Regeneration and Neurological Trauma:
From the Playing Field to the Battle Field
                                                                      RMI Symposium                              February 9-10, 2017
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This year's RMI Symposium focuses on the innovative and emerging research related to the diagnosis and treatment of sports and military related brain and spinal cord injuries. The Symposium will feature two days of scientific sessions on military and sports concussions/TBI, spinal cord trauma, and regenerative approaches. 

There will be a Reception and Concussion Panel with clinicians, scientists and professional athletes, held at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills on the evening of February 9th.

Peter RheePeter Rhee, MD Grady Memorial Hospital 

Senior Vice President and Chief of Acute Care Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. Professor of Surgery at Emory University and Moorehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Rhee is the author of Trauma Red: The Making of a Surgeon in War and in America’s Cities

Plenary Speakers

Colonel Dallas HackColonel Dallas Hack, MD U.S. Army, Retired

Decorated former leader of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program and the Joint Program Committee 6 (Combat Casualty Care), U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland, where he focused on new techniques and products to save the lives and reduce morbidity of troops injured in the line of duty.

Ann McKeeAnn McKee, MD Boston University

Professor of Neurology and Pathology, Director of the Neuropathology Service for the New England Veterans Administration Medical Centers and the Brain Banks for the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Director of the CTE Center at B.U. School of Medicine. Pioneer in the study of brain damage caused by repetitive injury in athletes, as addressed in the movie Concussion.

Donald IngberDonald Ingber, MD, PhD Wyss Institute at Harvard University

Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University; Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital; and Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. World renowned expert in translational medicine, tissue engineering and “Organ-on-a-Chip” technology for advancement of personalized medicine; member of the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Inventors, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Special Lecturers 

 Jesse Billaur, World Champion quadriplegic surfer and motivational speaker

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 Bert Mandelbaum, MD Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group and Kerlan-Jobe Institute 

 Director of both the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and the Research and Education Foundation at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and  Sports Medicine Group. He is also the co-chair of medical affairs for the Kerlan-Jobe Institute.


 Dr. Mandelbaum currently serves as medical director of the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in Santa Monica, director of research for Major  League Baseball, and on the US Olympic Committee National Medical Network Advisory Group.

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Venue, Travel and Accommodation


The RMI Symposium will be held at Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.



Elan Hotel
8435 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048


Travel Arrangements

All speakers and guests will be coordinating their own travel arrangements.


For any inquiries, please contact Laura DeZell