Dr. Dana Duren, Professor, Director of Orthopaedic Research, and Director of the Skeletal Morphology Laboratory with the Thompson Lab for Regenerative Orthopaedics, delivered a keynote address at the combined virtual 17th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering and 5th Conference on Imaging and Visualization. The event was held from September 7-9, 2021.
Duren’s talk covered novel approaches to skeletal maturation assessment through modern medical imaging as well as barriers and opportunities for the fields of biomedicine and engineering in maturation assessment. Her areas of research include a life span approach to bone and joint health, pediatric bone accrual and fracture risk, and skeletal maturation applications and method development. This keynote was part of a special symposium on computational challenges in analyzing pediatric musculoskeletal medical imaging.
Since its inception in 1991, the symposium has become a meeting place for specialized groups involved in computational biomechanics. The meeting promotes workshops and special sessions with key groups as well as providing support for research students and young researchers. Over the years, the symposium has turned into a platform for networking and sharing of cutting-edge research and projects related to computer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering.