Orthopaedic Research Society 2013

Sunday, March 19, 2017
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
San Diego Convention Center
Room: 1B
San Diego, California 

Meeting Organizers

Matthew Allen, Vet MB, PhD, Section Treasurer
Laurie Goodrich, DVM, PhD, Section Secretary
Kurt Hankenson, DVM, PhD, Section Chair
Dianne Little, PhD, DVM, Section Research & Education Chair
Stephan Zeiter, DVM, PhD, DipECLAM, Section Chair Elect

Meeting Theme

Developing Best Practices for Models of In Vivo Loading 

About the Meeting

The section meeting will begin with a business and planning meeting, then be followed by an exciting series of presentations on refining and standardizing models of load induced bone formation moderated by Russell Main, PhD, Purdue University and Bettina Willie, PhD, McGill University. Leading groups will present their best practices for their individual loading models, as well as, current challenges and issues with each loading paradigm. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with the aim of guiding the group to reach consensus on a variety of issues, including application and translatability, loading methodologies, post-loading analyses, overall experimental design and reporting and animal welfare and care and use committee considerations.

Breakfast will be provided for on behalf of the section and sponsored by the AO Foundation.


(Confirmed as of December 2016)

  • Russell Main, PhD, Purdue University
  • Lee Meakin, PhD, University of Bristol
  • Sandra Shefelbine, PhD, Northeastern University
  • Matthew J. Silva, PhD, Washington University
  • Marjolein van der Meulen, Cornell University
  • Bettina Willie, PhD, McGill University


(Confirmed as of December 2016)

  • Ken Kozloff, PhD, University of Michigan 


(Confirmed as of December 2016)

  • Russell Main, PhD, Purdue University
  • Bettina Willie, PhD, McGill University

Meeting Agenda

Coming February 2017

Section Member Networking Event

All section members will be invited to attend an offsite networking event on the evening of Sunday, March 19. Hosted by the section leadership, this event is by invitation only. An invitation will be sent out in January 2017 to section members.