20 Dec OAFI HOSTS THE III INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR OA PATIENTS – OAFICONGRESS19
- 300 million people suffer from osteoarthritis all over the world, a figure that has doubled in the past 30 years affecting also the younger population. Obesity, aging, and sports as running or football are among the main causes of this increase.
- In Spain, the osteoarthritis creates an annual expense of 5831 billion euros. Management and health policies still do not give an adequate response to the needs of patients.
- On the occasion of the international day of the rheumatic diseases, Barcelona will host the International Congress of Patients with Arthrosis. New treatments, the impact of the disease on sexual life and in sport or emotional health are some of the topics in agenda.
The 3rd International Meeting of Osteoarthritis Patients, organised by the OAFI, the Osteoarthritis International Foundation, will be held from 3rd to 5th of October in the Barcelona Auditori Axa (L’illa Diagonal) as part of the International Day for Rheumatic Diseases (12 October). The event will be free and open to the general public.
This annual international event, which focuses on osteoarthritis patients, is a meeting place for patients, medical experts, scientific societies, public administrations, research and development centres and other entities involved with osteoarthritis.
The sessions are aimed at informing, raising awareness and training on the best practices for the prevention, research and treatment of this pathology which affects 300 million people worldwide. On this occasion, the Congress will focus, with the patient as the central protagonist, on key issues and scientific innovations in osteoarthritis and related chronic diseases, with special emphasis on strategies based on scientific evidence.
Specific lectures with a holistic approach will talk about prevention and specific treatments for the different groups of patients affected by osteoarthritis: women, sportspeople and the elderly.
World-renowned experts, institutions, bodies and patient associations in the field of osteoarthritis will attend the Congress to ensure that it is equally successful as the first edition.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO ATTEND THE 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF OSTEOARTHRITIS PATIENTS!
The event will be free and will take place from the 3rd to 5th of October in the Barcelona Auditori Axa (L’illa Diagonal) – ¡ SAVE THE DATE!