Conference attendance: Intervertebral disc degeneration and spinal disease

Invited speakers

  • Professor Judith Hoyland
    Co-chair for intervertebral disc symposium
    Conference: 8th World Biomaterials Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2008
  • Professor Judith Hoyland
    Talk title: Catabolic events in IVD degeneration
    Presented at: World Forum for Spine Research 2008, Kyoto, Japan
     
  • Dr Jane Millward-Sadler
    Talk title: Comparison of intervertebral disc and cartilage
    Presented at: International Cartilage Repair Society World Congress 2007, Warsaw, Poland
     

Oral presentations

  • Oral presentations at the World Forum for Spine Research 2008, Kyoto, Japan:
    • Dr Stephen Richardson
      Talk title: Potential use of chitosan-glycerophosphate hydrogels and adult stem cells for regeneration of the degenerate human intervertebral disc
      Authors: Dr S.M. Richardson, Miss N. Hughes, Dr J.A. Hunt, Prof. A.J. Freemont and Prof. J.A. Hoyland
    • Dr Ben Minogue
      Talk title: The expression of chordin in the intervertebral disc
      Authors: Dr B.M. Minogue, Prof. A.J. Freemont and Prof. J.A. Hoyland
    • Dr Christine Le Maitre
      Talk title: Survival and behaviour of human mesenchymal stem cells following injection into intervertebral disc tissue
      Authors: Dr C.L. Le Maitre, Prof. A.J. Freemont and Prof. J.A. Hoyland
    • Miss Devina Purmessur
      Talk title: Neurotrophin expression in the normal and degenerate human intervertebral disc
      Authors: Miss D. Purmessur, Anthony J Freemont & Judith A Hoyland
       
  • Oral presentation at the 3rd World Congress of Regenerative Medicine, Leipzig, Germany, October 2007:
    Dr Stephen Richardson
    Talk title: Differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells to nucleus pulposus cells in type I collagen gels: Implications for tssue engineering of the intervertebral disc
    Authors: Dr S.M. Richardson, Dr T. Graeve, Prof. A.J. Freemont and Prof. J.A. Hoyland