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Adelaide Bone Group Meeting in 2020:

  • Tuesday 03rd March 2020, 5.30-7.30 pm

to be held in Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building (AHMS), The University of Adelaide, room #3066 (level 3), West End North Terrace, Adelaide.


-Prof. Christopher Hernandez, Cornell University, NY, USA 

The Microbiome and Periprosthetic Infection.

-Prof. Natalie Sims, St. Vincent institute, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Bone is not just bone: toward understanding the complexities within the structure

RSVPs: gerald.atkins@adelaide.edu.au


Previous Adelaide Bone Group meetings held:

  • Tuesday 27th March 2018
    -Prof. Tamara Alliston, School of Medicine, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    ‘Multiscale mechanobiology of TGF-beta signaling in the skeleton’
    -Prof Anna Maria Teti, Head, Bone Biopathology Laboratory, Dept. of Biotechnological and Applied Sciences, University of L'Aquila, Italy. 
    ‘The 'love-hate' relationship between osteoclasts and bone matrix’
  • Monday 19th February 2018
    -Prof. Marco Viceconti, PhD, Professor of Biomechanics, The University of Sheffield, UK
    ‘From bed to bench: how in silico medicine can help refining animal models’
    -Prof Peter Cripton, PhD, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Canada, ‘In a sideways fall some hips fracture and some do not: why?’
  • Monday 06th February 2017
    Prof. Roy D Bloebaum, PhD, Professor of Biology (Adj.), Professor of Bioengineering (Adj), Research Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery Operations, The University of Utah, USA
    1) ‘Essentials for Cancellous Bone Fixation in Total Joints.’
    2) ‘How Economic Dynamics, Industry and Governments are Affecting University Scientists and the Future of Graduate Students
  • Thursday 29th September 2016, talks by visiting British Orthopaedic Research Fellows:
    -Ian Murray (UK), 'Selective depletion of alpha-V integrins critically regulates skeletal muscle fibrosis'
    -Harry Hothi (UK), 'The role of retroviral analysis in improving the performance of orthopaedic implants'
    -Paul Hindle (UK), 'The Infra-patellar fat pad as a source of perivascular stem cells with increased chondrogenic potential for regenerative medicine'
    -Wayne Ayre (UK), 'Liposomal bone morphogenetic protein-2 encourages rapid osteogenic differentiation and mineralization of human bone marrow stem cells'
  • Tuesday 17th November 2015
    -Prof Gerald Atkins, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, Scientific Co-Director, Centre for Orthopaedic & Trauma Research (COTR), School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide. 'Sclerostin and osteocyte perilacunar remodelling'
    -A/Prof Paul Anderson,  NHMRC RD Wright Fellow, Head, Musculoskeletal Biology Research Laboratory (MBRL), School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia. 'The intrinsic role of vitamin D metabolism and activity in bone remodelling - Evidence from targeted genetic deletion studies'
  • Tuesday 1st April 2014
    -Mazen Al-Hajjar, PhD BEng (University of Leeds) 'Severe Edge Loading due to Surgical Mal-Positioning of Hip Joint Replacement
    -Nicola Hunt, PhD BSc Genet (University of Newcastle, UK) 'Hydrogel scaffolds for musculoskeletal tissue engineering
    -Peter Smitham, PhD, MRCS (University College London) 'Low Dose of Propranolol does not Affect Rat Fracture Healing and Callus Strength'
  • Monday 25 November, 2013
    -Nobu Ito, Doctor, The University of Adelaide, 'Regulation of FGF23: phosphatonin'
    -Prof. Howard Morris, University of South Australia, 'Optimal use of bone turnover markers'
  • Thursday 15 August, 2013
    -Matt Prideaux, The University of Adelaide, 'Regulation of Differentiation, Morphology and Migration in Osteocytes by Parathyroid Hormone'
    -Dr. Dominic Thewlis, University of South Australia, 'Monitoring joint loading following lower limb fracture'
  • Wednesday 27 March, 2013
    -Mark Taylor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Device Research Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide. Topic: "Application of finite element analysis in bone biomechanics."
    -Sharon Byers, Head, Matrix Biology Unit, Genetics and Molecular Pathology, SA Pathology, CYWHS site, Adelaide. Topic: "Lysosomal storage disease and the skeleton."
  • Tuesday 11 September, 2012
    -Larry Suva, Carl L. Nelson Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Creativity, Professor, Depts. of Orthopaedic Surgery& Physiology and Biophysics, Director of the Center for Orthopedic Research, University of Arkansas, "Breast cancer: bad to the  bone";
    -Dana Gaddy, Professor, Physiology and Biophysics & Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arkansas, "Bone Loss and Restoration with Age and Reambulation: Use it or Lose it"
  • 18 July, 2012
    -Thomas Hangartner, Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dept. of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medicine & Physics, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA “Image-Based Quantitative Bone Assessment for the Evaluation of Bone Strength”;
    -Dr. Ruth Zoehrer, Flinders University, “Bone quality estimations from the nano- to the macro level”27
  • March, 2012
    -Prof. David Rowe, University of Connecticut Health Center "Using cell marking to understand bone remodelling"
    -Dr. Nicole Walsh, Bone Cell Biology and Disease Unit, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research "Bone remodelling in arthritis: a question of balance"
  • 10 November, 2011
    -Dr. Egon Perilli (Flinders University and SA Pathology, Adelaide) 'Whole vertebral body strength predicted by bone mineral density and bone microarchitecture from micro-CT'
    -A/Prof. Gerald Atkins (The University of Adelaide, RAH) 'Sclerostin: The plot thickens..'
  • 16 June, 2011
    -A/Prof. Greg Bain (Dept of Orthopaedics & Trauma, RAH, Discipline of Anatomy & Pathology, University of Adelaide) ‘Osteology & fractures of the distal radius’;
    -John Costi (Flinders University) 'Biomechanics of bone: Experimental and computational research into screw fixation of osteoporotic bone'
  • 17 March, 2011
    -Prof. Rene St Arnaud (McGill University, Canada) 'The role of 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D in fracture repair';
    -Ross Garrett (Zimmer Biologics, USA) 'Biologics in orthopaedics: what's going on?!'
  • 23 February, 2011
    -Dr. Simone Cenci (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan) 'Homeostatic mechanisms and molecular targets against osteoporosis and multiple myeloma',
    -Dr. Francesco Grassi (Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna) 'Novel strategies in bone and cartilage repair'
  • 18 November, 2010
    -Prof. Dan Bikle (UCSF, USA)  'What does vitamin D do and how does it work?';
    -Prof. Mark Johnson (Univeristy of Missouri, USA) 'The regulation of bone mass in response to mechanical loading'
  • 19 August, 2010
    -Prof. Brian Freeman (RAH) 'Clinical perspectives on spinal cord injury';
    -A/Prof. Gerald Atkins (RAH) 'Bone: why is it so hard?'
  • 3 June, 2010
    -Prof. Bruce Foster (Women's & Children's Hospital) 'Long bone defects in children';
    -A/Prof. Andrew Zannetino (SA Pathology) 'Multiple myeloma and bone'
  • 4 March, 2010
    -Dr. Richard Prince (University of Western Australia) 'Clinical experience with calcium & vitamin D in elderly patients';
    -Prof. Howard Morris (SA Pathology) 'Autocrine/paracrine actions of vitamin D: a new paradigm for skeletal health'