Invited Speakers 2018-03-03T17:03:49+00:00

Invited speakers 


Anthony S. Weiss

Elastic biomaterials and accelerated bone repair





Johannes Giesinger

How to select and interpret patient-reported outcome measures?


Heinz Redl

Perinatal cells and tissues in orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and trauma


Sylvia Nürnberger

Cartilage as biomaterial for tissue engineering – solutions for repopulation of dense matrixes


Andreas Traweger

Tendon degeneration and repair – Lessons from tendon development and ageing




Ilse Jonkers

Advanced musculoskeletal modelling using patient-specific data the next frontier in osteoarthritis prevention




Paul E. Beaulé & Mario Lamontagne

Biomechanical analysis after total hip and knee replacement: What is the influence of surgical approach and implant design?


Danilo S. Catelli

Can we develop a biomechanical functional score to quantify the joint mechanics of THA patients?


David A. Hart

Mesenchymal stem/progenitor cell heterogeneity within and between tissue sources: Impact on suitability for specific applications


Amy Hoang-Kim

Methods & design: Integrating sex and gender into research


Diego Mantovani

Biodegradable metals with extreme properties for innovative biomaterials


Robin Mason

Sex, gender, and fracture repair: Considerations in research and clinical practice


James Waddell

Clinical trials on bearing surfaces in total hip replacement





Gang Li

The biological insights of distraction histogenesis and novel clinical applications


Chunming Wang

Modulating macrophage behaviour at the biomaterials-tissue interface for enhanced osteogenesis and osseointegration


Kelvin Yeung

Bone allograft with magnesium enriched tissue microenvironment promotes large bone defect healing


Yufeng Zheng

Biodegradable Zn based alloys designed for future orthopedic application





Florelle Gindraux

How could be improved the induced membrane technique by the amniotic membrane?





Tero Järvinen

Systemically administered wound-homing peptide accelerates wound healing by activating syndecan-4 dependent cell migration pathway




Denitsa Docheva

Mechanisms of tendon generation, degeneration and regeneration


Thomas Grupp

Advanced biomechanical testing – examples from the field of orthopaedic device modularities & cemented implant fixation in knee arthroplasty


Hans Jörg Meisel

The biology – Bone graft versus substitutes for spinal fusion


Jan Philippe Kretzer

Tribological studies of joint replacements



Bernd Rolauffs

Engineering the shape and behaviour of mesenchymal stromal cells through biophysical cues


Elizabeth Rosado

Transcript-activated matrix: Scaffold based delivery of mRNA for enhanced bone repair


Sandra Utzschneider

Biological activity of wear particles in vivo



Martijn van Griensven

Enthesis regeneration with topographically designed scaffolds and growth factors


Britt Wildemann

Cellular and molecular processes during human Achilles tendon healing





Maria Chatzinikolaidou

Designing composite biomaterials to control biological and mechanical features in bone tissue engineering


Nikolaos Diakakis

Is synovial fluid a mirror of equine joint pathophysiology? Review of the tribological identity of equine synovial fluid





Manus Biggs

The functional response of mesenchymal stem cells to electron-beam patterned elastomeric surfaces presenting micron to nanoscale heterogeneous rigidity


Nicholas Dunne

Delivery of self-assembling osteogenic nanoparticles via a thermo-responsive nanofibre reinforced hydrogel


Carlos Garcia-Pando

Mass adoption of 3D-printed personalised implants and surgical tools. How far is it?


David Hoey

Loading-induced bone formation: A role for the skeletal stem cell primary cilium


Stephen Kearns

The role of orthobiologics in treating osteochondral lesions


Oran Kennedy

The role of subchondral bone damage and bone marrow lesions in post-traumatic osteoarthritis


Geraldine McCarthy

Glutamate receptor antagonists alleviate osteoarthritic pain, inflammation and degeneration


Laoise McNamara

Multi-scale, multidisciplinary research into bone mechanobiology during normal physiology and osteoporosis to enhance bone regeneration and therapeutic approaches

Mary Murphy

Cell therapy for immune modulation in osteoarthritis



Fergal O’Brien

Non-viral gene activated scaffolds for enhanced bone & cartilage repair


Abhay Pandit

Being a good guest: The host-implant paradigm





Sofia Avnet

Extracellular microenvironment dictates the fate of mesenchymal
stromal cells


Nicola Baldini

Tumor microenvironment and the behavior of bone cancer


Alessandro Bistolfi

New approaches to reduce bacterial adhesion on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)


Ruggero Cardossi

Adenosine receptors as a biological pathway for the anti-Inflammatory and beneficial effects of low frequency low energy pulsed electromagnetic fields


Riccardo Ferracini

Mesenchymal stem cells from adipose tissue represent an asset for orthopaedic regenerative medicine


Marta Miola

Innovative PMMA-based bone cements containing a single inorganic phase with bioactive and antimicrobial properties





Naomi Kobayashi

Role of molecular diagnosis in periprosthetic joint infection


Michiaki Takagi

Innate immune sensors and selective autophagy in periprosthetic joint infection


Mitsugu Todo

Assessment of vertebra strength using CT-image based finite element method




The Netherlands

Chris Arts

Osteomyelitis treatment; options, results and level of evidence


Jan de Boer

Digitalizing life at the cell-biomaterials interface



Eric Farrell

Donor-host interactions in bone tissue engineering: The role of the immune system in endochondral ossification


Sander Leeuwenburgh

Design of novel composite biomaterials for bone regeneration with self-healing and load-bearing capacity


Riccardo Levato

Biofabrication approaches to engineer complex bone and cartilaginous structures




New Zealand 

David Musson

The importance of matrix structure and stiffness for the mechanobiological behaviour of cells in the health and disease of tendons




Northern Ireland

Susan Clarke

Marine organisms for bone repair



Pamela J. Walsh

Natural biosilica as an index for bone healing






Manuela Gomes

Magnetic actuation in tissue engineering strategies targeting tendon regeneration





Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez

Electromechanical microenvironments for novel tissue engineering strategies


Maria Angeles Perez-Anson

Patient-specific planning of proximal femoral augmentation: in vitro and in silico approaches




South Korea

Gun-Il Im

Kartogenin-based intra-articular therapeutics to treat osteoarthritis





Per Aspenberg

Tendon healing: Mechanical loading and inflammation





Karlmeinrad Giesinger

Boosting performance with ePRO (electronic Patient-reported Outcome)


Sibylle Grad

Pre-clinical testing of biological therapies for the intervertebral disc using whole organ bioreactors


Mario Morgenster

The Clinical reality of preventing, diagnosing and treating fracture-related infections (FRI): focus on biomaterials for antibiotic delivery


Fintan Moriarty

The design and preclinical evaluation of antibiotic releasing biomaterials


Jess Snedeker

Cellular activation of tendon repair by collagen matrix damage


Martin Stoddart

Investigating chondrogenesis under multiaxial load



Florian Theiringer

Additive manufacturing for cranio-maxillofacial surgeries





Feng-Sheng Wang

MicroRNA and histone assembly regulation of osteoarthritis




United Kingdom

Matthew Dalby

Nanoscale approaches to mesenchymal stem cell engineering


Sophie Cox

Characterisation and delivery of pro-osteogenic vesicles: a new acellular approach to bone tissue engineering?


Jay Dudhia

Mesenchymal stem cell derived extracellular vesicles to modulate the tendon microenvironment in repair strategies


Hazel Fermor

Early intervention therapies for cartilage lesion repair



K. C. Geoffrey Ng

Anatomical and functional parameters provide new insights into the pathomechanics of cam FAI


Liam Grover

Controlling ossification using condensed phosphates



David Hamilton

Assessing patient outcomes objectively – a subjective opinion


Anthony Herbert 

Development of decellularised xenogeneic and allogeneic biological scaffolds for musculoskeletal repair


Collin Howie 

PROMS and change management



Judith Hoyland

Development of cell based regenerative therapies for intervertebral disc degeneration


Donata Iandolo

In vitro 3D model for bone tissue: A bioelectronics approach


Deborah Mason

Glutamate receptor antagonists alleviate osteoarthritic pain, inflammation and degeneration


Qing-Jun Meng

Circadian rhythms in the musculoskeletal system: implications in health and disease


Ali Mobasheri

Osteoarthritis: Phenotypes and immunometabolic alterations


Richard Oreffo

Skeletal cell based strategies for bone repair – Opportunities and challenges


Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez

Engineering microenvironments for regeneration of bone critical size defects using highly efficiency presentation of BMP-2


Tim Spalding

Clinical state of the art: Cartilage repair





United States

Roy Aaron

Effects of electromagnetic fields on articular cells and osteoarthritis


Yupeng Chen

Self-assembled nano-structures for RNA delivery against joint inflammation


Susan Chubinskaya

New developments in biologic approaches to articular cartilage regeneration


Jarret D. Cain

OGF-OGFr pathway in diabetic wound and fracture healing


Michael Detamore

Will chondroinductive materials revolutionize cartilage regeneration?


Joel Gagnier

Patient reported outcomes in clinical research and patient care


Vaida Glatt

Influence of the mechanical environment in healing large bone defects and fractures


Riccardo Gottardi

3D osteochondral microphysiological systems: from cartilage-bone crosstalk, to screening regenerative approaches, to space research


Robert Gray

Complex distal radius fractures



Edward Greenfield

Do bacteria contribute to aseptic loosening of orthopaedic implants?


Nathan Hoekzema

Distal humerus ORIF in 2018; tips and tricks to optimizing outcomes


Brian Johnstone

Articular cartilage progenitor cells



John G. Kennedy

Current concepts in the treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus


Amy Ladd

Gendered innovations



George Luta

Correct statistics for orthopaedics



Deana Mercer

Avoiding complications in distal radius fracture fixation


Betsy Nolan

Patient reported outcome measures in shoulder and elbow surgery: A guide for non-clinicians


Jorge Orbay

Current concepts in the management of traumatic elbow instability


Makarand Risbud

Enigma of nucleus pulposus cell metabolism



Thomas Webster

Fighting orthopedic implant infections without antibiotics but with nanomedicine


Chunfeng Zhao

Engineered tendon complex for rotator cuff repair and regeneration


Donghui Zhu

Biometals for regenerative and translational medicine