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2nd Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration Conference

24 Feb 2017 - 27 Feb 2017

Cancun, Mexico

Synopsis

The 2017 Fusion Conference on "Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration", a premier scientific forum for the scientific investigation of the musculoskeletal system, will cover a wide range of topics to encompass basic to translational aspects of the biology and pathology of musculoskeletal tissues, including cartilage, bone, tendon, ligament, and muscle. These topics will include morphogenesis, development, evolutionary specification of tissue types, cellular organization, production and assembly of extracellular matrix, biological and biomechanical functions, functional modeling, genetic basis of musculoskeletal diseases, cellular and molecular mechanisms of degeneration, and therapeutic strategies to regenerate, repair and functionally restore damaged or diseased tissues and organs. Special emphasis will be on the application of contemporary approaches to address epigenetic, molecular, cellular, and tissue biology of musculoskeletal tissues, including a session featuring new directions and technologies, and challenges and opportunities in musculoskeletal research. The conference will be interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, merging concepts and approaches from the sciences, engineering, medicine and more.

We expect the 2017 Musculoskeletal Development and Regeneration Fusion Conference to be an exciting and stimulating meeting for both established and new investigators in the field, and provide ample opportunities for interaction and networking.

Key Sessions

  • Injury and Healing
  • Repair and Reconstruction Strategies
  • Developmental and Degenerative Diseases
  • Experimental Models
  • Stem Cells: Biology and Engineering

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Tamara Alliston (UCSF)
Hani Awad (University of Rochester)
John P. Fisher (University of Maryland)
Lisa A. Fortier (Cornell University)
Mark Grinstaff (Boston University)
Rita Kandel (University of Toronto)
Catherine K. Kuo (University of Rochester)
Helen H. Lu (Columbia University)
Susan Mackem (NIH)
Elise Morgan (Boston University)
Robert L. Sah (UC San Diego)
Rocky Tuan (University of Pittsburgh)
Thomas Webster (Northeastern University)

 

Sponsors

Sponsors

Programme

FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY

14:00 – 14:45

Registration & Reception

14:00 – 14:45

Welcome Lunch

*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

14:45 – 15:00

Opening Comments

MUSCULOSKELETAL DEVELOPMENT
Session Chair: Catherine K. Kuo

15:00 – 15:45

Susan Mackem
National Cancer Institute

COORDINATE FORMATION OF PHALANGES AND JOINTS FROM PROGENITORS IN THE DEVELOPING DIGIT DISTAL TIP

15:45 – 16:30

Tamara Alliston
UCSF

THE CELLULAR CONTROL OF BONE QUALITY THROUGH OSTEOCYTE-MEDIATED PERILACUNAR REMODELING

16:30 – 16:45

Ronald Kwon
University of Washington

RAPID-THROUGHPUT SKELETAL PHENOMICS IN ZEBRAFISH

16:45 – 17:10

Refreshments

STEM CELLS
Session Chairs: Rita Kandel & Thomas Webster

17:10 – 17:55

Lisa Fortier
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

ALPHA-10/B1 MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS MITIGATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF POST-TRAUMATIC OSTEOARTHRITIS

17:55 – 18:25

Johnny Huard
Steadman Philippon Research Institute

SUPER-HEALER MICE EXHIBIT SUPERIOR MUSCULOSKELETAL TISSUE REGENERATION AND HIGHER POTENCY OF MUSCLE STEM CELLS

18:25 – 18:40

Nidhi Bhutani
Stanford University

DUAL ADVANTAGE OF HUMAN INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS (hiPSC)-DERIVED CHONDROCYTES FOR CARTILAGE ENGINEERING-UNIQUE ECM AND RESISTANCE TO INFLAMMATION

18:40 – 18:55

Anna Maria Ranzoni
University College London

AMNIOTIC FLUID STEM CELLS: POTENTIAL FOR CELL THERAPY OF SKELETAL DISEASES AND BONE TISSUE ENGINEERING

18:55

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

BIOMECHANICS AND MECHANOBIOLOGY
Session Chair: Farshid Guilak

08:30 – 09:15

Catherine K. Kuo
University of Rochester

MECHANOREGULATION OF LYSYL OXIDASE DURING TENDON DEVELOPMENT

09:15 – 10:00

Elise Morgan
Boston University

COMBINING IN VIVO MODELS, EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS, AND SIMULATION TO ELUCIDATE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS IN THE MECHANOBIOLOGY OF BONE HEALING

10:00 – 10:30

Mark Buckley
University of Rochester

PROTECTIVE ADAPTATION OF ARTICULAR CHONDROCYTES IN RESPONSE TO MECHANICAL LOADS

10:30 – 11:00

Refreshments & Group Photo

BIOMATERIALS AND BIOSCAFFOLDS
Session Chair: Robert Sah

11:00 – 11:45

John Fisher
University of Maryland

3D PRINTING FOR ENGINEERING COMPLEX TISSUES

11:45 – 12:15

Helen Lu
Columbia University

SCAFFOLD DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR ENGINEERING TISSUE INTEGRATION

12:15 – 13:00

Mark Grinstaff
Boston University

BIOMATERIALS FOR TISSUE SUPPLEMENTATION AND LUBRICATION

13:00 – 13:30

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez
Texas A&M University

EMULSION INKS FOR 3D PRINTING BONE GRAFTS

13:30 – 16:45

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

TECHNOLOGIES
Session Chair: Rocky Tuan

16:45 – 17:30

Thomas Webster
Northeastern University

ADVANCES IN NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR ORTHOPEDICS: A SUMMARY OF 15 YEARS OF RESEARCH AND COMMERCIALIZATION

17:30 – 18:15

Farshid Guilak
Washington University

TARGETED GENOME ENGINEERING TO DEVELOP CELL-BASED VACCINES FOR ARTHRITIS

18:15 – 18:40

Refreshments

18:40 – 19:10

Henning Madry
Saarland University Medical Center

GENE THERAPY FOR OSTEOCHONDRAL REPAIR

19:10 – 19:25

Riccardo Gottardi
University of Pittsburgh

AN OSTEOCHONDRAL MICROPHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEM TO STUDY CARTILAGE-BONE INTERACTION IN NATIVE TISSUES AND ENGINEERED MODEL CONSTRUCTS

19:25 – 19:40

Vishal Deshmukh
Samumed

DISCOVERY OF A SMALL MOLECULE WNT PATHWAY INHIBITOR (SM04690) AS A POTENTIAL DISEASE MODIFYING TREATMENT FOR KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

19:40

Dinner at Leisure & Free Time

SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

07:00 – 08:30

Breakfast
*Kalmia Buffet Restaurant*

TISSUE ENGINEERING
Session Chairs: Lisa Fortier & Johnny Huard

08:30 – 09:15

Rita Kandel
Mount Sinai Hospital

TISSUE ENGINEERED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC REPLACEMENT: TOWARDS A NEW TREATMENT OPTION

09:15 – 10:00

Rocky Tuan
University of Pittsburgh

APPLICATION OF DECELLULARIZED MATRIX FOR TISSUE-SPECIFIC ENGINEERING

10:00 – 10:15

Josef Jancar
Brno University of Technology

MORPHOGENESIS, PROPERTIES AND CLINICAL USE OF COLLAGEN/nHAP NANOCOMPOSITE IMPLANTS

10:15 – 10:45

Yunzhi Yang
Stanford University

BIOINSPIRED APPROACHES FOR ACCELERATED BONE REGENERATION

10:45 – 16:30

Lunch at Leisure & Free Time

DEGENERATION AND REGENERATION
Session Chair: Helen Lu

16:30 – 17:15

Hani Awad
University of Rochester

GENETIC AND THERAPEUTIC MANIPULATION OF FLEXOR TENDON HEALING AND ADHESIONS IN A MOUSE MODEL

17:15 – 18:00

Robert Sah
UC San Diego

ARTICULAR CARTILAGE GROWTH AND REGENERATION

18:00 – 18:25

Refreshments

18:25 – 18:40

Juraj Sutovsky
Comenius University & BioMed

CYTOKINE AND CHEMOKINE PROFILE CHANGES IN PATIENTS WITH LOWER SEGMENT LUMBAR DEGENERATIVE SPONDYLOLISTHESIS

18:40 – 18:55

Suroosh Madanipour
Royal Free London NHS Trust

A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA VERSUS CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS FOR PLANTAR FASCIOPATHY

18:55 – 19:10

Prashant Singh
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF PLATELET RICH PLASMA VERSUS CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS FOR PLANTAR FASCIOPATHY

19:30

*Gala Dinner & Closing Comments*

 

Speakers

Plenary Speakers

  • Prof. Dr. John Fisher
    Professor and Chair, University of Maryland
  • Dr. Rita Kandel
    Chief, Pathology and Lab Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Dr. Lisa Fortier
    Professor of Large Animal Surgery, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Sah
    Professor, UC San Diego
  • Prof. Hani Awad
    Professor, University of Rochester
  • Prof. Thomas Webster
    Chair and Professor, Northeastern University
  • Dr. Susan Mackem
    Senior Investigator, National Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Tamara Alliston
    Associate Professor, UCSF
  • Prof. Helen Lu
    Professor, Columbia University
  • Prof. Elise Morgan
    Professor, Boston University
  • Prof. Mark Grinstaff
    Professor, Boston University

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