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ORS Meniscus Section Scientific Meeting

Knowledge Gaps in the Field of Meniscus Research
Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The objective of the Meniscus Research Section Scientific Meeting is to identify critical knowledge gaps in the field of meniscus research.

Join us for a full day Section Scientific Meeting! Advanced registration is required to attend the meeting through ORS 2018 Annual Meeting registration.

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About the Scientific Meeting

The meeting will include invited talks in the following areas:

  • What is a Normal Meniscus?
  • How to Detect Change?
  • Meniscus 2038,
    • A debate focused on possible developments over the next 20 years from engineering and clinical perspectives.

These three scientific sessions will also include short talks and comments by Section members.

There will be a poster teaser session and a special session on identifying and discussing future ORS Meniscus Research Section initiatives.

The meeting will end with a networking reception and the day will be filled with ample opportunity for those interested in meniscus research to participate and interact with colleagues.

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Immerse yourself in the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting experience:

The ORS Meniscus Section Scientific Meeting and ORS 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and New Orleans Arena, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans is conveniently located just blocks from the French Quarter, Morial Convention Center, and the Mississippi Riverfront.

The cut-off date to reserve your room is Sunday, January 28, 2018. Any reservations made after this date, or after the ORS block is full will be based on hotel availability and at the property’s regular rates.

To book within the ORS block, your reservation must include the dates of Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. Reservations that do not include these dates will not be accepted when trying to book.

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8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Check In

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Marc Levenston, PhD, ORS Meniscus Section Chair
Stanford University

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM
Session 1: What is a Normal Meniscus?

This session will discuss what we know about the function and critical importance of the meniscus.  We will discuss recent findings on mechanical and biological changes in meniscus injured subjects.  As well there will be discussion of the challenges and opportunities in investigating the role of the normal meniscus in the joint.

Amy McNulty, PhD, Section Scientific Research & Education Chair
Duke University Medical Center

Moderator: Martin Englund, MD, PhD
Lund University

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Session 1: What is a Normal Meniscus?
Invited Section Member Talks

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Session 1: What is a Normal Meniscus?

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Session 2: How to Detect Change?

The normal MR signal characteristics of menisci will be discussed with regards to the MR transverse relaxation times.  Patterns of meniscal degeneration and tear will be presented, followed by assessment of post-operative change including meniscal repair and transplantation.  The use of quantitative T2* mapping as a marker for the collagen orientation will be discussed.

Hollis Potter, MD
Hospital for Special Surgery

Moderator: M. Farooq Rai, PhD, ORS Meniscus Section Secretary
Washington University at St. Louis

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Session 2 Invited Section Member Talks

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
Session 2 Conclusion

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Poster Teaser Session

Moderator: Andrea Seitz, PhD
Ulm University Medical Center

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Session 3: ORS Meniscus Section Initiatives

Join us an interactive discussion regarding section initiatives. Some topics include but not limited to:

Organizing focused meetings to produce consensus statements

Organizing future webinars

Establishing a collaboration/mentoring network where researchers could seek out collaborators with particular expertise

Moderator: Kyle Allen, PhD, ORS Meniscus Section Treasurer
University of Florida

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Session 4: Meniscus 2038 Debate
Debate Between a Basic Science Researcher and Clinician

What do we think that meniscal repair/replacement will— or should— look like in 20 years?

What engineering advances are necessary and what surgical/clinical advances are necessary to improve meniscal surgery?

Lawrence Bonassar, PhD
Cornell University

Tony van Tienen
Radboud Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Moderator: Lutz Durselen, PhD, ORS Meniscus Section Scientific Meeting Organizer
Ulm University

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Session 4 Invited Section Member Talks

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Session 4 Conclusion

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Scientific Meeting Wrap Up
Suzanne Maher, PhD, ORS Meniscus Section Chair Elect
Hospital for Special Surgery

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Section members are invited to present opinions, latest research, comments or unpublished data related to the respective session topics. Section members are encouraged to submit scientific proposals for a 5-minute podium presentation during the section scientific meeting.

Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2018

Criteria for Eligibility 

  • Please note your proposals should not include data accepted for presentation (podium or poster) for the ORS 2018 Annual Meeting.
  • Primary author must be an ORS and ORS Meniscus Section member in good standing at the time of submission.
  • All submitting authors will be notified about acceptance of their proposals around February 15, 2018.

Please use the proposal submission template to upload your proposal in PDF format that should include:

  • Session Preference:
    What is a normal meniscus?, How to detect change?, or Meniscus 2038?
  • Primary author name and contact information
  • Include all co-authors
  • Affiliations
  • A maximum of 300 words text and 2 figures

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