The Musculoskeletal Applications course (STM-1104) of the Advanced Stem Cell Education Program is designed to teach healthcare professionals about the use of stem cells to treat patients dealing with musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and inflammatory disorders.

Adipose tissue can serve as an abundant source of mesenchymal stem cells. Adipose tissue represents an accessible source of adult stem cells with the ability to differentiate along multiple lineage pathways. Cell therapies have been used in a variety of medical specialties to restore function and improve the quality of life. Treating musculoskeletal disorders with stem cell therapy has been used mainly for bone grafting of skeletal defects, in the management of delayed unions and nonunions, to obtain spinal arthrodesis, in the treatment of osteonecrosis, and more recently, for tissue engineering purposes. Stem cells derived from bone marrow are currently used in clinical medicine for bone and cartilage repair for injuries such as meniscal tears.

   • This is a subspecialty course with a cost of $2500.
   • Self-paced open enrollment
   • Physician CME Eligible: Yes: 33.5 CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
   • Program includes digital streaming of lectures and PDF resources
   • Learn instantly with any computer or laptop with a strong internet connection

   • Estimated effort: 6-7 weeks of material, 4-5 hours/week; 6 topic quizzes, final exam


Some background in biology is helpful. This course may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.


• Biology Of Stem Cells
• Oncology
• Hematology
• Immunology
• Regulation of Stem Cell Therapies

See Other Courses:
Stem Cell Collection and Storage SCP-1102                Stem Cells and Immunotherapy STI-1103
Musculoskeletal Applications STM-1104                      Gastroeneterology/Endocrinology END-3400
Cardiopulmonary Applications SSC-6001                    Neurology/Ophthalmology NEU-5501
Stem Cell Practical ASP-7000

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