Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Highlights from the 7th Annual Musculoskeletal 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: 

   • Current concepts in musculoskeletal joint diseases and treatments
   • "Hot topics" in bone
   • Muscle pathology seen in the setting of tendon injury
   • Tissue Repair and Regeneration and Immune Modulation

CONFERENCE LOCATION AND DATE  

October 3, 2019
LeFrak Auditorium (Room 151)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1301 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 10461
Directions: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/visitors/   

 

 

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: Current Concepts in Musculoskeletal Joint Diseases and Treatment   

Steering ChairChuanju Liu, Ph.D. 

8:10-8:15am

Introduction
Chuanju Liu, Ph.D.
New York University
 

8:15-8:35am

 Inflammatory regulation of bone injury and repair
Lionel B. Ivashkiv, M.D.
Hospital for Special Surgery

8:35-8:55am

 

Purine nucleotides, nucleosides, inflammaging and osteoarthritis 

Bruce N. Cronstein, M.D.
New York University

 

8:55-9:15am

 

Substrate-identification for the ADAMTS17 protease and its role in Weill-Marchesani-like syndrome
Dirk Hubmacher, Ph.D. 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 

9:15-9:35am

Biomaterials strategies to modulate inflammation for tissue repair
Kam W. Leong, Ph.D.
Columbia University

 

9:35-9:40am

Discussion / Conclusions
 

9:40-10:00am

Coffee Break

 

Session 2: "Hot Topics" in Bone 

Steering Chair: Christopher Fritton, Ph.D.

10:00-10:05am

 

Introduction
J. Christopher Fritton, Ph.D.
The City College of New York
 

10:05-10:25am

 

Of aging mice and humans: Osteocytes, connections, and communication 

Mitchell B. Schaffler, Ph.D.
City College of New York
 

10:25-10:45am

 

Effects of Somatopause on the Aging Skeleton 

Shoshana Yakar, Ph.D.
New York University
 

10:45-11:05am

 

Malignant osteogenesis: Leveraging tumor suppressor deficiency for proteosome-based therapy  

Bang H. Hoang, M.D.
Montefiore Medical Center
 

11:05-11:25am

 

How does mechanical loading build bone microstructure: Modeling vs. remodeling? 

X. Edward Guo, Ph.D.
Columbia University
 

11:25-11:30am

Discussion / Conclusions
 

 

Lunch and poster session 

11:35 - 11:45am
11:45 - 12:30pm
11:45 - 2:00pm
 

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: Muscle Pathology Seen in the Setting of Tendon Injury 

Steering Chair: Scott A. Rodeo, M.D.

2:00-2:05pm

 

Introduction
Scott A. Rodeo, M.D.
Hospital for Special Surgery
 

2:05-2:25pm

 

The clinical problem of muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration in rotator cuff injury 

Brian T. Feeley, M.D.
University of California, San Francisco
 

2:25-2:45pm

 

Impaired muscle growth and regeneration in chronic rotator cuff tears 

Samuel R. Ward, M.D.
University of California, San Diego
 

2:45-3:05pm

 

Targeted control of skeletal muscle contraction and tendon loading using optogenetics 

Megan L. Killian, Ph.D.
University of Delaware
 

3:05-3:25pm

 

Mitochondrial dysfunction in tendon and muscle 

Scott A. Rodeo, M.D.
Hospital for Special Surgery
 

3:25-3:30pm

 

Discussion / Conclusions
 

3:30-3:50pm

 

Coffee Break

Session 4: Tissue Repair and Regeneration and Immune Modulation 

Steering Chair: Helen H. Lu, Ph.D.

3:50-3:55pm

 

Introduction
Helen H. Lu, Ph.D.
Columbia University
 

3:55-4:15pm

 

Pseudotime kinetic analysis of inflammation and immune modulatory treatment in soft tissue injuries 

Edward A. Botchwey, Ph.D.
Georgia Institute of Technology
 

4:15-4:35pm

 

Engineering new biologic therapies for arthritis 

Farshid Guilak, Ph.D.
Washington University in St Louis
 

4:35-4:55pm

 

Engineering Materials for Immunomodulation in Osteoarthritis 

Ankur Singh, Ph.D.
Cornell University
 
4:55-5:15pm Immune regulation of tendon regeneration
Alice H. Huang, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 

5:20-5:25 pm
 

Discussion / Conclusions
 

Young Investigator Awards / Reception 

5:25pm

 

Young Investigator Awards

Hosted by:Poster Session and Young Investigator Award Committee
Chair: Mia M. Thi, PhD

Chair: Mia M. Thi, PhD

5:50pm

Closing remarks
Neil J. Cobelli, MD

6:00pm

Reception and networking

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

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


 

Steering Committee Chairs 

• Chuanju Liu, PhD
• Scott A. Rodeo, MD
• J. Christopher Fritton, PhD
• Helen H. Lu, 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-chairs:
  Di Chen, MD, PhD 
  David Corr, PhD 
  Ed Guo, PhD 
  Regina Hanstein, PhD 
  David Hirsh, MD 
  Bang Hoang, MD, MD 
  Robert J. Majeska, PhD 
  Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, PhD 
  Maurizio Pacifici, PhD 
  Yi-Xian Qin, PhD 
  Sylvia O. Suadicani, PhD
 

 

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