Joint & Bone Initiative

Seminar Series - Past

BJI Seminar Series - Past Speakers:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Jun 23 - 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 - Dr. Boris Hinz, University of Toronto "Crosstalk between fibroblasts and inflammatory cells in fibrosis: A fatal affair"

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

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

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

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


December 15, 2015
, Dr. Tim Fielding- Product Development Manager, Space Missions - Medical, MDA Ltd.  

November 24, 2015 Dr. Deiter Reinhardt - University of McGill

November 18, 2015 Dr. Boris Hinz, University of Toronto

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

October 20, 2015 Jake Barralet, McGill University - Department of Surgery (Hosted by Jeff Dixon)

October 14, 2015, Jacquelyn Marsh - Western University Canada

October 6, 2015 Wanrudee Isaranruwatchi - University of Toronto

September 29, 2015 Anne Marie Malfait - Rush University, Chicago (Hosted by Frank Beier)

September 22, 2015Heather McKay, University of British Columbia - Centre of Hip Health (Hosted by David Holdsworth)

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

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

January 20, 2015 Amanda Agnew, Ohio State University (Hosted by Corey Maggiano)


December 15, 2014 Brian Harfe, University of Florida - Patterning the Developing Embryo (Hosted by Cheryle Seguin)

November 18, 2014 Hanspeter Frei, Carleton University - Studying Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach (Hosted by George Athwal)

October 27, 2014 Sir Ravindir Maini - Gairdner Lecgture Series

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

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

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

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

February 2014 Andrew Leask, Western University - Skps in Fibrosis 


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

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

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