Joint & Bone Initiative

Think Tanks

MSK Focused Think Tanks 

The main goal of the BJI Think Tanks is to expose researchers to a variety of topics that will increase knowledge, enhance research, and expand transdisciplinary collaborations. Think Tanks are facilitated by BJI administration in collabortation with BJI Champions. They typically include 10-15 outstanding local, national, or international experts. Think Tanks often begin with a conversation around a grand challenge and then may spin off into smaller project related groups.

Active Think Tanks:

Active Think Tank meetings are by invitation, however if you are interested in participating in one of these groups directly or if you have a Think Tank suggestion for a new topic, please contact for assistance.


Past Workshops/Think Tanks:


Young Investigator Forum - Preclinical Musculoskeletal Health Research: (Host, A Ratneswaran & M Veras)


Workshop on Musculoskeletal Diseases: From Animal Models to Human Disease (Dr. C Little, Host, F Beier)


Communications and Media (UWO Communications, Host, D Holdsworth)


Grant Writing (Host, D Holdsworth)
City Wide Research Workshop on Inflammation & Chronic Disease (Host, BJI)
Finite Element Modeling - (Host, D Holdsworth, M Teeter)


Chronic Pain Management Workshop - Pain & OA (Host, The Arthritis Society)
Focused Data, Computing & Simulation (Host, B Chronik)
Spine (Host, C Seguin)