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5th ICRS Laboratory Skills Course

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5th ICRS Laboratory Skills Course


5th ICRS Laboratory Skills Course for Translational Science “Animal Models”

Hands-on Course & Lectures “From the Lab to the Clinic”

Colorado State University, USA – October 27 – 29, 2014

Early Bird Deadline : August 25, 2014

Organisation Scientific Programme Registration Accomodation
Welcome – Who should attend?

Research Scientists in academics and industry, clinicians, residents, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows who have interest in expanding their laboratory skills in advanced techniques for cartilage repair and in learning about how to translate laboratory findings through clinical testing and analysis for cartilage repair. The ICRS laboratory skills course will be held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA in October 2014 for all those interested in improving their knowledge and skills in techniques commonly used in cartilage resurfacing animal models, preparing cell-based therapies from bone marrow and blood, and clinical imaging.

Hot Topics

This three-day workshop will encompass techniques to evaluate regenerative medicine techniques in live animal cartilage repair models. Each module will consist of morning lectures by experts in the topic of each module, followed in the afternoon by hands-on laboratories. The first module will focus on techniques for creating critical-size cartilage defects. The second module will focus on cells and scaffolds, with an emphasis on techniques for preparing blood and bone marrow for platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal stem cells, respectively. This module will also include clinical techniques for implanting hydrogels into cartilage defects. The third module will focus on imaging techniques for analyzing repair cartilage formation at the end of live animal studies. Participants will not only have the opportunity to hear lectures, but more importantly, to have a chance to partake in the practical, hands-on experience in a range of techniques presented in the lectures.

Invited Faculty

Course Venue

Colorado State University
Department of Clinical Sciences
Orthopaedic Research Centre
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523
Phone +1 (970) 297-4165