Published on Monday October 1, 2007
Leading Philadelphia spine researchers will gather at Drexel University’s Bossone Research Enterprise Center at 32nd and Market Streets on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 9:00 AM for a symposium aimed at the treatment of spine pain and the understanding of spine behavior. Organized by the Philadelphia Spine Research Society, founded in 2005 by Dr. Michele Marcolongo of Drexel University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the symposium will bring together spine researchers from university, clinical, and corporate backgrounds to focus on the current research interests surrounding spine mechanics, biology, and pain relief. To register for the symposium, please visit /spine/
The keynote address will be delivered by James Iatridis, Ph.D. of the University of Vermont’s Departments of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Mechanical Engineering entitled, “Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Repair: Opportunities and Challenges.” Additional topics to be addressed are spine biomechanics, disc biology, degenerative disc disease, spine implant medical device technologies, spine imaging and diagnostic techniques, and disc fusion.