Hybrid Materials Conference 2011

Hybrid Materials 2011
Conference Location:  Strasbourg, France
Conference Dates: March 6 – 10, 2011
 

 

Energy, the environment and human health have emerged as strategic priorities not only in research but in all aspects of our lives. Hybrid materials have already demonstrated good promise in addressing and offering solutions in each of these priority areas. The main objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to bring together people with shared interests in hybrid materials. Sumona Sarkar presented her work in the form of the poster, “Synthesis and Characterization of a bio/synthetic Biomimetic Aggrecan Macromolecule.”

Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2011

57th Annual Meeting of the  Orthopaedic Research Society
Conference Location:  Long Beach, CA
Conference Dates: January 13 – 16, 2011

 

The ORS Annual Meeting continues to be an extraordinary conference enabling members and non-members to bring new scientific discoveries to a forum for open discussion and debate. There is no other society that comprehensively integrates engineering and biological research on all cells, tissues and organs of the musculoskeletal system in an environment in which these new discoveries can be translated to the clinical environment.  This is the most important activity of our Society.  The Program Committee, Topic Chairs, and more than 200 volunteer abstract reviewers are working very hard to put together a program that will help to bring us up to date on the best, late-breaking research in our field.

Jessica Isaacs presented her work in the form of the poster,
“Enzymatic Digestion Effects on Mechanics of Radial Annulus Fibrosus Samples

David Jamison also presented his work entitled,
“Analysis of the Mechanical Behavior of the Intervertebral Disc under High-Impact Loading”

Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium

Annual Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium
Conference Location:  Drexel, Philadelphia, PA
Conference Dates: Dec 14, 2009

The Philadelphia Spine Research Symposiumprovides a forum to present cutting-edge multidisciplinary Spine research in a collegial atmosphere that disseminates scientific information, encourages informal exchange, educates scientific and clinical trainees, and develops future collaborations. The meeting includes clinicians, biologists, and engineers from across the greater Philadelphia and surrounding mid Atlantic region.

The Biomaterial’s Lab was well-represented at this year’s symposium: 

Jessica Isaacs presented a podium presentation entitled, “Characterization of the Annulus Fibrosus Lamellar Micromechanics

David Jamison presented a podium presentation entitled, “High Impact Behavior of the Human Cadaveric Lumbar IVD” 

Sumona Sarkar presented a podium presentation entitled, “An Enzymantically Resistant Biomimetic Aggrecan for the Treatment of Early Stage IVD Degeneration

Discovery Day 2010

Discovery Day 2010
Conference Location: Drexel University, College of Medicine
Conference Dates: October 7, 2010

Discovery Day was held on Thursday, October 7, 2010, at the Queen Lane Campus. The event showcased research posters on topics as diverse as malaria, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, cancer, cardiology, spinal cord injury and repair, behavioral neurobiology, and many more. The featured speaker was Gregory Petsko, D. Phil., who presented the lecture “Pharmacological Chaperones: Protein Stabilization as a Therapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Protein Conformational Diseases.”

Rob Yucha presented his work,
Design of a Flow chamber to Determine L-Selectin Binding Mechanics of Model Blastocysts

Human Performance at Sea Conference

Human Performance at Sea (HPAS) Conference
Conference Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Conference Dates: June 16 – 18, 2010

Human Performance At Sea (HPAS 2010) brought the world’s leading experts from commercial and navy related maritime sectors, and people working on maritime human factors, to discuss and share the result of their work, to identify issues and find solutions to these issues with a focus on human performance. The international conference was hosted by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and organised in association with ABCD and UK MOD.

David Jamison presented his work,
Analysis of the Mechanical Behavior of the Intervertebral Disc under High-Impact Loading
and was the winner of the Best Student Paper award at the conference.

 

Research Day at Drexel University

Research Day 2010
Conference Location:  Drexel University
Conference Dates: April 15, 2010

Research Day is an annual event featuring the research of students within Drexel University. This group includes graduate, undergraduate, medical and MD/PhD students of all the colleges withing Drexel, as well as postdoctoral fellows and researchers. Held each spring, Research Day features posters from hundreds of students. Faculty members judge poster presentations throughout the day, and awards are given to the highest-scoring students.

Society for Biomaterial’s Conference

2010 Society for Biomaterials Conference
Conference Location:  Seattle, Washington
Conference Dates: April 21 – 24, 2010

The theme for the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Society For Biomaterials, Where Materials Meet Biology, reflects the central position of the biomaterials discipline in fostering development of new implant materials and devices for improvement of the human condition. Accomplishing this, both in the past as well as in the future, requires integration of the latest advances in the physical and biological sciences, and engineering. The goal of the 2010 meeting will be to describe the latest innovations in materials science, molecular and cell biology, and engineering, and to identify new opportunities and mechanisms for translation of these findings into new or improved medical treatments for traumatic injury and disease. The program will include Symposia, General Sessions, Workshops, Panel Discussions, and Tutorials, covering all aspects of basic, applied and translational biomaterials science.

David Jamison presented a poster entitled,
Analysis of the Mechanical Behavior of the Intervertebral Disc under High-Impact Loading

Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2010

56th Annual Meeting of the  Orthopaedic Research Society
Conference Location:  New Orleans, LA
Conference Dates: March 6 – 9, 2010

The ORS Annual Meeting continues to be an extraordinary conference enabling members and non-members to bring new scientific discoveries to a forum for open discussion and debate. There is no other society that comprehensively integrates engineering and biological research on all cells, tissues and organs of the musculoskeletal system in an environment in which these new discoveries can be translated to the clinical environment.  This is the most important activity of our Society.  The Program Committee, Topic Chairs, and more than 200 volunteer abstract reviewers are working very hard to put together a program that will help to bring us up to date on the best, late-breaking research in our field.

Dr. Marcolongo presented Chris Massey‘s talk entitled

Effect of Aging amd Degeneration on the Human Intervertebral Disc during the Diurnal Cycle: A Finite Element Study

Jessica Isaacs also presented her work in the form of the poster,

Effects of Enzymatic Digestion on Mechanics of In-Plane Annulus Fibrosus Lamellae