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eCM, Not-for-profit Open Access journal
published by AO Research Institute Davos
(Not-for-profit foundation).

eCM provides an interdisciplinary forum for publication of preclinical research in the musculoskeletal field (Trauma, Maxillofacial (including dental), Spine and Orthopaedics). eCM Impact Factor 2014 4.886. Five year Impact Factor 5.984

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2016 eCM XVII: Stem cells, Bone Fixation, Repair & Regeneration. 20th - 23rd June 2016, Congress Center, Davos, Switzerland.Keynotes: 21 excellent keynotes confirmed; 4 day programme with free afternoons to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and sport opportunities (Free Travel on Mountain Rail & Cableways and lots more). Early Registration until end of May, large reduction for students.

International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies Meeting 2016, 21-25 September 2016, in Xian, China. Abstract deadline 15 April 2016. Reduced registration fee until end of April.
The meeting has more than 30 workshops contributed by 9 national orthopadeic societies covering all aspects of orthopedic clinical and research.  The meeting organizer Chinese ORS will give 10 traveling award of USD300-500 each to encourage young investigators to attend 2016 ICORS meeting in Xian. 

European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) 24th annual meeting will be 14-16 September 2016. Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy. Abstract submission deadline: 2 May. Early registration deadline: 17 July 2016.


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1) Tissue engineering for articular cartilage repair – the state of the art B Johnstone, M Alini, M Cucchiarini, GR Dodge, D Eglin, F Guilak, H Madry, A Mata, RL Mauck, CE Semino, MJ Stoddart

2) Challenges and strategies in the repair of ruptured annulus fibrosus CC Guterl, EY See, SBG Blanquer, A Pandit, SJ Ferguson, LM Benneker, DW Grijpma, D Sakai, D Eglin, M Alini, JC Iatridis, S Grad

3) Cartilage constructs engineered from chondrocytes overexpressing IGF-I improve the repair of osteochondral defects in a rabbit model H Madry, G Kaul, D Zurakowski, G Vunjak-Novakovic, M Cucchiarini

4) The pericellular environment regulates cytoskeletal development and the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and determines their response to hydrostatic pressure AJ Steward, DR Wagner, DJ Kelly

5) Cell-scaffold interactions in the bone tissue engineering triad CM Murphy, FJ O’Brien, DG Little, A Schindeler

6) Effect of scaffold microarchitecture on osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells A Phadke, Y Hwang, S Hee Kim, S Hyun Kim, T Yamaguchi, K Masuda, S Varghese

7) Capacity for sliding between tendon fascicles decreases with ageing in injury prone equine tendons: a possible mechanism for age-related tendinopathy? CT Thorpe, CP Udeze, HL Birch, PD Clegg, HRC Screen

8) Alterations of the subchondral bone in osteochondral repair – translational data and clinical evidence P Orth, M Cucchiarini, D Kohn, H Madry

9) Meniscus repair and regeneration: review on current methods and research potential C Scotti, MT Hirschmann, P Antinolfi, I Martin, GM Peretti

10) Best Paper NASS 2013: Link-N can stimulate proteoglycan synthesis in the degenerated human intervertebral discs R Gawri, J Antoniou, J Ouellet, W Awwad, T Steffen, P Roughley, L Haglund, F Mwale

1) Mesenchymal stem cells: a perspective from in vitro cultures to in vivo migration and nichesA Augello, TB Kurth, C De Bari

2) Design of ceramic-based cements and putties for bone graft substitution
M Bohner

3) Osteoinductive biomaterials: current knowledge of properties, experimental models and biological mechanisms
AMC Barradas, H Yuan, CA van Blitterswijk, P Habibovic

4) Roles of inflammatory and anabolic cytokines in cartilage metabolism: signals and multiple effectors converge upon MMP-13 regulation in osteoarthritis
MB Goldring, M Otero, DA Plumb, C Dragomir, M Favero, K El Hachem, K Hashimoto, HI Roach, E Olivotto, RM Borzì, KB Marcu

5) Long-term dynamic loading improves the mechanical properties of chondrogenic mesenchymal stem cell-laden hydrogel
AH Huang, MJ Farrell, M Kim, RL Mauck

6) Osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells is regulated by osteocyte and osteoblast cells in a simplified bone nicheE Birmingham, GL Niebur, PE McHugh, G Shaw, FP Barry, LM McNamara

7) Proliferation and osteogenic differentiation of human periodontal ligament cells on akermanite and β-TCP bioceramics
L Xia, Z Zhang, L Chen, W Zhang, D Zeng, X Zhang, J Chang, X Jiang

8) Micromass co-culture of human articular chondrocytes and human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells to investigate stable neocartilage tissue formation in vitro S Giovannini, J Diaz-Romero, T Aigner, P Heini, P Mainil-Varlet, D Nesic

9) Aligned electrospun polymer fibres for skeletal muscle regeneration
KJ Aviss, JE Gough, S Downes

10) VEGF incorporated into calcium phosphate ceramics promotes vascularisation and bone formation in vivo E Wernike, M-O Montjovent, Y Liu, D Wismeijer, EB Hunziker, K-A Siebenrock, W Hofstetter, FM Klenke


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