Saturday, March 10
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

With support received from Orthofix

Organized by the ORS Basic Science Education Committee

The ORS/OREF Basic Science Course will provide attendees with the tools to explain the functions and limitations of the science behind the decisions, treatments and procedures that are performed in practice every day.  The course content has been derived from the Orthopaedic Basic Science:  Foundations of Clinical Practice textbook developed in partnership with the AAOS and ORS.  Course attendees will receive a copy of the textbook as part of the registration fee.  The knowledge of the concepts learned in this course is evaluated through the Orthopaedic In-Training Examination and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part 1 and Recertification Examinations.  Understanding the science behind clinical decisions is important as we strive to improve patient care.

The course will benefit anyone currently in the field or entering the field of orthopaedics including orthopaedic residents and fellow, practicing orthopaedic surgeons and musculoskeletal researchers.

Registration required:

ORS Associate Members, Non-member Students/Fellows, Residents, Post-Docs: $155.00
ORS and AAOS Active Members: $195.00
Non-Members: $285.00

Principles of Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science
Moderator: Kurt D. Hankenson DVM, PhD, University of Michigan

Welcome and Introduction
Richard Lieber, PhD, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Molecular and Cellular Biology
Nidhi Bhutani, PhD, Stanford University

Musculoskeletal Development and Genetic Diseases
Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Principles of Biomechanics
Marjolein C. van der Meulen, PhD, Cornell University

Orthopaedic Biomaterials
Kenneth A. Mann, PhD, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Lynn Snyder-Mackler, PT, PhD, University of Delaware

Musculoskeletal Tissue Physiology and Function
Moderator:  Brian Johnstone, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Kurt D. Hankenson DVM, PhD, Michigan State University

Skeletal Muscle and Nerve
Richard Lieber, PhD, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Tendon and Ligament
Nathaniel Dyment, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Brian Johnstone, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

Meniscus and Intervertebral Disc
Robert Mauck, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
Moderator: Chelsea Bahney, PhD, University of California San Francisco

Tissue Engineering in Orthopaedics
Chelsea Bahney, PhD, University of California San Francisco

Bone Injury, Regeneration and Repair
Ralph Marcucio, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Orthopaedic Infections
Joseph C. Wenke, PhD, US Army Institute of Surgical Research

Inflammation in the Musculoskeletal System
Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Osteoporosis/Metabolic Bone
Susan Bukata, MD, University of California, Los Angeles

Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis
William Bugbee, MD, Scripps Clinic

Implant Wear and Inflammatory Response
Darryl D. D’Lima, MD, PhD, Scripps Clinic

Thromboembolic Disease and Fat Embolism Syndrome
Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD, Medical University of South Carolina

Molecular Basis of Cancer
R. Lor Randall, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute