OARSI Joints with Philadelphia for 2013 World Congress

The Osteoarthritis Research Society International holds 18th Annual World Congress in Philadelphia.

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ- March 28, 2013--The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) will host the 2013 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, April 18-21 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia. The OARSI Annual Congress is a global forum for professionals in osteoarthritis (OA) research and treatment. The meeting will feature international speakers presenting the latest information on a wide range of topics related to joint damage and OA.

More than 1,000 of the world's leading scientists, clinicians, clinical investigators, rheumatologists, orthopaedists, radiologists and others interested in osteoarthritis research are expected to attend this broad-based global forum presented annually by OARSI.

“During the congress, we offer a chance for professional networking to expand our individual and group knowledge and understanding of the trends and newest technologies in the OA field,” said Dr. Linda Sandell, OARSI president. “Attendees can access information from scientists around the world.”

This year’s program includes five plenary sessions, 16 concurrent sessions and six breakfast sessions. Attendees may receive Continuing Medical Education credits by registering and attending sessions. As in past years and by popular demand, there will be a debate held on Saturday, April 20. This year’s debate is entitled “Should we treat pain or joint tissues?” Dr. Marc Hochberg will speak to the treatment of pain, with Dr. Steven Abramson speaking to the treatment of joint tissues.

Along with Saturday’s debate, this year’s highlighted sessions include:

  • Integrative Medicine presented by Dr. Adam Perlman, MPH

         .   Thursday, April 18, 12:30-12:50 PM

  • Keynote Lecture: Role of Biomechanics in Osteoarthritis presented by Dr. Tom Andriacchi

         .   Thursday, April 18, 7-7:30 PM

  • Weight Loss in OA: Role of Exercise presented by Dr. Steve Messier

         .    Friday, April 19, 10:45-11:15 AM

  • Role of Immunologic Response and Complement in OA presented by Dr. William Robinson

         .   Saturday, April 20, 8:45-9:15 AM

Other popular session and abstract topics offered are:

  • Bone Biology in OA
  • Pharmacology and Non-Pharmacology Therapy
  • Genetic, Genomic and Epigenetic
  • A Stem Cell Based Approach to Repair Cartilage

Programming for Young Investigators:

OARSI offers an interactive forum designed for young investigators to meet leaders in OA research to seek career and research advice. This forum links young investigators with someone working within their field of interest. The special session decided on by the young investigator sub-committee is Workshop for Young Investigators: How to Write a Review of a Research Paper.

To obtain a press pass for any of the offered sessions or abstracts visit http://2013.oarsi.org/press.

About OARSI: OARSI is the premier international organization for scientists and health care professional focused on the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis through the promotion and presentation of research, education and the worldwide dissemination of new knowledge. For more information on the 2013 World Congress on Osteoarthritis and a complete schedule of events visit http://2013.oarsi.org/.

Lauren Schoener-Gaynor
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