2018 Special Workshop: Enabling Technologies for Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

The Institute for Cellular Transplantation with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery cordially invites you to attend the 2018 Special Workshop on “Enabling Technologies for Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine.” This inaugural workshop, sponsored principally by the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society, will take place Oct. 12-14, 2018, at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz.

At this two-day workshop, key opinion leaders and experts in the fields of bio-imaging, cell targeting, oxygenation, and viability and potency assays (especially for encapsulated cells) will come together to present and discuss cutting-edge research and developments in these key areas and to address remaining critical gaps in encapsulated cell therapies and tissue engineering.

Keynote speakers and topics include:

  • Allan Ertmann, PhD, VP of global research external affairs for Novo Nordisk – “Stem Cell Therapy, Opportunities, and Challenges from a Pharmaceutical Perspective”
  • Maria Koulmanda, PhD, associate professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – “The Role of the Innate Versus the Adaptive Immunity in Cell Transplantation”
  • Robert C. Johnson, PhD, research professor, Institute of Cellular Transplantation at the University of Arizona – “Macroencapsulation as a Safe Means to Deliver Therapeutic Cells and Proteins to Patients”
  • Jeff W.M. Bulte, PhD, director of cellular imaging, The Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering – “Non-Invasive Tracking of Naked, Scaffolded, or Encapsulated Cells in Vivo”

Save your spot by registering at: https://www.ctrms.ca/cgi/page.cgi/26/register.html. Discounted rates are offered to new and existing members of the Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine Society. In addition, the CTRMS will be offering 40 medical trainees (students, residents, fellows) FREE registration for the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

SATURDAY'S AGENDA:
7:00 – 8:00 | BREAKFAST
8:00 | OPENING REMARKS
8:15 | KEYNOTE: Non-Invasive Tracking of Naked, Scaffolded or Encapsulated Cells In Vivo — Jeff W.M. Bulte, PhD 
9:15 – 11:45 | SESSION 1: TARGETING AND NOVEL NON-INVASIVE IMAGING TECHNIQUES FOR B-CELL REPLACEMENT 
     9:15 | 1.1 IMAGING β-CELL MASS IN THE HUMAN PANCREAS (CLINICAL) — Gary W. Cline, PhD 
     9:40 | 1.2 CELL TARGETING AND IMAGING OF β-CELLS — Nathaniel J. Hart, PhD 
     10:05 | 1.3 MULTIMODAL IMAGING OF VASCULARIZATION AND OXYGENATION OF CELLS AND TISSUES — Art Gmitro, PhD 
     10:30 | 1.4 19F NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE (NMR) MEASUREMENTS OF OXYGEN WITHIN MACROENCAPSULATION DEVICES IN VIVO — Paul Wang, PhD Candidate 
     10:55 1.5 OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS OF OXYGEN IN VIVO AT TRANSPLANT SITES — Elliot Botvinick, PhD 
     11:20 | 1.6 NOVEL TECHNOLOGIES FOR OXYGEN MEASUREMENTS IN ENCAPSULATED CELLS - ELECTRON PARAMAGNETIC RESONANCE OXYGEN MAPPING (EPROI) — Mrignayani Kotecha, PhD 
11:45 | ROUNDTABLE PANEL DISCUSSION
12:05 – 12:25 | COFFEE BREAK
12:25 – 14:05 | SESSION 2: OXYGENATION OF CELLS (FREE/ENCAPSULATED) IN CULTURE AND AFTER TRANSPLANTATION - LUNCH PROVIDED
     12.25 | 2.1 OXYGENATION OF FREE AND ENCAPSULATED ISLETS — Per-Ola Carlsson, MD, PhD 
     12:50 | 2.2 OXYGEN DELIVERY TO ISLETS IN VITRO AND IN VIVO — Hirotake Komatsu, MD, PHD 
     13:15 | 2.3 IN VITRO AND IN VIVO ENHANCED OXYGEN AND NUTRIENT DELIVERY TO ENCAPSULATED CELLS — Thomas Loudovaris, PhD 
     13:40 | 2.4 TOWARDS AN OPTIMIZED BIOARTIFICIAL PANCREAS: ADAPTIVE OXYGEN SUPPLY WITH CHANGING OXYGEN CONSUMPTION REQUIREMENTS — Clark Colton, PhD 
14:05 – 15:20 | SESSION 3: CRYOPRESERVATION OF CELLS/SPHEROIDS (FREE/ENCAPSULATED) 
     14:05 | 3.1 CRYOPRESERVATION OF STEM-CELL DERIVED B-CELLS FOR CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION — Louise Winkel, PhD 
     14:30 | 3.2 CRYOPRESERVATION OF AMNIOTIC STEM CELLS FOR DONOR MATCHED CINICAL APPLICATION — Todd McAllister, PhD 
     14:55 | 3.3 LONG TERM BANKING OF STEM CELLS AND TISSUES FOR CLINICAL USE — Davis Harris, PhD
15:20 – 15:40 | COFFEE BREAK
15:40 – 17:45 | SESSION 4: REAL-TIME QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF CELLS PRIOR TO AND POST TRANSPLANTATION (VIABILITY AND POTENCY) 
     15:40 | 4.1 CELL PRODUCT QUALITY ASSESSMENT BASED ON MEASUREMENTS OF OXYGEN CONSUMPTION — Thomas Suszynski, MD, PhD 
     16:05 | 4.3 USING BILE ACID METABOLISM TO ASSESS FUNCTIONS OF ISOLATED HEPATOCYTES — Ewa C.S. Ellis, PhD 
     16:30 | 4.4 TITLE TBD — Raphael Meier, PhD
     16:55 | 4.5 TITLE TBD — Nathaniel Raschzok, PhD 
     17:20 | 4.6 TITLE TBD — Giada Petrosi, PhD
18:00 – 21:00 COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND DINNER

For more information or to request complimentary registration, contact Chan Huynh at chuynh@surgery.arizona.edu.

Event Flyer, Full Agenda, and Speaker Bios: ICT Special Workshop Information.pdf

Event Location: 

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745

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