Keynote Speaker

Dr. Alman is an orthopaedic clinician-scientist whose research focuses on understanding the role of developmentally important processes in the pathologic process involving the musculoskeletal system. The long-term goal of his work is to use this knowledge to identify improved therapeutic approaches to orthopaedic pathologic disorders.

2020 Schedule

7:00 – 7:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:45 – 8:00 Welcome & Introduction

8:00 – 9:10 Session I: Skeletal Homeostasis and Repair

  • Mark Hamrick, PhD (Medical College of Georgia)
  • Scott Guelcher, PhD (Vanderbilt University)
  • George Beck. PhD (Emory University)

9:20 – 10:40 Session II: Immune Modulation of Bone

  • Christopher Hernandez, PhD (Cornell University)
  • Edward Botchwey, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Dan Perrien, PhD (Emory University)

10:50 – 11:15 Session III:Disc Development and Repair

  • Rosa Serra, PhD (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Svenja Illien-Junger, PhD (Emory University)
  • Nazir Khan, PhD (Emory University)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Session IV: Keynote Presentation

  • Dr. Benjamin Alman, MD (Duke University)

2:00 – 3:00 Session V: Junior Speakers

3:00 – 5:00 Poster Session and Social