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Bone and Joint Decade 2010 – 2020
Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health World Conference 2014

The Royal College of Surgeons, London

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Sunday 12th October

Our programme for Sunday was designed to enhance the activities of our National Action Networks, providing an opportunity to share the successful collaborations and campaigns of our local networks and of other major stakeholder organisations, and to learn about the challenges that others have faced.

Introductions & Welcomes


Opening remarks and context by Phil Gray, Chair of the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance, and Anthony Woolf, Chair of the Bone and Joint Decade 2010-2020.

Meeting objectives – Deborah & Federico

Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BJD ICC, and Federico-Moscogiuri, CEO ARMA, get proceedings under way.

The Bone and Joint Decade – an update

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Tony Woolf on the Bone and Joint Decade, and making musculoskeletal health a priority.

Network Activities

These were presentations of successful collaborations and facilitated discussion to share skills and experience. Moderators: Toby King, USBJI and Ruth Lilian, OAM, Australian NAN.

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Toby King, Executive Director, USBJI, introduces a series of speakers on different examples of collaborative working from across the globe.

EULAR and Horizon 2020 / Chronic Disease reflection

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Neil Betteridge, EULAR, introduced by Ruth Lillian.

Clinical networks to improve delivery of care

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Federico Moscogiuri, CEO of ARMA

Making MSCs a research priority in Norway

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Jakob Lothe, Norwegian National Action Network

Fragility Fracture Network

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David Marsh, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics, University College London.

“Own the Bone”

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Doug Dirschl, Past President AOA.

Improving clinical competency and increasing patient engagement in Kenya

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Omondi Oyoo, BJD Ambassador, Kenya.

Example of a successful campaign in Lebanon

Ghassan Maalouf, BJD ICC, Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at St Joseph’s University Beirut; Vice President for Medical Affairs, and Medical Director for Belvue Medical Center, Lebanon; Chairman of WHO Fragility Fracture Taskforce.

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Building an effective network – the challenges

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Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BJD ICC, and Ruth Lilian, OAM, Australian NAN, describe what it takes to build a National Action Network, and introduce the next session of group discussions.
The groups report back, delivering notes from their table discussions: ambitions, experiences, challenges and targets for building networks. 

Global activities

Short plenary introductions to each topic. These were followed by round table discussions, with topic experts hosting at each table, repeated in two rotations. Moderators: Deborah Kopansky-Giles, BJD ICC and Federico Moscogiuri, CEO ARMA.

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Musculoskeletal health in the workplace

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Occupational Physician, Professor Niki Ellis, from Melbourne Australia, introduced by Federico Moscogiuri.
Integrated models of care

Rhona McGlasson, James Waddell, Mieke Hazes on their national model of backpain management; consensus-based programs of care; clinical networks; and early arthritis clinics.

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Increasing the skilled workforce

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Mellick Chehade, Associate Professor, University of Adelaide, Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Surveillance & data driven care (HCQI, registers)

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Lyn March, Professor of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology at the University of Sydney.

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Neil Betteridge, Vice-Chair of the CPPC, and Vice- President EULAR, Patient and Public Representative.

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Marcos Musafir, State Secretary of Health for Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

Feedback from the Roundtables

The group leader from each roundtable discussion reports to the floor.

Call for Action and the Advocacy Tool Kit

PDF slide presentation file size = 3.16 MB.

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Prof Tony Woolf and all participants. See the e-petition on the BJD website.

Keynote: Running a successful campaign

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Katie Dain, Exec Director, NCD Alliance.

BJD Thanks and Awards

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Prof Tony Woolf and James Waddell.

The Following Day…

Our programme for Monday explored measures for improving care and delivering best practice, and examined the impact of work on musculoskeletal health. With keynote speeches about the impact of musculoskeletal conditions, we drew on experiences in the UK, Europe and worldwide. There was also a session on the role of research followed by the launch of our Call for Action, which coincided with the launch of Bone and Joint Action week. See the page for the MSK World Summit, which took place on 13th Oct 2014 at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.

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