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The theme for our 2024 meeting is Visualization in Anatomy!

Friday, March 22

Pre-conference Workshops  *

Pre-conference workshops are an additional $25/USD fee. 

Friday, March 22, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
From Theory to Practice – The Basics of Qualitative Research for Anatomy Education
Location - Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

This pre-conference workshop is for individuals with a basic understanding of qualitative education research and who want to practice the skills needed for qualitative research projects. Facilitators will lead participants in an interactive session whereby we critique several published qualitative research articles and discuss what constitutes rigorous qualitative education research. We will provide a review of qualitative theory and explain the process for thematic analysis. A significant interactive portion of the session will involve hands-on experience with coding, evaluating codebook reliability, and introduce participants to the concept of a reflexivity statement. This session is designed to ‘get your hands dirty’ and practice the qualitative research methods you may have learned about in a prior conference, such as the Qualitative Research symposium at AAA 2022 or AERI (Anatomy Education Research Institute). If you did not attend any of these sessions, we will want you to watch our recorded lecture on qualitative research methods prior to the session so you have the foundational knowledge needed to practice coding.

Valerie O'Loughlin
and Stacey Dunham (Indiana University School of Medicine - Bloomington)
Qualitative Research Article Critique and Preparing a Reflexivity Statement
Stefanie Attardi (Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine)
Thematic Analysis as a Method
Jason Wasserman (Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine)
Basic Theory of Qualitative Research Methods

Friday, March 22, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Future of Anatomical Visualization: Collaborative Digital Morphology with 3D Slicer and SlicerMorph
Location - Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Slicer is an open-source platform poised to revolutionize the anatomical sciences much as other open-source platforms (e.g., R) have revolutionized the fields of statistics and scientific computing. Within the Slicer ecosystem, the SlicerMorph extension streamlines digital morphology by enabling data import, visualization, measurement, annotation, and geometric morphometric analysis on 3D data, including volumetric (CT, MRI) and surface scans. Workshop attendees will learn how to incorporate open-source digital anatomy tools into their research, teaching, and outreach and will leave with resources for further learning and community participation. We recommend that participants bring their own laptop.   

Rachel Roston (Seattle Children's Research Institute)
Murat Maga (University of Washington, Seattle Children's Research Institute)

Friday, March 22, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Tour of Anatomical Representation Throughout History: Materials, Methods and Visualization
Location - This is held off-site at the University of Toronto
Organized by:  Danielle Bentley (University of Toronto) and Judi Laprade (University of Toronto)

This pre-conference workshop will include a guided tour of curated collections displayed at both the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and Grant’s Anatomy Museum. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the exhibit collections, while invited presenters will speak to the materials and methods used to produce anatomical visualizations of the respective era. Presented works include, but are not limited to, those from Andreas Vesalius, Govard Bidloo, Henry Gray, John Charles Boileau Grant, Dorothy Chubb, Nancy Joy, David Less Bassett and Daniel John Cunningham.
Transportation is not provided. The University of Toronto is only 1.4 miles away and attendees can walk, take public transportation or Uber. 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Plenary Speaker
Kurt Schwenk
(University of Connecticut)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm    
Welcome Reception
Hosted by President, Martine Dunnwald
Sponsored by Wiley

Saturday, March 23

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Leveraging Generative AI for Science Communication
Chair:  Patrick Parra Pennefather (University of British Columbia)
Patrick Parra Pennefather (University of British Columbia/Centre for Digital Media)
Leveraging Generative AI for Science Communication
Michael Hickman (Barrow Neurological Institute)
Leveraging Generative AI for Science Communication
Sean Jeon (The Hive)
Leveraging Generative AI for Science Communication

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Quantitative Proteomics Analysis of Dynamic Anatomical Systems
Chairs:  Irfan Saadi (University of Kansas Medical Center) and Michael Washburn (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Rebekah Gundry (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Quantitative Proteomics in Heart Development and Disease
Jeffrey Savas (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Synaptopathies and Proteinopathies in the Mammalian Nervous System
Michael Washburn (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Human Disease Systems

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Transdisciplinary Sights – Visualizing Anatomy across Fields to Better Student, Patient, and Industry Outcomes
Co-sponsored by the Committee for Early-Career Anatomists (CECA)
Chair:  Andrew Ferriby (The George Washington University)
Yasmeen Mezil (McMaster University)
(Visual) Arts and Anatomy: Fostering the Importance of Observation and Creativity in the Anatomy Lab
Charys M. Martin (University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Visualization of Anatomical and Pathological Specimens in a Large Group Setting: A Transdisciplinary and Collaborative Approach to Case-based Integration
Victoria A. Roach (University of Washington)
Visualizing Human Anatomy through Robotic Human Analogues: Leveraging Expertise in Surgery, Engineering and Anatomical Education to Enhance Clinical Skill Acquisition

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Ethics Platform Session
Chair:  TBD
Amanda Collins (University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School)
Ethical Osteological Procurement: The UMass Collaborative
Hailey Wilkinson (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus)
Building an Ethical Bone Collection: The Skeletonization and Neutralization of Formalin Embalmed Human Donors After Anatomy Course Dissection
Katherine Chang (Boston University)
Manual Segmentation of a Human Embryo from Legacy Collection
Sabrina Woods (Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis)
Origins, Storage, and Handling: A Study of Human Skeletal Remains at US Medical Schools
R Claire Aland (The University of Queensland)
Ethical Audits of Supply Chains: Application to Creating, Distributing and Using Histology Slides and Images in Teaching

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Design Thinking and Visual Communication through the Lens of the Medical Illustrator
Co-sponsored by the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI)
Chair:  Jill Gregory (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Christopher M. Smith (American Museum of Natural History)
The Medical Illustrator’s Toolkit Drives New Approaches to Anatomical Research
Joy Qu and Lesia Szyca (University Health Network)
Crafting Clarity: How to Tell Complex Surgical Stories
Shehryar (Shay) Saharan & Naomi Robson (University of Toronto)
Beyond the Books: Exploring the Potential of Design, Interactivity, and Learner-centered Thinking in Anatomical Education

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Mechanisms Regulating Alveologenesis, the Final Stage of Lung Development
Chair:  H. Joseph Yost (University of Utah)
Parviz Minoo (USC Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research)
Heterogeneity of Alveolar Epithelial Cells during Alveologenesis and What it Means for Pathogenesis of BPD
Anne Karina Perl (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Exploring Myo and Matrix Fibroblast Function and its Implications for BPD
David M. Ornitz (Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis)
Identification of Alveolar Mesenchymal Cells and Their Regulation by FGF18

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Education Platform Session #1
Chair:  TBD
Jeremy Grachan (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)
Teaching Teen Titans: Integrating Superheroes into Anatomy Education for Middle- and High-School Students in Outreach Programs Aimed at Increasing Diversity in STEM
Dolgor Baatar (Kaiser Permanente Bernard J Tyson School of Medicine)
Evaluating the Effectiveness and Reception of a 3D Scan-Based Video Tutorial on Human Lower Limb Anatomy
Kristjan Thompson (Mercer University School of Medicine)
Using ChatGPT as a Primary Resource for Gross Anatomy Objectives in Medical Education: Faculty versus Student Perception
Andréa Queiroz (São Paulo State University (UNESP))
Conservation of Dog Viscera Aiming for Clinical and Surgical Training – Use of Vacuum and Pickling Salt
Jason Peeler (University of Manitoba)
A Survey of the Musculoskeletal Anatomy Learning Environment Within Nationally Accredited Allied Health Programs in Canada
Alan Detton (Columbia University Medical Center)
Essential Anatomy for Professional Health Disciplines from the Perspective of Anatomists

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Networking Lunch & Learn
Communication Skills/Elevator Pitch

Rachel Menegez
First-come first serve. Box lunch provided to the first 50 attendees.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Annual Members Business Meeting
All AAA Members are encouraged to attend

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Neurobiology Award Hybrid Symposium
C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy Lecture featuring 2024 Early-Career Investigator Award Recipient Christa Baker
Chair: TBD
Christa Baker (North Carolina State University)
Andrew Iwaniuk (University of Lethbridge)
Artificial Selection Drives Changes in the Brain Anatomy of Pigeons: A Quantitative Comparison Across Breeds
Madlen Lang (University of Toronto Scarborough)
Visualizing Hypotheses in Primate Brain Evolution Through the Use of 3D Geometric Morphometrics
Mridhula Muthukumar (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine)
Characterization of the Internal Anatomy of the Human Dorsal Root Ganglia
Alpen Ortug (Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
Imaging the Developing Brain Pathways in the Early Second Trimester of the Human Fetal Brain Using Ultra-High-Field (14T) Diffusion-weighted MRI

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
How Far Would You Go for the Perfect Picture?
Chairs:  Claudia Krebs (University of British Columbia) and Kathryn Gretsinger (University of British Columbia)
Sabine Hildebrandt (Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School)
Anatomy in Nazi Germany and the Pernkopf Atlas: How the Past Shines a Light on the Present and Leads to Change in the Practice of a Publisher
Claudia Krebs (University of British Columbia)
The Past Is Present:  The Impact of Historical Anatomy Illustrations on Current Visualizations: Travel with Caution
Jon Cornwall (Otago Medical School)
Anatomists, Ethics, and Safeguarding the Future Anatomical Image

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Mechanobiology in Organ Development and Regeneration
Chair: Jimmy Hu (UCLA School of Dentistry)
Scott Holley (Yale University)
The Biomechanics and Biophysics of Early Spinal Column Development
Megan Killian (University of Michigan)
Mechanobiology and Regeneration of Tough Interfacial Tissues
Camilla Teng (UCSF)
Cellular Drivers of Upper Lip Fusion
Jimmy Hu (UCLA School of Dentistry)
Shaping the Developing Tooth and Mandible via Biomechanical Regulation

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Embracing AI in Anatomy Education
Co-sponsored by the Anatomical Sciences Education Journal (ASE)
Chair:  Claire Smith (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Claire Smith (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Strength: What Does AI do Now to Help Anatomy Education, or to Help You?
Bruce Wainman (McMaster University)
Weakness: What are Your Biggest Fears about Adopting AI in Teaching?
Adam Wilson (Rush University)
Opportunities: What Could AI do in the Future to Help Anatomy Education?
Michelle Lazarus (Monash University)
Threat: What is the Biggest Challenge to Adopting AI in Your Educational Activities?

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
Drew Berry (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)
Anatomy of an Enzyme in Action

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Posters and Exhibits

Sunday, March 24

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Pain's Intricacies: Unveiling Mechanisms and Emotional Ties
Chairs:  Caio Sarmento (California State University, Fresno) and Rebecca L Pratt (Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine)
Mary F. Barbe (Temple University)
Contributions of Chronic Inflammation and Tissue Fibrosis to Musculoskeletal Dysfunction and Pain
Serge Marchand (Université de Sherbrooke)
Biomarkers in Diverse Populations Experiencing Pain
Allan I. Basbaum (University of California, San Francisco)
Visualizing Spinal Cord Neurons in Awake, Behaving Mice

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Emerging Role of Cell Transdifferentiation and Reprogramming during Craniofacial Development and Diseases
Chair:  Yan Jing (Texas A & M School of Dentistry)
Ralph Marcucio (University of California, San Francisco)
Metaplasia in the Skeleton: Historical Context and Molecular Mechanisms of Chondrocyte to Osteoblast Transformation
Zhengyi Chen (Harvard Medical School)
Reprogramming by Drug-Like Molecules in Hair Cell Regeneration in the Mature Inner Ear
Yan Jing (Texas A&M School of Dentistry)
Direct Cell Transdifferentiation from Tendon to Bone in TMJ Growth and Repair

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Mouse Models Platform Session
Chair:  TBD
Cassaundra White (Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine)
Excess Dietary Fat Accelerates Bone Elongation in Vitro Similar to in Vivo Models
Shruti Kumar (McGill University)
Requirement of Sf3b4 During Axial and Craniofacial Development in Mouse Embryos
Emily Durham (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)
Loss of TBCK Alters Bone Cell Homeostasis and Craniofacial Form
Kathy Svoboda (Texas A&M School of Dentistry)
Tracing Gli1 Expression During Murine Postnatal Eye Development Labels Anterior Eye Structures and Hair Follicles in Eye Lids
Jean Young Kim (Loma Linda University)
Identification of an LHX9-Associated Cis-Regulatory Module with Species-Specific Activity in Limbs Coincident with Differential Murine and Chicken LHX9 Expression
Raluca Urian (University of Western Ontario)
Exploring Depressive-like Behaviors and Metabolic Impairment in Mice Following Prenatal Ethanol Exposure and Sub-chronic Unpredictable Mild Juvenile Stress

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Education Platform Session #2
Chair:  TBD
Cameron Jeter (Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Holoneuro: Visualization in Neuroanatomy Education
Danielle Brewer-Deluce (McMaster University)
Human vs Pig: Mechanical and Subjective Evaluation of Tissue Properties for Porcine Surrogate Use in Surgical Skills Training
Angelique Dueñas (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
A Modernized Practical for Modern Anatomy Education: Evaluation of a Constructively Aligned, Novel Anatomy Assessment
Nathan Tullos (University of Mississippi Medical Center)
Comparison of WIDAR Application with Manual Photogrammetry Method of Creating 3D Models of Cadaveric Hearts
Eduardo Muscogliati (Hull-York Medical School)
A Framework to High-Quality Educational Anatomy Video Production
George Holan (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)
Using an Escape Room Activity to Teach Head and Neck Anatomy to Dental Students

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Visualizing the #BirdAgenda: Integrating Novel Imaging Modalities into Avian Functional Morphology
Co-sponsored by The Anatomical Record
Chair:  Emma Schachner (University of Florida)
Emma R. Schachner (University of Florida)
Visualizing the Impact of Pulmonary Diverticula on Flight in Hawks and Other Soaring Birds
Emily Lessner (Denver Museum of Nature and Science)
Diversity and Evolution of the Avian Trigeminal Sensory System as Revealed by Contrast-Enhanced CT-Imaging
Chris Griffin (Yale University)
Using Novel Embryonic Imaging Methods to Characterize the Developmental Mechanisms Underlying the Evolution of the Avian Pelvis

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The Art of Failing in Anatomy
Chair:  Ellen Robertson (Randolph-Macon College)
Erin Marie Williams-Hatala (Chatham University)
No Scientist is an Island
David Morton (University of Utah)
The Noted Failures of the Noted Anatomist
Martine Dunnwald (University of Iowa)
The Trials and Tribulations of the President

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Visualizing Craniofacial Development: From Genomic Regulation to Morphology
Co-sponsored by the Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology (SCGDB)
Chair:  Matthew Harris (Harvard Medical School; Boston Children's Hospital)
Kory Evans (Rice University)
Samantha Brugmann (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
Visualizing Molecular and Morphological Ciliopathic Phenotypes
Benedikt Hallgrimsson (University of Calgary)
Morphometrics and the Muddle in the Middle: New Approaches to Understanding Genotype-Phenotype Maps for Craniofacial Variation

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Seeing the Embryo in Education and Society
Chairs:  Jason Mussell (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans) and Barbie Klein (University of California, San Francisco)
Jennifer Dennis (Kansas City University)
Convergent Extension: Transitioning Embryology Content and Resources to Better Align with Increasing Ethical Considerations
Rachel Feltman (New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Errors of Omission or Commission: Is Abortion Legislation Intentionally Misleading?
Valerie Lewis-Mosley (Caldwell University)
Theological and Cultural and Biomedical Ethics of Embryology as Human Subject Research

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Networking Lunch & Learn
Time Management

First-come first serve. Box lunch provided to the first 50 attendees.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cell Biology Award Symposium
R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology Lecture featuring 2024 Early-Career Investigator Award Recipient Monther Abu-Remaileh
Chair:  TBD
Monther Abu-Remaileh (Stanford University)
Caroline Halmi (University of Maryland)
Elucidating the Role of N-cadherin During Trigeminal Gangliogenesis
Lorena Maili (Stowers Institute for Medical Research)
Ribosome Biogenesis Is Essential for Craniofacial Cartilage and Bone Development
Jared Hill (University of Iowa)
RalGPS2 Activates RalA for Primary Ciliogenesis in Epithelial Cells
Radhika Atit (Case Western Reserve University)
Walk This Way: Role of Mesenchyme Wnts in Calvarial Bone Morphogenesis and Expansion

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
New Insights into Neurogenesis Development, Health and Disease
Co-sponsored by Developmental Dynamics
Chair:  Paul Trainor (Stowers Institue for Medical Research)
Genevieve Bernard (McGill University)
Neurogenesis and Disease - Bedside to Bench and Bench to Bedside
Angelo Iulianella (Dalhousie University)
Neurogenesis and Repair – Maintenance of Neural Health
Loran Atnip (Missouri Southern State University)
Exploring the Origin of Catecholaminergic Fibers in Orbital Cranial Nerves
Thanasup Gonmanee (Mahidol University)
Neuroregenrative Potential of Isolated Mitochondria from Human Dental Pulp Stem Cells in an MPP+-induced Cellular Model of Parkinson's Disease

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Using Advanced 3D Imaging Modalities to Unlock Secrets of the Ancient, Developmental, and Adult Morphogenesis
Chairs:  Paul Kulesa (University of Notre Dame) and Timothy C. Cox (University of Missouri – Kansas City)
Hillary Maddin (Carlton University)
Using micro-CT to examine the cranial anatomy of the tetrapod amphibian specimen from Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Mei Zhen (University of Toronto)
Connectomes across development using serial section EM of progressive postnatal stages of development in the C. elegans

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Invisible Bodies: The Sex and Gender Diversity that Textbooks Don’t Show
Chairs: Sacha Sides (University of Florida) and Ann Zumwalt (Boston University)
Kelsey Lewis (University of Buffalo)
Mini Masterclass: Reframing Sex in Light of Development
Ayden Scheim (Drexel University)
Un-erasure to Promote Trans, Non-binary, and Intersex People’s Health
Theodore C. Smith (Touro University California)
More Than A Picture: Ethical and Effective Integration of Underrepresented Bodies in Anatomical Education

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Jaws & Teeth Platform Session
Chair:  TBD
Craig Albertson (University of Massachusetts)
Foraging-induced Craniofacial Plasticity Is Associated with an Early, Robust, and Dynamic Transcriptional Response
Eric Snively (Oklahoma State University)
New Method of Meshless Structural Mechanics Tests Feeding Limits in Tyrannosaurus Rex, and Vice Versa
Emma Cooney (University of Missouri)
Ontogeny of the Virginia Opossum Temporomandibular Joint and Implications for Mammalian Cranial Evolution
Sacha Sides (University of Florida)
Tooth Be, or Not Tooth Be: A New Analysis of the Deciduous Dentition in the Aye-aye
Julia Boughner (University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine)
Dental Development in the White-handed Gibbon (Hylobates Lar Carpenteri)
Alec Wilken (University of Chicago)
Exploring the Role of Ridges in the Mammal Jaw: Towards a New Paradigm of Mandible Function

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Master Class – Visualizing and Building the Musculoskeletal System
Co-sponsored by Developmental Dynamics, The Anatomical Record and Anatomical Sciences Education  
Leonard Shapiro (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Transforming Musculoskeletal Anatomy Learning with Haptic Surface Painting
Adam Hartstone-Rose (North Carolina State University)
Frontiers in Myological Visualization
Natasha Chang (McGill University)
Muscle Stem Cell Function in Tissue Homeostasis and Disease

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Imaging Developmental Processes: A New Frontier for Congenital Disorders
Chair:  D'Juan Farmer (University of California, Los Angeles)
Mary Baylies (Sloan Kettering Institution)
Imaging Muscle Development and Use in Drosophila
D'Juan Farmer (University of California, Los Angeles)
Visualization of Calvaria Morphogenesis and Fusion in Zebrafish
Sevan Hopian (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Assessment of Mechanical Forces in the Control of Cell Behaviors and Tissue Shapes during Limb Development

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Education Platform Session #3
Chair:  TBD
Jason Luong (Columbia University College of Dental Medicine)
Exploring AI Readiness in Medical Education: A Global Survey
Isha Suri (The Corps for Research of Instructional and Perceptual Technologies (CRIPT))
Do You Feel What I Feel?
Kayla Vieno (University of Western Ontario)
Approaches For, and Outcomes Of, Anatomical Variation in Gross Anatomy Courses Across Degree Programs: A Scoping Review
Alexandra Chavez (California State University, Fresno)
Decoding DPT Anatomy Education Trends in the U.S. a Journey into Student Satisfaction, Innovative Teaching, and the Power of Cadaver-Virtual Fusion
Samantha Nacci (University of Toronto)
Using Vocational Expectations to Directly Inform the Creation of an Embryology Curriculum for Pathologists’ Assistants
Chelsea Lohman (University of Colorado School of Medicine)
Benefits of Autopsy-based Prosection for Gross Anatomy Labs in a Clinically Integrated Medical Curriculum

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Posters and Exhibits

Monday, March 25

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Reconsent in Whole Body Donation: Ethical and Practical Considerations in Support of Emerging Clinical and Educational Technologies
Chairs:  Laura Johnson (University of Texas Health - San Antonio) and Brandi Schmitt (University of California)
Tom Farsides (University of Sussex)
Ethical Considerations in Offering Nominated Proxies during Consent for Posthumous Body Donation
Angela McArthur (University of Minnesota Medical School)
The University of Minnesota's Experience with the Re-consent Process
Lisa Ikemoto (University of California, Davis)
Issues of Social Justice and Regulatory Aspects of Consent and Post-Mortem Reconsent

8:30 am – 10:00 am
21st Century Myology: New Insights from Multiscale Visualization of Skeletal Muscle Morphology
Chair:  Casey Holliday (University of Missouri - Columbia)
Brian Glancy (NHLBI and NIAMS, NIH)
Sustaining Power: Building Energy Networks in Striated Muscles
Andrea Taylor (Touro University)
Immunohistochemistry Reveals Remarkable Diversity of Myosin Heavy Chain Expression in Primate Chewing Muscles
Casey Holliday (University of Missouri)
3D Muscle Architecture and its Applications in Comparative Functional Morphology

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Imaging Platform Session
Chair:  TBD
Rachel Roston (Seattle Children's Research Institute)
Sorting Signal from Noise: Simulating 3D Morphology with SlicerMorph and Advanced Normalization Tools (ANTs)
Courtney Miller (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Pre-weaning Craniofacial Development in Mice with OI
Cassidy Fu (Western University)
Statistical Shape Modelling to Differentiate the Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Hip in Bilateral Cam FAI
Charlotte Jones-Whitehead (Western University)
Evaluation of a Novel Denervation Technique to Relieve Lower Back Pain: A Cadaveric Feasibility Pilot Study
Jackson Radler (Penn State College of Medicine)
Pathophysiology After Spinal Cord Injury Is Nonuniform Along the Gastrointestinal Tract
Olivia Chung (McMaster University)
We’ve Got Your Back: Quantifying the Sublaminar Ridge with CT Scan Reconstructions

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Failing Forward: Unexpected Learning from Failures in Curriculum Design and Education Research
Chair:  Danielle Bentley (University of Toronto)
Coral Murrant (University of Guelph)
Classroom-level Perspectives in Failing-Forward in Education Research: Understanding My Classroom Through Trial and Error and Data Collection
Stephen Magliocchetti and Andre Williams (Queen's University)
Student-level Perspectives on Failing-Forward in Education Research: Exploring the Value of Failing in Human Cadaveric Dissection Courses
William (Bill) Ju (University of Toronto)
Program-level Perspectives on Failing-Forward in Education Research

10:15 am – 12:15 am
Posters and Exhibits

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Break

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Networking Lunch & Learn
@the Table – Please Join Us

Maureen Helgren
First-come first serve. Box lunch provided to the first 50 attendees.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Developmental Biology Award Symposium
H.W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology Lecture featuring 2024 Early-Career Investigator Award Recipient Erica Hutchins
Chair:  TBD
Erica Hutchins (University of California at San Francisco)
Frederick Foster (Pennsylvania State University)
Developmental Dynamics of Meckel’s Cartilage and the Dentary in Mice
Tooba Husain (Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Cranial Sutural Morphology in Mice with Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Cassandra Millet-Boureima (Research Institute of the Mcgill University Health Centre)
Tmed2 Role in Craniofacial Development
Alex Flores (Case Western Reserve University)
Too Close for Comfort: Role of Fibronectin Matrix in Suture Development and Disease

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Nervous Service - Peripheral Nervous System Influences Nearby Tissues in Development, Disease, and Repair
Chairs:  Caroline Halmi (University of Maryland) and Alyssa Moore (University of Western Ontario)
Yosuke Mukouyama (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
Freda Miller (University of British Columbia)
Elizabeth Engle (Harvard Medical School)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Cranial Anatomy Platform Session
Chair:  TBD
Todd Green (New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University)
Does microCT Imaging Support the Functional Role of Cassowary Cranial Casques as Vocal Resonators?
Amy Lagorio (University of Missouri)
New Applications of 3D Musculoskeletal Modeling Methods: Looking Inside the Heads of Anolis
Joy Reidenberg (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Search for the Vomeronasal Organ in Baleen Whales
Anne Burrows (Duquesne University)
Divergent Facial Muscle Physiology in Ancient and Contemporary Dog Breeds
Christopher Smith (American Museum of Natural History)
Functional and Spatial Constraints in the Mammalian Vestibular System
Talia Lowi-Merri (New York Institute of Technology)
Ecomorphological Diversification in Avian Brain Shape Evolution

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Trauma Informed Anatomy: How to Support Students Through Dissection
Chairs:  Elizabeth Agosto (Indiana University School of Medicine) and Jessica Byram (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Elizabeth Agosto (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Disrupted Learning: Student Experiences in the Anatomy Lab
Avi Kopstick (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso)
Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care
Sarah Finke (Indiana University School of Medicine)
Practical Approaches to Trauma-Informed Educational Practices

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Morphological Sciences Award Symposium
W.M. Cobb Award in Morphological Sciences Lecture featuring 2024 Early-Career Investigator Award Recipient Tom Stewart
Chair:  TBD
Tom Stewart (Penn State University)
Cassandra Turcotte (NYIT Anatomy)
The Aging of Whole Bone Trabecular Architecture Across Appendicular Joints in the Rhesus Macaque (Macaca Mulatta)
Clint Collins (California State University - Sacramento)
How Do Ankle Extensor Muscles Match Locomotor Behavior in Rodents?
Nathan Thompson (New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Three-dimensional Forelimb Kinematics of Chimpanzee Vertical Tree Climbing
Jayc Sedlmayr (University of Tennessee Health Sciences)
The Evolution of Hominin Bipedalism Is Not What You Think: The Relation of “the Iliopsoas” to the Diversity of Proximal Femoral Morphology

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Emerging Role of Nerves in Regulation of Growth and Regeneration
Chair:  Samantha Payne (University of Guelph)
Samantha Payne (University of Guelph)
Investigating the Role of Neurons in Scar Formation using in vitro Co-culture Models
Mayumi Ito Suzuki (NYU Grossman School of Medicine)
James Monaghan (Northeastern University)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Education Platform Session #4
Chair:  TBD
Gianluca Del Rossi (Creighton University)
Can the Implementation of an Anatomy Drawing Activity Promote the Retention and Translation of Knowledge Among Students in a Clinical Health Professions Program?
Erin Fillmore (Warwick Medical School)
Visualising What Is Hidden: Understanding the Impact of a Novel Integrated Medical Imaging Curriculum
Ethan Snow (South Dakota State University)
Impacts on Student Metacognition from Teaching Human Anatomy via Augmented Reality and Cadaver Prosection
Maria Cárdenas (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
Use of 3D Printing for Anatomical Understanding of Congenital Heart Disease in an Embryology Course: A Pedagogical Intervention Trial
Alexander Macnow (Thomas Jefferson University)
Addressing Color Vision Deficiency in Anatomy and Pathology Education: Development of an Institutional Accessibility Manual
Ashley Walker (University of Florida)
Reigniting the Sparks of Anatomy: Implementing Anatomy Workshops During Clerkship Rotations

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm  
Henry Gray Scientific Award Lecture
Ralph Marcucio (University of California, San Francisco)

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm  
Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award Lecture  
Joy Reidenberg (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

6:15 pm – 6:30 pm
A.J. Ladman Exemplary Service Award Lecture
Kem Rogers (Western University)

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Closing Awards Ceremony Dinner *

*Pre-purchased tickets only

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