Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

3rd Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium

 Faculty and poster abstracts from the Symposium.

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

  • Mechanisms and treatments for musculoskeletal disorders, cancer and diseases
  • Tissue remodeling and interactions in musculoskeletal and other systems
  • Stem cell, tissue repair and regeneration


  • World-class scientists, including the keynote and plenary speakers, will share their viewpoints and their most exciting up-to-date translational research in the selected key areas.
  • “Rising Stars,” a new session presented by faculty members with recent new initiatives.
  • Presentations by faculty members new to the Symposium from Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Yale University.

October 2, 2014
Price Auditorium (Room 151)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1301 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 10461

Deadline: September 17, 2014, the registration fee is $50.
After September 17, 2014 registration fee is $75.00.
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and reception/dinner.
Register online at: 

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, diseases and cancer 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.


  • 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


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 2 hour poster session during lunch.

Young Investigator Award 

Abstracts from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be considered for Young Investigator Awards. Five finalists will be chosen from the prescreening process. 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 achievement highlight (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 17th 2014 via email to:

The abstract is limited to 250 words. Include in your abstract the study's objective, a brief statement of methods, a summary of the results obtained, and conclusions. 

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.
Program Director
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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