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Preliminary Agenda

Topic titles are subject to change.


Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Registration // Box Lunches Available // Darryl K. Royal Ballroom BC

12:00pm Welcome + Introduction Dru Dunworth
12:05pm Understanding Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Platelets, Growth Factors and Proteins Richard Suzuki, PhD
12:30pm Inflammatory Components in Arthritis and Protein Power: A2M and IRAP Edward Loniewski, DO
1:00pm How do Cells, Growth Factors, and Proteins Communicate? Austin Yeargan, MD
1:25pm Nitric Oxide in Regenerative Medicine Nathan Bryan, PhD
1:55pm The Wild Wild West of Stem Cells – Can We Tame It? Christopher Centeno, MD

Break // Wildflower Atrium

2:35 Techniques to Maximize Your Bone Marrow Aspirate: Why Aspiration and Concentration are So Important Philippe Hernigou, MD
3:00pm Comparison of Progenitor Cell Content of Human Bone Marrow Aspirate and Mechanically Disrupted Lipoaspirate Philippe Hernigou, MD
3:15pm The Fascia: Ultrasound Diagnostics | Understanding Patients through Ultrasonography & Fascial Anatomy Brad Fullerton, MD
3:45pm Basic Science of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Why They Work Paul Tortland, DO
4:15pm Platelet Rich Plasma (plus GF, IRAP & A2M) to Treat Epicondylitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Other Tendon Pathologies Austin Yeargan, MD
4:45 Bioethics and Regulatory Updates / Allograft vs. Autograft. Don Buford, MD
5:15pm How to Build, Grow, & Scale Your Regenerative Medicine Business (Part 1) Bob Mangat

Panel Discussion


Session Ends


Texas Showdown Happy Hour with Vendors // Wildflower Atrium // Sponsored by Celling Biosciences

Friday, October 27, 2017 | 8:00am - 6:00pm

Registration, Breakfast // Live Oak Ballroom


Welcome, Overview // Darryl K. Royal Ballroom BC

Don Buford, MD
8:05am Why Interventional Orthopedics Will Be the Next Interventional Cardiology Christopher Centeno, MD
8:35am Treating Pathologies with MSCs: Non-Unions, Avascular Necrosis, and Osteonecrosis; Subchondral Injections and inter vertebral body Injections Philippe Hernigou, MD
9:05am Modern Concepts in Osteoarthritic Joint Pain: Inflammatory Components of Arthritis Austin Yeargan, MD
9:35am The Bioethics of Orthobiologic and Understanding the Regulatory Environment Don Buford, MD

Break // Wildflower Atrium

10:10am Treating Patients with Infection or Previous Cancer Philippe Hernigou, MD
10:40am Identifying the Ideal Candidate for Cell Therapy Treatment Edward Loniewski, DO
11:10am Adipose-Derived Stem Cells: Expansion of Adipose Tissue vs. Synvisc Study Tim Davis, MD
11:40am TBD  

Lunch // sponsored by BennuLife // Live Oak Ballroom


Breakout: Orthopaedics // Darryl K. Royal Ballroom B

1:00pm Augmenting Fusions with BMC: Aspiration, Concentration, Delivery, and Carrier AC/DC | The Symphony of Bone Growth Antoine Tohmeh, MD
1:30pm Supercharging Orthopaedic Surgical Repairs Austin Yeargan, MD

Breakout: Pain Management // Darryl K. Royal Ballroom C

1:00pm Intradiscal Biologics and Treatment Options Tim Davis, MD
1:30pm Scapular Muscle Dyskinesis and Shoulder Pain Brad Fullerton, MD

Move Back to General Session // 5-minute break


General Session // Darryl K. Royal Ballroom BC

2:00pm The Truth About PRP, BMC – What Are You Really Getting? Tim Davis, MD
2:30pm Total Joints vs. Cell-Based Therapies Edward Loniewski, DO
3:00pm When to Use BMC, PRP, or Adipose – Which Pathologies for What Therapy? Paul Tortland, DO


3:45pm How to Build, Grow, & Scale Your Regenerative Medicine Business (Part 2) Bob Mangat
4:15pm How a Texas Cowboy used his Stem Cells and Grit to overcome paralysis Koben Puckett
4:45pm Cell Therapy in Older Patients:  Why BMC is a Great Therapy Philippe Hernigou, MD
30 years of BMC: What I’ve learned & what you need to know Philippe Hernigou, MD

Panel Discussion


Session Ends


Shuttles to Downtown Austin


Shuttles to Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 8:00am - 1:00pm

Breakfast // Darryl K. Royal Ballroom BC


·          Live Demo | Ultrasound and BMC Injection

·         Managing Patients Expectations

·         Post-Injection | 1-Year Follow-Up: Perspective from the Patient

Don Buford, MD


Calvin Johnson, MD


Lab Check-in // Dress for Lab // Live Oak Ballroom

9:05am Aspiration Lab // Live Oak Ballroom
–          C-Arm Aspiration Technique // Live Oak A Philippe Hernigou, MD
–          Ultrasound Guided Aspiration: Live Models and Cadaver // Live Oak BC Don Buford, MD
–          Free-Hand Aspiration // Live Oak BC Edward Loniewski, MD
–          Free-Hand Aspiration // Live Oak BC Austin Yeargan, MD

Break // Wildflower Atrium

11:10am Applications Lab // Live Oak Ballroom
–          C-arm // Disc, Endplate, Facet, Injections // Live Oak A Philippe Hernigou, MD
–          C-arm // Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Subchondral Injections // Live Oak A
–          Ultrasound // with live Model // Live Oak BC Don Buford, MD
–          Ultrasound // with Live Model // Live Oak BC Brad Fullerton, MD