Schroeder Arthritis Institute: Arthritis Web Seminar Series


The Arthritis Web Seminar Series is a medium for live and recorded webinars from world leading experts in the field of bone and joint-related pathologies and rheumatic diseases. The seminar series started on May 19, 2020 and is co-chaired by Dr. Mohit Kapoor and Dr. Robert Inman, Co-Directors of the Schroeder Arthritis Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. The current catalogue of lectures will feature some of the latest insights and advancements in osteoarthritis pathogenesis, disease mechanisms, biomarkers, phenotyping, and therapeutic targets.


Lecture 1:
Dr. Richard F. Loeser, Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
“Aging Mechanisms Associated with Joint Tissue Destruction in Osteoarthritis”

Lecture 2:
Dr. Thomas Pap, Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, University Hospital Munster.
“Endogenous mechanisms associated with Synovitis”

Lecture 3:

Dr. Frank Barry, Professor of Cellular Therapy, Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), National University of Ireland Galway.
"Stem Cell Applications in Joint Development, Disease and Repair"


Lecture 4:
Dr. Tuhina Neogi, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Rheumatology, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.
"Pain mechanisms and implications for pain phenotyping"

Lecture 5:
Dr. Ali Mobasheri, OARSI President and Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu.
"Metabolic dysfunction in joint and intervertebral disc degeneration"


Lecture 6:
Dr. David Hunter, Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology, Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney.
“Disease Modification in Osteoarthritis”

Lecture 7:
Dr. Margreet Kloppenburg, Professor of Rheumatology, University of Leiden.
“Current understanding of Hand Osteoarthritis”


Lecture 8:
Dr. Frank Luyten, Professor Emeritus, KU Leuven, Belgium.
"Early Stage Osteoarthritis: a Window of Opportunity?”

Lecture 9:
Dr. Christopher T. Ritchlin, Professor and Chief, Department of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD), University of Rochester Medical Center.
"Current Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Psoriatic Arthritis"

Lecture 10:
Dr. Regis O'Keefe, Fred C. Reynolds Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine.
"Chondrocyte epigenetics, metabolism and osteoarthritis"

Lecture 11:
Dr. Francis Berenbaum, Professor of rheumatology, Sorbonne Université; Director of the Department of Rheumatology, AP-HP Saint-Antoine Hospital.
"Deep Phenotyping in Osteoarthritis"


Lecture 12:
Dr. John Loughlin, Professor of Musculoskeletal Research, Newcastle University.
"Osteoarthritis and Genetics"


Lecture 13:
Dr. Anne-Marie Malfait, The George W. Stuppy, MD, Chair in Arthritis, Rush University.
“Pain in osteoarthritis: Pathways and Plasticity”


Lecture 14:

Dr. Jennifer Wolf, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Chicago School of Medicine.
“CMC OA: From Relaxin to Population Data”


Lecture 15:
Dr. Ali Guermazi, Director of the Quantitative Imaging Center at Boston University School of Medicine.
“Imaging of Arthritis: Current and novel concepts”


Lecture 16:

Dr. Johnny Huard, Director of the Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI), Colorado.
"Cellular Senescence and Arthritis"

Lecture 17:

Dr. Leigh F. Callahan, Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine.
"Burden of OA: Comorbidity and Mortality"


Lecture 18:
Dr. Jamie Collins, Senior Biostatistician at Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research
"Data-driven approaches in defining knee osteoarthritis phenotypes"


Lecture 19 
Dr. Jackie Whittaker, Assistant Professor Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 
"Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation" 


Lecture 20 
Dr. Rik Lories, Head Division of Rheumatology UZ Leuven 
"Molecular identity of the articular chondrocyte to prevent and treat OA" 


Lecture 21 
Dr. Danny Chan , S Y and H Y Cheng Professor in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine 
"Spatiotemporal proteomics atlas of human intervertebral discs for exploring ageing and degeneration dynamics" 


Lecture 22 
Dr. Ida Haugen, Senior researcher at the Dept. of Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital 
"Body mass index, pain and hand osteoarthritis" 


Lecture 23 
Dr. Mona Dvir-Ginzberg, Associate Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem  
"Exploring Novel Therapeutic Avenues for OA: from Epigenetic Modifiers to Cannabinoid-Inspired Compounds" 


Lecture 24 
Dr. Cosimo De Bari, Professor & Consultant Rheumatologist, Center for Arthritis & Musculoskeletal Health, University of Aberdeen  
"Skeletal Progenitors in Joint Repair, Remodelling & Arthritis" 


Lecture 25 
Dr. Christine Pham, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Washington University in St. Louis 
"Nanotherapeutics for Joint Diseases" 


Lecture 26 
Dr. Martin Englund, Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences Lund Faculty of Medicine, Lund University  
"The Role of Meniscus in Knee Osteoarthritis" 


Lecture 27 

Dr. Jerome Guicheux, Director, Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Research Center, INSERM/Nantes University/Oniris  

"4R Medicine for Diseased Joints: Replace, Repair, Regenerate & Reprogram" 


Lecture 28 

Dr. Jérémie Sellam, Professor of Rheumatology, Saint-Antoine University Hospital, Paris 

"Diet and Inflammatory Arthritis: Current Knowledge" 


Lecture 29:


Dr. Barbara Pui Chan, Professor, Associate Dean (Graduate School), Biomedical Engineering Program, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

"Osteochondral Tissue Engineering"


Lecture 30:

Dr. Cristina Ruiz-Romero, Academic Researcher, Galician Health Service, Coruña University, Spain

"Emerging proteomic and metabolomic biomarkers in rheumatic diseases"


Lecture 31:

Dr. Chunyi Wen, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

"Endothelial Dysfunction in Joint Injury, Ageing and Disease