Joint & Bone Initiative

Seminar Series - Past

BJI Seminar Series - Past Speakers:


Jan 17 2017- Dr. Scott Banks, University of Florida "Dynamic Radiographic Measurement of Skeletal Kinematics"

Feb 21 2017 - Dr. Sharmila Majumdar, University of California, San Francisco "Morphological and Quantitative Musculoskeletal Imaging"

Mar 17 2017 - Dr. Carlo Menon, Simon Fraser University " Unobtrusive wearable robotic technologies based on functional materials for assiting with motor impairments"

Mar 21 2017 - Dr. Guy Trudel, Univesrity of Ottawa "MSK Effects of Immobility: An idea has take off"

May 24 2017, Dr. Theresa Anna Guise, Indiana University "Muscle function matters: role of the tumor-bone microenvironment in regbulation of muscle function in cancer"

Jun 1 2017, Dr. Cosimo De Bari, University of Aberdeen, "Mesenchymal stem cells find their niche in cell therapy for arthritis"


Nov 15 2016 - Dr. Roberto Civitelli, Washington University in St. Louis “Connexins in the Skeleton and Beyond”

Oct 13 2016- Dr. Eric Troncy, Universite de Montreal "Osteoarthritis pain predictability in animal models: Taking advantage of the human experience!”

Sep 28 2016 - Dr. Josh Giles, Imperial College London, UK  "Combining Biomechanics and Mechatronics to Personalize and Improve Orthopaedic Patient Outcomes"

Sep 20 2016 - Dr. Emily Lalone, McMaster University "Innovations in Biomechanics Imaging and Clinicial Engineering"

Sep 15 2016 - Dr. Stewart McLachlin, Sunnybrook Research institute "Putting the Pieces Together: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Spine Biomechanics"

Aug 23 2016 - Dr. Ryan Willing, Binghamton University "The Roles of Modelling and Design in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research"

Aug 2 2016 - Dr. Brent Brachvogel, University of Cologne, "miRNAs and Cartilage Homeostasis"

Aug 2 2016 - Dr. Frank Zauke, University of Cologne, "Novel Functions of Perifibrillar Proteins"

Jun 23 2016 - Dr. Tim Griffin, University of Oklahoma, "The Intersection of Aging and Obesity in Osteoarthritis"

Apr 2016 - No Speaker due to Canadian Bone and Joint Conference

Mar 30 2016 - Dr. Boris Hinz, University of Toronto "Crosstalk between fibroblasts and inflammatory cells in fibrosis: A fatal affair"

Feb 25 2016 - Dr. David Cooper, University of Saskatchewan  "Detecting the Pores of Osteoporosis: 3D Imaging as a Window on Bone Remodeling”

Feb 18 2016 - Dr. James Johnston, University of Saskatchewan  "Subchondral Bone Mechanics & Osteoarthritis"

Feb 16 2016 - Dr Saija Kontulainen, University of Saskatchewan "On the development of evidence-based, targeted prevention of bone fragility"

Feb 11 2016 - Dr. Hope Weiler McGill University "Vitamin D and musculoskeletal health: a growing body of evidence from infancy to aging."


Dec 2015, Dr. Tim Fielding- Product Development Manager, Space Missions - Medical, MDA Ltd.  

Nov 2015 Dr. Deiter Reinhardt - University of McGill

Nov 2015 Dr. Boris Hinz, University of Toronto

Nov 17, 2015 Steve Aronckzy, Michigan State University - Compartative Orthopaedic Research (Hosted by Ken Faber and David O'Gorman)

Oct 2015 Jake Barralet, McGill University - Department of Surgery (Hosted by Jeff Dixon)

Oct 2015, Jacquelyn Marsh - Western University Canada

Oct, 2015 Wanrudee Isaranruwatchi - University of Toronto

Sep 2015 Anne Marie Malfait - Rush University, Chicago (Hosted by Frank Beier)

Sep 2015Heather McKay, University of British Columbia - Centre of Hip Health (Hosted by David Holdsworth)

Mar 2015 Steven Novella - Yale University, School of Medicine (Hosted by Mark Neuert)

Feb 2015 Boris Hinz - University of Toronto (Hosted by David O'Gorman)

Jan 2015 Amanda Agnew, Ohio State University (Hosted by Corey Maggiano)


Dec, 2014 Brian Harfe, University of Florida - Patterning the Developing Embryo (Hosted by Cheryle Seguin)

Nov, 2014 Hanspeter Frei, Carleton University - Studying Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Hosted by George Athwal)

Oct, 2014 Sir Ravindir Maini - Gairdner Lecgture Series

Sept 2014 Mona Dvir Ginzberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - 75SIRT1 Promotes Chondrocyte Survival Under Pro-Inflammatory Conditions (Hosted by Frank Beier)

Apr 2014 David Holdsworth, Western University - Problem Solving in the Lab

Mar 2014 Jason McDougall, Dalhousie University - Target Identification for Future Joint Pain Relief 

Feb 2014 David O'Gorman, Western University - Coming to Grips with Hand Fibrosis 

Feb 2014 Andrew Leask, Western University - Skps in Fibrosis 


Nov 2013 Mark Hurtig, University of Guelph - How Collaboration Among Disciplines Drives Change in Clinical Practice

Oct 2013 Joy MacDermid, McMaster University - How to Write Papers That Get Published

Sep 2013 Jim Elliot, Northwestern University - Wiplash: Is it just a Crash for Cash Condition?