"Following the tradition of the IBMS Davos Herbert Fleisch workshop, but with a further focus on young scientists early in their independent careers, the IFMRS (International Federation of Musculoskeletal Research Societies) is pleased to join with KU Leuven to host the 2019 workshop."

This is the promotional text on the IFMRS website.

LifeTec Group - Martina Puricelli - Herbert Fleisch Workshop
'early stage researchers'

Martina Puricelli, who grew up in the city of Gallarate near Milan, is one of the early stage researchers who work at LifeTec Group, and will attend this workshop.

‘The aim is for my research to provide more insight into how diseases originate and develop, and how tissue reacts to regenerative drugs,’ says Martina, referring to the Carbon project she is working on.

The acquisition of knowledge and insights takes Martina beyond the LifeTec Group laboratory: next month she will participate in the third Herbert Fleisch workshop, to be held in the Belgian town of Brugge from 17 through 19 March. 

LifeTec Group - Martina Puricelli - Herbert Fleisch Workshop
'poster presentation'

Martina will do a poster presentation.

She feels it’s a privilege to be able to do this, and she also looks forward with great interest to Session 3, on ‘Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Regulating Bone Remodeling’, with a keynote lecture by Sakae Tanaka (Tokyo University, Japan) on “Mechanisms of regulation of osteoclast differentiation”.

Also high on Martina’s wish list are an interactive workshop entitled “Determining the mechanical performance and adaptation of the skeleton”, and Session 6: "Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology", with a keynote lecture by Marjolein Van der Meulen (Cornell University, USA) on “Mechanosensing and bone”.

Program: 

 

Sunday 17 March

Session 1: 

"Osteoblast biology in health, disease, and ageing of the skeleton"

Keynote lecture - Sundeep Khosla (Mayo Clinic, USA) “Senescence of bone cells” 

(Five) Oral presentations [based on scientific merit, and fitting the topic of this session] 

Poster viewing and discussion: all submitted abstracts are presented as posters 

Conference dinner: Networking event 

Monday 18 March

Session 2: 

"Cancer and Bone"

Keynote lecture - Peter Croucher (Garvan Institute, Australia) “Cancer and bone” 

(Five) Oral presentations [based on scientific merit, and fitting the topic of this session] 

Session 3:

"Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Regulating Bone Remodeling"

Keynote lecture - Sakae Tanaka (Tokyo University, Japan) “Mechanisms of regulation of osteoclast differentiation” 

(Five) Oral presentations [based on scientific merit, and fitting the topic of this session] 

Poster viewing and discussion: all submitted abstracts are presented as posters 

 

Session 4: 

"Diet, Microbiome, and Bone Health"

Keynote lecture - Claes Ohlsson (Gotheborg, Sweden)“Microbiome and bone” 

(Five) Oral presentations [based on scientific merit, and fitting the topic of this session] 

Special keynote - historical lectureby Graham Russell (Oxford University, UK) “History of bisphosphonates” 

(celebrating 50 years of BPs, the prime bone resorption-inhibiting drugs used in clinical therapeutics) 

Reception at City Hall (see picture above)

Tuesday 19 March

Session 5: 

"Skeletal Stem and Progenitor Cells (SSPC’s) for Bone Growth and Regeneration"

Keynote lecture - Pamela Robey (NIH, USA) “Stem cells and bone” 

(Five) Oral presentations [based on scientific merit, and fitting the topic of this session] 

Methodological / thematic interactive workshops 

“Studying and correctly identifying skeletal stem cells” (Pamela Robey) 

“Determining the mechanical performance and adaptation of the skeleton” (Marjolein Van der Meulen) 

“Modelling malignancy in the skeleton” (Peter Croucher) 

Poster viewing and discussion: all submitted abstracts are presented as posters 

 

Session 6: 

"Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology"

Keynote lecture - Marjolein Van der Meulen (Cornell University, USA) “Mechanosensing and bone”

(Five) Oral presentations [based on scientific merit, and fitting the topic of this session] 

 

Closing Remarks

Relevant links and background information:

  • Introducting Martina Puricelli [link]
  • LifeTec Group Osteochondral Platform [link]
  • Carbon Project (this project aims at developing new treatment options for large bone defects and osteoarthritis.) [link]

 

  • Herbert Fleisch Workshop - Website [link]
  • Herbert Fleisch Workshop - Program (downloadable PDF) [link]

Please do not hesitate to contact Martina Puricelli if you require any further information:

R&D Engineer
Martina Puricelli
Call at +31 40 298 93 93 or e-mail us

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