Saturday, March 18
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

(Offered as part of AAOS Specialty Day)

Marjolein C. van der Meulen, PhD, Cornell University
Richard L. Lieber, PhD, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Theodore Miclau, MD, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute
Martin Stoddart, PhD, AO Research Institute Davos

The ORS 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.

Course Schedule

Welcome and Introduction
Marjolein C. van der Meulen, PhD, Cornell University

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

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 , University of Delaware

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

Karl J. Jepsen, PhD, University of Michigan

Skeletal Muscle and Nerve
Johnny Huard, PhD, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Tendon and Ligament
Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Brian Johnstone, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University

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

Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
Moderator: Kristy Weber, MD, University of Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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

Osteoporosis/Metabolic Bone
Joseph Lane, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery

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
Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD, Medical University of South Carolina

Register for the ORS Basic Science Course

AAOS Attendees can register for the course at

ORS attendees will register for the Basic Science Course in San Diego beginning Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 AM in the San Diego Convention Center, Hall D Lobby.

Registration Fees:

ORS Associate Member; Non-member Student/Resident/Fellow/Post Doc $155

ORS Active Member; AAOS Member                                                                      $195

Non-Member                                                                                                                $285