The Web Seminar Series is a medium for live and recorded webinars from world leading experts in the field of bone and joint-related pathologies and rheumatic diseases. The series started on May 19, 2020 and is co-chaired by Dr. Mohit Kapoor and Dr. Robert Inman, Schroeder Arthritis Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada.


Lecture 1: Aging Mechanisms Associated with Joint Tissue Destruction in Osteoarthritis

Richard F. Loeser, Jr., MD
Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Lecture 2: COVID-19: An Update from the Arthritis Perspective

Gillian Fitzgerald, MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, MRCPI
Rheumatologist and Spondylitis Fellow
Toronto Western Hospital


Lecture 3: Novel Therapies in Systemic Sclerosis

Dinesh Khanna, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Rheumatology and Director, Scleroderma Program
University of Michigan


Lecture 4: Endogenous Mechanisms Associated with Synovitis

Thomas Pap, MD
Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director, Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
University Hospital Munster


Lecture 5: New Aspects of Gut-Joint Interactions

Georg A. Schett, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Head of Department, Department of Medicine 3 – Rheumatology and Immunology
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg


Lecture 6: Stem Cell Applications in Joint Development, Disease and Repair

Frank Barry, PhD
Professor, Cellular Therapy at the Regenterative Medicine Institute (REMEDI)
National University of Ireland Galway


Lecture 7: My Journey as a Scientist: Well Travelled (and still 'traveling')

Aileen M. Davis, BScPT, MSc, PhD
Senior Scientist, Krembil Research Institute
University Health Network
Professor, Departments of Phsyical Therapy and Surgery; Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Institute of Medical Science; Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
University of Toronto


Lecture 8: Pain Mechanisms and Implications for Pain Phenotyping

Tuhina Neogi, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Chief of Rheumatology
Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center
Professor of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health


Lecture 9: Metabolic Dysfunction in Joint and Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Ali Mobasheri, DPhil (Oxon)
Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology, Faculty of Medicine
University of Oulu


Lecture 10: Interferon in Lupus as a Mechanism and a Target

Mary K. Crow, MD
Physician-in-Chief, Chair, Department of Medicine and Benjamin M. Rosen Chair in Immunology and Inflammation Research
Hospital for Special Surgery


Lecture 12: Recent Advances in Lupus and Pregnancy

Jill Buyon, MD
Professor of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Director, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Lupus Center


Lecture 13: Disease Modification in Osteoarthritis

David Hunter, MD, PhD
Florence and Cope Chair of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney
Royal North Shore Hospital


Lecture 14: Current Understanding of Hand Osteoarthritis

Margreet Kloppenburg, MD, PhD
Professor of Rheumatology
Departments of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology
Leiden University Medical Center


Lecture 15: Tendon Inflammation and Repair

Eric Gracey, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
The University of Gent and Gent University Hospital (UZ Gent)


Lecture 16: A Personalized Approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares

Dana Orange, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor
Rockefeller University
Assistant Attending of Rheumatology
Hospital for Special Surgery


Lecture 18: Early Stage Osteoarthritis: A Window of Opportunity?

Frank Luyten, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine
KU Leuven, Belgium
Medical/Scientific Director, REGMED-XB


Lecture 19: Translational Genomics: From Personal to Populations and Back Again

Vinod Scaria, MBBS, PhD
Senior Scientist, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
Adjunct Professor, Indraprastha Institute of Technology Delhi
Visiting Faculty, CSIR Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology


Lecture 20: Pain in Osteoarthritis: Pathways and Plasticity

Anne-Marie Malfait, MD, PhD
The George W. Stuppy, MD, Chair of Arthritis, Rush University
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Rush University Medical Center


Lecture 21: Current Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Psoriatic Arthritis

Christopher T. Ritchlin, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief, Department of Medicine, Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology (SMD)
University of Rochester Medical Center


Lecture 22: Chondrocyte Epigenetics, Metabolism and Osteoarthritis

Regis O'Keefe, MD, PhD
Fred C. Reynolds Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine


Lecture 23: Deep Phenotyping in Osteoarthritis

Francis Berenbaum, MD
Head of Department, Rheumatology Department
Saint-Antoine Hospital


Lecture 24: Osteoarthritis and Genetics

John Loughlin, PhD, MA
Professor of Musculoskeletal Research
Newcastle University


Lecture 25: Targeting the CD40 Pathway in Sjögren's Syndrome

Benjamin Fisher, MD(Res)
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Rheumatology, Institute of Inflammation and Ageing
University of Birmingham, UK


Lecture 26: "Into the Breach ..." Rheumatology Confronts COVID-19 Inflammation

Richard Bucala, MD, PhD
Chief, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, Yale School of Medicine
Rheumatologist-in-Chief, Yale New Haven Health
Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Epidemiology & Public Health, Yale University


Lecture 27: CMC-OA: From Relaxin to Population Data

Jennifer Wolf, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
The University of Chicago Medicine


Lecture 28: Imaging of Arthritis: Current and novel concepts

Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD
Director of the Quantitative Imaging Centre, Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Chair of Radiology, VA Boston Healthcare System


Lecture 29: Developmental Mechanisms and MSK System

Benjamin A. Alman, MD
Chair of Orthopedic Surgery
James R. Urbaniak, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University


Lecture 30: Cellular Senescence and Arthritis

Johnny Huard, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Department of Clinical & Biomedical Science, Colorado State University


Lecture 31: A Focus on the Transition to Early Inflammatory Arthritis

Hani El-Gabalawy, MD
Professor of Medicine and Immunology
Associate Department Head (Internal Medicine) – Research
Endowed Rheumatology Research Chair
University of Manitoba


Lecture 32: Technological Advances to Address Challenges in Psoriatic Disease

Iain McInnes, PhD
Vice Principal and Head of College, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow


Lecture 33: Clinical Trial Design and Arthritis

Janet Pope, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine
Division Head, Rheumatology, St. Joseph's Health Centre


Lecture 34: The Gut Mircrobiome and Arthritis

Jose U. Scher, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Arthritis Clinic and Psoriatic Arthritis Center
Director, Microbiome Center for Rheumatology and Autoimmunity (MiCRA)
NYU-Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases


Lecture 35: Burden of OA: Comorbidity and Mortality

Leigh F. Callahan, PhD
Mary Link Briggs Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, OA Action Alliance
Associate Center Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center
School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Lecture 36: Report on the IMPACT study: Antibody and T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccines during maintenance therapy for immune-mediated inflammatory disease

Tania Watts, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Anti-viral Immunity
Professor and Associate Chair Post-doctoral Program, Department of Immunology, Temerty Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto


Lecture 37: Data-driven Approaches in Defining Knee Osteoarthritis Phenotypes

Jamie Collins, PhD
Senior Biostatistician, Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School​​