KEEP PEOPLE MOVING
What is needed to make this happen
This high level international summit meeting provides a forum for the BJD National Action Networks to meet with leadership of relevant professional, scientiﬁc and patient organisations, along with key opinion leaders and policy makers from around the globe.
The enormous burden of musculoskeletal conditions across the globe has been recognised in the Global Burden of Disease study (Lancet 2012; 380 (9859)) and there have been great advances in
prevention and treatment that can eﬀectively prevent disability. However, these are not implemented with equity within and between countries and, as a consequence, there is a great burden of avoidable disability. This needs to change.
The outcome of the meeting will be a call for explicit actions at national and international levels to deal with this growing burden of disability. Participation is an opportunity to inﬂuence what those actions should include.
The speciﬁc aims of the meeting are to:
- agree strategies to implement current knowledge to optimise musculoskeletal health through health promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation with equity across and between
countries and to support research to close the gaps in knowledge.
- develop partnerships with other stakeholders with overlapping goals, i.e. initiatives to increase physical activity, prevent frailty, reduce disability or promote self management.
- inform policy makers about the burden of musculoskeletal conditions and what can and needs to be done to reduce this.