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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
From 230 to 880 AUD
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Title: 5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD 2017)
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Rheumatology
Dates: From Aug, 31, 2017 to Sep, 2, 2017
Location: Golden coast, AUSTRALIA
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 230 to 880 AUD
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Event Venue:

Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa #

Golden Coast, AUSTRALIA
The award-winning Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa couples quiet luxury with spacious accommodation and intuitive service, providing an unforgettable hotel experience for guests here on the Gold Coast. Tucked amidst sparkling lagoons, white sandy beaches, and cascading waterfalls, our 304 room fully integrated resort offers amenities to please the entire family - from quiet pool zones and unique aquatic experiences to bike rentals and a Kid's Club. Our immaculately appointed hotel accommodation offers floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, and pillow top mattresses. Step out onto your balcony and revel in the beauty of your Gold Coast surroundings. Treat yourself to superb cuisine at Misono, Citrique, or Chapter & Verse bar and lounge, or book a day of pampering at Ruby Spa. Those planning events here on the Gold Coast can make use of our expansive function room space, including the stylish Marriott Ballroom. Expect the unexpected at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, we're famous for it.
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Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Transportation Guide:

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.

Bus Station

Surfers Paradise Transit Centre    1.5 miles SW

Subway Station

G:Link Light Rail System    0.2 miles SE

Train Station

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.

Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Friends,

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

Congress Chairpersons

Event committees:

Paul Bird

Paul Bird, Australia

Philip Conaghan

Philip Conaghan, UK

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall, Australia

Peter Nash

Peter Nash, Australia

Thematology / Presented Topics:

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

Non-radiographic spondyloarthritis

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

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General Info:

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Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2017-06-29 To: 2017-08-27
On site Registration
Nurses, Assistants, Health Professionals
Students, Residents
Physicians and Scientists

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.

Group Registrations:

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Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

Registration / Cancelation Terms and Conditions:

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

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Submission Info
Abstract submission deadline 2017-06-12
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

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.

Editorial Guidelines for Presented Content:

- 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.

Scientific Awards

Young Scientist Award

Who is eligible to enter?YSA

Physicians, scientists & researchers born in 1983 or after

What is this competition all about?

The Scientific Committee of the 5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases invites young scientists and researchers to submit their work and to join the Young Scientist Award competition.

The winner(s) will receive a cash prize, and the abstract will be presented as an oral presentation.

Wow! How do I enter?

It’s very simple.

1. Submit your abstract via the Congress website no later than June 12, 2017. (

2. Register and pay registration fees (If your abstract is selected as a winner, your full registration fees will be refunded).

3. Include your date of birth during the registration process.

Great! So what are the guidelines for submitting?

Submitters must be born in 1983 or after.

Submitters must be the first author of the abstract.

Attendance at the BMJD Congress by the winner is mandatory in order to receive and collect the award.

Winner(s) who cancel for any reason will not be entitled to collect their award.

Note that abstracts sent by email or fax will automatically be rejected.

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What’s in it for the Industry?

  • Participate and present your products and research in a large exhibition to an international audience
  • Stimulate and discuss new research: Use the unique debates concept to stir discussion
  • Encourage and promote education and public awareness
  • Cooperate and network with world opinion leaders in the field
  • Support and assist world opinion leaders to reach the best clinical recommendations for current therapeutic dilemmas
  • Inform and update international participants on clinical and technological developments
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