We are delighted to invite you to the 2010 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress to be held in Brussels, Belgium from Sept. 23-26, 2010. The annual OARSI Congress is a global forum for all people interested and involved in osteoarthritis research and treatment: basic scientists from academia and industry, clinical investigators, physicians (radiologists, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons,…), allied health professionals and policy makers.
In keeping with the diverse multidisciplinary international membership of OARSI, we will feature speakers from around the world presenting up to date information on a wide spectrum of topics related to cartilage and osteoarthritis. This year’s program includes five plenary sessions, fourteen concurrent sessions and six breakfast sessions. The number of oral presentations will be increased by one third to allow a greater involvement of the researchers. A large range of topics related to cartilage and osteoarthritis will be debated including: obesity, genetics, pain, spine OA, rehabilitation, dietary, nanomedicine, cartilage repair, angiogenesis, aging, imaging, biomarkers and clinical trials. A debate session will be dedicated to genome-wide associate study. The Congress will close with the Year in Review in which six internationally renowned research leaders will summarize progress in genetics, imaging, cell biology, clinical trials, biomarkers pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. Finally, mentorship sessions are planned for young investigators giving them the opportunity to discuss with leaders in different fields of research.
Breakfast workshops, which allow attendees to meet experts in specific areas of basic or clinical science and will encompass many aspects of osteoarthritis research including: microarray, statistical genetic, microarrays, intra-articular therapy, pain in OA, imaging in hand OA and imaging for measurement of dynamic joint motion.
We encourage you to come to what promises to be a landmark world congress on advances in osteoarthritis related research in Brussels, Belgium. With its unique focus on osteoarthritis and emphasis on industry and academic efforts for a cure, the Congress will give you the opportunity to become part of a global network of individuals from a broad spectrum of disciplines that work towards better understanding and treatment of osteoarthritis. We welcome you whether you are a returning member or joining us for the first time, and extend a special invitation to international attendees from all over the world. Join us in Brussels in September for outstanding science!