Wound Healing and Fascia

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

230 West 125th Street, New York NY

Dates: August 18, 2013
Times: 8:30am-5:30pm
Instructors: Boris Hinz, PhD ,Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD, Pat Coughlin, PhD, Thomas Findley, MD, PhD  
Registration fees: $250.00 for FRS members, $350.00 for non-FRS members
Registration e-mail: info@rolfresearchfoundation.org
IASI CE credits: 7
Course description:

Aim of the workshop: To explore through current research and cadaver dissection if within the extra cellular matrix of scarring, fascia is restored to limits of normal functionality or is there some level of structural contracture present? And if so what can be done to restore normal tissue mobility and functionality? The workshop is designed to find an answer to these very questions.

This one day course will allow participants to expand their knowledge of human fascial anatomy. It is designed to address the specialized needs of practitioners of manual and movement therapies, physicians involved in physical medicine, and research scientists interested in fascia. In recent years, fascia has attracted increasing interest and is currently indicated in the pathogenesis of a wide variety of conditions. Despite growing interest in the fascia, a comprehensive anatomical and histological description of this tissue is still lacking especially in the behavior of fascia in wound healing and scarring. This is a first for this type of workshop.

The day's program will include: normal functional anatomy and physiology of fascia, the relationship and function of fascia, pathology of fascia, wound healing, scarring, and cadaver lab dissection of scarring.

Course category: bio-science

Instructor bio:

Boris Hinz, PhD – Wound Healing and the Extracellular Matrix
Boris Hinz is Associate Professor at the Matrix Dynamics Group, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada since 01/2009. He is cross-appointed Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hinz holds a PhD degree in Cell Biology and Theoretical Biology from the University of Bonn, Germany, obtained in 1998.
From 1999 to 2002, he was postdoctoral fellow of Dr. Giulio Gabbiani, Department of Experimental Pathology, Centre Medical Universitaire, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Hinz then moved on to lead a research group at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, joining the worlds of Cell Biology, Biophysics, and Bioengineering. He was nominated Maître d'enseignement et de recherche (Assistant Professor level) in 2006. He is President and board member of the European Tissue Repair Society, Secretary and founding member of the Canadian Connective Tissue Society, associate editor of the Journal Wound Repair and Regeneration and Associate Member of the Faculty of 1000.
Dr. Hinz aims in understanding the role of contractile myofibroblasts in physiological tissue repair and in causing pathological tissue fibrosis. The findings of his lab are published in peer-reviewed journals, including Curr. Biol., J. Cell Biol., Stem Cells, Nature Immunol., Mol. Biol. Cell, J. Cell Sci., Biomaterials, Biophys. J., Am. J. Pathol., PLoS One, and the J. Invest. Dermatol., receiving over 5,000 citations by April 2013. He published 64 articles, 13 book chapters, and >300 congress abstracts. His research lead to the creation of two startup companies specialized on anti-fibrotic coatings for silicone implants and novel “soft” cell culture devices. Dr. Hinz’ research is funded by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), European Union’s FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Swiss National Science Foundation (FNS), and the Gebert Rüf Foundation. 
Geoffrey Bove, DC, PhD – Cadaver Lab: Anatomy of Wound Healing
Dr. Bove is an Associate Professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, and maintains a small chiropractic practice. Bove's primary research focuses on the effect of inflammation of nerves as a mechanism of nerve-related and radiating pain, with more than 40 publications primarily related to this topic. 
Bove has taught gross anatomy and human biomechanics at the University of North Carolina, Harvard Medical School and Southern Denmark University. He has presented his research at numerous major academic centers across the world and is currently investigating the effects and mechanisms of massage and visceral manipulation on post-operative ileus and adhesions.
Pat Coughlin, PhD – Fascial Anatomy of Surgical Approaches to the Hip and Pelvis
Dr. Coughlin is Professor of Anatomy in the Basic Sciences Department. He received his PhD in anatomy and cell biology from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Coughlin completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Boston University Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He joins TCMC from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was professor of anatomy for nearly 24 years.
Dr. Coughlin has participated in team-taught courses in neuroscience and histology, however, his primary responsibility has been teaching gross anatomy to DO, PA-C, and biomedical science students. He has also taught courses and given presentations to attending physicians, residents and manual therapists in the United States, Canada and Europe. 
Thomas Findley, MD, PhD – Recent Advances in Fascia Research: Implications for Sports Medicine
Dr. Findley trained in physical medicine, physical therapy, exercise physiology, psychology, and anthropology as well as acupuncture, homeopathy and structural integration. He is an active clinician (Certified Advanced Rolfer™) and researcher at the VA Medical Center, East Orange, NJ, as well as executive director of the international Fascia Research Congress. 
He is talented at explaining the clinical relevance of research findings and integrating research information into clinical practice, with over 90 published papers.