Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Pre-Congress Workshop
Update on Osteoarthritis Management Programs
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Pre-Congress Workshop
Lessons from Rare Diseases in Bone & Cartilage, jointly presented by the OARSI Young Investigators Committee and the Bone Research Society
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Pre-Congress Workshop
KNEEMO Initial Training Network for Knee Osteoarthritis
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Plenary Session 1 – The OARSI White Paper Explained
The Burden of OA: An Update on the OA Epidemiology, Morbidity and Co-Morbidity
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Plenary Session 1 – The OARSI White Paper Explained
OA is a Serious Disease
3:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Plenary Session 2
Nine Highest Rated Abstracts
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Opening Ceremony
Presidential Address
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Opening Ceremony
Lifetime Achievement Award
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Opening Ceremony
Basic Science Award
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Opening Ceremony
Clinical Science Award
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Plenary Session 3 – Keynote Address
Motivating Healthy Behavior in the Modern Era
Friday, April 27, 2018
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast Workshop A
Imaging and Insights in Hand OA
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast Workshop B
Biomechanical and Metabolic Implications of Obesity in OA
8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Concurrent Session 1 – Clinical Biomechanics
Neuromuscular Compromise in OA: More than Disuse Atrophy?
8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Concurrent Session 2 – Update on Autophagy
Role of Autophagy in the Pathogenesis of Skeletal Diseases
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Plenary Session 4 – Non-cartilaginous soft tissues in OA: Tendons, Ligaments and Synovium
Regulation of musculoskeletal integration and coordinated growth
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Plenary Session 4 – Non-cartilaginous soft tissues in OA: Tendons, Ligaments and Synovium
MSC Lineages in Synovium and their Contribution to Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Repair
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Plenary Session 4 – Non-cartilaginous soft tissues in OA: Tendons, Ligaments and Synovium
Functional consequences of tendonitis in OA
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Concurrent Session 3 – OA Clinical Trials and Treatment
The Efficacy Paradox
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Concurrent Session 4 – Genetics & Epigenetics
Noncoding RNAs in OA Pathogenesis
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Concurrent Session 5 – OA Cartilage & Bone
Insights into OA Pathogenesis from Abnormal Mineralization Processes
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Concurrent Session 6 – OA Outcomes Research
The Patient Perspective: Is OA More Debilitating than RA
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast Workshop C
In vitro OA Models to Study Chondrocytes and Cartilage
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast Workshop D
Precision Medicine, Big Data and Machine Learning in OA
8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Concurrent Session 7 – Regeneration and Repair
Regenerative Therapy for OA: Hope or Hype
8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Concurrent Session 8 – OA Biomarkers
Are we getting closer to Surrogate Markers for OA?
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Plenary Session 5 – Growth Factors in OA: Opportunities for Intervention?
Heparan Sulfate Control of Growth Factor Activity in Joint Tissues
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Plenary Session 5 – Growth Factors in OA: Opportunities for Intervention?
Growth factor therapy for Osteoarthritis: ready for “prime time”?
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Concurrent Session 10 – OA Imaging
Advanced Imaging of Hip Osteoarthritis
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Concurrent Session 9 – “Inflammaging”
Senescent Cells as Inflammatory Targets in OA
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Plenary Session 6 – DEBATE
Chondrocytes: Better Dead or Alive?
Sunday, April 29, 2018
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast Workshop E
OA: Don’t Forget About the Foot
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Breakfast Workshop F
Gene-Editing for In-vitro & In-vivo OA Research
8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Concurrent Session 11 – Secondary Prevention of OA
Targeting Secondary Prevention for OA: Who is at Greatest Risk Following Joint injury?
8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Concurrent Session 12 – OA Pain
Pain Mechanisms in Osteoarthritis - Implications for Treatment
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 7 – Year in Review
Genetics, Genomics & Epigenetics
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 7 – Year in Review
Biomarkers
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 7 – Year in Review
Imaging
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 7 – Year in Review
Mechanics
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 7 – Year in Review
Rehabilitation & Outcomes
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 7 – Year in Review
OA Biology
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Plenary Session 7 – Year in Review
OA Clinical