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 31 – September 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.
- 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.
- Submit your abstract via the Congress website
- Register and pay registration fees
- Include your date of birth during the registration process
- 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.
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