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International TMJ Interdisciplinary Research Meeting

Join us in-person!

This 2 day program, April 21 – April 22, will provide a unique opportunity for bioengineers, clinicians and scientists to discuss the challenges presented by temporomandibular joint disorders, and to devise strategies to address those challenges. Register today!

Education Objectives:

  • Provide recommendations to the NIDCR TMJD Program on novel scientific approaches and critical research topics that will advance the field.
  • Establish a benchmark for current treatments and scientific knowledge.
  • Bring outside perspective from experts in areas pertinent to TMJ research.

Keynote Speakers

Beth A. Winkelstein’s pioneering research focuses on the mechanisms of bodily injury — especially injuries from sports, automobile accidents or degenerative diseases that produce persistent pain in the neck and spine — and has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense, among many others, including a Presidential Early Career Award from the NSF.

The author of Orthopaedic Biomechanics (2012) and more than a hundred papers and book chapters, she serves as editor of the Journal of Biomechanical Engineering and is a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which awarded her its Y.C. Fung Young Investigator Award in 2006.

At Penn, she served as associate dean for undergraduate education in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and before that as chair of the Graduate Group in Bioengineering and as a Penn Fellow, the cross-University program for select faculty members to develop leadership skills, build alliances across disciplines and gain deeper knowledge of University governance. In partnership with Dean Dennis DeTurck of the College of Arts and Sciences, she led Penn’s multi-year grant from the American Association of Universities to improve the quality of teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, especially through new techniques of active in-class learning.

Peter D. Quinn is the Schoenleber Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology at Penn Dental Medicine. Dr. Quinn served as Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Pharmacology at Penn Dental Medicine from 1986 to 2008. His primary research interests are in the alloplastic reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint and vascular malformations of the maxillofacial skeleton maxillofacial skeleton. He was a principal investigator in a ten-year clinical trial for the development of the only FDA-approved stock prosthesis for reconstruction of the temporomandibular joint. Dr. Quinn has completed a surgical atlas for temporomandibular joint surgery, which has been published by Elsevier.

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