5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD) Australia

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  • We are proud to announce the 5th World Con­gress on Con­tro­ver­sies, Debates and Con­sen­sus in Bone, Mus­cle and Joint Dis­eases (BMJD) which will take place from August 31Sep­tem­ber 3, 2017 in Gold Coast, Aus­tralia at the Mar­riott Resort Spa.

    Over the years, the field of bone, mus­cle and joint dis­eases have under­gone enor­mous expan­sion in clin­i­cal and basic data, as well as that of field-​related tech­nol­ogy. With the prob­lem of bone, mus­cle and joint dis­eases reach­ing epi­demi­o­log­i­cal dimen­sions, treat­ment pos­si­bil­i­ties are expanding.This devel­op­ment has cre­ated a need for debates and dis­cus­sions on the numer­ous con­tro­ver­sial issues to attain clin­i­cal conclusions.

    The 5th edi­tion of the BMJD Con­gress aims to con­tinue facil­i­tat­ing effec­tive debates on unre­solved clin­i­cal and ther­a­peu­tic dilem­mas, sup­ported by evidence-​based med­i­cine and expert opin­ions by a dis­tin­guished selec­tion of fac­ulty mem­bers. The pro­gram will pro­vide an effec­tive forum for dis­cussing and debat­ing such unre­solved con­tro­ver­sies by allow­ing ample time for speaker-​audience dis­cus­sions. Empha­sis will be placed on issues related to Rheuma­toid Arthritis/​Inflammatory Arthri­tis and Osteoarthritis/​Pain.

    Con­gress Topics

    • Keynote Lec­ture: The inter­na­tional tsunami of mus­cu­loskele­tal pain: When will it hit and will we cope?
    • Back to the future: How the microbes are shap­ing our think­ing about mus­cu­loskele­tal diseases
    • Bio­logic choice in pso­ri­atic arthritis/​spondylarthropathies?
    • Bio­mark­ers use­ful­ness in osteoarthritis
    • Dose adjust­ments in inflam­ma­tory arthritis
    • First treat­ment choice in dif­fi­cult rheuma­toid arthritis
    • Guide­lines are use­ful in pso­ri­atic arthri­tis or are they?
    • Hand osteoarthri­tis: A chal­leng­ing disease
    • Man­age­ment of comor­bidi­ties in inflam­ma­tory arthritis
    • Non-​radiographic anky­los­ing spondylitis
    • Patient reported outcomes
    • Prac­ti­cal approach to the extra-​articular man­i­fes­ta­tions of rheuma­toid arthritis
    • Seroneg­a­tive rheuma­toid arthritis
    • Spinal pain in osteoarthri­tis: The ele­phant in the room
    • Symp­to­matic slow act­ing drugs (SYSADOAs) in osteoarthri­tis treat­ment: The clash between dis­be­lief and hard data
    • Tar­geted ther­a­pies in osteoarthri­tis (II): The use­ful­ness of intra-​articular ther­apy in knee osteoarthritis
    • Tar­geted ther­a­pies in osteoarthri­tis (III): Most recent advances in osteoarthri­tis ther­apy: Fact or fiction
    • Ther­a­pies of osteoarthri­tis (I): The patient comes first
    • Under­stand­ing osteoarthri­tis: Focus on the patient
    • What are the best ways to assess therapies?
    • What has imag­ing taught us about osteoarthritis?

    Young Sci­en­tist Award

    • Who is eli­gi­ble to enter? Physi­cians, sci­en­tists & researchers born in 1983 or after
    • What is this com­pe­ti­tion all about?

      The Sci­en­tific Com­mit­tee of the 5th World Con­gress on Con­tro­ver­sies, Debates & Con­sen­sus in Bone, Mus­cle & Joint Dis­eases invites young sci­en­tists and researchers to sub­mit their work and to join the Young Sci­en­tist Award competition.

      The winner(s) will receive a cash prize, and the abstract will be pre­sented as an oral presentation.

    • How do I enter?

      It’s very simple.

      1. Sub­mit your abstract via the Con­gress website
      2. Reg­is­ter and pay reg­is­tra­tion fees
      3. Include your date of birth dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process
    • Guide­lines

      • Sub­mit­ters must be born in 1983 or after.
      • Sub­mit­ters must be the first author of the abstract.
      • Atten­dance at the BMJD Con­gress by the win­ner is manda­tory in order to receive and col­lect the award.
      • Winner(s) who can­cel for any rea­son will not be enti­tled to col­lect their award.

    CPD Accreditation

    Royal Aus­tralasian Col­lege of Physi­cians (RACP)

    Fel­lows of the Royal Aus­tralasian Col­lege of Physi­cians (RACP) should indi­vid­u­ally claim CPD cred­its in the online MyCPD pro­gram, based on the num­ber of hours they have attended. The MyCPD pro­gram is a self-​directed and self-​reporting tool enabling par­tic­i­pants to record and report on CPD activ­i­ties they judge rel­e­vant to the scope of their practice.

    Fel­lows can claim 1 credit per hour of atten­dance at the BMJD con­gress in the MyCPD program.

    Royal Aus­tralasian Col­lege of Gen­eral Prac­ti­tion­ers (RACGP)

    Fel­lows of the Royal Aus­tralasian Col­lege of Gen­eral Prac­ti­tion­ers (RACGP) may claim QI&CPD points by self-​recording online at the RACGP web­site and sup­ply­ing a cer­tifi­cate of atten­dance with the pro­gram outline.


    • Paul Bird, Australia
    • Niko­lai Bog­duk, Australia
    • Shar­mayne Brady, Australia
    • Flavia Cicut­tini, Australia
    • Philip Conaghan, UK
    • Stephen Hall, Australia
    • Bou­los Haraoui, Canada
    • Graeme Jones, Australia
    • Johanne Martel-​Pelletier, Canada
    • Peter Nash, Australia
    • Jean-​Pierre Pel­letier, Canada
    • Kevin Pile, Australia
    • Juan Josè Scali, Australia
    • Anita Wluka, Australia


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