AAOS/ORS Tackling Joint Disease by Understanding Crosstalk between Cartilage and Bone Research Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs: Tamara Alliston, PhD and Thomas Vail, MD
April 28-30, 2016 / Hyatt Regency O'Hare / Rosemont, IL

  • Symposium Audience: Orthopaedic surgeons and researchers, Young Investigators, industry representatives, government representatives, and other medical specialties. Total registration is limited; early registration is encouraged.

  • Overview: The 2016 AAOS/ORS Tackling Joint Disease by Understanding Crosstalk between Cartilage and Bone Research Symposium provides a unique forum for experts on bone, cartilage, and other musculoskeletal tissues to consider the integrated biological and mechanical function of tissues across the lifespan in healthy joints and in joint disease. Despite advances in the biological understanding of bone and cartilage independently, comparatively little is known about the crosstalk among joint tissues or its role in joint disease. Specifically, the symposium will:
    • Define the knowledge base on crosstalk among bone, cartilage, other joint tissues, and systemic factors;
    • Identify fundamental gaps in understanding joint crosstalk and clinical care of joint disease;
    • Identify priority research areas to investigate local and systemic crosstalk in joint health and disease;
    • Share knowledge, gaps in understanding, and research priorities with the broad research community;
    • Nucleate collaboration among researchers with distinct disciplinary and tissue expertise; and
    • Cultivate and educate a diverse cohort of new investigators to address these research challenges.

  • Program Agenda (Updated April 19, 2016)


For more information on this research symposium, please contact Erin L. Ransford, AAOS Manager, Research Advocacy, at ransford@aaos.org.



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