New Bolton Center Free Lecture Addresses Stem Cell Therapy in the Equine Patient
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday January 4, 6:30-7:30 PM
[December 12, 2010; Kennett Square, PA] –On Tuesday, January 4th, New Bolton Center will present Stem Cell Therapy in the Equine Patient. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine at New Bolton Center. The series offers the public open lectures on equine topics, at no charge, the first Tuesday of each month.
The January 4th lecture will be presented by Janik Gasiorowski, VMD, a surgical resident at New Bolton Center. “The clinical use of stem cells in the equine population is becoming increasingly widespread,” says Dr. Gasiorowski. “While some impressive results have been documented in the literature, conjecture has outpaced scientific investigation to some extent. Multipotent adipose- and marrow-derived (stem) cells are being used for everything from arthritis to tendonitis. Though often touted as a panacea, it is important to consider the potentials and the limitations of these therapies before implementing or recommending their use.” In his presentation, Dr. Gasiorowski will address the use of stem cells from a clinical standpoint, the definition of a stem cell, methods of implementation and results. He will also discuss current investigations for future applications.
In the first six months that the series has been offered, attendance at First Tuesday lectures has been steadily increasing, reflecting the program’s growing popularity. “The enthusiasm of the audience for our First Tuesday lectures is matched by the enthusiasm of our presenting veterinarians,” says Corinne Sweeney DVM, Associate Dean of New Bolton Center. “We are so pleased with the reception this lecture series has received from the local equine community.” Future First Tuesday Lectures include issues focusing on lameness, wound care, the high speed treadmill as a diagnostic tool and EPM. The series of one hour lectures covers a wide range of veterinary subjects, each one of relevance to the horse owner and caregiver. All are presented by New Bolton clinicians with expertise in the subject.
For a complete list of scheduled lectures visit http://www.vet.upenn.edu/FirstTuesdays. Though the lectures are free, seating is limited. Please RSVP to Patricia Hall at 610-925-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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