Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

7th Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium

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 SYMPOSIUM MISSION 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium seeks to expand the knowledge base within the field, and to foster creativity, collaboration and networking between researchers throughout the region. This year's meeting will emphasize recent advances in translational research in four areas:

   • Modulating Stem Cell Phenotype for Musculoskeletal Regeneration
   • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
   • Tendon development and regeneration
   • Vascularization and Cell Sensing in the Regeneration of Bone and Beyond
 

CONFERENCE LOCATION AND DATE  

October 11, 2018
LeFrak Auditorium (Room 151)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1301 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 10461
Directions: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/visitors/   


REGISTRATION   

Online registration is closed.  Please register onsite.
Registration is free and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and reception.
 

AGENDA 

7:15 – 8:00am

Check-in and continental breakfast

8:00 – 8:10am

Introduction and acknowledgements 
Hui (Herb) B. Sun, PhD

Opening remarks
Neil J. Cobelli, M.D.

Session 1: Modulating Stem Cell Phenotype for Musculoskeletal Regeneration 

Steering Chair: Steven Nicoll, Ph.D.

8:10-8:15am

Introduction
Steven Nicoll, Ph.D.
The City College of New York

8:15-8:35am

Stem cell-based approaches in bone and cartilage repair
Treena Arinzeh, Ph.D.
New Jersey Institute of Technology

8:35-8:55am

 

Harnessing the power of induced pluripotent stem cells for bone repair therapies
Giuseppe Maria de Peppo, Ph.D.
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

8:55-9:15am

 

Role of heat shock proteins in thermal regulation of human MSC osteogenesis and chondrogenesis
Sihong Wang, Ph.D.
The City College of New York

9:15-9:35am

Integrating 3D bioprinting and nanotechnology for improving stem cell differentiation and vascularized tissue regeneration
Lijie Grace Zhang, Ph.D.
The George Washington University

9:35-9:40am

Discussion / Conclusions
 

9:40-10:00am

Coffee Break

 

Session 2: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 

Steering Chair: Di Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

10:00-10:05am

 

Introduction
Di Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Rush University

10:05-10:25am

 

Engineering stem cell microenvironments for cartilage repair
Sebastian Vega, Ph.D. and Jason Burdick, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

10:25-10:45am

 

Translational control maintains cartilage homeostasis and regulates osteoarthritis progression
Victoria Kolupaeva, Ph.D.
New York University

10:45-11:05am

 

Joint activity and the tribological rehydration of cartilage: moving towards a better understanding of joint biomechanics and health
Christopher Price, Ph.D.
University of Delaware

11:05-11:25am

 

MicroRNA regulation of osteoarthritis
Di Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Rush University

11:25-11:30am

Discussion / Conclusions
 

 

Lunch and poster session 

11:35 - 11:45am
11:45 - 12:30pm
11:45 - 2:15pm
 

Group photos (Courtyard in front of Lubin Hall)
Faculty photo meeting with lunch (Faculty club in Lubin Hall)
Lunch and poster session (Lubin Hall) 
 

Session 3: Tendon development and regeneration 

Steering Chair: Stavros Thomopoulos, Ph.D.

2:20-2:25pm

 

Introduction
Stavros Thomopoulos, Ph.D.
Columbia University

2:25-2:45pm

 

Differential transcriptional regulation in models of accelerated tendon repair
Hani Awad, Ph.D.
University of Rochester

2:45-3:05pm

 

Role of amniotic tissue derived products on rotator cuff injury & repair
David Kovacevic, M.D.
Columbia University

3:05-3:25pm

 

Defining the tendon cell lineage using transgenic mouse models
Nathaniel Dyment, Ph.D.
The University of Pennsylvania

3:25-3:45pm

 

Tendon developmental plasticity and regeneration
Jenna Galloway, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

3:45-3:50pm

 

Discussion / Conclusions
 

3:50-4:10pm

 

Coffee Break

Session 4: Vascularization and Cell Sensing in the Regeneration of Bone and Beyond 

Steering Chair: Yi-Xian Qin, Ph.D.

4:10-4:15pm

 

Introduction
Yi-Xian, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University

4:15-4:35pm

 

Teriparatide adjuvant therapy for critical bone defects
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.
University of Rochester

4:35-4:55pm

 

Altered gene expression in bone marrow resident cells due to mechanical stimulation
Glen Niebur, Ph.D.
University of Notre Dame

4:55-5:15pm

 

Ciliary PTH Signaling Maintains Intervertebral Disc Homeostasis during Aging
Xu Cao, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

5:15-5:20pm

Discussion / Conclusions
 

Young Investigator Awards / Reception 

5:30pm

 

Young Investigator Awards
Chair: Mia M. Thi, PhD

5:45pm

Closing remarks
Neil J. Cobelli, MD

5:45pm – 6:15pm

Reception and networking

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Hui (Herb) B. Sun, PhD - Program Director

Steering Commitee Chairs
• Steven Nicoll, PhD
• Di Chen, MD, PhD
• Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD
• Yi-Xian Qin, PhD

Program Overseers
• Di Chen, MD, PhD
• Michael Detamore, PhD
• Susannah Fritton, PhD
• Mary Goldring, PhD
• Steven Goldring, MD
• Ed Guo, PhD
• John Hardin, MD
• David Hirsh, MD
• James Iatridis, PhD
• Lionel Ivashkiv, MD
• Thorsten Kirsch, PhD
• Catherine Kuo, PhD
• Chuanju Liu, PhD
• Helen Lu, PhD
• Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD
• Steven Nicoll, PhD
• Maurizio Pacifici, PhD
• Nicola Patridge, PhD
• Clint Rubin, PhD
• Yi-Xian Qin, PhD
• Mitchell Schaffler, PhD
• David Spray, PhD
• Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD
 

Poster Session and Young Investigator Award Committee
• Chair: Mia Thi, PhD

• Co-chair: Regina Hanstein, PhD
• Co-chair: David Hirsh, MD
• Co-chair: Bang Hoang, MD, MD
• Co-chair: Svenja Illien-junger, PhD
• Co-chair: Robert J. Majeska, PhD
• Co-chair: Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, PhD
• Co-chair: Maurizio Pacifici, PhD
• Co-chair: Sylvia O. Suadicani, PhD 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS / YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD 

Poster Session - We invite investigators to submit abstracts for the poster session, which is an important component of this conference. Posters will be displayed throughout the day with a dedicated poster session. Young Investigator Award Abstracts from students at all training levels and postdoctoral fellows will be considered for Young Investigator Awards. Three winners will be announced and each will be presented with prize and a plaque during the evening session. Winners will have the opportunity to give a brief highlight of their work (2 minutes) at the end of the award ceremony.

To qualify, you must register and submit an abstract to Dr. Mia Thi, the chair of the Poster Session and Young Investigator Award committee, by September 17, 2018 via email to: mia.thi@einstein.yu.edu. 

The abstract is limited to 1 page. Include in your abstract the study's objective, a brief statement of methods, a summary of the results obtained, conclusions, and significance. Please follow the template here. As the Symposium aims to promote communication within our region, we encourage you to submit your recent work (within 2018) to this Symposium, including work that may have been submitted to other meetings.

STATEMENT OF NEED  

Damage to musculoskeletal 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 musculoskeletal 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.

GOALS  

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

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Hui (Herb) B. Sun, PhD
 Program Director
 Email: herb.sun@einstein.yu.edu
 P: 718-430-4291
 F: 718-430-3259 

Mia M. Thi, PhD
 Chair, Poster Session and Young Investigator
 Award Committee
 Email: mia.thi@einstein.yu.edu
 P: 718-430-3460 

Rhomina Carrasco
 Symposium Coordinator
 Email: rhomina.carrasco@einstein.yu.edu
 P: 718-430-2911 

HOTEL INFORMATION 
Residence Inn by Marriott
The Bronx at Metro Center Atrium
1776 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461
Launched in May 2015, the hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Symposium.
http://cwp.marriott.com/nycbx 
P: 718-239-3939

PARKING INFORMATION  
The Kwik Park Parking lot
1975 Eastchester Road
Bronx, NY 10461

 

Chair:

Neil J. Cobelli, M.D.
neil.cobelli@einstein.yu.edu
Tel: 347.577.4450
Fax: 347.577.4451

Administrator

Anna Cioffi
anna.cioffi@einstein.yu.edu
Tel: 718.430.2911

 

Department Office

Montefiore Medical Center
1250 Waters Place
11th floor
Bronx, NY 10461

Tel: 347.577.4450
Fax:
347.577.4451

 
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