LATEST ADVANCES ON OSTEOARTHRITIS PRESENTED AT WORLD CONGRESS
NJ, USA – Osteoarthritis professionals from around the world gathered recently for the 9 th World Congress of the OsteoArthritis Research Society International (OARSI) to present the most recent advances in joint diseases, which account for the majority of all chronic conditions in individuals 65 years and older.
More than 600 attendees from nearly 50 countries, representing all disciplines with a related interest in osteoarthritis, actively participated at the formal presentations and took full advantage of the opportunity to network in one of America’s greatest cities, Chicago.
Highlights included a keynote address, scientific research sessions, new breakfast workshops and a Special Recognition Award presentation to Gordon and Carole Segal, co-founders of Crate and Barrel, for their significant contributions to OA.
Sessions covered a variety of research and educational topics from imaging and epidemiology to genetics and biomechanics and aging. Highlights included presentations on cutting edge techniques on visualizing and quantifying the key tissue involved in OA, pain and disability and the important studies on the role of obesity (an epidemic in the U.S. and a risk factor for OA).
“This is the world’s premiere meeting for professionals interested in osteoarthritis research and treatment,” said Martin Lotz, OARSI president. “Once again, the society was able to provide a scientific success to the many physicians, researchers and leaders involved in this field.”
Osteoarthritis represents the single most prevalent age-related disease and with the increasing numbers of the elderly in both developed and developing countries, it is expected to have a profound impact on the health care and quality of life for senior citizens.
The OsteoArthritis Research Society International (OARSI) promotes and encourages fundamental and applied research, and disseminates the results in order to permit better knowledge of osteoarthritis and its treatment.
For more information on OARSI, the annual congress or to become a member contact: 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054; Phone: 856-439-1385; Fax: 856-439-0525; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oarsi.org