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8th Annual Skeletal Research Symposium

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monday, May 8, 2023 •  9:00am – 5:00pm ET

In person at the MGH Main Campus:  Thier 1 Conference Room & O’Keefe Auditorium


Please consider sharing your research with the CSR community by submitting an abstract. All topics related to musculoskeletal system are welcome. Submissions from trainees and junior investigators are strongly encouraged. Ten abstracts will be selected for presentations. Guidelines and details below.


Keynote Speakers

Frank Beier, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Canada Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Research

Western Bone and Joint Institute

University of Western Ontario


Anne-Marie Malfait, MD PhD

The George W. Stuppy, MD, Chair of Arthritis at Rush

Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago IL

PI Chicago Center on MSK Pain:

Co- Editor-in-Chief, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage


Abstract and Poster Details

Abstract guidelines:

  • Abstracts are due on April 7th by 5:00PM ET
  • Top 10 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations
  • There will be awards for the best oral and the best poster presentations
  • Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (excluding figures, tables and authors)
  • Abstract should not exceed a single page (1” margins)
  • Please submit your abstract as a single PDF to

Poster guidelines:

  • Poster boards will be mounted on 4ft. × 6ft. display stands.
  • Thumbtacks will be available on-site.
  • Poster Dimensions: Maximum height – 36 inches; Maximum width – 48 inches
  • Poster should include: title, authors’ names and affiliations.
  • Presenters are responsible for printing their own posters.


May 8
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


May 8
9:00 am - 5:00 pm