2nd annual Ottawa  Musculoskeletal Research Symposium was held at the Canadian Museum of Nature on October 13, 2023

With an increase in participation from last year’s event, a total of 24 scientific papers were presented with representation across Ottawa (OHRI, TOH, CHEO, Carleton University, and uOttawa).  Papers presented were from a variety of disciplines (Physics, Health Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering).  The meeting guest speaker, Dr. Cari Whyne (Sunnybrook Research Institute) gave a talk on “New Paradigms in Fracture Healing”. The variety of research presented made for a productive day of discussion and connection among the attendees. 

Prizes were given for the best abstracts. 

First place:  “The potential role of matrix metalloproteinases in the release of interleukin-1β by macrophages exposed to metal implant wear particles”

Nasteho Abdoukader

Supervisor: Dr. Isabelle Catelas

Second place: “Towards Patient-Centered Care: Data-Driven Categorization of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Patients Using Cluster Analysis” 

Shahin Basiratzadeh

Supervisor: Dr. Philippe Phan

Third place: “Characterization of Polyphosphate-Based Particles for Drug Delivery into Articular Cartilage”

Jordan Nhan

Supervisor: Dr. Jean-Philippe St-Pierre

We look forward to another successful event next October!


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