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Hospital for Special Surgery to Host International Arthritis Summit in 2011

Scientific Leaders to Meet on Osteoarthritis

New York City—June 28, 2010

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) plans to host a two-day international Osteoarthritis Summit in June 2011.  The Hospital, internationally recognized for its leadership in the fields of orthopedics and rheumatology, will bring together, for the first time, a truly comprehensive multidisciplinary group of world renowned scientists, thought-leaders, and industry representatives from the United States, Canada, and Europe, to discuss all aspects of OA and develop a consensus document on future directions for OA research, prevention and treatment.

“Public health data indicate that the prevalence, impact, and economic consequences of osteoarthritis are expected to rise dramatically within the next several decades. Clearly, understanding and preventing this disease is an urgent research challenge,” said
Steven Goldring, M.D., chief scientific officer at Hospital for Special Surgery and co-director of the conference.  Timothy Wright, Ph.D., Kirby Chair of Orthopedic Biomechanics at HSS, is also a co-director of the event.

Hospital for Special Surgery is at the forefront of the national movement focused on elevating awareness of OA as well as the research, patient care, and innovation necessary to improve the outcomes in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most urgent health care challenges of our time, affecting 27 million Americans.



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