Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

11th Annual Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium - Virtual Event

Date : October 26, 2022


 

SYMPOSIUM MISSION

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center Musculoskeletal Repair and Regeneration Symposium continues to seek and 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 the following areas:

  •   Bone   
  •   Mechanobiology of Musculoskeletal Regeneration 
  •   Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Regeneration 

GOALS AND FEATURES

This program attempts to address current issues in musculoskeletal repair and regeneration, and disease treatment. The presentations and discussions will focus on up-to-date scientific discoveries and the potential impact of these findings on patient treatment and management in the future.  This meeting features

  • 9 outstanding speakers from the United States and Europe 
  • Lightening e-poster sessions and Young Investigator Award session

REGISTRATION

Deadline: October 24, 2022 

Please register online at: https://forms.gle/mxH3hb1TmymDRHRaA 

Registration is free.  Early registration is highly recommended.

An email with the information to virtually join the meeting will be sent to the registrants’ email prior to meeting. Please note that only those who registered will be granted access.

 

 
 TENTATIVE AGENDA : 

8:00 – 8:10 am  

Introduction and acknowledgements  
Mia M. Thi, PhD  

Opening remarks  
Neil J. Cobelli, MD  

 

 

 Session 1 – Bone Health: Regenerative Medicine and Beyond 
Steering chair: Yi-Xian Qin, PhD

 

8:10 – 8:15 am  Introduction
Yi-Xian Qin, PhD
State University of New York at Stony Brook

 

8:15 – 8:35 am     

The Microbiome and Bone Strength 
Christopher Hernandez, PhD
Cornell University 


8:35 – 8:55 am

A new injury-responsive cell population in the musculoskeletal system 
Ugur Ayturk, PhD
Hospital for Special Surgery

 

8:55 - 9:15 am

The Microbiome and Bone Strength  
Christopher Hernandez, PhD
Cornell University

 

9:15 - 9:25  Discussion / Conclusions 

 9:25 – 9:35 am BREAK 

 

 

Session 2 – Mechanobiology of Musculoskeletal Regeneration 
Steering chair: Woojin Han, PhD

 

9:35  - 9:40 am

Introduction
Woojin Han, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

 

9:40  -  10:00 am

Cilia-Regulated Mechanotransduction in Tendon Enthesis 
Fei Fang, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 

10:00 - 10:20 am

Story of Osteoarthritic Chondrocytes and Piezo1-based Therapeutic
strategies

Whasil Lee, PhD
University of Rochester

 

10:20 - 10:40 am 

The influence of (un)loading on extracellular matrix deposition during development and repair 
Sarah Calve, PhD
University of Colorado

 

10:40 - 10:50 am

Discussion / Conclusions 

 

 

  10:50  – 11:00 am BREAK  

 

 

e-Poster Session

 
11:00 am : 12:30 pm Concurrent Lightning e-Poster Sessions

12:30 – 12:40 pm BREAK 

 

 

Session 3 – Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Regeneration
Steering chair: Chuanju Liu, PhD 

 
12:40 - 12:45 pm Introduction
Chuanju Liu, PhD
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
 
12:45 -1:05 pm

Regulators of cartilage 
Li Zeng, PhD
Tufts University 

 

1:05 - 1:25 pm

Roles of SOX genes in the adult skeleton  
Véronique Lefebvre, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
 

1:25 - 1:45 pm

A single-cell mass cytometry platform to define cartilage homeostasis  
Nidhi Bhutani, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine
 

1:45 - 1:55 pm  
Discussion / Conclusions

 

1:55 – 2:05 pm BREAK 

 

 

Young Investigator Awards  
Chair: Zeynep Seref-Ferlengez, PhD  

 

 2:05 – 2:15 pm Young Investigator Awards
Hosted by: Young Investigator Award Committee
 

 

Closing Remarks 

 
 2:15 pm  Closing remarks
Neil J. Cobelli, MD 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR POSTER SESSION AND YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AND CLINICAL YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

We invite investigators to submit abstracts for the virtual lightening e-poster session, which is an important component of this conference.

Abstracts from graduate and medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows will be considered for Young Investigator Awards and Clinical Young Investigator Award. Four winners, three from Young Investigator category and one from Clinical Young Investigator category will be announced and each will be presented with a prize and a plaque.  To qualify, you must register and submit an abstract to Dr. Zeynep Seref-Ferlengez, the chair of the Poster Session and Young Investigator Award committee, by October 10, 2022 via email to: msk.einstein.symposium@gmail.com.

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. Please follow the abstract template.. As the Symposium aims to promote communication within our region, we encourage you to submit your recent work (within 2021) to this Symposium, including work that may have been submitted to other meetings.

Please note: Two PowerPoint slides with 2 minutes audio must be submitted for all accepted posters by October 17, 2022.

Important Deadlines:

Abstract Submission : October 10, 2022

Poster Submission    : October 17, 2022

PROGRAM DIRECTOR 

Mia M. Thi, PhD  

 

 STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIRS 

  • Woojin Han, PhD
  • Chuanju Liu, PhD
  • Yi-Xian Qin, PhD
 

 
PROGRAM OVERSEERS 
  • 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
  • Clinton Rubin, PhD
  • Yi-Xian Qin, PhD
  • Mitchell Schaffler, PhD
  • David Spray, PhD
  • Stavros Thomopoulos, PhD
  •    
                          


e-POSTER SESSION AND YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD COMMITTE 

Chair: Zeynep Seref-Ferlengez, PhD 

Co-chairs :
  • Leila Alvandi, PhD
  • Ugur Ayturk, PhD
  • David Corr, PhD
  • X. Edward Guo, PhD
  •    
                         
  • David Hirsh, MD
  • Bang Hoang, PhD
  • Robert Majeska, PhD
  • Yi-Xian Qin, PhD
  • Sylvia Suadicani, PhD
  •  
                    

PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

Mia M. Thi, PhD – Program Director

Neil J. Cobelli - University Chairman

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Mia M. Thi, PhD 
Program Director 
Email: mia.thi@einsteinmed.org 
P: 718-430-3460

 Zeynep Seref-Ferlengez, PhD
 Chair, Poster Session and Young Investigator
 Award Committee
 Email: sereffer@montefiore.org
 P: 929-246-6352 

 

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