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Evidence-Based Regenerative Medicine

The Forefront of Pain Medicine

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CME Credits

SpectrumCare is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

SpectrumCare designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
7:30 am – 4:30 pm


7:30 am

George Chang Chien, DO

7:45 am

Selecting the Right Therapy for the Right Patient
Corey W. Hunter, MD

  • Understanding the differences between the different regenerative therapies available and what patient/diagnosis would indicated to receive them
  • Creating an algorithm for patient care with regenerative medicine
  • Practicing evidence-based medicine with regenerative therapy: which indications are the right ones?
  • Understanding what is legal and what is not

8:30 am

Treatment Options and Patient Examinations
Marko Bodor, MD

Understanding available options for:

  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee

9:30 am


9:45 am

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
George Chang Chien, DO

  • What blood cells are useful?
  • Comparing platelet content and concentrations
  • How does fibrin content influence tissue regeneration?

10:30 am

Mesenchymal Stem Cells: Bone Marrow Aspiration (BMAC) and Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSC) 
Katy Moncivais, PhD

11:30 am

Bone Marrow Aspiration Best Practices
Annu Navani, MD

12:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm

alpha-2 Macroglobulin (A2M)
Katy Moncivais, PhD

  • How does treatment with alpha-2Macroglobulin compare to corticosteroid injections?
  • How does A2M alter cytokine kinetics?

1:30 pm

Near-Future Regenerative Medicine Therapies
Corey W. Hunter, MD

  • Intradiscal Stem Cell Therapy: Currently in clinical trial
  • Joint Therapies in clinical trials
  • Amniotic tissue for facet pain in clinical trials

2:30 pm

Adding or Building a Regenerative Medicine Program
George Change Chien, DO

  • Important FDA Compliance Items: Staying on the Right Side of the Law
  • Discussing Regenerative Medicine with Your Patients
  • Aspects of Cash Pay

3:15 pm


3:30 pm

Hands-on Ultrasound Lab
Marko Bodor, MD

4:30 pm

Wine Reception
Sponsored by Rocca Family Vineyard

Additional Reading


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Annu Navani, MD

Founder and CEO, Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center

Dr. Annu Navani is the Founder and CEO of Comprehensive Spine and Sports Center that focuses on all aspects of the patient in order to restore healthy living and functionally fulfilling life.

Corey W. Hunter, MD

Executive Director, Ainsworth Institute of Pain Management

Assistant Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Hospital Board of Directors, North American Neuromodulation Society Bio Corey W. Hunter, MD is a pain management specialist at the Ainsworth Institute of Pain…

George Chang Chien, DO

Director for the Center for Regenerative Medicine, Southern California University

Dr. Chang Chien specializes in regenerative medicine with expertise in platelet rich plasma (PRP), bone marrow aspiration for stem cells (BMAC), and adipose derived stem cells (ADSC). He is also an expert in comprehensive pain management, non-surgical orthopedics, and functional restoration.

Katy Moncivais, PhD

Independent Regenerative Medicine Consultant

Dr. Moncivais has been an independent regenerative medicine consultant since 2017 and spends her days partnering with innovative physicians, practices, and hospitals as they bring autologous, regenerative medicine technologies into their service offerings.

Marko Bodor, MD

Founder, Bodor Clinic, Regenerative Spine & Sports Medicine

Bio Dr. Marko Bodor has been in private practice in Napa since 1995 and is on staff at Queen of the Valley and St. Helena Hospital. He is affiliated with the Department of Neurological…