‘Building Better Joints: The Future of Cartilage Tissue Engineering’

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
 “Building Better Joints: The Future of Cartilage Tissue Engineering,” a free presentation, open to the public, will be held Wednesday, June 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Light refreshments are provided.
 
(Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus visitor/patient parking garage. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UA Zone 1 permit and metered parking lot No. 2030 just south of the parking garage at East Mabel Street and Martin Avenue.)
 
Cutting-edge developments in the future of joint resurfacing will be discussed by top UA orthopaedic innovator and researcher John A. Szivek, PhD, widely recognized for his studies of bone and cartilage regeneration with the goal of repairing damaged joints.
 
Dr. Szivek will lead participants through the current treatments for arthritis and defect repair while detailing exciting research and advances in cartilage regeneration and engineering strategies. He also will discuss the key elements of joint structure and osteoarthritis.
 
Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, visit the University of Arizona Arthritis Center website www.arthritis.arizona.edu or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu
 
About Dr. Szivek
 
John A. Szivek, PhD, is William and Sylvia Rubin Chair of Orthopedic Research; professor, UA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; director, UA Orthopedic Research Laboratory; and senior scientist, University of Arizona Arthritis Center. Dr. Szivek also is chair of the UA Biomedical Engineering Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; UA adjunct associate professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; and a professor with the UA BIO5 Institute.
 
About the ‘Living Healthy with Arthritis’ lecture series
 
The lecture is part of the 2013 series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucsonand supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.
 
“Living Healthy with Arthritis” lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.
 
Upcoming lectures include:
 
·       July 3, “Ten Surprising Tips for Managing Stress,” Ann Pardo, MA, LPC, ACS, NCGS; director of life management, Canyon Ranch Health Resort – Tucson.
 
·       Aug. 7, “Matters of the Heart – Cardiovascular Issues and Arthritis,” Lori Mackstaller, MD, clinical associate professor, University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center.
 
·       Sept. 4, “Solving Problems of the Foot and Ankle,” L. Daniel Latt, MD, PhD, assistant professor, orthopaedic surgery, UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
 
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The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, visit www.arthritis.arizona.edu