Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


The mission of the Arnold and Madaleine Penner Second Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Conference is to promote and enhance collaborations for researchers on in NYC area and beyond. The meeting will primarily focus on five research areas:
• Osteoarthritis biology and biomechanics
• Metabolism regulation in health and diseased bone and joint tissue
• Bone remodeling and mechanotransduction
• Musculoskeletal tissue: injury response, repair and imaging
• Stem cell stimuli-response and musculoskeletal regeneration

October 10, 2013
Price Auditorium (Room 151)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1301 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 10461

Basic scientists, clinical investigators and clinicians with interests in physiology, cell/molecular biology, biomechanics, pathology, genetics, as well as other areas that relate to skeletal repair and regeneration.

Damage to skeletal tissues is a significant cause of morbidity and increased mortality, and is a magnifier of mortality in other clinical diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. The innate repair capacities are limited for articular cartilage, tendon, and extensive bone defects. In addition, current treatments for the repair of injured skeletal tissue are not sufficient to restore the functionality of the original tissue. These daunting challenges present a desperate need for a better understanding of musculoskeletal biology and emphasize the importance of discovering novel repair and regeneration strategies that can be translated to clinical use.

This program will address current issues in musculoskeletal repair and regeneration. Discussions will focus on up-to-date laboratory discoveries and the potential impact of these findings on patient treatment and management in the future.

Examine the impact of new discoveries on the homeostasis and repair of skeletal tissues
Discuss the potential role of stem cells in skeletal repair and regeneration
Assess a variety of treatment options for degenerative skeletal diseases and injuries

The abstract text is limited to 250 words. This limit does not include the title and author information. Include in your abstract a sentence stating the study's objective (unless given in the title); a brief statement of methods; a summary of the results obtained; and a statement of conclusions

We invite investigators to submit abstracts for the poster session. As an important component of this conference, posters will be displayed throughout the day, with two dedicated poster sessions. Abstracts from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be considered for Young Investigator Awards. Winners will be presented a prize and a plaque during the evening session. To be considered, please submit an abstract by August 30th, 2013, and email it to: 

Before August 30, 2013, the registration fee is $50. Afterwards, the fee is $75. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Register online at: 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Herb Sun, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Radiation Oncology
Director of Orthopaedic Research
Golding Building, Room 103
Bronx, NY 10461
P: 718-430-4291
F: 718-430-3259


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