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									Canadian Connective Tissue
    Conference 2010
     June 3-5, 2010


       Mount Sinai Hospital
Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th floor
         Toronto, Ontario




                  Canadian Connective Tissue Conference 2010
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                Industry Sponsors




              Academic Sponsors




                                 Institute of Musculoskeletal
                                     Health and Arthritis




Bone and Mineral Group
 University of Toronto




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  CCTC 2010 Organizing and Scientific Committee

                                  Co-Chairs
        Dr. Rita A. Kandel, M.D.                 Dr. Marc Grynpas, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology & Laboratory     Department of Pathology & Laboratory
                Medicine                                 Medicine
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical   Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical
               Engineering                             Engineering
 Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute      Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
          Mount Sinai Hospital                     Mount Sinai Hospital
         University of Toronto                    University of Toronto

                                  Members
           Dr. Albert Yee, M.D.                     Dr. Eli Sone, Ph.D.
           Faculty of Medicine                     Faculty of Dentistry
      Institute of Medical Sciences        Department of Materials Science &
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical                  Engineering
               Engineering               Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical
          University of Toronto                         Engineering
  Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre               University of Toronto

                        Dr. Rene Harrison M.Sc., Ph.D.
                     Department of Cell & Systems Biology
                      Department of Biological Sciences
                      University of Toronto Scarborough
                                              Dr. Thomas Willett M.Sc., Ph.D.
  Dr. Amritha De Croos M.Sc., Ph.D.
                                                Samuel Lunenfeld Institute
      Samuel Lunenfeld Institute
                                              University of Toronto, Surgery
         Mount Sinai Hospital
                                                   Mount Sinai Hospital

                           Administrative Support
                               Marie Maguire
               Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
                           Mount Sinai Hospital




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                                        Program

Thursday
June 3rd
6:30-                     Welcome Reception and Meeting Registration
8:00pm                                18th Floor foyer


Friday
June 4th
8:30-                                 Meeting Registration
2:00pm                                   18th Floor foyer
8:30-                        Poster Session I – Setup on 18th Floor foyer
9:00am
                                    Welcoming Remarks
9:15 am Dr. Marc Grynpas
        Mr. Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital
        Dr. George Fantus, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of
        Toronto

                      Bone, Teeth, and Joint Biology in Health and Disease
                                Co-Chairs: Eli Sone and Bryan Quan
9:30 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven Goldring, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical
        School,
        Effects of inflammatory conditions on bone remodeling

10:00 am Ryan Gillespie, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Western
         Ontario.
         Glycogen Synthase Kinase 3 Beta (GSK-3β) effects endochondral bone formation
         through osteoblasts signalling however has a minimal effect in chondrocytes.

10:15am Richard Barbuto, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Toronto.
        Parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates Osterix promoter activity in vitro and
        expression in vivo.
10:30-                                      Coffee Break
11:00am
11:00 am Damien Le Nihouannen, Centre for Bone and Periodontal Research, McGill
         University.
         Metabolic substrates availability modulates osteoclastogenesis.

11:15 am Lisa Wise-Milestone, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
         Bone Quality Characterization of a Novel Preclinical Model of Mixed
         Osteolytic/Osteoblastic Vertebral Metastasis.

11:30 am Saja Al-Dujaili, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of
         Toronto.
         Osteocyte Apoptosis Directly and Indirectly Regulates Osteoclast Formation.

11:45 am Laura Sardone, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of
         Toronto.
         Effect of Rosiglitazone (RSG) on Bone Quality in Rat Models of Type 2 Diabetes
         (T2DM) and Osteoporosis.

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12:00 am Sora Al Rowas, Department of Surgery, McGill University. Parathyroid Hormone
         Decreases Type X Collagen Expression in Mesenchymal Stem Cells from
         Osteoarthritis Patients via the P38 and AKT pathways.

12:15 pm Guy Raz, Mount Sinai Hospital.
         Distal femoral fresh osteochondral allografts: Follow up at a mean of 22 years

12:30 -                             Poster Session I and Lunch
2:00pm
                                     Regenerative Medicine
                            Co-Chairs: Rita Kandel and Amritha De Croos

2:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Department of Biomedical
        Engineering, Columbia University
        Tissue engineering strategies for connective tissue repair

2:30 pm Tacchino, Chantal, The University of Western Ontario, Department of Physiology &
        Pharmacology, Department of Developmental Biology.
        Retinoic Acid Related-Orphan Receptor Alpha In Hypertrophic Chondrocyte
        Differentiation
2:45 pm Usprech, Jenna, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s
        University, Kingston, Ontario.
        A Therapeutic Dose of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) for Cartilage Tissue
        Engineering.
3:00 pm Cheung, Wing-Yee, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering,
        University of Toronto, ON, Canada.
        Effects of Cyclic Hydraulic Pressure on Osteocytes.

3:15 pm Marceau Fortier, Guillaume, Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de Québec.
        Characterisation Of Tissue-Engineered Connective Tissues: Impact Of Cell Type
        And Culture Conditions

3:30 pm Ahmed, Nazish, CIHR-BioEngineering of Skeletal Tissues Team, Mount Sinai
        Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
        Human embryonic stem cells produce cartilaginous matrix when co-cultured with
        bovine primary chondrocytes in vitro.

3:45 pm Chen, Kelly, IBBME, University of Toronto.
        Development of a Screening Platform for Studying Matrix Control of Stem Cell
        Differentiation.

4:00 pm dela Cruz, Ariana, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of
        Toronto, Toronto, ON.
        Decreased osteogenesis and increased apoptosis in mouse bone marrow stromal
        cells over-expressing G11a.

4:15 pm Gawri, Rahul, Dept. of Surgery, McGill University.
        A Whole Organ Culture System for Human Intervertebral Disc and the Effect of
        Link-N on Disc Repair.

4:30 -                                    Poster Session I
6:00 pm                         Posters will be judged during this time




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6:00-                                 Poster Session I - Tear down
6:30pm
6:30 -                             Banquet Dinner
10:00pm
                    Held at The Chestnut Hotel Conference Centre
            “The Future of Health Research in Canada” Guest Speaker: Jane Aubin




                                          Saturday
                                           June 5
8:00–                                    Mentor Breakfast
8:45am                       Cafeteria, 2nd Floor, Mount Sinai Hospital

8:30-                        Poster Session II – Setup on 18th Floor Foyer
9:00am

                                      Soft Tissue Biology
                              Co-Chairs: Albert Yee and Tom Willett
9:00 am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda J. Sandell, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
        Washington University, A Molecular Mechanism for Cartilage Resistance to Tumors
        and Blood Vessels
9:30 am Kirsten Bielefeld, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto.
        A regulatory loop between extra-cellular matrix components and beta-catenin in
        dermal fibroblasts during wound healing.

9:45 am Sunil Parapuram, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Ontario.
        Deletion of the Pten gene in fibroblasts causes dermal fibrosis.

10:00 am                                      Coffee Break

10:30 am Dirk Hubmacher, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University.
         Enhanced proteolytic susceptibility and altered functional properties induced by
         neonatal and classical Marfan mutations in fibrillin-1.

10:45 am Laetitia Sabatier, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University.
         Fibronectin’s functional relationship with fibrillin-containing microfibrils.

11:00 am Roman Hassem, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University.
         Elastin content is a critical determinant for vascular calcification in Matrix gla
         protein-deficient mice.

11:15 am Noushin Nabavi, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto.
         Rab-mediated procollagen trafficking in differentiating osteoblasts.

11:30 am Hamideh Emrani, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.
         Umbilical Cord Perivascular Cells: A Mesenchymal Cell Source for Treatment of
         Tendon and Ligament Injuries.

11:45 am Peter Purslow, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph.
         Matrix metalloproteinases play more important role to the in-situ gelatinolytic
         activity in skeletal muscle than in heart muscle.


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12:00–                              Lunch & Poster Session II
1:30pm                      Posters will be judged from 12:30 to 1:30pm

                         New Advances in Musculoskeletal Research
                             Co-chairs: Rene Harrison and Cara Fiorino
1:30 pm What Development Teaches about Arthritis: Hedgehog             Dr. B. Alman
        Signaling in Osteoarthritis                                    Hospital for Sick
                                                                       Kids

2:00 pm Genetic Dissection of Rheumatoid Arthritis – the end of the     Dr. K. Siminovitch
        beginning                                                       Mt. Sinai Hospital


2:30 pm Transposon-reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells are      Dr. A. Nagy
        powerful exploratory tools                                      Samuel Lunenfeld
                                                                        Research Institute

3:00 pm Animal models of connective tissue diseases: Making rational    Dr. John Matyas
        choices                                                         University of
                                                                        Calgary

3:30 pm                           Closing Remarks and Awards


4:00-                             Poster Session II - Tear down
4:30pm




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                                                             Poster Session I – Friday


     Session                                    Poster       Author                             Title
                                                 No.
                                               1         Abdulkhalek,    N-acylated glucosamines and neuraminidase
                                                         Samar           inhibitors as novel protective therapeutic drugs
                                                                         against bone and joint disorders: inhibition of
                                                                         TOLL-like receptor activation in macrophage cells
                                               2         Anuj Aggarwal   Calcium Oxalate Crystal Inhibition by Osteopontin
                                                                         Peptides in Kidney Stones
                                               3         Amani, Yasha    Are Osteoblasts Needed for Fracture Repair
                                               4         Azizi, Natoosha Elucidating Vacuolar H+-ATPase subunit
                                                                         interactions: a systematic structural analysis.
                                               5         Bhargava, Ajay  How point mutations in V-ATPase ‘a3’ subunit
                                                                         leads to Osteopetrosis
                                               6         Bridge, Karen   Calcium signaling induced by lysophosphatidic
                                                         Ann             acid in osteoblasts
                                               7         Cheung, Wing-   Osteocyte Apoptosis Promotes Angiogenesis And
                                                         Yee             Osteoclast Precursor Adhesion In Vitro
                                               8         Claridge, Colin Effect of G11α and Gsα overexpression in mouse
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                                                                         osteoblasts on bone mineral density and
                                                                         responses to parathyroid hormone
                                               9         Crasto, Gazelle Development of osteoclast specific V-ATPase
                                                         Jean            inhibitors- novel therapeutics for osteoporosis
                                               10        Dion, Michelle  Homologous Desensitization Of Endothelin
                                                                         Receptor A In Human Oa Chondrocytes
                                               11        Fendri Khaled   transcriptional profiling of osteoblasts in human
                                                                         Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
                                               12        Gao, Yin        Glycosyltransferases and Acyltransferases in
                                                                         Bone and Joint Disease
                                               13        Gong, Siew-Ging The missense mutation W290R in FGFR2 causes
                                                                         developmental defects from aberrant IIIb and IIIc
                                                                         signaling.
                                               14        Hassanpour,     Adseverin is a key regulator and marker of
                                                         Siavash         osteoclastogenesis.
                                               15        Hoac, Betty     Inorganic polyphosphates inhibit mineralization in
                                                                         osteoblast cultures
                                               16        Holcroft, James Aggregation of Amelotin (AMTN) and Identification
                                                                         of AMTN-interacting enamel proteins by a yeast-
                                                                         two-hybrid screen
                                               17        Jakob, Jessica  Regulation of P2X7-induced activation of NFATc1
                                                         A.              by GSK3β in osteoblasts
                                               18        Ko, James       Investigating cement line maturation on substrate
                                                                         surfaces with submicron undercuts.
                                               19        Kyle, Kimberly  The Effects of Pharmacological Inhibition vs
                                                                         Genetic Ablation of DPP-4 Activity on Murine Bone
                                                                         Quality
                                               20        Lau, Esther     Effect of low-magnitude, high-frequency vibration
                                                                         on osteocytes in the regulation of osteoclasts
                                               21        LeBlanc, Emily  Exercise-induced AMPK and PPARd in
                                                                         Osteoarthritis
                                               22        Li, Jason       Regulation of osteocyte gene expression by
                                                                         different mechanical stimuli
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                        23   Li, Jennifer        The role of ATRX in skeletal development
                             Ruizhe
                        24   Mahno, Elena        Effects of diabetes-associated hyperglycemia on
                                                 endosseous defect healing
                        25   Balestrini, Jenna   Substrate stiffness and adherence junctions
                                                 regulate myofibroblast persistence
                        26   Chau, Grace         Fibrosis-Stiff Extracellular Matrix Stimulates
                                                 Expression of Fibrogenic ED-A Fibronectin
                        27   Deng, Zhaoqun       miR-378 Promotes Tumor Cell Self Renewal and
                                                 Chemoresistance by Targeting Vimentin
                                                 Expression
                        28   Du, William         Versican G3 domain enhances breast cancer cell
Soft Tissue Biology




                             Weidong             self-renew
                        29   Kaur, Jasvir        Fibrillin-1 mutations and fragments trigger cell
                                                 signaling
                        30   Koehler, Anne       Integrin-mediated activation of TGFβ-1 in cardiac
                                                 myofibroblasts
                        31   Lee, DY             Expression of Versican 3’ untranslated region
                                                 modulates microRNA expression and tumor
                                                 growth
                        32   Liu, Shangxi        CCN2-expressing pericytes are required for skin
                                                 fibrosis
                        33   Termei, Reza        Role of intercellular interactions between mast
                                                 cells and gingival fibroblasts in mediating
                                                 inflammation.
                        34   Pezeshki,           Application Of Cooled Radiofrequency In A Pre-
                             Padina              Clinical Metastasis Model
                        35   Al Rowas, Sora      Neonatal exposure to High Dose Diethystilbesterol
                                                 Dereased Lumbar Bone Mineral Content in female
                                                 mice at adulthood
                        36   Araujo-Pires,       Investigation of a novel scaffold in the healing of
                             Ana                 extraction sockets in humans.
                        37   Carlo-Reis,         New membranes for guided tissue regeneration in
                             Emily               furcation defects.
                        38   De Croos,           Mechanical stimulation of chondrocytes induced
                             Amritha             changes is regulated by calcium fluxes
Regenerative Medicine




                        39   El Mansouri,        Interleukin-1-induced cyclooxygenase-2 and
                             Fatimaezzahra       inducible nitric oxide synthase expression in
                                                 human OA chondrocytes is associated with
                                                 histone H3K4 methylation
                        40   Estrada-Vallejo,    Genetically Modified Human Umbilical Cord
                             Catalina            Perivascular Cells for Bone Tissue Engineering.
                        41   Filomeno, Paola     Human Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
                                                 Increase Growth of Fibrosarcoma Cells In Vitro
                                                 but not Local Tumor Recurrence in Vivo
                        42   Kim, Albert         Development of a Controlled Osteogenic
                                                 Expression System in Bone Tissue Regeneration
                        43   Kwon, Sarah         BMP4 Induces Human Embryonic Stem Cells in
                                                 Micromass Culture to Form Cartilage
                        44   Lau, Esther         Effect of low-magnitude, high-frequency vibration
                                                 on osteogenic differentiation of rat mesenchymal
                                                 stromal cells
                        45   Leckie, Ashley      Mechanical Evaluation Of A Novel Nucleus
                                                 Pulposus Replacement Material In Healthy
                                                 Porcine Discs
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                                               46         Lee, Whitaik      Cartilage tissue engineered in vitro from sheep
                                                          David             bone marrow stromal cells on a porous calcium
                                                                            polyphosphate substrate
                                               47         Li, Ru            Expression of VEGF gene isoforms in a rat
                                                                            segmental bone defect model treated with
                                                                            endothelial progenitor cells




                                                            Poster Session II – Saturday

Session                                         No.         Author                                  Title
                                               48     Li, Ru             Endothelial Progenitor Cells For Healing of Segmental
                                                                         Bone Defects, A Radiographic, MicroCT, and
                                                                         Biomechanical Study in Rats
                                               49     Maloul, Asmaa      In Vitro Quantification Of Strain Patterns In The
                                                                         Craniofacial Skeleton Due To Mastication
                                               50     Mansouri, Ahmad    RosettaSurface computational modeling of osteopontin
                                                                         peptide binding to hydroxyapatite
                                               51     MYNENI,            Transglutaminase activity is required for secretion of
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                                                      Vamseedhar         fibronectin and collagen in MC3T3-E1 osteoblast
                                                                         cultures
                                               52     Nakayama, Yohei    Overexpression of Amelotin In Vivo: Dose-Dependent
                                                                         Effects on Enamel Structure and Mechanical Properties
                                               53     Ng, Adeline        Bone Quality in a Mouse Model of Adynamic Bone Disease
                                               54     Ochotny, Noelle    The dominant V-ATPase a3 mutation, R740S, results in
                                                                         perinatal lethality in homozygous mice
                                               55     Patten,            Loss of function of CHD7 is not critical for the
                                                      Shunmoogum         development of scoliosis
                                               56     Pustylnik, Sofia   Role EB1 in differentiating osteoblasts
                                               57     Quan, Bryan        Cryo-tem ultrastructural characterization of the
                                                                         periodontal ligament-cementum interface
                                               58     Raz, Guy           Fresh osteochondral allografts for femoral head – early
                                                                         results.
                                               59     Salo, Zoryana      Mesh morphing the human pelvis
                                               60     Sampaio, Arthur    Osteoblast Differentiation is Regulated by the Retinoic
                                                                         Acid Signaling Pathway
                                               61     Shugg, Ryan        Effects of isoform-specific PI3-kinase inhibitors on
                                                                         osteoclasts
                                               62     Tanabe, Natsuko    Osteopontin induces nuclear localization of NFATc1
                                                                         and increases osteoclast survival.
                                               63     Thaler, John D     The 1G/2G MMP-1 promoter SNP influences estrogen
                                                                         receptor b mediated activity in mechanically activated
                                                                         environments
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                        64   Tonelli-Zasarsky,   An In Vitro Study of the Mechanism and Regulation of
                             Rachel              Fluid Flow Protection Against Osteocyte Apoptosis
                        65   Voronov, Irina      Osteoclastogenesis is impaired in cultures of spleen or
                                                 bone marrow cells from +/R740S osteopetrotic mice
                        66   Wheal, Benjamin     Spatio-temporal patterns of cytosolic free calcium
                                                 concentration in migrating osteoclasts
                        67   Willett, Thomas     In Vivo Mechanical Loading of the Skeletal Mature
                                                 Rabbit Tibia Model
                        68   Wright, David       Functional and Anatomical Orientation of the Femoral
                                                 Head
                        69   Wynnyckyj,          Changes in Bone Fatigue Resistance due to Collagen
                             Chrystia            Degradation
                        70   Yan, Qian           Endothelial nitric oxide synthase deficiency results in
                                                 reduced chondrocyte proliferation and endochondral
                                                 bone growth
                        71   ZAYED, Nadia        Prostaglandin D2 enhances interleukin -1beta- induced
                                                 cyclooxygenase-2 expression in osteoarthritic
                                                 chondrocytes
                        72   ZAYED, Nadia        Valproic acid suppresses interleukin-1b-induced
                                                 microsomal prostaglandin E2 Synthase-1 expression in
                                                 chondrocytes
                        73   Zappitelli, Tanya   Gja1Jrt/+ - A Connexin43 mutation affecting bone
                        74   Zhao, Yan           The Role of the Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Signaling
                                                 Pathway in Osteocyte Mechanotransduction
                        75   Mohammad,           Role of Flightless I in Cell Migration
                             Ibrahim
                        76   Rafiei, Shahrzad    The Role of Chemokine Receptors, CCR7 and CCRL1,
                                                 in Tumor Cell Migration
Soft Tissue Biology




                        77   Shan Sze Wan,       MicroRNA MiR-17 retards tissue growth and represses
                             Samantha            fibronectin expression
                        78   Shatseva Tatiana    MicroRNA miR-199a-3p Regulates Cell Proliferative
                                                 and Survival by Targeting Caveolin-2
                        79   Song, Janice        An in vitro model system for investigating the spatial
                                                 control of collagen mineralization
                        80   Visser, Michelle    Impact of Treponema denticola major outer sheath
                                                 protein (Msp) on small GTPase associated signaling
                                                 pathways in fibroblasts
                        81   Marceau Fortier,    Characterisation Of Tissue-Engineered Connective
                             Guillaume           Tissues: Impact Of Cell Type And Culture Conditions
                        82   Mirpourian, Nima    The Effects of Human Gingival Fibroblasts under
                                                 Mechanical Strain
                        83   Nosikova,           Tissue Engineering: Characterization of the Interface
                             Yaroslavna          between Intervertebral Disc (IVD) and Vertebral Bone
Regenerative Medicine




                                                 (VB)
                        84   Parreno, Justin     The effects of 3D culture and cytoskeletal
                                                 depolymerization agents on passaged chondrocyte
                                                 redifferentiation
                        85   Perlus, Ryan        The Role of Retinoic Acid Receptor Related Orphan
                                                 Receptor Alpha (RORα) in Cartilage Development
                        86   Rampersad,          Can We Maintain the Suppression of Type X Collagen
                             Sonia               Expression Induced by Nitrogen-Rich Surfaces in
                                                 Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Osteoarthritis Patients in
                                                 Pellet Culture?
                        87   Turner, Kathleen    Tensile strain improves annulus fibrosus cell and matrix
                                                 alignment on nanofibrous polyurethane scaffolds
                        88   Xu, Yanhua          The role of FLRT2 in chondrogenesis
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89   Xu, Yanhua        FLRT2 mediates cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions
                       during chondrogenesis
90   Yang, Weining     Transforming growth factor-b inhibits nephronectin-
                       induced osteoblast differentiation
91   ZAOUTER           The anabolic effects of recombinant human GDF-5 and
     Charlotte         FGF-18 on human and rat articular chondrocytes in
                       vitro
92   Zhou, AJJ         Inhibition of Pro-domain Cleavage Enhances
                       Recombinant hBMP-2 Yield in Mammalian Cell Culture
                       Systems
93   Yamashita,        Identification of 5 developmental processes during
     Akihiro           chondrogenic differentiation of embryonic stem cells
94   Yamashita,        The risk of oncogenic transformation of human induced
     Akihiro           pluripotent stem cells during cartilage differentiation.
95   Taylor, Drew      Cartilaginous Tissue Formed by Co-culture of Primary
                       Chondrocytes with Passaged Dedifferentiated Cells
96   Wang, Jiaxu       NXF2 is a candidate biomarker of mechanical stress in
                       breast cancer
97   Theodoropoulos,   Integration of Tissue Engineered Cartilage to Host
     John              Cartilage: an in vitro model
98   Figueroa, Ryan    Osteogenic differentiation of equine cord blood MSCs
                       grown within coralline hydroxyapatite scaffolds
99   Munir, Samir      Hypoxic chondrogenic differentiation of human cord
                       blood stem cells in structurally-graded polycaprolactone
                       scaffolds




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                                 List of Attendees

1    Abdulkhalek,       Microbiology & Immunology,                          9sa22@queensu.ca
     Samar              Queen's University
2    Aggarwal, Anju Graduate Program in Biomedical                           dranuj@yahoo.com
                        Engineering, University of Western
                        Ontario
3    Ahmed, Nazish CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                       nazish@lunenefeld.ca
                        Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
4    Akens ,            Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,                 makens@sri.utoronto.ca
     Margarete          Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
5    Al Rowas, Sora SMBD-Jewish General Hospital,                     sora.alrowas@gmail.com
                        Lady David Institute for Medical
                        Research
6    Al-Dujaili, Saja University of Toronto, Mechanical                 s.al.dujaili@utoronto.ca
                        and Industrial Engineering
7    Araujo-Pires,      IBBME, University of Toronto                   ana.araujo@utoronto.ca
     Ana Claudia
8    Azizi, Natoosha Faculty of Dentistry, University of                  nat.azizi@utoronto.ca
                        Toronto
9    Badawy, Dina       University of Toronto, Mechanical            dina.badawy@utoronto.ca
                        and Industrial Engineering
10   Balestrini, Jenna Faculty of Dentistry, Matrix Dynamics       jenna.balestrini@gmail.com
                        Group, University of Toronto
11   Barbuto, Richard Department of Pharmacology,                richard.barbuto@utoronto.ca
                        University of toronto
12   Bhargava, Ajay Faculty of Dentistry, University of            ajay.bhargava@utoronto.ca
                        Toronto
13   Bielefeld, Kirsten Developmental and Stem Cell              kirsten.bielefeld@utoronto.ca
                        Biology, Hospital for Sick Children
14   Bridge, Karen      Schulich School of Medicine and       karenann.bridge@schulich.uwo.
     Ann                Dentistry, University of Western                                      ca
                        Ontario, Dept. of Physiology and
                        Pharmacology
15   Bromand, Sadat CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal               sadat.bromand@utoronto.ca
                        Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
16   Carlo Reis, Emily IBBME, University of Toronto                     emily.reis@utoronto.ca
17   Chau, Grace        Faculty of Dentistry, Matrix Dynamics             g.chau11@gmail.com
                        Group, University of Toronto
18   Cheung, Wing- University of Toronto, Mechanical            wingyee.cheung@utoronto.ca
     Yee                and Industrial Engineering
19   Claridge, Colin Department of Pharmacology,                    colin.claridge@utoronto.ca
                        University of toronto
20   Crasto, Gazelle Faculty of Dentistry, University of             gazellecrasto@gmail.com
                        Toronto
21   De Croos,          CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal               adecroos@mtsinai.on.ca
     Amritha            Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
22   De Martinis,       Biomomentum                           demartinis@biomomentum.com
     Amanda

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23   dela Cruz, Ariana Department of Pharmacology,               ariana.delacruz@utoronto.ca
                       University of toronto
24   Deng, Zhaoqun Department of MCB, Sunnybrook                         zdeng@sri.utoronto.ca
                       Research Institute
25   Dixon, Jeff       Schulich School of Medicine and             jeff.dixon@schulich.uwo.ca
                       Dentistry, University of Western
                       Ontario, Dept. of Physiology and
                       Pharmacology
26   Du, William       Department of MCB,         Sunnybrook          weidong.du@utoronto.ca
                       Research Institute
27   Emrani, Hamideh Faculty of Dentistry, University of        hamideh.emrani@utoronto.ca
                       Toronto
28   Estrada, Catalina IBBME, University of Toronto             catalina.estrada@utoronto.ca
29   Figueroa , Ryan CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                 ryan.figueroa@gmail.com
                       Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                       Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
30   Fiorino, Cara     University of Toronto Scarborough,            cfiorino@utsc.utoronto.ca
                       Cell and Systems Biology
31   Fradette, Julie   Laval University                               julie.fradette@gmail.com
32   Gawri, Rahul      SMBD-Jewish General Hospital,                  rahulgawri@hotmail.com
                       Lady David Institute for Medical
                       Research
33   Goldberg,         SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital                      sgoldberg@lunenfeld.ca
     Stephanie
34   Gong, Siew-ging Faculty of Dentistry, University of       sg.gong@dentistry.utoronto.ca
                       Toronto
35   Grynpas, Marc SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital                             grynpas@lunenfeld.ca
36   Haglund, Lisbet Orthopaedic Surgery, McGill                      lisbet.haglund@mcgill.ca
                       University
37   Harrison, Rene University of Toronto Scarborough,              harrison@utsc.utoronto.ca
                       Cell and Systems Biology
38   Herblum, Ryan Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,                              rherblum@uwo.ca
                       Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
39   Hinz, Boris       Faculty of Dentistry, Matrix Dynamics             boris.hinz@utoronto.ca
                       Group, University of Toronto
40   Hoac, Betty       Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University      betty.hoac@mail.mcgill.ca
41   Hojjat, Seyed-    Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,                      parsa_hjjt@yahoo.ca
     Parsa             Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
42   Holcroft, James Dentistry/Matrix Dynamics Group,             james.holcroft@utoronto.ca
                       University of Toronto
43   Hubmacher, Dirk McGill University, Anatomy and Cell            dirk.hubmacher@mcgill.ca
                       Biology
44   Iu, Jonathan      CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                 jonathan.iu@utoronto.ca
                       Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                       Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
45   Jakob, Jessica Schulich School of Medicine and                          jjakob4@gmail.com
                       Dentistry, University of Western
                       Ontario, Dept. of Physiology and
                       Pharmacology
46   Kaartinen, Mari Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University          mari.kaartinen@mcgill.ca
47   Kandel, Rita      CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                   rkandel@mtsinai.on.ca
                       Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                       Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute

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48   Kartner, Norbert Faculty of Dentistry, University of                  cmc1@sympatico.ca
                      Toronto
49   Kaur, Jasvir     McGill University, Anatomy and Cell           jasvir.kaur@mail.mcgill.ca
                      Biology
50   Kim, Albert Hyun Dentistry/Matrix Dynamics Group,                    bert.kim@utoronto.ca
     Woo              University of Toronto
51   Klingberg,       Faculty of Dentistry, Matrix Dynamics     franco.klingberg@utoronto.ca
     Franco           Group, University of Toronto
52   Koehler, Anne    Faculty of Dentistry, Matrix Dynamics               anne416@gmail.com
                      Group, University of Toronto
53   Komarova,        Dentistry, McGill University             svetlana.komarova@mcgill.ca
     Svetlana
54   Kwon, Sarah      CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                Sarah.kwon@utoronto.ca
                      Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                      Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
55   Kyle, Kimberly   SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital                             kakyle@gmail.com
56   Larouche,        Biomomentum                              larouche@biomomentum.com
     Antoine
57   Lau, Esther      University of Toronto, Mechanical                 esther.lau@utoronto.ca
                      and Industrial Engineering
58   Lausch, Alex     University of Toronto, Dentistry, MSE           alex.lausch@utoronto.ca
                      & IBBME
59   Le Nihouannen, Dentistry, McGill University              damien.lenihouannen@mcgill.c
     Damien                                                                                      a
60   Leckie, Ashley   Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,               ashley.leckie@utoronto.ca
                      Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
61   Lee, David       CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                   whitaik.lee@gmail.com
                      Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                      Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
62   Li, Jason        University of Toronto, Mechanical                    jason.li@utoronto.ca
                      and Industrial Engineering
63   Li, Ru           Orthopaedic Surgery,St. Michael's                                 lir@smh.ca
                      Hospital
64   Li, Jennifer     Physiology & Pharmacology,                                    rli55@uwo.ca
     Ruizhe           University of Western Ontario
65   Liu, Chao        University of Toronto, Mechanical                     ccc.liu@utoronto.ca
                      and Industrial Engineering
66   Liu, Shangxi     Faculty of Dentistry, University of                       sliu232@uwo.ca
                      Western Ontario
67   Lo, Victor       Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,                   the.victor.lo@gmail.com
                      Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
68   Maloul, Asmaa Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,                  asmaa.maloul@gmail.com
                      Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
69   Manolson, Morris Faculty of Dentistry, University of            m.manolson@utoronto.ca
                      Toronto
70   Mansouri,        Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University ahmad.mansouri@mail.mcgill.c
     Ahmad                                                                                       a
71   Marceau Fortier, Laval University                                      guillaume.marceau-
     Guillaume                                                               fortier.1@ulaval.ca
72   Miklas, Jason    University of Toronto, Dentistry, MSE         jason.miklas@utoronto.ca
                      & IBBME
73   Mitchell, Jane   Department of Pharmacology,                   jane.mitchell@utoronto.ca
                      University of toronto
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74   Moloney, Nancy Instron                                        nancy_moloney@instron.com
75   Munir, Samir       CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal           samir_munir@myfastmail.com
                        Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
76   Mwale, Fackson SMBD-Jewish General Hospital,                        fmwale@ldi.jhg.mcgill.ca
                        Lady David Institute for Medical
                        Research
77   Myneni,            Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University vamseedhar.myneni@mail.mcgi
     Vamseedhar                                                                               ll.ca
78   Nabavi, Noushin University of Toronto Scarborough,                  nabavi@utsc.utoronto.ca
                        Cell and Systems Biology
79   Nakayama,          Dentistry/Matrix Dynamics Group,              nakayama.youhei@nihon-
     Yohei              University of Toronto                                              u.ac.jp
80   Ng, Adeline        SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital                        Adeline.ng@utoronto.ca
81   Nosikova,          CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal         Yaroslavna.nosikova@utoronto.
     Yaroslavna         Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,                                       ca
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
82   Ochotny, Noelle Faculty of Dentistry, University of                     nochotny@gmail.com
                        Toronto
83   Orsini, Christiane CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                       corsini@uoguelph.ca
                        Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
84   Parapuram, Sunil Faculty of Dentistry, University of                        sparapur@uwo.ca
                        Western Ontario
85   Parreno, Justin CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal                      jparreno@mtsinai.on.ca
                        Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
86   Peel, Sean         Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,          sean.peel@dentistry.utoronto.c
                        Faculty of Dentistry, UofT                                                a
87   Pezeshki, Padina Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,               padina.pezeshki@utoronto.ca
                        Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
88   Purslow, Peter University of Guelph, Department of                    ppurslow@uoguelph.ca
                        Food Science
89   Pustylnik, Sofia University of Toronto Scarborough,                 sofiapustylnik@yahoo.ca
                        Cell and Systems Biology
90   Quan, Bryan        University of Toronto, Dentistry, MSE                  bdquan@gmail.com
                        & IBBME
91   Rafiei, Shahrzad Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill            shahrzad.rafiei@mail.mcgill.ca
                        University
92   Rampersad,         SMBD-Jewish General Hospital,                      sonia128@hotmail.com
     Sonia              Lady David Institute for Medical
                        Research
93   Reinhardt, Dieter McGill University, Anatomy and Cell             dieter.reinhardt@mcgill.ca
                        Biology
94   Roman, Hassem Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill               hassem.wadie@mail.mcgill.ca
                        University
95   Sabatier, Laetitia McGill University, Anatomy and Cell            laetitia.sabatier@mcgill.ca
                        Biology
96   Salo, Zoryana      Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,                         zsalo@uoguelph.ca
                        Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
97   Sardana, Girish Ontario Cancer Biomarker Network                          gsardana@ocbn.ca
                        MaRS
98   Sardone, Laura SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital                       laura.sardone@utoronto.ca

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99    Shan, Samantha Department of MCB,            Sunnybrook    samanthashan@yahoo.com
                        Research Institute
100   Shatseva,         Department of MCB,         Sunnybrook      tatshatseva@hotmail.com
      Tatiana           Research Institute
101   Shugg, Ryan       Schulich School of Medicine and                        rshugg@uwo.ca
                        Dentistry, University of Western
                        Ontario, Dept. of Physiology and
                        Pharmacology
102   Sone, Eli         University of Toronto, Dentistry, MSE            eli.sone@utoronto.ca
                        & IBBME
103   Song, Janice      University of Toronto, Dentistry, MSE       janice.song@utoronto.ca
                        & IBBME
104   St. Pierre, Jean- CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal            Jpst.pierre@mtsinai.on.ca
      Phillipe          Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
105   Stanley, Sabrina SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital             sstanley@scimail.uwaterloo.ca
106   Sugamori, Kim Department of Pharmacology,                    ks.sugamori@utoronto.ca
                        University of toronto
107   Szewczuk,         SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital                    szewczuk@queensu.ca
      Myron
108   Szabolcs,         Department of Microbiology &                    nszabolc@gmail.com
      Natasha           Immunology, Queens University
109   Talele, Nilesh    Faculty of Dentistry, Matrix Dynamics       nilesh.talele@utoronto.ca
                        Group, University of Toronto
110   Tan, Albert Hyun Faculty of Dentistry, University of                 tan.alb@gmail.com
      Woo               Toronto
111   Tanabe, Natsuko Schulich School of Medicine and                         ntanabe@uwo.ca
                        Dentistry, University of Western
                        Ontario, Dept. of Physiology and
                        Pharmacology
112   Taylor, Drew      CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal            Drew.w.taylor@gmail.com
                        Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                        Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
113   Thaler, John      McCaig Institute, University of                   jdthaler@gmail.com
                        Calgary
114 Theodoropolous,  Division of Orthopaedics, Mount Sinai jtheodoropoulos@mtsinai.on.ca
    John             Hospital
115 Tonelli-Zasarsky,University of Toronto, Mechanical     rachel.tonelli.zasarsky@utoront
    Rachel           and Industrial Engineering                                       o.ca
116 Turner, Kathleen CIHR Bioengineering of Skeletal          kathleen.turner@utoronto.ca
                     Tissues Team-Mount Sinai Hospital,
                     Samuel Lunenfeld Institutute
117 Underhill,       Biomedical Research Centre,                      tunderhi@brc.ubc.ca
    Michael          Vancouver BC
118 Usprech, Jenna Mechanical and Materials                      usprech@me.queensu.ca
                     Engineering, Queen's University
119 Visser, Michelle Dentistry/Matrix Dynamics Group,          michelle.visser@utoronto.ca
                     University of Toronto
120 Voronov, Irina   Faculty of Dentistry, University of              voronovi@gmail.com
                     Toronto
121 Wang, Jiaxu      DRC, BC Cancer Agency                        jwang3@bccancer.bc.ca



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122 Wheal, Ben      Schulich School of Medicine and        benjamin.wheal@schulich.uwo.
                    Dentistry, University of Western                                     ca
                    Ontario, Dept. of Physiology and
                    Pharmacology
123 Whyne, Cari     Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,            cari.whyne@sunnybrook.ca
                    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
124 Willett, Thomas SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital                         willett@lunenfeld.ca
125 Wise-Milestone, Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,                lwisemil@sri.utoronto.ca
    Lisa            Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
126 Wright, Joanne Canadian Arthritis Network                        jwright@mtsinai.on.ca
127 Wright, David   Orthopaedics Biomechanics Lab,               davidwrightal@gmail.com
                    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
128 Wynnyckyj,      SLRI, Mount Sinai Hospital            chrystia.wynnyckyj@utoronto.ca
    Chrystia
129 Xu, Yanhua      Faculty of Dentistry, University of        xuyanhua18@hotmail.com
                    Toronto
130 Yang, Weining Department of MCB,           Sunnybrook        weining.yang@gmail.com
                    Research Institute
131 Yang, Qian      Physiology & Pharmacology,                              qyan7@uwo.ca
                    University of Western Ontario
132 You, Lidan      University of Toronto, Mechanical           youlidan@mie.utoronto.ca
                    and Industrial Engineering
133 Zhou, Aileen    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,               aileenzhous@gmail.com
                    Faculty of Dentistry, UofT




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Locations
Sessions
The meeting is located on the 18th floor of Mount Sinai Hospital. Enter the
hospital through the University Avenue entrance. Take the main elevators to the
18th floor and follow the signs to the Ben Sadowski Auditorium.

Mentor Breakfast
2nd Floor Mount Sinai Hospital (Take the elevators from the Main Floor, down to
the 2nd floor).

Banquet Hall
Located at 89 Chestnut Street




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Notes




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