NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS SLATED FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS RESEARCH SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL
MT. LAUREL , NJ - The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)is pleased to announce the newly elected 2005-2006 board of directors.
Newly elected President, Martin Lotz from The Scripps Research Institute, succeeds now Past President, Roland Moskowitz of Case Western Reserve University . Steven Abramson of the New York University School of Medicine was elected President Elect. Felix Eckstein of the Institute of Anatomy and Musculoskeletal Research was appointed Secretary General and Francis Berenbaum of Hospital Saint-Antoine to Treasurer.
Standing members at large are: Frank Wollheim, Lund University Hospital; Nicholas Bellamy, COMROD, University of Queensland; Tomoatsu Kimura, Toyama Medical & Pharmaceutical University; Gabriel Herrero-Beaumont, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz; George Nuki, University of Edinburgh; Karel Pavelka, Institute of Rheumatology; Linda Sandell, Washington University School of Medicine; Leena Sharma, Northwestern University School of Medicine; Richard Loeser, Jr. Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center. Roy Altman of University of California , Los Angeles remains the ex-officio member and editor-in-chief of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
"OARSI is fortunate to have such dedicated people working to further the organization and the field,” said Martin Lotz, newly elected president. “I am anxious to see what opportunities the coming year brings.”
OARSI would like to thank outgoing board members, Jean-Yves Reginster, Leo van de Putte, Secretary and Sergio Jimenez, Past President.
Joint diseases account for the majority of all chronic conditions in individuals 65 years and older. 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, its programs and services, contact OARSI at 15000 Commerce Parkway, Suite C, Mt. Laurel, NJ, 08054; phone: 856-439-1385; fax: 856-439-0525; email: email@example.com or visit the Web site at www.oarsi.org.