Joint & Bone Initiative

Seminar Series - Past

BJI Seminar Series - Past Speakers:


Jan 16 2018- Prof. Stuart M. Phillips, McMaster University "Exercise and Nutritional Support of Musculoskeletal Health in the Elderly"

Feb 20 2018- Prof. Alan Getgood, Western University "What's Old is New: The Evolving Face of ACL Reconstruction..."

Mar 9 2018- Prof. David Cooper, University of Saskatchewan "Musculoskeletal Imaging at the Canadian Light Source:  What’s Possible at your National Synchrotron Facility?"

Mar20 2018- Jeff vanHumen - OCE; Erin Azzopardi  - Mitacs; & Sarah O'Neil - NSERC "Trainee Oppotunities Workshop"

Apr 17 2018- Dr. Michelle Johnson, University of Pennsylvania "Community-Based Robot-Assisted Stroke Rehabilitation for Developed and Developing Countries"



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"

Jul 28 2017, Dr. George Bou-Gharios, University of Liverpool, "Transgenic Models to manipulate metallo-proteinases: the effect on skeletal development and maintence

Sep 5, 2017, Dr. Ceilia Helena de Azevedo Gouveia Ferreira,Institute of Biomedical Sciences University of São Paulol, "Is the skeleton a site for thyroid hormone-sympathetic nervous system interaction?" 

Sep 6, 2017, Dr. Joseph Stains, University of Maryland, "Connexin 43 Gap Junctions and the Control of Osteoblastogenesis" 

Oct 19, 2017, Anne Vivian Scott, BKin Technologies"Robotics and Industry Engagement"

Nov 21, 2017, Sowmya Viswnanathan, University Health Network"Mesenchymal stromal cells and monocytes/macrophages as anti-inflammatory therapeutic approaches for osteoarthritis”

Dec  14, 2017, Cosimo DeBari, University of Aberdeen "The regenerative biology of synovial joints for the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis”




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?