The study of the musculoskeletal system encompasses a number of interdisciplinary fields, particularly biology and bioengineering, and has ultimate applications in clinical areas including orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, and radiology. The Gordon Research Conference on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering has been the premier forum for presentation and discussion of new and unpublished information in the field, and has consistently led to new insights, new interactions, new collaborations, and new research directions. This application seeks partial support for the 2012 Gordon Research Conference on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering. The conference attracts a diverse mix of individuals from academia, industry, and government and at various stages of career development. The conference has consistently been rated as "outstanding" by the participants. The format of this conference, traditionally held in a small private school in New Hampshire every other summer, provides a unique environment for focused interaction between engineers, biologists, and clinicians. The planning of the upcoming conference has built upon the successful tradition of previous conferences, taking a broad approach to understanding a variety of musculoskeletal tissues. A scientific advisory committee was formed and is a continuing resource for scientific and social planning. The theme of the planned conference is "Musculoskeletal Science: Bedside to Bench to Bedside," and the meeting will consist of 9 separate sessions, consisting of invited speakers and selected attendees at various levels of career development. The format of the planned conference remains essentially unchanged, with ample time for formal and informal discussions. Our unique focus is to facilitate the physician-scientist interaction to bring new ideas and treatments to improve the lives of patients. This is exemplified by our Session 1 on Translational Studies on Enhancing Soft Tissue Healing, with both physicians and scientists lecturing together on solutions and investigations into clinical problems.

Public Health Relevance

Our unique focus is to facilitate the physician-scientist interaction to bring new ideas and treatments to improve the lives of patients. This is exemplified by our Session 1 on Translational Studies on Enhancing Soft Tissue Healing, with both physicians and scientists lecturing together on solutions and investigations into clinical problems.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
Type
Conference (R13)
Project #
1R13AR062985-01
Application #
8317859
Study Section
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Special Grants Review Committee (AMS)
Program Officer
Wang, Fei
Project Start
2012-05-01
Project End
2013-04-30
Budget Start
2012-05-01
Budget End
2013-04-30
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$21,000
Indirect Cost
Name
Gordon Research Conferences
Department
Type
DUNS #
075712877
City
West Kingston
State
RI
Country
United States
Zip Code
02892