Optimising Knee Therapies
Date: January 9, 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Researchers from the University of Leeds will be presenting the latest research from the EPSRC Programme Grant, alongside invited keynote speakers from other academic and clinical centres in Europe and the USA. Although the focus will be on the knee, the meeting will be of interest to those involved in musculoskeletal devices and preclinical testing.
The event will take place at Weetwood Hall and the agenda is as below. There is free parking onsite and regular bus links to Leeds city centre.
Please register via the EventBrite link.
09:00 REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
09:30 Welcome and Introduction – Ruth Wilcox
09:50 Aiqin Liu Development of an in vitro experimental model to investigate the contact mechanics of the natural knee
10:05 Robert Cooper Approaches to subject-specific finite element knee models
10:20 Anthony Herbert The strain rate dependent and dynamic mechanical properties of a decellularised biological scaffold for ACL replacement
10:40 MORNING BREAK
11:00 Marlène Mengoni Characterization of osteochondral grafts and their interactions with their host environment
11:20 Hazel Fermor Decellularised osteochondral scaffolds: Proof of concept
11:40 Professor Ilse Jonkers (KU Leuven)
To load or overload: Steps to unravel the million-dollar OA-question
12:20 Poster Pitches
13:45 Professor Gerard Ateshian (Columbia University)
Cartilage Tissue Engineering versus Osteochondral Allografts: Challenges and Strategies for Viable Long-Term
14:15 Jennifer Edwards Development and testing of a novel sterilisation process for use with decellularised human bone-tendon-bone grafts
14:35 Bright Dube Determinants of osteoarthritis 3D bone shape and its change in the three knee bones: a latent growth modelling approach on 37 583 MR images from the Osteoarthritis Initiative
14:55 Louise Jennings (Leeds) & Virginie Sottile (University of Nottingham) Preclinical functional performance assessment of a new bio-inspired non-delaminating osteochondral construct
15:15 AFTERNOON BREAK
15:45 Panel Discussion / Debate
16:30 Close Meeting