Young Investigator Committee Recruiting New Members

The Young Investigator Committee (YISC) was established in 2008 to encourage greater participation of young investigators in OARSI. Over the past years, the YISC has hosted several activities at the annual congress including a pre-congress workshop and lunchtime workshop. The establishment of the meet-the-mentor sessions, which provide a great opportunity for informal networking and scientific and career advice, is among its biggest success. The YISC actively and closely collaborates with the OARSI Board of Directors, Congress Program Committee and other Subcommittees to develop further activities and provide input into the annual congress program and strategic direction of OARSI. 

Application Deadline: Jan.31

Congress Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2017 World Congress on Osteoarthritis April 27-30 in Las Vegas.  New features this year include:

  • Inaugural Clinical Trials Course
  • Three Pre Congress workshops on Prevention, Pain and Imaging
  • Breakfast Poster Tours
  • Social Media Savvy Young Investigator Session  
  • and more.... 


OARSI Issues White Paper to the FDA

OARSI submitted a white paper asking the FDA to consider OA as a serious disease. OARSI is concerned about the growing population of OA patients, many of whom may experience progressive disability and decreased quality of life. The detailed paper outlines the evidence, demonstrating that OA fulfills the definition of seriousness used in the guidance regarding accelerated approvals by the FDA.

The white paper addresses:

  • The increasing prevalence of OA along with the risk factors that have been identified 
  • The associated morbidity and severity of the disease 
  • Newly developed evidence of an increased mortality risk in the US in OA patients

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