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February 22, 2018 | 1:00-5:30 pm  |  St. Louis, Missouri                                            

Eric P. Newman Educational Center  |  Washington University Medical School 

Featured Speaker: 

Andre J. Van Wijnen, Ph.D.
Consultant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Appointment
Consultant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor of Orthopedics

Mayo Clinic


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 22, 2018,  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. 


2018 SAMPLE Symposium Agenda 


01:00-01:10pm Introduction: "The MRC and Its Activities" TBD
(Seminar Room B)
  2017 P&F Presentations (Seminar Room B)
01:10-01:30pm Presentation 1 Dr. Clarissa Craft
01:30-01:50pm  Presentation 2 Dr. Tim Peterson
Oral Presentations from top abstract submissions 
01:50-02:05 pm Abstract presentation 1 TBD
02:05-02:20 pm Abstract presentation 2 TBD
02:20-02:35 pm Abstract presentation 3 TBD
02:35-02:50 pm Abstract presentation 4 TBD
  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)


Dr. Andre J. Van Wijnen
05:25-05:30pm Announce Poster Winners  TBD
05:30-06:30pm Reception (Great Room B)




Poster Session


Call for Abstracts

Please submit your abstracts to:
Kamilla McGhee
by 5pm on January 5, 2018


$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 5, 2018 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 January 20, 2018.


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