We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium will be held on Friday, November 2nd at the University of Pennsylvania. We have an exciting program planned, including a keynote talk from Dr Anthony Lowman, Professor and Dean of Engineering at Rowan University, focusing on the development and translation of novel nucleus pulposus therapies. As always, the meeting will cover all areas of spine research spanning from basic to clinical, and encompass the broad areas of development, pathophysiology, aging, pain, therapeutics and diagnostics. We encourage everyone to submit their latest research for inclusion in the program as either podium or poster presentation. There will be awards for the best presentations by trainees.

Please circulate this announcement among your departments and colleagues. We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Pennsylvania on November 2nd, 2018.

Lachlan Smith, Neil Malhotra & Tom Schaer
University of Pennsylvania
Meeting Co-Chairs

Organizing Committee

Sriram Balasubramanian, Drexel University
Dawn Elliott, University of Delaware
James Iatridis, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai
Michele Marcolongo, Drexel University
Makarand Risbud, Thomas Jefferson University
Irving Shapiro, Thomas Jefferson University
Harvey Smith, University of Pennsylvania
Ed Vresilovic, Pennsylvania State University
Yejia Zhang, University of Pennsylvania

Symposium Location

Glen Gaulton Auditorium
Ground Floor, Biomedical Research Building
University of Pennsylvania
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA

The 2018 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium is not associated with the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) or the ORS Spine Section and is hosted on the ORS website as a paid service.