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The Asia Conference on OsteoArthritis
Shangri-La Hotel
22 Orange Grove Rd - 6737 3644
2 Orange Grove, Singapore
OsteoArthritis network is a group of specialists in the field of osteoarthritis who have come together to make a difference and wake up the world to OsteoArthritis. This year’s conference will be the first conference that the OsteoArthritis Network is hosting in the beautiful city of Singapore. The theme is “OsteoArthritis - A growing epidemic that cannot be ignored: It is time to act�.

The conference will feature state of the art lectures by internationally renowned osteoarthritis experts focusing on the rising problem of OsteoArthritis in emerging Asia with the twin risk factors of increasing obesity and ageing. The economic aspect, pain management strategies and latest therapeutic developments and research will also be discussed.

This conference will be relevant to GPs, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, geriatricians, allied health professionals, public health professionals, health economists and any other professionals who manage patients with OsteoArthritis. This conference will present an ideal opportunity to interact with experts and peers in the field of OsteoArthritis and provide an exceptional educational experience. 


Schedule of Presentations:

Saturday, October 8, 2011
08:30:00 Opening and Welcome
09:00:00 Introduction Keith Lim
09:15:00 Symposium 1 | A Major Problem of the 21st Century
09:30:00 Epidemiology in Asia Peter Brooks
09:45:00 The COPCORD Studies
10:00:00 The Ageing Singaporean
10:15:00 Q&A / Panel Discussion
10:40:00 Tea Break | Poster Viewing
11:00:00 Symposium 2 | Management Philip Conaghan
11:15:00 Assessments of Outcomes – Singapore Experience Julian Thumboo
11:30:00 Conservative Management: Pharmacological and Non - Pharmacological
11:45:00 An Update on Physiotherapy Kim Bennell
12:05:00 Q&A / Panel Discussion
13:00:00 Lunch Symposium
13:30:00 Cartilage Under Stress and Role of SYSADOA Saranatra Waikakul
14:00:00 Osteoarthritis | “From Bone To the Brain and Beyond” Paul Dieppe
15:00:00 Tea Break
15:15:00 Symposium 3 | Surgery Saranatra Waikakul
15:30:00 Overall view of surgery in OA Stefan Lohmander
15:45:00 Surgery | A Beijing experience Jianhao Lin
16:00:00 Biological resurfacing and osteotomies
16:15:00 Artificial resurfacing | An update
16:30:00 Who should have surgery? Paul Dieppe
Sunday, October 9, 2011
08:45:00 Opening of Day 2 Keith Lim
09:00:00 Symposium 4 | Pain and the Placebo Response Paul Dieppe
09:15:00 Chronic Pain Syndrome in Osteoarthritis Saranatra Waikakul
09:30:00 Management of Pain
09:45:00 The Placebo Effect Paul Dieppe
10:00:00 Q&A / Panel Discussion
10:30:00 Tea Break | Poster Viewing
10:50:00 Best Poster Presentation
11:30:00 OARSI Symposium | New Horizons in Research In OA
11:45:00 The OA Epidemic is Here | Time for a Paradigm Shift in Management David Hunter
12:00:00 Genetics of OA in Asian and Worldwide Populations Qing Jiang
12:15:00 OA Biomarkers of Early Disease Virginia Byers Kraus
13:00:00 Lunch Break
14:00:00 Imaging and Biomechanics David Hunter
14:20:00 Update on ImagingConaghan Philip Conaghan
14:40:00 Update on Biomechanics Kim Bennell
15:15:00 Tea Break
15:45:00 Healthy Ageing
16:00:00 Assessment of Balance Performance in Singaporean Older Adults Pua Yong Hao
16:15:00 Exercise Programmes in HK Arthritis Management
16:30:00 Healthy Ageing APOS project
16:35:00 Closing
16:45:00 Q&A / Panel Discussion
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