Category OAFI Friends

9 Feb

OAFI and the Spanish Society for Quality care (SECA – Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial) are collaborating to implement a care pathway for patients with osteoarthritis.

The International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI) and  the Spanish Society for Quality Care (SECA), whose mission is to promote and encourage the continuous improvement of Quality Care in the health sector, have signed a collaboration agreement to promote the prevention, treatment and improvement of the quality of life of people with osteoarthritis. Dr Josep Vergés, the […]


29 Jan

OAFI was honoured to have Dr José María Villalón with us.

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Dr José María Villalón, head of the medical services of the Atlético de Madrid football club, to our offices in Barcelona. Dr Villalón is a member of OAFI’s Scientific Medical Committee and collaborates in the Foundation’s projects to promote the prevention, treatment and improvement of the quality […]


13 Dec

OAFI launches Patient Advisory Committee

On 5 December last, the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI) has created its Patient Advisory Committee. Patients are at the heart of all the Foundation’s actions and from this committee our patient volunteers will be able to make their voices heard when it comes to making decisions, as well as supporting all the activities we carry […]


31 Oct

OAFI supports nordic walking for OA patients

Nordic walking is a low-impact physical activity that can be beneficial for patients with osteoarthritis On Sunday, October 29, OAFI, Caminoterapia Foundation – Walkim and CEM Can Dragó Eurofitness organized the first Nordic walking workshop for patients with osteoarthritis Fifty people, including osteoarthritis patients and OAFI volunteers, gathered last Sunday 29 October at the athletics […]


17 Oct

Nordic walking INTRODUCTORY workshop for osteoarthritis patients

Next Sunday 29 October, the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI), Caminoterapia Foundation and the company Walkim are organizing an introductory workshop on Nordic walking at the Can Dragó Municipal Sports Centre in Bareclona, ​​in collaboration with the chain of sports clubs Eurofitness. The workshop is aimed at both osteoarthritis patients and people who want to take […]


13 Oct

Barcelona, world capital of osteoarthritis patients

The OAFI Foundation has organized the 1st International Congress of Patients of Osteoarthritis at CosmoCaixa More than 150 million patients were represented by the most important international rheumatological disease patient associations Taichi session On 9 and 10 October, the International Osteoarthritis Foundation (OAFI) organized the 1st International Congress of  Osteoarthritis Patients at Cosmocaixa Barcelona with […]


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 […]


19 Sep

The OAFI Foundation and the University of Barcelona collaborate in the training of health professionals in the field of osteoarthritis

Dr. Josep Vergés (OAFI) and Dr. Amàlia Lafuente (UB) at OAFI’s headquarters The Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) and the Pharmacology Unit of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (Campus Clinic) of the University of Barcelona have signed an agreement by which both entities will collaborate in the training of health professionals, psychologists, nurses and […]


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: […]


30 Mar

AECOSAR and OAFI join forces in the fight against osteoarthritis

Both entities will collaborate at scientific and institutional level to improve joint health in society The Spanish Association for Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis  (Asociación Española con la Osteoporosis y la Artrosis  “AECOSAR”) and the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) have signed an agreement to work together for the benefit and rights of osteoarthritis patients in Spain. Mª […]