Researchers and clinicians gathered in Barcelona recently for the opening of the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases, taking place from 4-7 May, 2023 at the CCIB Congress Center.
This annual Congress, the largest international scientific event devoted to musculoskeletal disorders, is hosted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO).
The more than 6000 registrants include researchers, clinicians, and key opinion leaders across a range of specializations, including, among others, endocrinology, rheumatology, orthopaedics, and gerontology. National osteoporosis patient societies representatives from all regions of the world will also be in attendance, presenting their work in the exhibition area and attending a dedicated IOF session for patient society representatives on May 6th, 2023.
Professor Jean-Yves Reginster, Congress Co-chair and ESCEO President commented: “Although our virtual congresses these past three years were very well attended, it is such a great pleasure to finally meet again face-to-face with colleagues from around the world at this wonderful venue in Barcelona. We relish this opportunity for global networking and vibrant live discussion of new science and clinical advances that will help clinicians better prevent, diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders in our ageing populations.”
The Congress attracted 1377 abstract submissions, and selected abstracts were presented in oral presentations with hundreds also presented in poster format at the event.
Professor John Kanis, Congress Co-chair and IOF Honorary President stated: “We would like to thank the respective Scientific Programme Committee Chairs, Professors Cyrus Cooper and René Rizzoli, for setting up an exciting and comprehensive programme that brings together the world’s best in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease and takes advantage of the synergies and combined expertise of IOF and ESCEO. It is gratifying to see that the Congress continues to build on its reputation as a key platform for the communication of new developments in clinical care, and is a forum of choice for the presentation of new research.”
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