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6th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD)

Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel # | Bangkok , THAILAND
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Title: 6th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD)
Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Anesthesiology, Chiropractic Medicine, Neurosurgery, Other Specialties, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Rheumatology, Sports Medicine
Dates: From Nov, 8, 2018 to Nov, 10, 2018
Location: Bangkok , THAILAND
Type: Congress
Registration Cost: From 240 to 790 USD
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Registration Desk

The registration desk will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, November 8, 201815:00 – 20:00

Friday, November 9, 201807:30 – 18:00

Saturday, November 10, 201708:00 – 18:00

Name badge

All participants and exhibitors are kindly requested to wear their name badges throughout the Congress in order to be admitted to the lecture halls and scheduled activities.

Certificate of attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available for all participants. Saturday, November 10, 2018


The exhibition will be open during the sessions’ hours. Lunch and coffee breaks will be held at the exhibition area


Business casual for all occasions

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Travel & Visa

Citizens of some countries, holding valid passports or travel documents, are entitled to visit Thailand for the purpose of pleasure for a period of 30 days without applying for a visa. Citizens of some countries can apply for a 30-day visa upon arrival. However, please check with the Royal Thai Embassy nearest to you. If visa is needed, please ensure that your visa application is approved prior to your departure.

Event Overview
Welcome message:

We are most pleased to inform you that the 6th edition of the World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 8-10, 2018, continuing its past successes in Australia, Europe and North America, where it was voted in the list of top 25 medical congresses in the world to attend.

BMJD has enhanced the format of its congress program for 2018 offering participants a novel approach to yet more productive interactions and discussions between experts and participants through debates of controversial issues, and clinically relevant updates, that can be used in the day to day practice of physicians in the field.

Expert debates of the many advancements in the clinical and basic science fields of bone, muscle and joint diseases will focus on providing practical management solutions to a number of challenging and clinically relevant issues encountered in daily practice.

We look forward to your active participation and support of the congress.


Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Canada

Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Canada

Boulos Haraoui, Canada

BMJD Chairpersons

Mohit Kapoor, Canada

Tore Kvien, Norway

Kevin Pile, Australia

Congress Chairpersons


Why Attend BMJD?

-BMJD is a comprehensive Congress fully devoted to clinical controversies in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases.

-BMJD addresses the most burning issues in the field and provides an effective forum for debating and discussing these issues.

-BMJD allocates ample time after each session for speaker-audience discussions.

-BMJD’s faculty is comprised of internationally renowned experts.

-BMJD will tackle important questions in various sub-fields, including Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis, Pain, and related Musculoskeletal Diseases.

-BMJD features a “Young Scientist Award Competition” for young doctors, scientists and researchers.

Event committees:

Scientific Program Committee

Laniyati Hamijoyo

Laniyati Hamijoyo, Indonesia

Tore Kvien

Rohini Handa, India

Graeme Jones

Graeme Jones, Australia

Chak-sing Lau

Chak-Sing Lau, Hong Kong

Zhan-Guo Li

Zhan-Guo Li, China

Paulo Lorenzo

Paulo Lorenzo, Philippines

Worawit Louthrenoo

Worawit Louthrenoo, Thailand

Tore Kvien

Yeong Song, Korea

Tsutomu Takeuchi

Tsutomu Takeuchi, Japan

Lai-Shan Tam

Lai-Shan Tam, Hong Kong

Tore Kvien

Devendra K. Taneja, India

Wen-Chan Tsai

Wen-Chan Tsai, Taiwan

Swan Sim Yeap

Swan Sim Yeap, Malaysia

Thematology / Presented Topics:


1- General

Biosimilars: Are rheumatologists and patients ready for transitioning patients from an originator to a biosimilar?

How to best manage osteoporosis in patients with arthritis.

How to deal with vaccination of patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Periarticular muscles: A role in arthritic diseases? Implication for therapeutic intervention.

The role of ultrasound in the management of inflammatory arthritis.

2- Rheumatoid Arthritis

After cancer, which biologic should you use?

JAK inhibitors should be first line before biologic agents.

Pregnancy, biologics, and targeted synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.

When is biologic monotherapy the treatment of choice?

3- Spondylarthropathies

Non-radiographic spondyloarthropathy: If you were paying for it, would you commence biologic therapy?

Psoriatic arthritis: How to balance management of the skin and the joints

What is the best next step after failure with an anti-TNF?


Lupus and pregnancy: Good news for the doctor and the mother.

Lupus nephritis: What best works and who should supervise the treatment?


A disease of the bone/subchondral bone? Implication for treatment.

Intraarticular therapy for osteoarthritis: Interesting new findings for patients.

Management of challenging osteoarthritis cases in daily practice: Well kept secrets.

Stem cells and other cellular therapies for osteoarthritis: Are we really moving forward?

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General Info:

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.



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Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2018-09-28 To: 2018-11-20
On site Registration
Physicians and Scientists
Members of Asia-Pacific Medical Doctors Associations, Students, Residents and Nurses*

*Members of Asia-Pacific Medical Doctors Associations, 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 

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 need Proof of professional/educational status

More info: *Nurses, Students, Residents, Fellows and Allied Health Professionals must provide proof confirming your status, which you will requested to provide during the registration process.

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 6th 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.

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Submission Info

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.

If there is a change in the presenting author, please inform the CoBrCa secretariat.

If an abstract is accepted for presentation at the BMJD Congress, the submitter agrees to allow BMJD to publish the abstract in the congress program and on the congress website.

The Organizing Committee may request pre-registration from abstract submitters prior to abstract review.

Types of presentation

Authors should select their presentation preference. Final decision on the presentation type will be made by the Scientific Committee.

Oral presentation: The abstract is selected for oral presentation at any of the Free Communication sessions. --> Note: The number of oral presentations is limited. Abstracts with preference for oral presentation will be selected by the Scientific committee.

Poster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a Poster format. Posters will be on displayed throughout the meeting.

After Submission

Submitting authors will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted, as well as the date, time and form of their presentation.

Any change of the presenting author needs to be communicated in the form of a written statement to the Scientific Committee.

If the original presenting author is unable to present the abstract, it is that person's responsibility to ensure that one of the co-authors takes over this role.

It is the duty of the original presenting author to advise the Congress Secretariat ( in writing of his successor’s full name and email address.

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.

Scientific Awards

Young Scientist Award

Who is eligible to enter?YSA

Physicians, scientists & researchers born in 1984 or after

What is this competition all about?

The Scientific Committee of the 6th 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 5, 2018. (

2. Register and pay registration fees.

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

Great! So what are the guidelines for submitting?

Submitters must be born in 1984 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.

The organizing committee reserves the right to change the conditions

at any time without notice

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