1st Topical Symposium on Acute and Chronic Joint Pain
21/09/2016 – 23/09/2016
Dubrovnik Palace Hotel
Future Arthritis Burden
With the ageing of the European Population, the prevalence of arthritis is expected to increase yearly. By the year 2030, an estimated one hundred and twenty million (25% of the projected total adult population) adults aged 18 years and older will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Two-thirds of those with arthritis will be women. Also by 2030, an estimated 60 million adults (37% of adults with arthritis) will report arthritis-attributable activity limitatiions. These estimates may be conservative, as they do not account for the current trends in obesity, which may contribute to future cases of osteoarthritis.
Topics covered in the Symposium will include animal models of joint pain, inflammatory hyperalgesia, epidemiology and assessment of joint pain, back pain and the new NICE guidelines, acute joint pain and its management including pre and postoperative pain treatment, and all aspects of treatment of chronic joint pain now and in the future.
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