The Center for Skeletal Research, funded by a NIAMS P30 grant, is happy to announce its Fifth annual Research Symposium. The goal is to bring together the Boston/New England bone research community for an exciting afternoon of scientific exchange. This year we will again feature talks by two talented leaders of the field from outside the Center, Drs. Lynda F. Bonewald from Indiana University and Karen M. Lyons from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lyons will also host a special informal session about careers for young investigators. We will also have talks by two investigators, Diana Carlone, Ph.D. from Boston Children’s Hospital and Li Zeng, Ph.D. from Tufts University presenting their research supported by Pilot Grants awarded by the CSR. An important part of the symposium will be the poster session that will allow time for informal exchange about research ideas, prizes will be awarded. We ask that you register for the meeting so we can determine the number of attendees. Seating is limited.
Pre-Symposium Session for Young Investigators and Post-docs:
11:00am – 12:00pm
You are invited to attend an informal meeting with Dr. Karen Lyons, a leading developmental skeletal biologist. You must register, if you plan to attend as seating will be limited. Information about the location will be sent to you with your confirmation
“The Muscle Metabolite, beta-aminoisobutyric acid, is a Maintenance Factor for Bone Mass”
Lynda F. Bonewald, Ph.D.
Professor Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health
Indiana University School of Medicine
“Crosstalk between BMP and TGFbeta Receptors in the Growth Plate”
Karen M. Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Brain Research Institute
University of California, Los Angeles
Poster session: Online abstract submission: Closed
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to May 6 @ 5:00pm
The most highly rated posters will receive prizes. During the Poster session, there will be an opportunity to network with colleagues and refreshments will be served.
For abstract/poster guidelines click here or to submit abstract click here.
Registration: Online registration is now Closed.
Online registration will close on Wednesday, May 8th at noon; but you can register on site.
The Registration Desk will be located inside the Bulfinch Patio Tent starting at 12:00pm.
Please plan to arrive at the Registration Desk at least 15 minutes before the start of the symposium to ensure that you have adequate time to pick-up your materials. Upon check-in you will receive a packet that includes a printed conference schedule, your name tag, Authors and titles of abstracts for the Poster Session, and an evaluation form.
To register online click here
Massachusetts General Hospital
O’Keeffe Auditorium and Bulfinch Patio Tent
55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Directions to Massachusetts General Hospital:
The nearest subway MBTA stop to MGH is the Charles Street/MGH Station (wheelchair accessible), which is the Red Line.
Partners Shuttle bus:
Free shuttle service is available. Shuttle schedule
Parking:Parking is not provided, the hospital’s daily rate will be charged.
The Fruit Street and Parkman Street garages are located in front of the main entrance of MGH.
Directions to Conference Rooms:
The Bulfinch Patio Tent is located outside the Central Lobby. Follow the directions below to the O’Keeffe Auditorium. Just before Coffee Central (coffee shop), take a right through the double doors to the patio.
The Haber Conference Room is located on the 1st floor of the Blake building at the MGH. Please follow the directions below to the O’Keefe Auditorium. The Haber is right across from the second door of the O’Keeffe Auditorium.
The O’Keeffe Auditorium is located on the 1st floor of the Blake Building on the MGH main campus. Enter through the MGH main entrance (White Building) on 55 Fruit Street. From the main lobby, pass the information desk and proceed straight down the Main Corridor. Just before Coffee Central (coffee shop), go left down the Blake and Ellison Corridor. Turn right into the first hallway, and follow the signs to the O’Keeffe Auditorium.