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February 24, 2016 | 1:00-5:30 pm  |  St. Louis, Missouri                                            

Eric P. Newman Educational Center  |  Washington University Medical School 


Featured Speaker: 

Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv
Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Chief Scientific Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery
David H. Koch Chair in Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration
Professor, Medicine and Immunology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, HSS Genomics Center

Hospital for Special Surgery

“Epigenetics and Osteoclast Differentiation”


The Annual Symposium is the largest and most extensive interaction of the Musculoskeletal Research Center investigators.  It will be a half day (1-5:30 pm) symposium held on February 24, 2016,  featuring reports from many laboratories, two poster sessions (including work from all laboratories) and a featured speaker.   A reception will be held after the Symposium for social interactions with the invited speaker. 


2016 Symposium Agenda 


01:00-01:10pm Introduction: "The MRC and Its Activities" Dr. Deborah Novack
(Seminar Room B)
  2015 P&F Presentations (Seminar Room B)
01:10-01:30pm “Region Specific Mechanics and Multiscale Strain of Human Supraspinatus Tendon” Dr. Spencer Lake
01:30-01:50pm  “Promoting rotator cuff muscle regeneration with paracrine adipose signaling.” Dr. Gretchen Meyer
Oral Presentations from top abstract submissions 
01:50-02:05 pm "Bone Marrow Adipocytes Selectively Resist Lpolysis in Response to Fasting and β-adrenergic Stimulation" Dr. Erica Scheller
02:05-02:20 pm "Engineering an Osteochondral Interface via Spatially Controlled, Scaffold-Mediated Gene Delivery of TGF-β3 and BMP-2 within Anatomically-Shaped Cartilage-Derived Matrix Scaffolds" Dr. Chris Rowland
02:20-02:35 pm "Intracellular Replication of Staphylococcus Aureus in Osteoclasts" Dr. Jennifer Krauss
02:35-02:50 pm "Sclerostin Antibody Treatment Enhances Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rotator Cuff Animal Model" Shivam Shah
  Poster Presentations (Great Room B)
03:00-03:45pm Poster Session A - Even # posters
03:45-04:30pm  Poster Session B - Odd # posters
  Keynote Lecture (Seminar Room B)

“Epigenetics and Osteoclast Differentiation"

Dr. Lionel Ivashkiv
05:25-05:30pm Announce Poster Winners  Dr. Deborah Novack
05:30-06:30pm Reception (Great Room B)


 click here for Poster Locations





Poster Session


Call for Abstracts
(now closed)

Please submit your abstracts to:
Kamilla McGhee
by 5pm on January 11, 2016


$800 Travel Awards
will be given to the
top abstract submissions!


  • Abstracts must be submitted in PDF format, using template from MRC website (forms below)
  • Abstracts must be written in Arial font
  • Abstract must be text only (no figures or images)
  • Abstract should be no more than one page in length
  • Poster size: 4’x4’ (unless there is an existing poster that you wish to use)
  • Abstract and submission form must be submitted by 5pm on January 11, 2016 to Kamilla McGhee
  • Abstracts will be included in meeting book

Please note: All abstracts will be accepted for posters presentations.  Four abstracts will be selected for oral presentations, and notified by February 3, 2016.


Forms (required for submissions):

Submission Form 


Abstract template 





For more information, or to reserve your seat, please contact:

Kamilla McGhee
Core Coordinator







































































































314.747.5993 Core Coordinator314.747.5993