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(BMJD 2016) The 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases

Hilton Barcelona Hotel # | Barcelona, SPAIN
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Title: (BMJD 2016) The 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Rheumatology
Dates: From Oct, 20, 2016 to Oct, 22, 2016
Location: Barcelona, SPAIN
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 250 to 620 EUR
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Hilton Barcelona Hotel #

Barcelona, SPAIN
Experience the city at your leisure from the conveniently located Hilton Barcelona. Situated on Barcelona’s main avenue, Avenida Diagonal, this hotel offers easy access to a range of activities. The hotel is within minutes of the largest stadium in Europe, home to FC Barcelona, two shopping centers with exceptional boutiques, El Palacio de Congresos de Catalunya (PCC) and a running circuit. Hilton Barcelona is just 10 minutes from the city center and is a fantastic base to discover all the main attractions. Barcelona International Airport El Prat is just 15 minutes away and Sants Railway Station is only 5 minutes from the hotel. Stay in a newly-designed room, with décor inspired by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and panoramic views of the city. All rooms at Hilton Barcelona feature work desks and WiFi for business convenience. Enhance your stay and upgrade to an Executive room or a spacious suite,  with access to a private Executive Floor offering Executive Lounge access with complimentary choice of Spanish and international newspapers,  breakfast, evening hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Unwind after a busy day at The Vibe Bar & terrace. Discover the unique atmosphere of Barcelona while tasting our famous tapas and enjoying a delicious cocktail. Enjoy the innovative menu in The Mosaic Restaurant – inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and showcasing local produce.  


  • Surrounded by leisure, shopping, culture and business attractions
  • Stylish, modern decor throughout the hotel
  • Innovative cuisine at the Mosaic Restaurant
  • Exclusive Executive Floor with lounge
  • The Vibe Bar and Terrace, a multi-purpose social meeting point
  • Over 1,800 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space


  Known as an avant-garde city, Barcelona offers a unique destination with hundreds of attractions, landmarks and sights to discover. Enjoy architecture and culture around every corner. Take in panoramic views from the Tibidabo Mountain, visit The National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) or take a relaxing stroll by the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the famous street, Passeig de Gràcia, home of many luxury stores and some of the best shopping in the city. Marvel at the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, such as The Casa Mila (La Pedrera) and Casa Batlló and the famous lampposts of architect Pere Falqués . Stroll down La Rambla, the famous street theatre, and then wander through the Gothic Quarter to admire some of Barcelona’s finest architecture. Visit Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Gaudi’s ongoing architectural masterpiece which has become a symbol of Catalan identity. Catch FC Barcelona playing at home or visit The Camp Nou stadium and famous football museum, just a few blocks away.
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Biomedical Technologies srl ( will submit the main congress program of the 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), October 20-22, 2016 for accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Educational needs and expected outcomes

  • Assess and appraise controversial issues based on the latest findings by leading scientists in the field of Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Pain, and related Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Evaluate best practices in Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Pain, and related Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Discuss new scientific knowledge and recent research findings in the field of Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Pain, and related Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Recognize opportunities for scientific collaborations around the world
  • Integrate the most up to date information in their clinical and research activities
  • Evaluate the most important aspects of diagnosis and treatment in Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Pain, and related Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Presentations, discussions and debates will focus on the latest developments in Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Pain, and related Musculoskeletal Diseases

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest (COI)  

All declarations of potential or actual conflicts of interest, whether due to a financial or other relationship, must be provided to the EACCME® upon submission of the application. Declarations must include whether any fee, honorarium or arrangement for re-imbursement of expenses in relation to the event has been provided.

Industry support disclosure  

We confirm that all funding provided is free of any attempt to influence the program, individual sessions, subjects for discussion, content or choice of faculty members conflicts of interest. Support of the Congress is kept in strict accordance with CME/CPD accreditation criteria.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
  • Exhibitors
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Friends,

We are proud to announce the 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), which will take place from October 20-22, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

Over the years, tremendous advancements have been made in the clinical and basic science fields of bone, muscle and joint diseases. Bone, muscle and joint diseases are reaching epidemiological dimensions and treatment
possibilities are expanding. These developments have created a need for debates and discussions on numerous controversial issues to optimize clinical outcomes.

The 4th edition of the BMJD Congress aims to continue facilitating effective debates on clinical and therapeutic dilemmas, supported by evidence-based medicine and expert opinions resulting in agreement on timely issues. The program provides an effective forum for discussing and debating such controversies, by allowing ample time for speaker-audience discussions with world authorities on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, pain, and other musculoskeletal diseases.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to the 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), and to welcoming you to the lively city of Barcelona.


Bernard Combe, FranceBoulos Haraoui, CanadaJean-Pierre Pelletier, Canada
Johanne Martel-Pelletier, CanadaJordi Monfort Faure, Spain
Congress Chairpersons

Thematology / Presented Topics:

Osteoarthritis and pain


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for musculoskeletal pain: Like it – not so much

Pain in musculoskeletal diseases: A peripheral or centrally driven process?

Round Table Discussion:

How to identify responders to intra-articular treatments of knee osteoarthritis


Ankle osteoarthritis: Not such an uncommon symptomatic disease

Spinal osteoarthritis: Learning to deal with the investigation and management in daily practice

Musculoskeletal pain: From molecules to preclinical models

Innovative therapies for low back pain

New imaging technology: A crystal ball to predict disease progression and response to treatment in osteoarthritis?

Inflammatory arthritis


Corticosteroids in rheumatoid arthritis: 60 years later

Corticosteroids in rheumatoid arthritis: When, how and how long?

Round Table Discussions:

Personalized medicine in rheumatoid arthritis is here

The dawn of personalized medicine in rheumatoid arthritis


The relation between joint and skin diseases

Management of co-morbidities in rheumatoid arthritis

Role of imaging in the management of rheumatoid arthritis

Dose adjustment in rheumatoid arthritis

Vaccination and rheumatoid arthritis

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General Info:

BMJD cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 4th 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.



Registration Cost


Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2016-08-16 To: 2016-10-17
On site Registration
Nurses, Physician Assistants, Allied 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 extention 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 program book, BMJD bag, 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

Accommodation Not yet available
Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info
Abstract submission opens 2016-04-01
Abstract submission deadline 2016-07-12
Editorial Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The presenting author should present a case or a series of cases, highlighting treatment dilemmas which will be discussed by an expert panel.
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.

An abstract cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed.

Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.

Abbreviations should be defined.

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:
  • The size of the board is 120 cm high x 95 cm wide
  • The recommended poster size accordingly is 100 cm high x 85 cm wide.


  • Please allocate the top of the poster to the title, authors’ names, and affiliations as indicated in the submitted abstract.
  • The text should be bold and large enough to read from a distance of 2 meters (6.5 feet).


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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
Exhibition Housing Info
For further information, please contact the Congress Secretariat:
c/o MCI Geneva
Tel. +972 73 706 6950
Fax. +972 3 725 6266
Exhibition Consensus
Ilana Rabinoff-Sofer Tel aviv, Israel
5 Druyanov Street
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