From the 1st to 4th of August, members of the ITTC for Joint Biomechanics attended the combined ANZBMS (Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society) – MEPSA (Molecular and Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia) -ANZORS (Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Society) conference.

Held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, our students and postdocs presented several scientific talks on their emerging research on joint biomechanics and modelling:

👉 Wed 3rd - Dr Dermot O'Rourke - Geometry and bone mineral density determinants of femoral neck strength changes following exercise

👉 Thurs 4th - Prof Peter Pivonka - Assessment of strategies for safe drug discontinuation and transition of denosumab treatment in PMO - insights from a mechanistic PK/PD model of bone turnover

👉 Thurs 4th - Xiaolong fan - Time-elapsed micro-CT imaging of humeral implant failure in reverser shoulder replacement

Our students and post-docs also had the chance to join a technical workshop with the ARC Centre for Implant Technologies (CMIT) on the Friday afternoon in conjunction with one of our key industry partners Materialise. We thank you David Lloyd, David John Saxby, Peter Vee Sin Lee, Meg Belmonte and ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies for inviting us to take part.

Image: Our researchers Dermot O'Rourke, xiaolong fan, Marco Branni, Peter Pivonka together with our Industry Partner Materialise's team Monica Russell, Kyle Shapland, Michael Mathews enjoying the #ANZBMS #MEPSA #ANZORS combined meeting this week.