Translational Imaging: Animal Models in MSK
ORGANIZERS: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Hollis G. Potter, M.D.
Tuesday - Friday, 10-13 May 2011

This four-hour course over four mornings assesses the use of animal models in musculoskeletal research. It addresses challenges and applications of specific models and how they translate to clinical applications. Radiologists, orthopedic surgeons and basic scientists will provide up-to-date knowledge of these quickly developing research topics.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
Identify the best animal model for interrogation of a specific tissue;
Match optimum animal models to specific disease processes;
Identify the challenges and solutions in live animal imaging; and
Explain the perspective of drug companies and CRO regarding animal model use.

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Tuesday Moderator: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D.  
07:00 Choosing the Best Animal Model   Lisa A. Fortier, D.V.M., Ph.D.
07:30 Live Animal Imaging: Challenges & Longitudinal Analysis   Richard P. Kennan, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
Wednesday Moderator: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Miika T. Nieminen, Ph.D.
07:00 Role of MRI & MRS for the Study of Bone & Bone Marrow in Animal Models of Disease   Felix W. Wehrli, Ph.D.
07:30 Cartilage Repair & Degradation   Lisa A. Fortier, D.V.M., Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
Thursday Moderator: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D. & Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D.  
07:00 Tendon & Enthesis Models   Scott A. Rodeo, M.D.
07:30 Muscle Models   Bruce M. Damon, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
Friday Moderator: Bernard J. Dardzinski, Ph.D.  
07:00 Use of Animal Models: Pharmaceutical Perspective   John C. Waterton, Ph.D.
07:30  Use of Animal Models: The CRO Perspective   Michael D. Cockman, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn