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2008 Symposium Agenda

Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Symposium Agenda
November 12, 2008
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 - 9:15amExpansion of "Small Animal Imaging Core" to "Imaging Core"
Felix W. Wehrli, PhD
9:15 - 10:35amSession I: Osteoarthritis/Articular Cartilage (moderator: Dawn Elliott, PhD)
Sharon L. Kolasinski, MD: "Treating Osteoarthritis in the Post-Vioxx Era"

Olena Jacenko, PhD: "Role of Cartilage ECM in Hematoipoeitic Stem Cell Niche Establishment"

Jason A. Burdick, PhD: "Engineered Biomaterials to Control Cellular Microenvironments towards Cartilage Regeneration"

Brian J. Sennett, MD: "Surgical Advances in Management of Articular Cartilage Defects"
10:35 - 11:05amPoster Session and Coffee Break in BRB Lobby
11:05 - 12:25pmSession II: Bone(moderator: Felix Wehrli, PhD)
Samir Mehta, MD: "Orthopaedic Trauma: The Alphabet Soup of Bone Healing"

Michael Levine, MD: Mutation of the CYP2R1 Gene Endoding the Hepatic 25-Hydroxylas as a Novel Form of Vitamin D Dependent Rickets"

Charles C. Clark, PhD: "Electrically-Induced Osteogenesis"

Yongwon Choi, PhD:"Osteoclast Differentiation"

12:25 - 1:15pmPoster Session and Lunch (provided) in BRB Lobby
1:15 - 2:15pmKeynote Speaker
"Osteoarthritis and Fat: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
Farshid Guilak, PhD, Duke University
2:15 - 2:30pmPresentation of Poster Awards, Wrap-up and Closing


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