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CORS Newsletter – Summer 2018

Executive Nominations

Congratulations are extended to Paul E. Beaulé MD, FRCSC who became the 51st President of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society. He is the fourth CORS President from the University of Ottawa, with Drs Robichon, Uhthoff and Letts serving as former CORS presidents.

Dr. Beaulé specializes in joint preserving surgery of the hip as well as arthroplasty of the hip. After completing his training at University of Ottawa, he pursued his fellowship training at University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California. Currently, he is Professor of Surgery and Head of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Hip Society, the International Hip Society, and the Academic Network for Conservative Hip Outcome Research (ANCHOR). He is a recipient of the William H. Harris Award twice, the Hip Society Award four times and the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Award. Dr Beaulé has published over 220-refereed papers, 292 abstracts and has given more than 150 lectures and workshops in several areas in orthopaedic research.

Join us in welcoming Professor Mario Lamontagne, PhD, Faculty of Health Sciences University of Ottawa, to the CORS Executive Committee as Member at Large.

Mario Lamontagne received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the École Polytechnique at the University of Montreal. He is currently an emeritus professor of biomechanics at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ottawa, with a cross-appointment to the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Lamontagne’s research focuses on biomedical sciences and biomechanics, particularly on numerical and musculoskeletal modelling of human joints, design and adaptive technology of prosthetics and orthotics, injury prevention and neuromuscular adaptation. He has supervised numerous students at the master’s and doctoral levels. He has published more than 250 refereed articles. Over the past 30 years, he has received research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). As well, he has received research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). His major research programs focus on the mechanics of the human healthy and pathological hip and knee joint, as well as on the biomechanical assessment of the mobility of patients who have undergone a total hip and knee arthroplasty. His research interests include biomedical sciences, biomechanics, numerical and musculoskeletal modeling, injury prevention, assisted technology design (prosthetics and orthotics), and neuromuscular adaptation. His current research program funded by NSERC is to develop a numerical and musculoskeletal model of the hip joint for patients suffering from the femoroacetabular deformity.

CORS Adopts New Logo!

At the open CORS Business Meeting held in Victoria on June 21, two new logo options were presented for a vote. We are very pleased to present the new CORS logo as selected by the membership. Look out for this new branding on upcoming CORS initiatives and on our developing web site.

To learn more about the vision, mission and history of CORS, click here.

SWOT Analysis Completed

Over the past six months, a complete SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis was held with the Executive of the Canadian Orthopaedic, the CORS membership, and with sister research societies in Canada including the Canadian Biomechanics Society, Canadian Biomaterials Society, Canadian Connective Tissue Society. Information gained from these discussions will guide the ongoing focus, direction and mission of CORS over the coming years. Stay tuned for more information!

Annual Meeting Welcomes ORS NIRA Award Recipient, Dr. Chia-Lung Wu

As part of a new collaborative initiative between CORS and the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), the recipients of the ORS NIRA Awards will be invited to present their posters at the COA & CORS Annual Meeting. We were very pleased to welcome one of the 2018 recipients, Dr. Chia-Lung Wu from Washington University, to the recent Victoria meeting to present his poster, Highly Efficient Stepwise Differentiation of Human iPSCs into Chondrocytes, on behalf of his co-authors Amanda Dicks, Nancy Steward, Shaunak Adkar, Vincent Willard and Farshid Guilak.

CORS Call for Abstracts Deadline: September 1

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 ICORS Meeting until September 1.  This meeting will be held in conjunction with the COA and CORS Annual Meeting being held over the same dates.  Please note that the CORS program will be part of the ICORS program next year so all CORS abstracts should be submitted through the ICORS abstracts process.  Only a separate call for abstracts for the COA meeting will be launched at a later date.