HMRC Seminar Series - 2000 to 2001


We would like to thank the following speakers for their participation in our Seminar Series:

October 2000
- Dr. Timothy Smith, Vice President, Millenium Biologix Inc.
"Tissue Engineering in Orthopedics - New Concepts and Products"

- Dr. David Wilson, Mechanical Engineering
"Effects of Pate llar Re-alignment"

- Dr. David Pichora, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kingston General Hospital
"Computer- Assisted Distal Radial Osteotomy"

November 2000
- Mr. Leonard Lee, President, Lee Valley Tools
"Simple Solutions to Basic Problems"

- Dr. Kim Woodhouse, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto
"Scaffold Materials for Tissue Engineering Constructs in Soft Tissue Applications"

- Dr. Brian Amsden, Chemical Engineering
"The development of a biodegradable rubbery biomaterial for cytokine drug delivery and tissue engineering"

- Dr. Urs Wyss, Mechanical Engineering
"Research at Sulzer Orthopedics"

December 2000
- Dr. Miguel Valvano, University of Western Ontario
"Genetics of lipopolysaccharide assembly in Escherich ia coli"

January 2001
- Ms Wiebke Wilkens, Director, Queen's Environmental Health & Safety
"Duties and Responsibilities of the Occupational Health & Safety Act"

- Dr. Arde Guran, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa,
"Using Tools in Nonlinear Dynamics in Quantifying Human Movement and Locomotion"

February 2001

- Dr. Inka Brockhausen, Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
"Development of sweet ways to treat arthritis"

- Dr. Pai Lei Cheng, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering
"Biomechanics of Human Movement Analysis"

- Dr. Ilene Gipson, Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
" Mucin gene Expression by the Ocular Surface Epithelium in Response to Dry Eye Syndrome, Allergens and Trauma"

- Dr. Jaro Sodek, Professor, University of Toronto & Director of the CIHR Group in Periodontal Physiology
"Bone Sialoproteins in Bone Remodelling, Inflammatory Diseases and Cancer"

- Dr. Christine MacKenzie, Simon Fraser University, School of Kinesiology, Human Motor Systems Laboratory
"Human Factors in Laparoscopic Surgery"

March 2001
- Dr. Randy Ellis, Computing and Information Science
"Overview - Computer assisted surgery"

- Thomas Shu Yin Tang, Graduate Student, Computing and Information Science
"Fiducial registration from a single x-ray image: a new technique for fluoroscopic guidance and radiotherapy"

- Elvis Chen, Graduate Student Computing and Information Science,
"3D patient-specific model of passive post-TKR kinematics"

- Dr. John Carran, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, Divison of Rheumology
"Bisphosphonic Acids: Prodrugs and Anti-Resorptive Agents"

April 2001
- J. D. Johnston, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
"Mechanical Properties of the Scapholunate Ligament: Correlation with bone mineral density of the radius"

- Alison McConnell, Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering
"A new screening test for UHMWPE for use in TKA"

- Dr. Mark Harrison, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kingston General Hospit al
"Osteoloysis of Human Bone in NOD-SCID Mouse Model"