Patient, healthcare professional or researcher -- child, teen, adult or senior -- if you're visiting us to answer a question, to find information, or to participate in an activity, thank your bones and joints for bringing you here. Think about it: if the bones and joints in your body are strong and flexible, they move smoothly. And that means life can be fun, and appreciated fully.
For nearly one in two Americans over the age of 18,˜and for many children, movement is restricted by a musculoskeletal disorder - arthritis, back pain, fracture, osteoporosis, or sports trauma. That's where the United States Bone and Joint Initiative comes in.
As part of the worldwide Bone and Joint Decade, U.S. patient and physician healthcare organizations, government agencies, and industry, have come together to improve prevention of bone and joint disorders, and to improve the quality of life for those affected. This goal begins with increased awareness, solid information and increased research. It begins here.
Best Practices in Patient-Centered Musculoskeletal Care Summit
- November 18-19, 2013
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
for the 2013 MSK Summit, November 18-19, Washington, DC
You must register by October 25th to receive the special rate of
$219 at the Washington Court Hotel.
Please click on
"Best Practices in Patient-Centered Musculoskeletal Care Summit"
above for more information, and REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the
Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week - October 12-20
Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States: Prevalence,
Societal and Economic Cost
- Presenting a compelling argument for greater understanding and
Global Burden of Disease Data, published in The Lancet,
December 15, 2012
Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI)
Experts in Arthritis
- A Free Public Seminar for People with Arthritis and People Who Care
Fit to a T
- An Education Program on Bone Health and Osteoporosis
- Schedule a Session Today - Free Public Education Program
Medical school curriculum recommendations
PB&J - Protect Your Bones and Joints
- A High School Education Program
Pediatric Specialty Group
Rare Bone Disease Patient Network
2012 Rare Bone Disease Research Summit:˜ Future Directions
Young Investigators Initiative - Application deadlines January 15
and July 15