Thursday, April 23, 2015

 
 
Opening Session 
 18:15-18:30

Welcoming Remarks
Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Canada
Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Canada
Boulos Haraoui, Canada
Jonathan Adachi, Canada

 18:30-19:30
The relevance of musculoskeletal diseases in healthcare
Hani El-Gabalawy, Canada
 
 
 19:30
Networking Reception

Sunday, April 26, 2015

08:30-10:00
State-of-the-Art lectures on disease treatment 
Chairpersons:
Ida Haugen, Norway 
   
 08:30
Osteoporosis
Louis-Georges Ste-Marie , Canada 
 09:00
Osteoarthritis
Jean-Yves Reginster, Belgium
 09:30
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Janet Pope, Canada
 
 
 10:15-10:45
The evolution of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases during recent years - the perspective of the Editor of ARD 
Tore Kvien, Norway
10:45-11:35
OR07: LAUREATE ABSTRACTS 

Chairpersons 

Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Canada
Jonathan D. Adachi, Canada
Boulos Haraoui, Canada

 
10:45 OA: Levels of neuropeptide Y in synovial fluid relate to pain in patients with knee
osteoarthritis
Lei Wang, China
 
11:00 OP: Static and dynamic baropodometry and bone mineral quality: New perspectives in early diagnosis of osteoporosis
Alberto Argentiero, Italy
11:15 RA: Rheumatoid arthritis impact of disease: A global disease assessment index that correlates with activity and function in RA patients
Tiago Meirinhos, Portugal 
11:30 Award presentation
11:35-11:50 Closing remarks from program chairpersons