Sixth Annual Skeletal Research Symposium – May 18, 2020
The Center for Skeletal Research, funded by a NIAMS P30 grant, is happy to announce its Sixth 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’s meeting was organized with important input from the CSR Young Investigators’ Committee. We owe special thanks to that committee and its chair, Dr. Diana Carlone.
This year, we will again feature talks by leaders in the field from outside the Center, Drs. Michael Econs from Indiana University, Indianapolis and Deborah Veis from Washington University, St. Louis.
The morning of the Symposium will feature a panel discussion on Career Path Options, organized by the Young Investigators’ Committee. The panel will include scientists with careers in academia, pharmaceutical research, technology transfer, venture capital and publishing.
We will continue to host a poster session, which, in the past has led to lively discussions and collaborations; we will again offer poster prizes. As a new initiative, short talks by scientists chosen from submitted abstracts will be featured along with short talks by this year’s winners of CSR Pilot & Feasibility Awards.
Please register for the meeting so we can determine the number of attendees. Seating is limited.
Pre-symposium Session for Young Investigators, Post-docs, and students:
Career Path Options 10:00am – 11:30am
Panelists will include
Dr. Tamara Alliston, UCSF
Dr. Yves Sabbagh, Sanofi,
Dr. Fei Shih, Clementia,
Dr. Vaihbav Saini, Technology Transfer, Millipore Sigma,
Dr. Jessica Sagers, RA Capital
Dr.Miao-Chih Tsai, Molecular Cell Editorial Office.
Michael Econs, MD
Glenn W. Irwin, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Medical & Molecular Genetics
Division Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Indiana University School of Medicine
Deborah Veis, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Pilot and Feasibility Studies Speakers:
Michael Albro, PhD
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, , Boston University College of Engineering
“Role of 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D in development of enthesopathy in the mouse model of XLH”
Eva Liu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Poster session: Abstract Portal will open March 1, 2020
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020 by 5:00pm EST
Four abstracts will be chosen in advance for short oral presentations during the Symposium. During the Poster session, there will be an opportunity to network with colleagues and refreshments will be served. The most highly rated posters will receive prizes. For abstract/poster guidelines click here, or to submit abstract click here.
Registration: Registration opens March 1, 2020
Registration is free, but advanced registration recommended due to limited seating.
The Registration Desk will be located inside the Bulfinch Patio Tent starting at 11:30am.
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. Click here to register.
Massachusetts General Hospital
O’Keeffe Auditorium and Bulfinch Patio Tent
55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
9:30 AM – 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. Click here for MBTA schedules.
Partners Shuttle bus:
Free shuttle service is available. Click here for the shuttle schedule.
The Fruit Street and Parkman Street garages are located in front of the main entrance of MGH.
Parking is not provided, the hospital’s daily rate will be charged. Click here for more information.
Directions to Conference Rooms:
The Bulfinch Patio Tent is located at the end of the North Anderson St cul de sac. Alternatively, 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 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.
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- Fourth Annual Skeletal Research Symposium – 2018
- Third Annual Skeletal Research Symposium – 2017
- Second Annual Skeletal Research Symposium – 2016
- First Annual Skeletal Research Symposium – 2015