Dr. Rafael Gonzalez will be presenting at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine on September 22-24, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. He will be part of the Stem Cell Fellowship, Module III: Clinical Applications of Regenerative Therapies-Focus on Cardiovascular, Vascular, and Respiratory Conditions. Dr. Gonzalez will be presenting 3 different topics entitled, “Use of Cardiac Stem Cells and Cardiospheres in the Treatment of Heart Disease”, “Effects of Extracellular Vesicles in Respiratory Disease” and “Preclinical Studies in the Cellular Treatment of Lung Disease”. Come join us in this informative session on stem cells and regenerative medicine!
Please join Rehealth on May 7-9, 2015 at The Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida for the 23rd Annual A4M Conference. We kindly invite you to visit us at booth 209 to learn how regenerative medicine can help you, how it is the future of medicine and how it aims to treat diseases and degenerative disorders.
Our very own Rafael Gonzalez, PhD, the head of Research and Development Department and a Rehealth staff member, was invited to present at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Conference along with Anasua Kusari.
Doctor Rafael Gonzalez will be presenting his lecture “Not all Mesenchymal Stem Cells are Created Equal” at the stem cell session on Saturday, May 9th.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, also known as A4M, is a well-respected non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of technology in detecting, preventing and treating aging related diseases and promoting research in the aging process. A4M holds one of the largest conferences bi-annually on anti-aging, and regenerative and aesthetic medicine. This year, Dr. Gonzalez was once again afforded the opportunity to present as a keynote speaker on the cryopreservation of stem cells and on the culture expansion of stem cells. Below is an abstract of his presentation.
Rehealth will be attending the 2014 World Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine congress at the Westin Copley Place, Boston MA.
Dr. Rafael Gonzalez, head of Research and Development and a Rehealth staff member, was invited to speak at the Pitch & Partner session on Monday, September 15th session. He will discuss using patented technology in a talk entitled, “Using umbilical cord lining stem cells as an off-the shelf product for osteoarthritis”. In addition, he will chair the stem cell morning session on Tuesday, September 16th.
For any question, please feel free to come visit us in Boston or find out more about Dr. Gonzalez’s lecture at http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/stem-cells-and-regenerative-medicine-congress/speaker-rafael-GONZALEZ.stm
Rafael Gonzalez, PhD, the head of Research and Development Department and a staff member of Rehealth, was invited to present at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Conference in Orlando on May 17, 2014. With over 12 years of experience, Dr. Gonzalez has become a key opinion leader in the biomedical industry and has expansive knowledge on the behavior of stem cells and stem cell-based regenerative medicine in arthritis. His research includes clinical stem cell applications for multiple diseases, degenerative disorders and research on the behavior of stem cell cultures and cell biology from several development stages.
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, also known as A4M, is a well respected non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of technology in detecting, preventing and treating aging related diseases and promoting research in the aging process. A4M holds one of the largest conferences bi-annually on anti-aging, and regenerative and aesthetic medicine. This year, Dr. Gonzalez was afforded the opportunity to present as a key note speaker on the use of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of arthritis. Below is an abstract of his presentation.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Arthritis: Translation From Clinical Research to Standard of Care in Clinical Practice
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), musculoskeletal disease is the most common cause of severe long-term pain and disability. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reports one in five adults in the United States having doctor-diagnosed arthritis. By 2030, an estimated 67 million Americans ages 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Current treatments for these conditions are limited in that they merely treat the symptoms of the condition, rather than addressing prevention or cure. Additionally, many systemic remedies have undesirable gastrointestinal, renal, hepatic, and cardiac side effects.
Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis both possess inflammatory and immunological involvement, which makes treatment confounding. Mesenchymal stem cells are non-hematopoietic progenitor cells isolated from adult tissues that possess immunosuppression and anti-inflammatory effects. Mesenchymal stem cells possess the ability to differentiate into osteoblasts (bone), adipocytes (fat), and chrondrocytes (cartilage). Additionally, they aid in tissue regeneration in two ways. First, mesenchymal cells secrete growth factors (transforming growth factor-beta, insulin-like growth factors, fibroblast growth factors, platelet-derived growth factors, and Wnts), which exert trophic effects on surrounding cells. Second, they have the ability to coordinate tandem differentiation with differentiated and undifferentiated host cells. These combined characteristics make mesenchymal stem cells an attractive therapeutic option for the treatment of arthritis.
The purpose of this presentation is to translate the research literature, protocols, and procedures into reproducible results that can be used in-office to effectively treat arthritic conditions. A comprehensive review of the literature and research to date on the use of autologous adipose-derived and bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells at the point of care utilizing the stromal vascular fraction for the treatment of arthritis will be provided. The use of autologous mesenchymal culture expanded cells (bone marrow and adipose derived) in the treatment of osteoarthritis will be reviewed, as well as the use of allogeneic mesenchymal cells in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis treatments. Finally, the prospect of cryopreservation, cell banking, and culture expansion of mesenchymal stem cells will be discussed.
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Rehealth will be at the American Academy for Anti-aging Medicine come May 15-17th, 2014. Dr. Rafael Gonzalez, a staff member of Rehealth, will be presenting on several topics.
Dr. Gonzalez will be presenting two specialty workshops on Thursday, May 15th: “The Importance of Standardizing and Characterizing you Stem Cell Product” and “Cryopreservation and Culture Expansion of Stem Cells” as part of the Stem Cell in Anti-aging: An Update workshop. On Saturday, May 17th, he will be presenting in the general session, “Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Arthritis”.