Category Congresses

11 Oct

FC Barcelona and the OAFI Foundation collaborate against osteoarthritis in sport

Both entities agree to promote the prevention and treatment of osteoarthritis in sportmen, professional or amateur, from childhood to adulthood The collaboration agreement was presented today at the 1st International Congress of Osteoarthritis Patients, organized by OAFI Dr. Gil Rodas and Dr. Josep Vergés during the presentation OF THE AGREEMENT IN CosmoCaixa The International Osteoarthritis […]


4 Sep

Dr. Josep Vergés: “The patient must MOVE from complaint to active participation”

On Saturday, September 2, the President of the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI), Dr. Josep Vergés, participated in the Second National Symposium of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis of Colombia held at the Great Compensar Auditorium in Bogotá. Empowered Patients Before an audience of nearly a thousand people, Dr. Vergés presented one of the Foundation’s star projects: […]


31 Aug

OAFI exports its osteoarthritis PATIENT EMPOWEREMENT MODEL to Colombia

On Saturday, September 2, the President of the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI), Dr. Josep Vergés, will participate in the Second National Symposium for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis in Colombia which is being held at the Compensar Grand Auditorium in Bogota. Empowered Patients Under the title “Patient Communities: challenges and expectations” Dr. Vergés will present the […]


27 Jul

OAFI hosts the I International Congress for OA Patients

Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) together with other patients’ associations that treat rheumatologic diseases recognized worldwide are meeting next 9th and 10th of October to find solutions to osteoarthritis It is estimated that 242 million people have osteoarthritis in the world and the number of patients is increasing Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease that affects both the […]


17 May

Being a woman and having osteoarthritis multiplies the possibility of suffering other diseases

The most frequent are anxiety and depression, high blood pressure, gastro-oesophageal reflux and peripheral vascular disease. Women also have a poorer perception of their quality of life, more pain and less mobility. Specialists point out the importance of taking these differential factors in women into account when deciding on the best therapeutic approach to osteoarthritis. […]


3 Apr

OAFI visits INFARMA, the European meeting point of the Pharmaceutical Industry

Last March, the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) was invited by the Pharmacists Association of Barcelona to Infarma, the European meeting point of the Pharmaceutical Industry. During the event, Dr. Josep Vergés, President of OAFI, gave a lecture on joint health and took the opportunity to present OAFI Foundation to the attendants.  


28 Dec

Joint health programme of La Obra Social La Caixa and OAFI

La Obra Social La Caixa and OAFI disseminate how to improve joint health through a programme of conferences. Dr. Josep Vergés explaining the objectives of OAFI at the Esplai Bonanova Centre of la Obra Social la Caixa. In just two weeks, more than 200 people have already participated in the programme “Let’s talk about Joint […]


13 Dec

Barcelona, world capital for osteoarthritis

The Osteoarthritis Task Force was held on 17, 18 and 19 October in Barcelona. Nowadays, osteoarthritis and other joint pains are seen as ailments of the elderly. However, increasing life expectancy has meant that more and more people of different ages and sexes are affected by the disease. Today, around 57 million people suffer from […]