View the program planned for this 2 day program, April 26 – April 27, 2024.

Friday, April 26

LOCATION: Law Auditorium, Jordan Medical Education Center

Time Topic
1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
“Mechanisms of Heterotopic Ossification and Possible Therapeutics”
Maurizio Pacifici, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania 
2:15 pm BREAK
2:30 pm “Single Cell Mapping of Temporomandibular Joint Identifies New Treatments for Osteoarthritis and Pain”
Jian-Fu Chen, University of Southern California
2:45 pm “3D Neurovascular Mapping in the Whole Temporomandibular Joint”
Peng Chen, Clemson University
3:00 pm “Roles of Nociceptors in Post-Traumatic Hyperalgesia and Condylar Degeneration after Temporomandibular Joint Injury in Mice”
Ishraq Alshanqiti, University of Maryland
3:15 pm “Osteochondral Regeneration Through CRISPR Epigenome Editing”
Joshua Stover, University of Pittsburgh
3:30 pm “Type V Collagen Regulates the Progenitor Cell Fate and Matrix Formation of TMJ Condylar Cartilage during Postnatal Growth”
Lin Han, Drexel University
3:45 pm BREAK
4:15 pm “Innervation of Joints and Tissue Clearing”
Alejandro Almarza, University of Pittsburgh
4:30 pm “Using a Three-Dimensional Deep Learning Approach to Generate Synthetic CT and MRI Images for Better Analysis of TMJ Structures”
Thomas Holzinger, Medical University of Vienna
4:45 pm “Towards the Integration of Nociception into Computational TMJ Modeling”
Benedikt Sagl, Medical University of Vienna
5:00 pm “TMJ and Craniofacial Function Assessment in Craniofacial Deformity Patients”
Shuchun Sun, Clemson University
5:15 pm “Mechanical and Degradational Tuning of a 3D-Printed Polycaprolactone Composite for a Mandibular Condyle Device”
Dylan Garcia, University of Oklahoma
6:00 pm DINNER

Saturday, April 27

LOCATION: Law Auditorium, Jordan Medical Education Center

Time Topic
“Understanding the Relationship between the TMJ and the Airway”
Dania Tamimi, Beamreaders
10:00 am “Decellularization of Ovine Temporomandibular Joint Discs for Tissue Engineering Approaches”
Daniela Trindade, Polytechnic of Leiria
10:15 am “Ice-Free Cryopreservation of Viable Temporomandibular Joint Disc in a Pig Model”
Dustin Mueller, Medical University of South Carolina
10:30 am BREAK
11:00 am “Molecular Events in Human Synovial Tissue of Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis”
Chenshuang Li, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
11:15 am “Acoustic Emissions (AE) in Diagnostic Analysis to Determine Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)  Implant Failure”
Jacob Eapen, University of Illinois at Chicago
11:30 am “A Single-Cell Transcriptional Atlas Reveals Resident Progenitor Cell Niche Functions in TMJ Disc Displacement”
Ruiye Bi, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University
11:45 am “LOXL2 Deletion Promotes TMJ-OA-Like Changes, Whereas LOXL2 Overexpression Protects TMJ Fibrocartilage”
Manish Bais, Boston University School of Dental Medicine
12:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 pm “Investigating the Function and Mechanisms of Resident Macrophages in the Temporomandibular Joint Disc in Mice”
Han Fang, State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University
1:15 pm “Surgical outcomes of therapeutic arthroscopy using regenerative techniques for moderate to advanced TMJ disorders (Wilkes Stage 3, 4 or 5)”
Deepak Komath, Royal Free London NHS Trust
1:30 pm “CT Imaging Morphology to Predict Outcomes Following TMJ Arthroplasty”
Eric Granquist, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Shuchun Sun, Clemson University
1:45 pm “New Total TMJ Prosthesis System for Installation through Single Surgical Approach”
Leonard Moreira, Instituto da Face SP
2:00 pm “Precise Reconstruction of the Temporomandibular Joint Disc by Decellularized Disc-Based Prostheses”
Haozhe Chen, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University
2:15 pm BREAK
2:45 pm “Effect of Orthognathic Surgery on TMJ Disc Stress Distribution: Combined Multibody and Finite Element Simulation”
Farhad Ahmadi, Clemson University
3:00 pm “Intra-articular Injection of Orthobiologics for TMJ-Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review”
Yannick Sillmann, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
3:15 pm “Decellularized Meniscus (MEND) as a Biomaterial that Supports Stem Cell Invasion and Chondrogenesis”
Hannah Bonelli, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
3:30 pm “Ectopic Ossification of the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) in a Murine Model of Osteogenesis Imperfecta”
Joohyun Lim, University of Delaware
3:45 pm “TMJ Cartilage Stem/Progenitor Cells in Development”
Ikue Tosa, Columbia University
4:15 pm ADJOURN



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