ORS Education Online

/ORS Education Online
ORS Education Online 2018-01-17T21:29:19+00:00

Friday, January 12, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (CENTRAL)

Registration Fee:

With the research funding climate currently at historically low levels, many young investigators are finding it difficult to secure grants to build their research careers. We will explore funding opportunities beyond those available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Specifically, we will present opportunities available through the Department of Defense (DoD), and provide a perspective on how applying for these grants compares and contrasts with those from the NIH.

Michael Yaszemski, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering
Mayo Clinic

Jessica Goetz, PhD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
University of Iowa

Edward Bonnevie, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Member, ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Central Time

Registration Fee:
ORS Members – Free
ORS Non-Members – $29.00

There are currently no effective treatments for chronically degenerated torn tendons. In particular, surgical repair of the complex tendon enthesis does not lead to healing with restoration of the native structure or function. This webinar will feature the perspectives of a clinician, Dr. Joseph Iannotti, and a basic scientist, Dr. Helen Lu, on current metrics of success for tendon healing and therapeutics. The discussion will aim to build bridges between basic science and clinical need. Topics covered will include: tissue engineering approaches, and the clinical definition for success. We will also discuss approaches to translation of clinical need to basic science studies.

Nelly Andarawis-Puri, PhD
Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor; Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences
Cornell University

Joseph Iannotti, MD
Chairman, Orthopaedic and Rheumatoloic Institute; Co-Director of the Orhtopaedic Research Center
Cleveland Clinic

Helen Lu, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering Chair, Graduate Studies
Columbia University

Friday, June 9, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central Time

Registration Fee: None

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health is committed to advancing regulatory science with computational modeling. This presentation will cover the new standard from the ASME Verification and Validation (V&V 40) subcommittee on Computational Modeling for Medical Devices. Computational modeling can be used throughout the product life cycle to provide information about the technical performance, safety, and effectiveness of medical devices. Computational models can also be used to assess aspects of in vivo performance without subjecting patients to potential harm or unnecessary risk. Establishing the credibility of a computational model to assess in vivo performance is important because of the inherent risk. Model credibility can be established through verification and validation (V&V) activities. Although methods for V&V are well-established, guidance is lacking on assessing the adequacy of the V&V activities for computational models used to support medical device development and evaluation. Given the inherent risk of using a computational model as a basis for predicting medical device performance, a risk-informed credibility assessment framework has been developed. The framework centers on establishing that model credibility is commensurate with the risk associated with decisions influenced by the computational model. Thus, the intent of this standard is to provide guidance on how to establish risk-informed credibility goals, which are used in the development of the V&V plan, and then determine and communicate the credibility of computational models used in the evaluation of medical devices.

Tina Morrison, PhD FDA/CDRH
Deputy Director, Division of Applied Mechanics, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories

Chris Roche, MSE, MBA
Director of Engineering, Extremities Exactech
Member, ORS Industry Engagement Committee

>>Webinar Recording

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12:00 PM CST

The non-invasive imaging technique of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is capable of generating high resolution and high contrast images without the need for ionizing radiation. Results from MRI can guide the clinical management decision making process for patients affected with meniscal pathologies, and aid in the assessment of the performance of new technologies aimed at meniscal repair. In this webinar we will review state-of-art MRI methodologies that are being developed and used for visualizing the meniscus and assessing its biochemical composition. The basic physics underlying the acquisition methods and analysis will be reviewed, and the techniques of T1ρ, T2, T2* mapping will be reviewed.

The meniscus of the knee joint is one of the most commonly injured musculoskeletal tissues. Non-invasive imaging allows the type and extent of injury to be assessed, and as such helps guide the clinical management decision making process for patients affected with meniscal pathologies. At the ORS 2016 Annual Meeting, the membership of the Meniscus Section voiced the opinion that there was a need to disseminate more detailed information about meniscus imaging techniques. This webinar will provide an overview of MR techniques for those scientists not entirely familiar with MR physics, while also providing a more in-depth analysis of the physics underlying the acquisition analysis methods specific to T1ρ, T2, T2* mapping.

Participants will learn about: (i) the process of acquiring and analyzing images and data acquired from MR scans will be reviewed (ii) clinical Imaging & UTE techniques, and (iii) T2 & T1 rho mapping of meniscus.

Suzanne Maher, PhD, Associate Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Matthew Koff, PhD, Associate Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery

Matthew Koff, PhD, Associate Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery
An Engineers Overview of the Process of Acquiring and Analyzing Images and Data Acquired from MR Scans

Christine Chung, MD, Professor in Residence of Radiology, University of California at San Diego
Clinical Imaging & UTE Techniques

Sharmilla Majumdar, PhD, Professor and the Vice Chair of Research, University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine
T2 & T1 Rho Mapping of Meniscus

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
12:00PM – 1:00PM Central Time

Registration Fee:
ORS Members – No Fee
ORS Non-Members – $29.00

The ORS Meniscus Section is planning to hold a series of online education opportunities on Clinical Care and Challenges, Imaging the Meniscus, and The Biomechanics of the Meniscus. The goal of the series is to present the current state of the field and to identify current challenges. Our first webinar will cover Clinical Care and Challenges with Dr. Oliver Kessler from Zurich, and Dr. Aaron Krych from Mayo Clinic as our invited speakers. Both speakers are Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Kessler and Dr. Krych will discuss 1) clinical implications of meniscus tears with focus on the posterior medial corner 2) different repair options for different tear patterns based on anatomic location (all-inside, inside-out, outside-in, suture tying all-inside), and 3) controversies surrounding root tears and repairs. The intended audience is those who are interested in learning more about the clinical treatments of meniscus injuries, different repair strategies, and controversies in the field of meniscus repair. The webinar will be targeted to both basic and translational scientists who are interested in learning about the clinical treatments for meniscus injuries and challenges that remain with successful treatment of these injuries.

Aaron Krych, MD, Mayo Clinic
“Meniscus Repair Options in 2016: A Changing Paradigm”

Olivier Kessler, MD, Zurich
“Posterior Medial Meniscal Root Tears From Basic Science to Surgery: Why, When, and How?”

Tammy Haut Donahue, PhD
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies
Colorado State University
Chair, ORS Meniscus Section

Lutz Durselen, PhD
Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics
Director and Chair: Prof. Dr. Anita Ignatius Trauma Research Center Ulm
Ulm University, Germany
Research and Education Chair, ORS Meniscus Section

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST


Successful postdoctoral training is an essential step in preparing the future leaders in orthopaedic research. The purpose of this webinar is to provide insights regarding the post-doctoral experience. You will hear from skilled young investigators who completed outstanding post-doctoral fellowships and became successful independent investigators. Three speakers will discuss the processes they followed to identify their mentors, along with the strategies they developed to enhance their skills and surmount the challenges they faced. This unique opportunity will better prepare senior PhD candidates or new laureates navigate their transition into a successful post-doctoral fellowship.

Topics covered in the webinar include:
1. Identifying a proper lab for post-doc training
2. Generate a research plan and establish productive collaborations
3. Obtaining independent funding
4. Teaching and mentorship

X. Lucas Lu, Ph.D.
Chair, ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware

Karl Lewis, BS
Member, New Investigators Mentoring Committee
PhD Candidate
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The City College of New York

Karen Troy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Baohong Zhao, D.M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Assistant Scientist
Arthritis Degeneration Program and Genomic Center
Hospital for Special Surgery

Daniel Cortes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Penn State University,
State College, PA

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health is committed to advancing regulatory science with computational modeling. Specifically, there is a role for modeling and simulation in the evaluation of medical devices, from the research and development stage to supporting the approval/clearances of devices on the market. Numerous challenges remain before we can fully realize the potential for modeling and simulation. One of the key challenges is being able to review the computational model and evaluate the evidence available to support its use in regulatory submissions. To overcome this challenge, FDA has recently published a guidance document for Reporting Computational Modeling Studies in Medical Device Submissions. In this document, we outline our recommendations on the format and organization of the report. Better reporting will improve our consistency in decision making and foster broader acceptance of modeling and simulation. Moreover, another key challenge is know what level of evidence is needed to support using a computational model to make regulatory decisions. On this front, FDA is working closely with industry to develop a risk-informed credibility assessment framework. Finally, to tackle scientific and technical challenges, CDRH continues its research endeavors in modeling and simulation. The webinar will focus on these key aspects: the guidance on reporting, the standard on credibility evidence, and scientific research projects.

Tina Morrison, PhD
Deputy Director, Division of Applied Mechanics, Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories

Chris Roche, MSE, MBA
Director of Engineering, Extremities
Member, ORS Industry Engagement Committee

>>Webinar Recording

October 27, 2016

Quantifying human movement can provide us with an improved understanding of the effects of pathology or trauma on the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. Early identification of deviations from normal variations in movement can help to develop treatment and prevention strategies. Currently, there are a variety of tools available for assessing movement. However, the choice of motion capture technology can be daunting as it can immensely impact the types and accuracy of information that can be collected affecting data interpretation. In this webinar two main technologies, an established technique of marker based motion capture and an emerging technique of dual fluoroscopy (or biplane videoradiography) will be discussed using examples and case studies. Understanding the limits of each of these technologies and recognizing their appropriateness for various research questions will help the scientific community in producing highly relevant and validated outcomes for human movement assessment. Furthermore, correct application of technology, especially emerging ones, is necessary for achieving standardization and reproducibility of experiments which is crucial for future sustainability of research and development in orthopaedic biomechanics.

Learning Objectives: Understand considerations for motion analysis experiments, dual fluoroscopy experiments, decision making for choosing appropriate technology based on required outcome (whole body to joint/soft tissue level).

Robin Queen, PhD, FACSM
Virginia Tech

Gulshan Sharma, PhD, MBA
University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Joseph Hamill, PhD, FACSM
University of Massachusetts
Talk: “Using Motion Capture and Force Measurement in Clinical Research”

Scott Tashman, PhD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Talk: “When is Dynamic Radiographic Imaging the Best Choice for Human Movement Studies?”

July 25, 2016

This webinar will review strategies and tips for effectively communicating your research in an ORS abstract, specifically as it relates to industry.  This will be accomplished through two presentations.

First, Mark Wilkinson, MB ChB, PhD, FRCS will provide a brief overview of how to submit an abstract for the ORS annual meeting and guidelines for abstract preparation. He will also outline some pointers for what makes a good abstract together with some potential pitfalls. Lastly, he will review how abstracts are graded and what reviewers are looking for.

Next, Carl Flannery, PhD will provide keys to success for industry related abstracts.  He will review what to include in your ORS abstract as well as pitfalls to avoid in your ORS abstract preparation.  He will also review steps to take before submitting your ORS abstract

Together these presentations will provide you with a foundation for submitting a successful industry related abstract.

>>Webinar Recording

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Osteoarthritis, the leading cause of disability and a financial burden on the society, affects 50+ million Americans. There are no effective treatment options available for this clinical syndrome largely because the molecular mechanisms of disease development are poorly understood. Although articular cartilage degeneration is the hallmark of end stage osteoarthritis, it is no longer considered to be only a cartilage disease. It is now being recognized that osteoarthritis affects all knee joint tissues (meniscus, cartilage, ligament, bone) and should therefore be viewed as a total joint disease. ORS conducted a webinar to address the basic science, clinical and translational aspects of osteoarthritis as a total joint disease. Differences between mouse and human was discussed.

*This is a members only webinar. The fee to view this webinar as a non-member is $29. Please contact Jola Lewsza at lewsza@ors.org or (847)430-5023 for payment.

January 27, 2016
11:00 AM CDT

Navigating the research field is as much about career management as it is about scientific training and ability. Although doctoral study primarily focuses on research, new independent investigators are expected to obtain extramural grants, publish, advise students, and provide service to scientific societies in addition to research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities. The goal of this webinar is to provide insight into how new investigators can prepare for and meet these tasks effectively.

November 13, 2015
2:00 PM CDT

Mechanically assisted corrosion of metallic biomaterials has been a major concern in Orthopaedics as issues have arisen with metal-metal junctions, modular tapers and a range of other applications where metal-metal contacts are present under high cyclic loads and corrosion conditions. Much of the field has focused on the mechanical (tribological) aspects of surface damage, and the direct consequences of particles and ions on the local biological system. While these continue to be significant and important areas of study, there are several aspects of corrosion and the corrosion-biology interaction that are not well understood or studied that have significant impact on the nature of the corrosion observed and the nature of the biological reactions possible. This presentation will discuss the electrochemistry of corrosion, the importance of surface oxides in this process and the role of the reduction reactions that are part of corrosion. In addition, the interactions of the local biological system and inflammatory processes with the corroding metal surface will be discussed. Examples of new concepts to be described include the effect of reduction reactions on cell viability and the role of inflammatory cells and inflammatory chemistry (Reactive Oxygen Species) on corrosion of CoCrMo and Ti alloy surfaces. The new paradigm of “Biology causes corrosion and corrosion causes biology” will be described.

October 28, 2015
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM CDT

The webinar will cover the use of different in vitro culture conditions for intervertebral disc cells and tissues. From monolayer cultures of isolated disc cells, to the 3D culture systems routinely used to re-differentiate IVD cells towards the in vivo phenotype. The use of co-culture systems to mimic the native cellular interactions within the disc will also be discussed.  In addition, we will review tissue cultures from explants to whole organ culture, with discussion of the media requirements and the use of loading and loading systems to maintain disc phenotype and viability during prolonged culture. The advantages and disadvantages of the systems will also be included as well as some of their uses to date.

September 2, 2015
11:00 AM CDT

The ability to submit a competitive proposal to NIH and to receive an NIH grant is the first essential step for all young scientists to start their career in biomedical research. The two speakers in this webinar, a program director from NIH/NIAMS and a scientific reviewer officer from NIH/CSR, will share their perspective on the grant application process with you. They will talk about how to find a proper funding mechanism for your career status and scientific ideas and provide information on preparation, submission, and revision of your proper grant proposals. They will also share with you tips learned from their experiences for the successfully navigating the funding process.

Specific topics covered in the webinar include:
• What will happen to your proposal after submission?
• The roles of program director, scientific officer, grant management officer and study section
• Facts about F32 and K99/R00 grant
• Requirements for a Mentored Career Development (K) proposal
• Which one to submit first as junior faculty, R03, R21, or R01?
• Ins and outs of the scientific review process
• Common aspects of successful proposals

You are welcome to attend if you are interested in submitting a research proposal to any NIH or agency, have a proposal in review, or already have a research fund!

Presented by the ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee on January 21, 2015

This is the second part of our webinar series “How to find a faculty job?” (see part I here if you missed it). Assuming you have received interview invitations from your dream schools, it is time to prepare for the interview, explore the environment, and negotiate the startup package. The two speakers in this webinar, a renowned biomedical engineering department chair and a young professor in a top bioengineering program, will share their perspective on the interview and negotiation process with you. They will provide you the guidance to turn the interview into a job offer and to start your career with the resources you need.

Specific topics covered in the webinar include:

  • Design your seminar and chalk talk
  • Understand the role of the search committee
  • Make the most of your one-on-one interviews
  • Expectations, etiquette, follow-up
  • What to expect in the offer letter
  • What parts of my recruitment package are negotiable?
  • How do I manage the timing when I am considering more than one offer?

Presented by the ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee on August 28, 2014


Dawn M. Elliott, PhD
University of Delaware

Simon Tang, PhD
Washington University in St Louis

Finding faculty positions that fit your background and getting interviews for those positions are the first essential steps for young scientists with dreams of an academic job. This webinar features two speakers: a Chair of a bio-medical engineering program and a newly recruited Assistant Professor in one of the country’s top programs. They will share their perspectives on the application process – from both sides of the table. They will highlight what the search committee is looking for and ways to make your application stand out from the rest to earn you an interview.

Specific topics covered in the webinar include:

  • Self-evaluation and how to prepare yourself for the job search process
  • The current job market in academia
  • Searching for available positions and finding the information behind the advertisement
  • Preparing your CV, research statement and teaching philosophy
  • Finding out what the search committee is looking for in each stage of the process
  • Understanding how applications are reviewed by the committee

Presented by the ORS Membership Committee on May 13, 2014


Kurt Hankenson, DVM, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center

Jonathan Gumucio, BS
University of Michigan

Christopher Evans, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Center Rehabilitation Medicine Research

Have you attended an ORS meeting in the past and wondered ‘what are the benefits of ORS membership and why should I join?’ Have you been an ORS member in the past but let your membership lapse? Presented by Dr. Kurt Hankenson, Chair of the ORS Membership Committee, New Investigator Jonathan Gumucio and Dr. Christopher Evans, past ORS President, this webinar will highlight the benefits of ORS membership. They will cover in detail the many financial benefits of ORS membership, including reduced ORS meeting registration fees and unlimited Journal access, but also will highly the very important benefit of ORS membership in career development and networking. The history and origin of ORS – which just celebrated 60 years as an organization – will be discussed as well as the relationship of ORS with other orthopaedic organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Presented by the ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee on July 10, 2012


Lou Soslowsky, PhD
Fairhill Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and
Professor of Bioengineering (BE) at University of Pennsylvania Engineering

Tamara Alliston, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco

The ability to distill and organize your research into a clear and compelling abstract is an essential skill for all investigators, even though most receive little formal education in this area. This webinar reviews strategies and tips to help new investigators develop abstracts that effectively communicate their research.

Specific topics covered in the webinar include:

  • Critical elements of a successful and clear abstract
  • Qualities of “outstanding” abstracts
  • Common reasons abstracts are rejected and how to avoid them
  • Information about the ORS abstract format, submission, and review process

Sponsored by the ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee


Darryl D. D’Lima, MD, PhD

Director, Orthopaedic Research, Scripps Health

D. Rick Sumner, PhD

Presidential Professor for Medical Research, The Mary Lou Bell McGrew
Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush Medical College

Currently serving as ORS Editorial Advisory Board Member

Michael J. Yaszemski, MD, PhD

Professor at Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopaedics and Bioengineering

Currently serving as ORS Member-at-Large. Served on ORS Committees: Finance, Volunteer Appointments, and Co-Programming. Served as Grant Writing Workshop Faculty, Mentor at the ORS Annual Meeting.


Tammy L. Haut Donahue, PhD

Associate Professor at Colorado State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Currently serving as ORS New Investigator Mentoring Committee Member


Whether you are starting a new research program or looking to improve the program you have, navigating this process can be a daunting task. We have three world leaders who have established orthopaedic research programs with diversified funding and strong collaborations. Listen to insights from these successful ORS members about competing in this funding climate, such as establishing and maintaining productive research collaborations, increasing clinical relevance, and building on their strong research programs.

Women often find it difficult to ask the questions necessary to negotiate for a better salary, pursue additional training or seek better job opportunities. Once made aware of the factors that lead to gender inequality in the workplace, women can take the first steps to re-framing their attitudes, perceptions and personal interactions on their way to enhance their professional development.

• To educate women of the potential factors leading to gender inequality in the workplace.
• To provide tools to increase career success and overcome gender inequality

Susanna Chubinskaya, PhD
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, Rush University
The Ciba-Geigy Professor of Biochemistry Professor,
Departments of Biochemistry, Orthopedic Surgery &
Medicine (Section of Rheumatology)
Chair, ORS Awards and Recognition Committee

Michelle Ghert, MD
Oncologist, McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Deputy Director, Research at the Center for Evidence-Based Orthopaedics at McMaster
Associate Director, Orthopaedic Training Program
Director, Resident Research at McMaster
Chair, ORS Women’s Leadership Forum

The use of live biological material for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders presents particular challenges. Cell based therapies have been widely investigated in preclinical studies, yet their transition to the clinic has been slow. This webinar aims to provide an overview of some of the clinically available cell based therapies and provide some examples of what future treatments may look like. The initial presentation by Dr. Jason L. Dragoo, MD will elaborate on modern, currently available cell therapies, as well as those accessible via clinical trials, from the perspective of a practicing surgeon. Dr. Robert Mauck will then present potential future options.

There will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentations.

Sponsored by the ORS Basic Science Education Committee


Jason L. Dragoo, MD
Stanford University

Robert Mauck, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Powered by AmericanEagle.com