ORS 2023 Annual Meeting

ORS Spine Section Symposium
Friday, February 10, 2023
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This Session will Live Stream on the ORS 2023 Annual Meeting Virtual Platform.

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Welcome and Introduction
Lachlan Smith, PhD, Spine Section Chair

Session 1: Enhancing Spine Research through Leadership, Diversity and Mentoring         

Moderators: Nadeen Chahine, PhD and Simon Tang, PhD

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Cultivating a Supportive Research Environment through Inclusive Leadership

Tristan McIntosh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, General Medical Sciences, School of Medicine
Washington University in St Louis, USA

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Leading Integration of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Zoe Kinias, PhD, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Academic Director of the INSEAD Gender Initiative
Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Discussion with Speakers and Moderators

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Mentoring Speed-Networking

5:15 PM-6:00 PM

Networking Break and Boxed Dinners

6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Trainee Poster Teasers

Session 2: Enhancing Spine Research through Collaboration

Moderator: Dino Samartzis, PhD

6:15 PM – 6:45 PM

The iPSpine Chronicles: Where Dreams were Born and Game-Changing Ideas Become Reality  

Mariana Tryfonidou, DVM, PhD, Professor of Regenerative Orthopedics
Coordinator, iPSpine Consortium
Utrecht University, Netherlands

Session 3: Leveraging Developmental Biology and Stem Cells for Disc Regeneration   

Moderators: Christine Le Maitre, PhD and Nilsson Holguin, PhD

6:45 PM – 7:05 PM

Non-Viral Gene Delivery of Development Factors to Treat Discogenic Back Pain    

Devina Purmessur, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The Ohio State University, USA

7:05 PM – 7:25 PM

Lessons Learned from Single Cell Analysis of Developing, Adult and Degenerated Human IVDs for Cell Therapies

Dmitriy Sheyn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedics
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA

7:25 PM – 8:00 PM

Panel Discussion with Speakers and Moderators

8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Networking Reception