Basic Science, Clinical, and Translation Research of the Meniscus: Recent Advances

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central Time

In our continued efforts to expand the science of meniscus research globally, we are planning several events for the upcoming year starting with a Virtual Scientific Session (VSS). The upcoming VSS will highlight recent advancements in basic science, clinical, and translation meniscus research while providing a platform for trainees, early career, and established researchers to present their exciting research to their peers in the field and the meniscus community worldwide. This seminar will be very helpful for them to expand their scope of establishing new collaborations on the path forward in their careers. Additionally, the audience will gain insight on the groundbreaking research of these extraordinary researchers by registering now.

Organized by:
Dr. Jay Trivedi, PhD, Dr. Rebecca Irwin, PhD, and Dr. Francesco Travascio, PhD

Luisa de Roy (Ulm University, Germany)
Hyaluronic Acid Has No Effect On The In Vitro Tribomechanics Of Degenerated Knee Joint Tissues

Dr. Jade He (Stanford University, USA)
MRI Detectable Bone Shape Associates With Patient Symptoms In Preosteoarthritis

Dr. José Leonardo Rocha de Faria (University of São Paulo – Ribeirão Preto, Brazil)
Continuous Vertical Inside-out Versus Traditional Vertical Inside-out Meniscal Repair: A Biomechanical Comparison

Dr. Howard Hillstrom (Hospital for Special Surgery, USA)
Plantar Loading Of Asymptomatic Healthy Individuals With First

Dr. Shangping Wang, PhD (Clemson University, USA)
Impact Of Post-mortem Time and Temperature On Biomaterial Properties Of Human Peroneus Longus Tendons 


Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Organized by: Preclinical Models Section
More Information TBD

Ball & Socket Breakdown: A Beginner’s Guide to Hip and Shoulder Arthroplasty – An Interactive Q&A Session with Surgeons

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Central Time

Join us for an immersive hour-long session that kickstarts our new series of virtual sessions, designed to empower young ORS members with invaluable insights into the world of joint arthroplasty. In this inaugural session, we will dive into the intricacies of hip and shoulder arthroplasty, including surgical techniques, basic reconstructive concepts, implant mechanics, and contemporary surgical challenges.
Throughout the session, two experienced surgeons will take center stage, providing a comprehensive overview of the surgical techniques employed in hip and shoulder arthroplasty. From the foundations to the latest advancements, they will navigate controversies in the field, offering a roadmap to success in these procedures. 
Furthermore, our clinicians will delve into the challenges encountered during joint arthroplasty, addressing complications, nuances, and potential pitfalls. Gain valuable knowledge and better understand the problem solving strategies employed by clinicians today. But the excitement doesn’t end there! Engage directly with our experts during the interactive “Ask Me Anything” session. This is your chance to ask questions related to your interests, and benefit from the firsthand experiences and wisdom of our esteemed surgeons.
Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to elevate your understanding of joint arthroplasty. Join us for a dynamic virtual symposium session that sets the stage for an interactive new series dedicated to understanding contemporary orthopaedic surgical interventions.

Organized by:
ORS Implant Section, Michael Hast, PhD., and Alexander Christ, MD. 

Dr. Elizabeth Gausden, MD, MPH
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery; Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College; Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Andrew Jensen, MD MBE
Assistant Professor of Shoulder and Elbow Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery

Navigating the NIH Diversity Supplement: Tips and Tricks for a Successful Application from Program Officers and Prior Awardees

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Central Time

The NIH Diversity Supplement program aims to enhance the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, post doctorates, and eligible faculty investigators from historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in health-related research. The goal of this virtual session is to make the Diversity Supplement program more accessible to ORS members and their trainees by providing knowledge about the application process. We will provide information on the eligibility, application content, and submission/evaluation process for diversity supplements at various career stages submitted to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). We will also discuss the Diversity Supplement Scholars Program (NIAMS) and learn from ORS members who either received a diversity supplement for a trainee or as a faculty investigator.

Organized by:
ORS Orthopaedic Implants Section 
Feini (Sylvia) Qu, VMD, PhD and Christina Salas, PhD, MSc

Kristy Nicks, PhD
Program Director; Bone Biology, Metabolic Bone Disorders, and Osteoporosis Program ; National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS); National Institutes of Health

Andrew Louden, PhD, MS
Program Director; Division of Clinical Innovation; Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program Branch; Education and Training Section; National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS); National Institutes of Health

Christina Salas, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor w/Tenure, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation; Director, Basic Science & Preclinical Research, UNM Center of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

Kyle Allen, PhD
Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida


Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Organized by: Preclinical Models Section
More Information TBD