OACS Forum Series and Conference

The OACS (OA Clinical Studies) Forum Series features top experts in osteoarthritis exploring progress being made in developing new therapies.

November 4, 2020

Impact of OA in the Military

Dr. Jody Buckwalter leads the discussion: “Impact of OA in Military Personnel & Veterans.” A scientific panel considers pathophysiology of post-traumatic OA, methods to identify the at-risk military population and paths to improving prevention and treatment of joint injuries leading to OA.

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October 14, 2020

MRI in OA Clinical Research

Dr. Thomas Link leads a panel of experts in discussing “The Role of MRI in OA Clinical Research.”  The diverse group of experts will consider the role of MRI in monitoring disease progression as new therapies of high potential are studied in clinical trials.

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September 23, 2020

Cell Therapy in OA

Dr. Scott Rodeo leads the discussion “Cell Therapy for OA: Current Potential, Perils and Pitfalls.” Renowned scientific experts describe the current status of cell therapy for treatment of knee OA, highlighting the tremendous potential and the limitations in current technologies.

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September 16, 2020

Tanezumab and Similar Therapies

Dr. Nancy Lane leads an expert panel in discussing “Tanezumab and Similar Emerging Therapies.”  The group will overview the biology of NGF-mediated pain in OA, review data from the most recent clinical trials and discuss the important safety considerations of anti-NGF products. 

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July 22, 2020

RA Biologics in OA: Failures but Reasons for Hope?

David Felson leads a panel of the top experts (Bill Robinson, Weiya Zhang, Margreet Kloppenburg, and Philip Conaghan) in discussing why biologics used in RA might be effective in OA and review evidence for efficacy. This session seeks to examine the evidence for efficacy of the therapeutics that provides both disappointments and some glimmer of hope.

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June 17 2020

Does Strong Muscle Matter in OA?

Ewa Roos leads a panel of the top experts (Stephen Messier, Michael Hunt, May Arna Risberg, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, and Neil Segal) in discussing the role of strong muscles in OA. This seminar will focus on the role of strong muscles (and strength training) as opposed to aerobic exercise and general physical activity.

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By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

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As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

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Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

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Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

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