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Tuesday 20 June

A half-day pre-meeting for early career post-docs and students providing an opportunity for them to present and interact informally.

Provisional timetable

1030-1150 Arrival and registration
1150-1200 Welcome to pre-meeting - Professor Tonia Vincent
1200-1245 Keynote address
Professor Sir John Bell, University of Oxford
1245-1345 Sandwich lunch and networking
1345 Speed presentations
1405 Selected oral presentation 1
1420 Selected oral presentation 2
1435 Selected oral presentation 3
1450 Selected oral presentation 4
1505 Speed presentations
1530-1630 Tea and poster session
1630 Selected oral presentation 4
1645 Selected oral presentation 5
1700 Selected oral presentation 6
1715 Selected oral presentation 7
1745-1845 'Inspired Careers guest speaker
Professor Luke O'Neill, University of Dublin
1930 Informal buffet dinner in Pembroke College quad

Wednesday 21 June

A one-day symposium with 8 world-class speakers.

The timings and running order are not yet determined, but speakers and their topics are detailed below.

Name Topic
Prof Frank Luyten
Leuven University 
Early OA; moving forward?
Dr Anne Marie Malfait
Rush University Medical Center 
Modelling pain mechanisms in experimental OA
Professor Sir Gordon Duff
University of Oxford
How to develop new medicines!
Dr Carl Johan Sundberg
Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Physical activity and ageing: implications for OA
Professor Bill Robinson
Stanford University School of Medicine
Is OA an inflammatory disease?!
Professor Ele Zeggini
Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge
Genetics and OA; what has it taught us?
Professor Nigel Arden
University of Oxford
Osteoarthritis: can we identify who we treat?
Professor Ian Clark
University of East Anglia
The story of metalloproteinases