Programme

 

FRIDAY, 17 April 2015

 

8:00 – 9:00          REGISTRATION

9:00 – 9:10          OPENING

Damjan Radosavljević, president of CTESS, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

9:10 – 10:40          PLENARY SESSION

 

Tissue Repair: from Tissue Engineering to Regenerative Medicine

Ranieri Cancedda, Universita’ di Genova & IRCCS AOU San Martino – IST, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genova, Italy

Challenges along the Translational Road to Bladder Tissue Engineering

Jennifer Southgate, Jack Birch Unit of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

 

10:40 – 11:10          COFFEE BREAK

11:10 – 13:10          SESSION I: CLINICAL RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS

/Chairs: Matej Drobnič, Matevž Gorenšek/

 

Current Treatment Options for Early Osteoarthritis

Francesco Perdisa, Biomechanics Laboratory, II Orthopaedics and Traumatology Clinic, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy

 

Treatment of Osteoarthritis with Freshly Isolated Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells from Adipose and Connective Tissue

Jaroslav Michálek, International Consortium for Cell Therapy and Immunotherapy and Cellthera Ltd, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Clinical Experience with Cartilage Repair over 15 Years

Matej Drobnič, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Future of Artificial Vascular Grafts

Vojko Flis, Department of Vascular Surgery, University Medical Centre Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia   

 

Long Term Efficiency of Vesicoureteral Reflux Treatment with Autologous Cell Implantation

Andrej Kmetec, Urologic Clinical Department, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Stem Cells in Orthopedics: Our Experience

Dušan Marić, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia

 

Collection and Characterisation of CD34+ Cells Intended for Autologous Transplantation

Mojca Jež, Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP) in Clinical Use

Nevenka Kregar Velikonja, Faculty of Health Sciences Novo mesto, Novo mesto, Slovenia

 

13:10 – 14:25          LUNCH BREAK

14:25 – 16:15          SESSION II: PRE-CLINICAL AND IN VITRO RESEARCH  

/Chairs: Mirjam Fröhlich, Katerina Čeh/

 

Engineering a 3D In Vitro Model of Human Skeletal Muscle

Elena Serena, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Padova, Padova, Italy

 

Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Osteoarthritis

Gregor Majdič, Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Engineering Bone-like Tissue Substitutes from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Darja Marolt Presen, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Vienna, Austria

 

Urothelial In Vitro Models: Insights from the Institute of Cell Biology

Samo Hudoklin, Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Skeletal Muscle Regeneration Studies in In Vitro Model

Tomaž Marš, Institutute of Pathophysiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Stem Cells and Ageing

Primož Rožman, Blood Transfusion Centre of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Susceptibility of Mesenchymal Stem Cells to Senescence Induction Depends on their Origin of Isolation

Helena Motaln, Department of Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Biology, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Mesenchymal Stem Cells as Part of Glioblastoma Microenvironment Enhance Glioblastoma Cells Invasion via up-regulation of Proteolytic Enzymes

Barbara Breznik, Department of Genetic Toxicology and Cancer BiologyNational Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

The Effect of Human Platelet Lysate on Growth and Differentiation of Human Chondrocytes In Vitro

Ariana Barlič, Educell Ltd., Trzin, Slovenia

 

16:15 – 16:45          COFFEE BREAK / CULTURAL PROGRAMME: VOX MEDICORUM

 

Immunosuppressive Activity of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Matjaž Jeras, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Towards a Defined, Serum- and Feeder-layer Free Culture of Human Limbal Stem Cells for Ocular Surface Reconstruction

Zala Lužnik, Eye Hospital, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

SESSION III: BIOMATERIALS AND DRUGS IN REGENERATIVE MEDICINE

/Chairs: Mateja Erdani Kreft, Primož Rožman/

 

What are the main Characteristics of Scaffolds for Hard Tissue Regeneration?

Saša Novak, Department for Nanostructured Materials, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Scaffold Biocompatibility with Respect to Biopolymer Mobility and Cell Adhesion Dynamics

Rok Podlipec, Laboratory of Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Trophic Factors Delivered by Cell-based Device Promote Wound Healing

Lucija Kadunc, Department of Biotechnology, National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

The Cultivation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Microcarriers in a Stirred Bioreactor Retains their Stem Cell Qualities

Katja Kološa, Department of Genetic Toxicology and Cancer Biology, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

First Results of Ex Vivo Limbal Explant Culturing in Slovenia: Amniotic Membrane Serving as an Ex Vivo Limbal Epithelial Stem Cell Niche

Petra Schollmayer, Eye Hospital, University Medical Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

18:15                           CLOSURE

Mirjam Fröhlich, President of CTESS Symposium 2015, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Structural Biology, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

18:20                           FAREWELL 

 

SATURDAY, 18 April 2015

10:00 – 12:00            GUIDED TOUR OF LJUBLJANA (Meeting point: Prešeren Square)

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