Conference Agenda

Download the Complete Conference Agenda

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Welcome and Meeting Goals 

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Keynote Speaker:  Lou Soslowsky, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Perspectives on the Field of Tendon Research and the Roles of Decorin and Bigylcan in Tendon Structure and Function

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Session I:  Tendon Biology
Chair:  Hazel Screen, PhD, Queen Mary, University of London

Moderator: Catherine K. Kuo, PhD, University of Rochester

Speakers and Short Talks:

Hazel Screen, PhD, Queen Mary, University of London
The Tendon Interfascicular Matrix Niche

Catherine K. Kuo, PhD, University of Rochester
Embryonically Inspired Tendon Regeneration Approaches

Short Talk:  Nathaniel Disser, BS, Hospital for Special Surgery
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Promotes Tenocyte Proliferation Through ERK1/2 Signal Transduction

Short Talk:  Joohyun Lim, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Loss of Fkbp10 in Murine Tendons and Ligaments Recapitulates Key Features of Bruck Syndrome

Michael Kjaer, MD, DMSc, Copenhagen University
Physiological Adaptation of Tendon Collagen to Exercise

Alayna Loiselle, PhD, University of Rochester
Defining Cell Lineage, Fate and Function to Inform Tendon Therapeutics

Short Talk:  Anne E.C. Nichols, PhD, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Scleraxis Regulates Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Adult Tenocytes

Short Talk:  Kenneth Weekes, BS, Oregon Health & Science University
Temporomandibular Joint Articular Disc: Development Guided Regeneration

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking Dinner

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast for Hyatt House Portland/Downtown Guests

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Session II:  Tendon Development
Chair: Jenna Galloway, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Moderator: Ronen Schweitzer, PhD, Shriners Hospital

Speakers and Short Talks:

Jenna Galloway, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Exploring Tendon Developmental Plasticity and Regeneration in the Zebrafish

Delphine Duprez, PhD, University Pierre et Marie Curie
Mechanical and Molecular Signals Involved in Tendon Formation

Short Talk:  Deepanwita Pal, PhD, Shriners Hospital for Children
Multiple Roles of Scleraxis in Cell Recruitment and Collagen Organization at Distinct Stages of Tendon Growth

Short Talk:  Dirk Hubmacher, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Absence of the Extracellular Matrix Protein ADAMTSL2, Mutated in Geleophysic Dysplasia, Results in Short Tendons and Reduced Bone Length

Thomas Schilling, PhD, University of California Irvine
Mechanotransduction Regulates Tenocyte-ECM Dynamics in Zebrafish

Rui Diogo, Howard University
Evolutionary Developmental Pathology, or Macroevolutionary Medicine: A New Field of Science Bringing Together Anatomy, Human Evolution, Development, Genetics, Birth Defects and Medicine

Short Talk:  Rulang Jiang, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mkx-deficient Mice Exhibit Hedgehog Signaling Dependent Heterotopic Ossification in the Achilles Tendons

Short Talk:  Hiroshi Asahara, MD, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute
Mechano-signal Pathway Regulating Tendon and Ligament Via Mkx

12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Poster Session

3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Session III:  Tendon Injury and Repair
Chair:  Scott Rodeo, MD, Hospital of Special Surgery

Moderator: Kathleen Derwin, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Speakers and Short Talks:

Chen-Ming Fan, PhD, Carnegie Science
Molecular and Cellular Complexity of the Patellar Tendon Sheath

Short Talk:  Guak-Kim Tan, PhD, Shriners Hospitals for Children
TGF-beta Signaling is Essential for Cell Recruitment into Pathological Tendons

Hani Awad, PhD, University of Rochester
Differential Transcriptional Regulation in Models of Accelerated Tendon Repair

Short Talk:  Franciele Dietrich-Zagonel, PhD, Linköping University
Corticosteroid Treatment to Improve Achilles Tendon Healing is Dose and Time Dependent

Scott Rodeo, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery
Current Status of Cell-Based Therapies for Augmentation of Tendon Repair

Short Talk:  Hua Shen, PhD, Washington University
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Stem Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles in the Early Phase of Tendon Healing

Short Talk:  Jessica Ackerman, BS, University of Rochester Medical Center
S100a4-lineage Cells Lose S100a4 Expression to Become Alpha-SMA+ Myofibroblasts During Scar-mediated Tendon Healing

Brian Feeley, MD, University California San Francisco
Stem Cells, Fat, and Muscle Changes after Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Networking Dinner

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast for Hyatt House Portland/Downtown Guests

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session IV:  Biology and Pathology of the Enthesis
Chair:  Leesa Galatz, MD, Mount Sinai Health System

Moderator: Kathleen Derwin, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Speakers and Short Talks:

Elazar Zelzer, Weizmann Institute of Science
Enthesis Progenitors Combine the Tenogenic and Chondrogenic Genetic Programs

Short Talk:  Amy Merrill, PhD, University of Southern California
Pattering Cell Fate at the Interface between Tendon and Bone

Steve Thomopoulos, PhD, Columbia University
Tendon Enthesis Development and Regeneration

Short Talk:  Marie-Therese Noedl, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Zebrafish as a Model of Tendon-Bone Attachment Injury and Regeneration

Xu Ca, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
TGF-β in Skeletal Tissue Homeostasis  and Enthesopathy

Short Talk:  Keshia Mora, BS, University of Rochester
Location-dependent Changes in Nuclear Morphology in the Achilles Tendon Due to Ankle Rotation

Short Talk:  Eva Liu, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Impaired 1,25 Dihydroxyvitamin D Action Underlies Enthesopathy Development in Murine Hypophosphatemic Rickets

Leesa Galatz, MD, Mount Sinai Health System
Applying Translational Research to Rotator Cuff Repair:  How Science Influences Practice

12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Poster Session

3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Session V:  Tendinopathy
Chair:  James Wang, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Moderator: Peter Amadio, MD, Mayo Clinic

Speakers and Short Talks:

James Wang, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
The Role of HMGB1 in the Development of Tendinopathy

Ashlee Watts, DVM, PhD, Texas A&M University
Matrix Dysregulation in Tendinopathy

Short Talk:  Adam Abraham, PhD, Columbia University
IKKβ/NF-κB Activation Drives Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Short Talk:  Zijun Zhang, PhD, MS, Colorado State University
Expression of Estrogen Receptor and Accumulation of Advanced Glycation End-products in Tendinopathy

Vincent Wang, PhD, Virginia Tech
Assessment of Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) as a Novel Therapeutic for Tendinopathy

Andrew Carr, MDOS, University of Oxford
Improving Evidence for Tendinopathy Therapies; the role of Randomized Clinical Trials

Short Talk:  Mary Frances Barbe, PhD, Temple University
Blocking CTGF/CCN2 Prevents Development of Fibrotic Tendon Changes and Motor Declines in a Rat Model of Repetitive Overuse Injury

Short Talk:  Karin Gravare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD
Comparison of Tendon Structure, Symptoms, and Function in Patients with Either Midportion or Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Awards and Closing Remarks

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking Dinner

 

View the complete conference agenda on one page:

Thursday, November 15

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Welcome and Meeting Goals 

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Keynote Speaker:  Lou Soslowsky, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Perspectives on the Field of Tendon Research and the Roles of Decorin and Bigylcan in Tendon Structure and Function

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Session I:  Tendon Biology
Chair:  Hazel Screen, PhD, Queen Mary, University of London

Moderator: Catherine K. Kuo, PhD, University of Rochester

Speakers and Short Talks:

Hazel Screen, PhD, Queen Mary, University of London
The Tendon Interfascicular Matrix Niche

Catherine K. Kuo, PhD, University of Rochester
Embryonically Inspired Tendon Regeneration Approaches

Short Talk:  Nathaniel Disser, BS, Hospital for Special Surgery
Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Promotes Tenocyte Proliferation Through ERK1/2 Signal Transduction

Short Talk:  Joohyun Lim, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
Loss of Fkbp10 in Murine Tendons and Ligaments Recapitulates Key Features of Bruck Syndrome

Michael Kjaer, MD, DMSc, Copenhagen University
Physiological Adaptation of Tendon Collagen to Exercise

Alayna Loiselle, PhD, University of Rochester
Defining Cell Lineage, Fate and Function to Inform Tendon Therapeutics

Short Talk:  Anne E.C. Nichols, PhD, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Scleraxis Regulates Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Adult Tenocytes

Short Talk:  Kenneth Weekes, BS, Oregon Health & Science University
Temporomandibular Joint Articular Disc: Development Guided Regeneration

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking Dinner

Friday, November 16

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast for Hyatt House Portland/Downtown Guests

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session II:  Tendon Development
Chair: Jenna Galloway, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Moderator: Ronen Schweitzer, PhD, Shriners Hospital

Speakers and Short Talks:

Jenna Galloway, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Exploring Tendon Developmental Plasticity and Regeneration in the Zebrafish

Delphine Duprez, PhD, University Pierre et Marie Curie
Mechanical and Molecular Signals Involved in Tendon Formation

Short Talk:  Deepanwita Pal, PhD, Shriners Hospital for Children
Multiple Roles of Scleraxis in Cell Recruitment and Collagen Organization at Distinct Stages of Tendon Growth

Short Talk:  Dirk Hubmacher, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Absence of the Extracellular Matrix Protein ADAMTSL2, Mutated in Geleophysic Dysplasia, Results in Short Tendons and Reduced Bone Length

Thomas Schilling, PhD, University of California Irvine
Mechanotransduction Regulates Tenocyte-ECM Dynamics in Zebrafish

Rui Diogo, Howard University
Evolutionary Developmental Pathology, or Macroevolutionary Medicine: A New Field of Science Bringing Together Anatomy, Human Evolution, Development, Genetics, Birth Defects and Medicine

Short Talk:  Rulang Jiang, PhD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Mkx-deficient Mice Exhibit Hedgehog Signaling Dependent Heterotopic Ossification in the Achilles Tendons

Short Talk:  Hiroshi Asahara, MD, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute
Mechano-signal Pathway Regulating Tendon and Ligament Via Mkx

12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Poster Session

3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Session III:  Tendon Injury and Repair
Chair:  Scott Rodeo, MD, Hospital of Special Surgery

Moderator: Kathleen Derwin, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Speakers and Short Talks:

Chen-Ming Fan, PhD, Carnegie Science
Molecular and Cellular Complexity of the Patellar Tendon Sheath

Short Talk:  Guak-Kim Tan, PhD, Shriners Hospitals for Children
TGF-beta Signaling is Essential for Cell Recruitment into Pathological Tendons

Hani Awad, PhD, University of Rochester
Differential Transcriptional Regulation in Models of Accelerated Tendon Repair

Short Talk:  Franciele Dietrich-Zagonel, PhD, Linköping University
Corticosteroid Treatment to Improve Achilles Tendon Healing is Dose and Time Dependent

Scott Rodeo, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery
Current Status of Cell-Based Therapies for Augmentation of Tendon Repair

Short Talk:  Hua Shen, PhD, Washington University
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Stem Cell-Derived Extracellular Vesicles in the Early Phase of Tendon Healing

Short Talk:  Jessica Ackerman, BS, University of Rochester Medical Center
S100a4-lineage Cells Lose S100a4 Expression to Become Alpha-SMA+ Myofibroblasts During Scar-mediated Tendon Healing

Brian Feeley, MD, University California San Francisco
Stem Cells, Fat, and Muscle Changes after Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Networking Dinner

Saturday, November 17

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast for Hyatt House Portland/Downtown Guests

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Session IV:  Biology and Pathology of the Enthesis
Chair:  Leesa Galatz, MD, Mount Sinai Health System

Moderator: Kathleen Derwin, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Speakers and Short Talks:

Elazar Zelzer, Weizmann Institute of Science
Enthesis Progenitors Combine the Tenogenic and Chondrogenic Genetic Programs

Short Talk:  Amy Merrill, PhD, University of Southern California
Pattering Cell Fate at the Interface between Tendon and Bone

Steve Thomopoulos, PhD, Columbia University
Tendon Enthesis Development and Regeneration

Short Talk:  Marie-Therese Noedl, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Zebrafish as a Model of Tendon-Bone Attachment Injury and Regeneration

Xu Ca, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
TGF-β in Skeletal Tissue Homeostasis  and Enthesopathy

Short Talk:  Keshia Mora, BS, University of Rochester
Location-dependent Changes in Nuclear Morphology in the Achilles Tendon Due to Ankle Rotation

Short Talk:  Eva Liu, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Impaired 1,25 Dihydroxyvitamin D Action Underlies Enthesopathy Development in Murine Hypophosphatemic Rickets

Leesa Galatz, MD, Mount Sinai Health System
Applying Translational Research to Rotator Cuff Repair:  How Science Influences Practice

12:00 PM -1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Poster Session

3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Session V:  Tendinopathy
Chair:  James Wang, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Moderator: Peter Amadio, MD, Mayo Clinic

Speakers and Short Talks:

James Wang, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
The Role of HMGB1 in the Development of Tendinopathy

Ashlee Watts, DVM, PhD, Texas A&M University
Matrix Dysregulation in Tendinopathy

Short Talk:  Adam Abraham, PhD, Columbia University
IKKβ/NF-κB Activation Drives Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

Short Talk:  Zijun Zhang, PhD, MS, Colorado State University
Expression of Estrogen Receptor and Accumulation of Advanced Glycation End-products in Tendinopathy

Vincent Wang, PhD, Virginia Tech
Assessment of Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase (rHuPH20) as a Novel Therapeutic for Tendinopathy

Andrew Carr, MDOS, University of Oxford
Improving Evidence for Tendinopathy Therapies; the role of Randomized Clinical Trials

Short Talk:  Mary Frances Barbe, PhD, Temple University
Blocking CTGF/CCN2 Prevents Development of Fibrotic Tendon Changes and Motor Declines in a Rat Model of Repetitive Overuse Injury

Short Talk:  Karin Gravare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD
Comparison of Tendon Structure, Symptoms, and Function in Patients with Either Midportion or Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Awards and Closing Remarks 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Networking Dinner