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rsteck57
04-02-2003, 10:47 PM
5th International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop



Organ to Cell, Lab Bench to Bedside, on Earth and in Space

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
(Deadline April 15, 2003)

On behalf of the local and international organizing committees for the
5th International Bone Fluid Flow Worskhop, I am pleased to invite you
and your research collaborators to submit an abstract for our upcoming
meeting, September 17-18, 2003! The past decade has been a time of
revival for the field of bone fluid flow. The first workshop to review
the state of the art and to discuss new developments in the field was
held in New York in 1997. The current workshop is designed to provide a

forum at an important crossroads in which the field of bone fluid flow
is on the cusp of translation to the clinic.

The goals of the 5th Bone Fluid Flow Workshop are threefold. First,
similar to previous workshops, recent breakthroughs related to fluid
flow through bone will be presented. Second, past assumptions regarding

fluid flow through bone will be explored by addressing parallel
phenomena in other biophysical systems and discussing their
implications
for bone physiology. Third, critical open questions will be identified;

the answers to these questions are expected to push the field into the
future, providing a basis for translational research.

As a leader in the field of bone and fluid flow, we hope that you will
join us for discussion at this important crossroads!

We have organized an exciting program
with scientific
sessions planned in the areas of

* Contribution of bone water to organ function and tissue mechanics
* Fluid flow effects on cell function
* Fluid-structure interactions at the subcellular and multicellular
level
* Bone tissue engineering
* Clinical implications of bone fluid flow
* Role of fluid flow in microgravity-induced osteopenia

Our invited speakers include, in alphabetical order

* Josephine Adams, Ph.D. (The Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
"Transfer
of forces from fluid to membrane protein to cytoplasmic protein"
* Jacob Israelachvili, Ph.D. (University of California, Santa
Barbara) "Static and flow properties of complex fluids in highly
confined geometries"
* Roderic Lakes, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin) "Bone
viscoelasticity: role of bone fluid"
* Bruce Latimer, Ph.D. (Cleveland Natural History Museum)
"Evolution
of human joints as living shock absorbers"
* Ian McCarthy, Ph.D. (University of Lund, Sweden) "Fluid shifts
due
to microgravity and their effects on bone"
* Antonios Mikos, Ph.D. (Rice University) "Fluid flow in tissue
engineering of 3-dimensional bone scaffolds"
* Felix Wehrli, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) "NMR studies of
osteoid water"

Please encourage your graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and
research trainees to apply for a travel grant to attend this workshop
(contact voelkee@ccf.org for an application).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the workshop
coordinator, Eleanora Voelkel, or myself. We look forward to welcoming
you to Cleveland!

Melissa Knothe Tate, Ph.D. (tatem@bme.ri.ccf.org)
Director, 5th International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop
Orthopaedic Research Center
Departments of Biomedical Engineering & Orthopaedic Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Ave., ND20 tel: +1 216 445 3223
Cleveland, OH 44195 fax: +1 216 444 9198
USA


Eleanora Voelkel (voelkee@ccf.org)
Coordinator, 5th International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop
Orthopaedic Research Center
Departments of Biomedical Engineering & Orthopaedic Surgery
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Ave., ND20 tel: +1 216 445 2028
Cleveland, OH 44195 fax: +1 216-445-7460, +1
216-445-4383
USA



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