Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health World Summit and Networks Meeting 2014

12oct(oct 12)1:00 am13(oct 13)1:00 amGlobal Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health World Summit and Networks Meeting 2014

Event Details

LondonHeld in partnership with ARMA, the UK Bone and Joint Decade National Action Network


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.



October 12, 2014 1:00 am - October 13, 2014 1:00 am(GMT+00:00)


Royal College of Surgeons

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE, United Kingdom

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