we will advance innovative technologies, techniques and protocols to improve the lives of animal patients.
We thank our speakers, attendees and sponsors for contributing to the success of the NAVRM Conference.
We look forward to joining you next year at the next North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference.
2-Day Working Meeting
This interactive 2-day program consisted of scientific presentations, live demonstrations & discussions related to all aspects of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine in horses and other animals. Over 280 attendees joined 25 speakers in the Santa Ynez Valley to enjoy the NAVRM Conference.
Equine Practitioner Roundtable
Over 150 equine practitioners discussed where and how regenerative medicine fits in the practice of veterinary medicine. Several prominent practitioners presented cases and attendees brought their own case experiences to the session for an open dialogue on therapeutic regenerative medicine applications. Addition roundtables included Clinical Trials Development, Laboratory Standards and Regulatory Affairs and Stem Cell Biology and Basic Research.
Live demonstrations of stem cell collection techniques from bone marrow and fat and laboratory processing of bone marrow samples were held at the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center and its Biological Medicine laboratory.
Enjoying the Santa Ynez Valley
Attendees were invited by the town of Los Olivos to enjoy the region’s world famous wines at a private roving tasting event. Wine tasting rooms offered sampling of award winning vintages and new releases during a fun and lively afternoon hosted by the Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in its own hometown.
The NAVRM Conference Dinner Celebration featured the area’s renowned Santa Maria style BBQ provided by Cowboy Flavor and cowboy chef Billy Ruiz. Attendees enjoyed a spirited talk about the horse owner’s perspective on stem cell therapy by WinStar Farm owner Bill Casner. The evening got moving with dancing to Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band.
Approximately 25 speakers presented topics ranging from Clinical Applications of Stem Cells in Equine Joint Therapy to Gene Therapy in Regenerative Medicine. Prominent research scientists in the field of veterinary and human regenerative medicine and clinicians with substantial experience in the application of stem cell and related therapies gave insightful lectures.