The Promise and Reality of Regenerative Medicine in Pain Management (307)

11:15 AM–12:15 PM Saturday, February 29

Regenerative medicine (RM) in pain management provides new hope for not only reducing pain as a symptom but also for modifying the disease processes that underlie the mechanisms of pain, whether it is degenerative or neuropathic in nature. However, there are conspicuous gaps between the current clinical practice and the science/clinical evidence for the application of RM in pain management. This session specifically was designed by internationally recognized experts in basic science, translational science, and clinical practice of RM to bridge these gaps.

Emerging MSC Therapy to Combat Opioid Tolerance

Jianguo Cheng

The Science of MSCs and MSC Therapies

Arnold Caplan

The Pivotal Evidence or the Lack of it for Regenerative Medicine in Clinical Practice

Wenchun Qu

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the scientific rationale of RM in pain management.
  • Describe the future direction of RM in pain management by presenting emerging and translational research.
  • Describe the pivotal evidence of RM for specific clinical indications in pain management in terms of metrics, data, and outcomes.
Moderator:

Jianguo Cheng

Co-Presenters:

Arnold Caplan

Wenchun Qu