Regenerative Medicine and Pain (318)

4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

The fact that perivascular cells can differentiate into MSCs and these cells produce molecules that sit on opioid receptors opens up a new logic for the control of pain at various anatomical locations. The scientific logic and basis for using MSCs for pain management will be the focus of the lecture. New vehicles for pain management will be discussed.

How Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Control Pain and their Use Clinically

Arnold Caplan, PhD

Regenerative Medicine


Learning Objectives:

  • Define a Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC)
  • Discuss how MSCs are involved in pain management
  • Discuss the clinical ramifications of intrinsic mechanisms of pain management

Arnold I. Caplan, PhD