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 year's meeting will emphasize recent advances in translational research in two areas:
• Mechanisms and development of novel therapeutics for musculoskeletal disorders and diseases
• Stem cell, tissue repair, degeneration, and regeneration
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 4th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
• World-class scientists, including keynote speakers, will share their viewpoints and their most exciting up-to-date translational research
• Presentations from new participating institutions including: Rush University, Boston University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Georgia Tech/Emory University, and The University of Kansas
CONFERENCE LOCATION AND DATE
October 22, 2015
LeFrak Auditorium (Room 151)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1301 Morris Park Ave. Bronx, NY 10461
Deadline: September 21, 2015
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and reception.
Registration is free. Early registration is highly recommended.
Hui B. Sun, PhD - Program Director
Steering Commitee Chairs
• Maurizio Pacifici, PhD - Cartilage Biology and Repair
• Yi-Xian Qin, PhD - Bone Regeneration and Degeneration
• Nelly Andarawis-Puri, PhD - Approaches to Development of Therapeutics for Tendon Injuries
• Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD - Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration
Young Investigator Committee
• Chair: Mia Thi, PhD
• Co-chair: David Hirsh, MD
• Co-chair: Robert J. Majeska, PhD
• Co-chair: Jeremy J. Mao, DDS, PhD
• Co-chair: Maurizio Pacifici, PhD
• Co-chair: Sylvia O. Suadicani, PhD
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.
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.
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 graduate students 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 21, 2015 via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. As the Symposium aims to promote communication within our region, we encourage you to submit your recent work (within 2015) to this Symposium, including work that may have been submitted to other meetings.
Herb B. Sun, PhD
Mia M. Thi, PhD
Chair, Poster Session and Young Investigator