Stem Cell Conference to Highlight Advances in Equine Veterinary Medicine

New stem cell research findings from human and veterinary medicine that will likely impact treatment of horses and dogs will be presented June 2-4 during the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association's (NAVRMA) second annual meeting in Lexington, Ky.

This year's conference has been expanded to include small animal topics and a poster session featuring recent equine and canine research findings. The list of speakers includes leading researchers from both human and veterinary medicine as well as equine and small animal clinicians to discuss research findings and applications in this rapidly growing area of veterinary medicine. The conference program is now available online.

Stephen F. Badylak, DVM, MD, MS, PhD, will deliver the keynote address on "Xenogeneic Extracellular Matrix as a Biologic Scaffold for Regenerative Medicine" during the NAVRMA dinner on the opening night of the conference. Badylak is currently a research professor in the department of surgery and director of tissue engineering at the University of Pittsburgh's McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

The conference is the feature educational forum of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association, which was formed to promote research and the sharing of new findings related to regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy in animals.

Discounted conference registration rates are available for early registrations through April 30. Online registration and additional information are available at

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