Current Updates

2017-06-19 Advisory Board Meeting for NIH Project

As our NIH-funded project “Biomechanical Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” (R01AR068278) approaches to the end of the second year, we welcomed back our project advisors for the second annual Advisory Board meeting. The Advisory Board is composed of physicians and therapists with expertise in carpal tunnel syndrome including William H. Seitz Jr., MD (Chair), Nancy A. Baker, PhD, Edward Diao, MD, and Lee Berger, MD. Our Principal Investigator, Dr. Zong-Ming Li presented the overall objective and specific aims of the project, reported on the progress in Year 2, and outlined the plans for Year 3. Together, our group discussed ongoing projects and the research direction to ensure successful execution of the project. The meeting took place on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Crop Bistro near Cleveland Clinic.

Second row from left to right: William H. Seitz, Jr. MD, Carli Norman, Rakshit Shah, Emily Grandy, Nancy A. Baker, PhD, Yifei Yao, Hui Zhang, Narenraj Selvaraj, Brinda Pogul

First row from left to right: Juliet Hou, MD, Lee Berger, MD, Ahmet Erdemir, PhD, Edward Diao, MD, Zong-Ming Li, PhD



2017-06-19 Cutting Edge 2017

The 17th Annual New Technology in Upper Extremity Surgery: The Cutting Edge With Advancing Translational Research was held at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio on June 4-6, 2017. William H. Seitz Jr., MD and Zong-Ming Li, PhD were co-directors of the symposium which focused on providing an introduction to the latest advancements in the care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Again, this year's meeting featured a resident/fellow symposium, invited faculty presentations, and hands-on skills workshops. Dr. Li was among the faculty presenters and other HandLab members participated in the meeting by presenting at the fellow symposium and volunteering throughout the event. Click here to access the symposium website.



2017-03-24  International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons

The 16th International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons (ISL&T-XV) was held in San Diego, CA on March 18, 2017. This year's symposium attracted 155 participants from 19 countries. The purpose of the ISL&T has been to promote ligament and tendon research by providing a forum to discuss state-of-the-art research in the ligament and tendon field. The symposium series has placed an emphasis on bringing together bioengineers, biologists, and clinician scientists to stimulate thought-provoking discussions on current research and future collaborations. Our HandLab gave a podium presentation titled "TCL thickness measurement using dynamic ultrasound imaging” (by Rakshit Shah). Dr. Zong-Ming Li, together with Dr. Hongwei Ouyang and Dr. Savio Woo, co-chaired the symposium.

 => Click here for the program book.

 => Click here for the ISL&T website.