The David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days

The 2018 David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days will be held on November 9 and 10 at Purdue University. The focus during the Musculoskeletal Days will be on osteoarthritis, the most common orthopedic condition in both man and animals. Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, a world-renowned regenerative medicine and osteoarthritis researcher and equine orthopedic surgeon from Colorado State University will be our keynote speaker for both days.

The program on Friday, November 9 will be about “The Science of Osteoarthritis”, and is targeted at academic and industrial musculoskeletal researchers and graduate students from the State of Indiana.  At this traditional osteoarthritis research day, Purdue University osteoarthritis researchers will present their work and Dr. McIlwraith will provide keynote presentations on osteoarthritis, cartilage defect healing and the future of osteoarthritis research. The program also includes a poster competition for graduate students (PDF). There will be ample opportunity for networking and for planned or impromptu meetings of researchers. Please click here for program details (PDF).

The keynote speaker for Friday is Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, a world-renowned regenerative medicine and osteoarthritis researcher and equine orthopedic surgeon from Colorado State University. Awards and Honors bestowed on Dr. McIlwraith include the Markowitz Award from the Academy of Surgical Research for Outstanding Contributions to Medicine through the Arts, Science and Technology of Experimental Surgery in 2013 and the Marshall R. Urist, MD Award for Excellence in Tissue Regeneration Research from the Orthopedic Research Society in 2014.

The program on Saturday November 10 is entitled “Orthopedic Health: Focus on arthritis” and is for anyone with an interest in learning more about osteoarthritis. The central theme during the day is about what you can do to help manage the different stages of this condition in yourself, your horses, and your pets. During the morning program, speakers will show the anatomy and function of joints, compare osteoarthritis in man and animals, and talk about the role of stem cells, nutrition and physical therapy in the treatment of osteoarthritis. The afternoon program is absolutely unique and presentations will be given on the management of the different stages of osteoarthritis in human, horses and dogs/cats by respectively human, equine and canine/feline orthopedists. Please click here for program details  (PDF).

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