Published 1/1/2013

New Workshops, Symposia at ORS 2013 Annual Meeting

The Orthopaedic Research Society’s (ORS) Annual Meeting, Jan. 26–29, in San Antonio, offers researchers and clinicians a forum to share ideas and discuss future trends and new research findings that will ultimately influence the treatment and care of orthopaedic patients. This year’s meeting will include numerous scientific workshops, each focused on a different area of interest or type of research. The workshops are designed to give meeting attendees an educational foundation while providing an introduction to established areas of research.

Several additional workshops will focus on new or cutting-edge research. The 14 New Horizons Workshops will focus on new areas of research, techniques, or work that challenges existing dogma. These 90-minute workshops are designed to enlighten meeting attendees about current clinical areas that have research needs or knowledge gaps. The results could lead to significant advances in orthopaedic care.

The 2013 ORS Annual Meeting will also feature two cosponsored symposia. “Cell-Based Strategies for Regenerating Musculoskeletal Tissues,” presented by the ORS and the AAOS Biological Implant Committee, will be held on Jan. 27 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.; a similar version of this workshop will be presented at the 2013 AAOS Annual Meeting in Chicago (Tuesday, March 19, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.).

Organized by Stuart B. Goodman, MD, PhD, and Lynne C. Jones, PhD, this workshop will provide a scientific and historical context of cell-based therapies regarding musculoskeletal engineering. It will also cover different approaches that have been developed and current, state-of-the-art cell-based therapies available. Attendees can also expect a glimpse into the future regarding the opportunities for new applications and further development of existing therapies. Presenters include Louis C. Gerstenfeld, PhD; Joseph M. Lane, MD; George F. Muschler, MD; and Rocky S. Tuan, PhD.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Association joins the ORS in presenting “Current Management, Clinical Controversies, and Basic Scientific Understanding of Polytraumatized Patients with Major Skeletal Trauma” on Jan. 26 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Organized by Todd O. McKinley, MD, this workshop will include discussions on current clinical and basic scientific knowledge bases pertaining to orthopaedic injuries in polytraumatized patients. The goal is to generate interaction between orthopaedic clinicians who manage multiply injured patients and basic and clinical scientists interested in major orthopaedic injuries, systemic response to trauma, and bone healing. Presenters include Adam J. Starr, MD; Robert V. O’Toole, MD; and H. Christopher Pape, MD.

For more information about the ORS 2013 Annual Meeting, visit www.ors.org