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2007 Symposium Agenda

Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Symposium Agenda
November 7, 2007
BRB II/III Auditorium/Lobby
University of Pennsylvania

8:00 - 8:45amContinental Breakfast and Poster Set-up
8:45 - 9:00amWelcome and Overview
Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD
9:00 - 10:40amSession I: Musculoskeletal Tissues (moderator: Lou Soslowsky, PhD)
Robert Pignolo, MD, PhD: "Rescuing the Osteoporotic Phenotype in a Mouse Model of Accelerating Aging"

Katie Rodgers, PhD: "Hypomorphic Perlecan Mice: A Model for Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis"

Sunday Akintoye, BDS, DDS, MS: "Skeletal Site-Specific Properties of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells: Clinical Implications"

Robert Mauck, PhD: "Meniscus Tissue Engineering with Nanofibrous Scaffolds"

Dawn Elliott, PhD: "Multi-Scale Structure-Function of Healthy and Degenerated Intervertebral Disc"
10:40 - 11:10amPoster Session and Coffee Break in BRB Lobby
11:10 - 12:10amSession II: Imaging (moderator: Jerry Glickson, PhD)
Hee Kwon Song, PhD: "Role of MRI in the Assessment of Bone Quality"

Ravi Reddy, PhD: "Molecular Imaging in a Model of Osteoarthritis"

Stephen Pickup, PhD: "MRI of a Rotator Cuff Tear Model in Rats"
12:10 - 1:15pmPoster Session and Lunch (provided) in BRB Lobby
1:15 - 2:15pmSession III: Proteomics/Genomics (moderator: Don Baldwin, PhD)
Frederic Barr, PhD: "How Do Chromosomal Translocations Cause Sarcomas in the Musculoskeletal World?"

Christopher Chen, MD, PhD: "Mechanical Regulation of BMP Signaling"

Tejvir Khurana, MD, PhD: "Expression Profiling Reveals Novel Muscle Sparing Pathways for Muscular Dystrophy"
2:15 - 3:15pmKeynote Speaker (moderator: Dawn Elliott, PhD)
"Is the Intervertebral Disc a Source of Pain?"
Gunnar Andersson, MD, PhD, Rush University
3:15 - 3:30pmPresentation of Poster Awards, Wrap-up and Closing


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