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New Horizons in Musculoskeletal MRI
Joshua M. Farber, Timothy J. Mosher, Organizers

This four-hour course will highlight emerging clinical and basic science applications of MRI in diagnosis and study of musculoskeletal disease. The program will emphasize recent developments of MRI in the study of joint biomechanics, exercise, musculoskeletal growth and development, and new research opportunities in molecular imaging.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

recognize patterns of abnormal hip biomechanics and associated MRI findings in femoral 
acetabular impingement syndrome;
apply knowledge of normal articular cartilage maturation and joint development in interpretation 
of pediatric musculoskeletal MRI ;
recognize the role of normal and abnormal biomechanics and the associated MRI findings in normal 
joint physiology and development of overuse injuries;
identify emerging translational research applications in the field of musculoskeletal MRI;
describe new MRI techniques for tracking mesenchymal stem cells;  and
recognize new applications of molecular imaging in the study of musculoskeletal diseases.
Audience Description:
This course is designed for basic scientists, and clinicians with a primary focus on MRI in the study of musculoskeletal diseases. The course is intended for both M.D. and Ph.D. scientists who have completed training and have sub-specialty training in the study of musculoskeletal disease.



Tuesday, 9 May
Femoral Acetabular Impingement: Concepts and Clinical Applications
07:00 Biomechanics of Femoral Acetabular Impingement Thaddeus Laird, M.D.
07:30 MR Imaging of Femoral Acetabular Impingement William E. Palmer, M.D.
Wednesday, 10 May
Pediatric Cartilage Imaging
07:00 MRI Evaluation of Cartilage Maturation Miika T. Nieminen, Ph.D.
07:30 MR Imaging of Cartilage in the Pediatric Patient Tal Laor, M.D.
Thursday, 11 May
MRI and Exercise: Translational Research: From Biomechanics to the Athlete
07:00 Functional Cartilage MRI Peter A. Hardy, Ph.D.
07:30 Overuse Injuries in Elite Athletes William B. Morrison, M.D.
Friday, 12 May
MRI Applications for Stem Cell Research in the Musculoskeletal System
07:00 MRI Techniques for Stem Cell Trafficking Erik M. Shapiro, Ph.D.
07:30 Stem Cell Research Opportunities in the Musculoskeletal System - not available Jeff W.M. Bulte, Ph.D.