2024 Annual Symposium

The 20th Annual Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Symposium/Retreat will be on Wednesday, November 20, 2024 in the Smilow Center for Translational Research, Rubenstein auditorium and commons with registration/poster setup starting at 8:15 am, a scientific program starting at 9:15 am and ending with a reception, all to be completed by ~6:00 pm. 

This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Marie B. Demay from Harvard Medical School.  In addition to our Keynote Speaker, there will be several other oral and poster presentations from the Penn community. In addition to excellent science, we will be discussing potential research collaborations and opportunities including funding availability through our research cores.

As we did in previous years, we are also soliciting abstracts that you would be willing to have us include in our symposium book, even without a poster. Please also note whether your abstract/poster falls into one of the areas of our research cores (Biomechanics, MicroCT, Histology or the category "Other Research (No P30 Core Use)" - poster prizes will be available in each of these areas).  Please bring the accompanying poster to the retreat for display (poster boards will be provided).

Agenda coming soon

Event Registration

Registration is free but required.  Registration deadline is Wednesday. November 6, 2024 by 5:00 pm

Online Registration

Abstract Submittal

Upload abstract (Please note that submitting an abstract does not automatically register you.)

  • Deadline for abstract submittal is Wednesday, November 6, 2024 at 5:00 pm
  • Please make sure your abstract is uploaded in the allowable file types: .doc, .docx
  • Please note that the PCMD abstract format is one page in length.

Poster size is 45 inches horizontal by 42 inches vertical