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Vail Scientific Symposium debuts

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Dr. Marc Philippon, left, and Dr. Johnny Huard address attendees at last weekend's Vail Scientific Summit in Vail.

VAIL — The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and Vail Valley Medical Center brought some of the nation's top scientists and physicians to speak at the inaugural Vail Scientific Summit Regenerative and Translational Medicine: A Collaborative Vision. The symposium was held at the Four Seasons Residences and Resort in Vail last weekend.

The symposium focused on the latest regenerative medicine updates and the international impact to the scientific community and patient care. Presenters came from some of the top universities and medical institutions in the United States, including Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin, University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Mayo Clinic and SPRI.

'Landmark Event'

"This event brought some of the premiere visionaries and experts in the field of regenerative and translational medicine to Vail," said Dan Drawbaugh, CEO of SPRI and The Steadman Clinic. "The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is proud to have collaborated with the Vail Valley Medical Center on this very special symposium. This was a landmark event for our community here in Vail and featured the very best researchers, doctors and scientists that the field has to offer."

The roster of presenters included keynote speaker Dr. Freddie Fu from the University of Pittsburgh. Fu, recognized as a preeminent leader in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine, addressed the group on Friday evening to kick off the weekend's events.

Saturday's day-long schedule of presentations included discussion on a wide range of regenerative medicine topics, including stem cell and gene therapy.