UCLA/Orthopedic Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery and UCLA's Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics announce the first workshop on

Bone Tissue: Hierarchical Simulations for Clinical Applications

April 21-23, 2010 at UCLA

Call for Abstracts – due December 10, 2009

Abstract requirements at: http://ortho.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=136 and https://www.ipam.ucla.edu/programs/bone2010.
Submit abstract to mgascenzi@mednet.ucla.edu. Early registration by March 15, 2010.

BTHSCA1 aims to bring together orthopedic surgeons, clinicians, system biologists, mechanical and software engineers, and applied mathematicians to share the latest findings and formulate a plan to develop the next generation of three-dimensional multi-scale virtual rendering of bone tissue able to address specific clinical issues. The need for this workshop is based on: (1) the increasing evidence that bone shows a plethora of divergent characteristics through a hierarchically-organized heterogeneous structure that varies across nano- , micro- , and macro- length scales; and (2) the highly interdisciplinary nature of hierarchical modeling, based on developments that occur independently across multiple scientific disciplines and address phenomena manifested at the different scales.

Workshop topics will include:
➢ Multiscale approaches to clinical issues
➢ Scale transition in bone simulation
➢ Fracture prediction in multiscale systems
➢ Role of bone hierarchy at bone-implant interface
➢ Pattern recognition and/or data mining in collected data

CME credits
We offer up to 21 CMEs. The CME participants will learn to (i) describe the known role of nano- and micro- structure in bone macro-mechanics; (ii) examine the bone tissue parameters of fracture risk; and (iii) assess the various imaging technologies for bone.

Residents and junior investigators, women, underrepresented minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Scholarships will be awarded to the first author of the nine most meritorious abstracts.

Organizing Committee
Maria-Grazia Ascenzi (UCLA/Orthopedic Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery), John S. Adams (UCLA/Orthopedic Hospital Department of Orthopedic Surgery), Elena Cherkaev (Department of Mathematics, University of Utah), Paul C. Dechow (Department of Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry), Eve Donnelly (Mineralized Tissues Laboratory, Hospital for Special Surgery), Gwendolen Reilly (Department of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield)

Maria-Grazia Ascenzi, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery
Section of Biomechanics Research
310/309-7309 cell
310/825-6341 office telephone
310/825-5290 fax

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