5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD 2017)
Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa #Golden Coast, AUSTRALIA
Directions to the Marriot Hotel from both international airports
From Gold Coast Airport – OOL
The hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate transportation: Hughes Limousines-Valid for 4 person. Additional person is extra.; fee: 77 AUD (one way); reservation required
Bus service, fee: 19 AUD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 65 AUD (one way)
North on Gold Coast Highway to North side of Surfers Paradise along Ferny Avenue to #158.
Surfers Paradise Transit Centre 1.5 miles SW
G:Link Light Rail System 0.2 miles SE
Helensvale 10.3 miles NE
Nerang 8.7 miles NW
From Brisbane Airport – BNE
The hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate transportation: Hughes Limousine sedan – Valid for 4 person. Additional person is extra.; fee: 222 AUD (one way) ;reservation required
Bus service, fee: 44 AUD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: 240 AUD (one way)
From the Airport follow the signs for the Gold Coast on the Gateway Arterial Motorway. Take the South East Freeway (M1) exit to the Gold Coast. Exit at Southport via Smith St and follow the signs for Surfers Paradise. Turn right at the Gold Coast Highway intersection and after approximately 4 km turn right at Palm Avenue and then right into Ferny Avenue. The resort is approximately 500m on the left hand side.
We are proud to announce the 5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), which will take place from August 31 – September 2, 1017 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Over the years, the field of bone, muscle and joint diseases have undergone enormous expansion in clinical and basic data, as well as that of field-related technology. With the problem of bone, muscle and joint diseases reaching epidemiological dimensions, treatment possibilities are expanding.This development has created a need for debates and discussions on the numerous controversial issues to attain clinical conclusions.
The 5th edition of the BMJD Congress aims to continue facilitating effective debates on unresolved clinical and therapeutic dilemmas, supported by evidence-based medicine and expert opinions by a distinguished selection of faculty members. The program will provide an effective forum for discussing and debating such unresolved controversies by allowing ample time for speaker-audience discussions. Emphasis will be placed on issues related to Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammatory Arthritis and Osteoarthritis/Pain.
Join us at BMJD and become part of our professional network of clinicians, researchers and educators from around the world, exchanging ideas, insights and information, in our quest to improve patients’ lives
Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Canada
Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Canada
Boulos Haraoui, Canada
Flavia Cicuttini, Australia
Graeme Jones, Australia
Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammatory Arthritis
Biologics vs. small molecules in the management of rheumatoid arthritis
Induction and maintenance of remission: Are we there yet?
Managing co-morbidities in inflammatory arthritis: Whose responsibility is it?
New insights into the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis
Is ACPA negative rheumatoid arthritis a different disease?
Biologics in pregnancy
Eye and inflammatory arthritis
Lung in rheumatoid arthritis
Role of gut microbiome for autoimmune conditions
Incidence/risk of melanomatous and non-melanomatous skin cancer with different biologics
Dose reduction in biologic DMARDs: When and how?
How to diagnose and manage non-radiographic spondyloarthritis
Optimal management of psoriatic arthritis
Biomarkers: Dreams and reality
Imaging: Usefulness in the diagnosis and treatment
The origin of pain in osteoarthritis
Treating musculoskeletal pain
Imaging in musculoskeletal diseases: From bedside to structural changes
Is osteoarthritis a metabolic disease?
Where has genetics taken us in osteoarthritis?
Proteomics in osteoarthritis
DMOAD clinical trials: Defining outcomes
Does hip osteoarthritis start in childhood?
Low back pain phenotyping patients
Identifying responders to therapy in osteoarthritis
Improving patient outcome and care through lifestyle changes and technologies
The real challenges in osteoarthritis treatment
Nurses, Students and Residents must provide proof confirming their status, which can be sent by replying to the registration confirmation email you will receive upon completion of the process.
Authors of accepted abstracts will receive an extension on the registration deadline if needed Fees include: BMJD scientific updates, newsletters, access to accepted abstracts, full participation in an annual BMJD congress, participation in the young scientist competition, BMJD material, BMJD certificate and free access to BMJD social networks, (coffee and lunch breaks), Networking Reception at the Congress.
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
BMJD cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD).
Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
All cancellations must be faxed, electronically mailed or post-marked.
On 100% refund a 50€ fee will be retained
Abstract submission deadline 2017-06-12
Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 3,600 characters, including titles, graphs and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:
Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?
Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?
Results: What did you learn/invent/create?
Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?
Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the submitter.
Images/graphs/tables can be uploaded according to the following criteria:
Width (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
Height (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
Size (in KB): min 20/ max 1,000
Resolution (dpi): min 96 / max 300. The standard display size for images is 96 dpi.
Format: JPG, PNG or GIF
You may improve the quality of your image for publication by increasing the number of dpi as well as the height and width of the image (in pixels).
If you wish to modify your image, you may use the programme Paint.Net (free software).
Abstract submissions that do not meet the above noted guidelines may be rejected without review.
The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and reject abstracts.
- Each submitter can present up to 2 abstracts (only 1 of which can be an oral presentation).
- Creation of a user account is required for the submission of an abstract.
- Accepted abstract presenters must register and pay their registration fees by the deadline date noted in the letter of acceptance. If payment is not received by the deadline date (or is received after the deadline date), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the Program or Abstract Book.
- The Scientific Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.