Theme: Current Trends and Innovations in Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Orthopedic & Rheumatic disorders

Rheumatology2016

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Rheumatology2016

OMICS International Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend '5th International Conference of Orthopedic Surgeons and Rheumatology' during June 16- 17, 2016 in Alicante, Spain which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. 

Rheumatology 2016 is a global platform to discuss and learn about Rheumatology, Orthopedics and its Associated Diseases, Rheumatic Disorders and Treatment, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, Arthritic Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis, Therapies for Rheumatic Disorders, Rheumatology Practices, Diagnosis for Rheumatic Disorders, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Biomechanics, Medical Instruments in Orthopedics and Rheumatology. 

Track 1: Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects joints. It happens when the immune system attacks your own tissues and causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. It’s not part of normal aging.  It may result in deformed and painful joints, which can lead to loss of function. The disease may also have signs and symptoms in organs other than joints. The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not completely understood. The process involves inflammation and fibrosis of the capsule around the joints. It also affects the underlying bone and cartilage. Treatments include both medication and non-pharmacological measures - the goal being to control joint inflammation and prevent joint damage and disability. The causes of Rheumatoid arthritis are not completely understood. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritisis the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 17. It causes persistent joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Some children may experience symptoms for only a few months, while others have symptoms for the rest of their lives.Some types of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can cause serious complications, such as growth problems and eye inflammation. A TNF inhibitor is a pharmaceutical drug that suppresses response to Tumour (TNF), which is part of the inflammatory response. It is used in the treatment of rheumatic arthritis. Gene expression has recently been at the forefront of advance in personalized medicine, notably in the field of cancer and transplantation, providing a rational for a similar approach in rheumatoid arthritis. While Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARD) Therapy also have high impact for Active Rheumatoid Arthritis 
 
Under this track we shall also discuss the risk factors of Rheumatic Arthritis, application of IL-1 drugs, other treatment measures and care to be take in case of Rheumatic Arthritis. 
 

Related Conferences: 5th Rheumatology Conferences, June 16-17 2016, Alicante, Spain; 7th Global Orthopedicians Annual Meeting October 20-22, 5th Surgery Conferences  November 07 -09 2016, Alicante Spain. Global Summit and Medicare Expo on Head & Neck Surgery, November 30-December 01, 2015, USA, 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Surgery October 05-07, 2015, UAE, International Conference on Medical Devices September 21-22, 2015, USA, Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, London, UK, 18th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR) 2016,Shanghai, China, 17th International Conference on Behcet’s Disease, Melbourne, Australia, 10th European Lupus Meeting 2016,Venice Italy, Fourth Systemic Sclerosis World Congress, Alberta, Canada 

 
 
The physiotherapist’s (PT) role in the management of patients with Rheumatic disease is to work in partnership with the patient to enable them to achieve and maintain optimal function and independence. For many patients this will involve taking an active role in family, work and social lives. The physical therapist can help patients manage arthritis pain, promote mobility and day-to-day function, and stay active and independent in home, work, community and leisure settings. Arthroplasty or total joint reconstruction is an orthopedic surgical procedure where the articular surface of a musculoskeletal joint is replaced, remodelled, or realigned by osteotomy or some other procedure. It is an elective procedure that is done to relieve pain and restore function to the joint after damage by arthritis or some other type of trauma. A variety of drugs - ranging from over-the-counter pain relievers to prescription steroids - are helpful in managing the pain and swelling associated with some rheumatic diseases. Treatments vary from person to person and change as the disease progresses. In the last decade, there have been significant advances in treating rheumatoid arthritis, especially for patients whose arthritis does not respond to traditional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The most important advance has been the development of a group of drugs called biologic response modifiers or biologics. There are a number of biologics approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Biologics are genetically-engineered proteins derived from human genes. They are designed to inhibit specific components of the immune system that play pivotal roles in fuelling inflammation, which is a central feature of rheumatoid arthritis.
 
Joint and knee replacement treatment, immune therapy and chemo therapy for arthritis along with the physiotherapeutic treatments, instruments and advances will also be discussed under this track. 
 

Related Conferences: 5th Rheumatology Conferences, June 16-17 2016, Alicante, Spain; 5th Surgery Conferences November 07 -09 2016, Alicante Spain, International Conference on Internal Medicine November 03-05, 2016, USA, 7th Global Orthopedicians Annual Meeting October 20-22, 2016, Malaysia, Global Summit and Medicare Expo on Head & Neck Surgery, November 30-December 01, 2015, USA, 4th International Conference on Translational Medicine October 26-28, 2015, USA, 10th Annual North American Young Rheumatology Investigator Forum (NYRIF), Destin, United States. International Extreme Sports Medicine Congress, Boulder Colo, 5th Abu Dhabi Advanced Rheumatology Review Course 2015,UAE, Canadian Rheumatology association 2016,Lake Louise, Canada, International Hip Arthroscopy Meeting, Munich

 
 
Recent advances in the development of novel immunodulatory therapies for various auto immune conditions have revolutionized both clinical practice and research in rheumatology. Biomarkers are chemicals or components of the immune system that can be used to mark or define the level of inflammation or disease, or the responsiveness of a patient to a specific medication. Biomarkers are very important for people with arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis. They can define the level of the activity of the disease. The first-line imaging technique for diagnosis inflammation in musculo-skeletal organs in Rheumatoid arthritis is planar X-ray examination, which were for many years the first and the only single tool for Rheumatoid arthritis diagnostics and response evaluation. Today, in the era of more aggressive Rheumatoid arthritis treatment, ultrasound examination and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are also frequently used.
 
Other therapeutic approaches for rheumatic diseases, clinical trials to advance the development of therapies, failed studies experiences and ways to correct them will also be discussed under this track for a better understanding. 
 

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Musculoskeletal ultrasonography has become an important diagnostic tool in rheumatoid arthritis. In Germany it is part of the rheumatology training, and many ultrasound courses provide further education. Only in the last five years the international importance of ultrasound in rheumatology has increased dramatically. Sonography can be performed as a bedside procedure and as an extension of the clinical investigation.  It is easily tolerated by the patients, and it can be repeated any time. Schober's test is a test used in rheumatology to measure the ability of a patient to flex his/her lowers back. The purpose of the Schober test is to reflect the lumbar ROM during flexion. An Arthrogram is a diagnostic test which examines the inside of a joint to assess an injury or a symptom you may be experiencing. The test is done by first injecting contrast which outlines the soft tissue structures in the joint (e.g. ligaments and cartilage) and makes them clearer to see on the images or pictures that will be taken of the joint. This is usually done using fluoroscopy. 
 
Various other tools and techniques available such as cytopathology and chemical pathology, MR Arthrography, low bone marrow density and its relation with the disease, sonography and disease activity measurements in rheumatoid arthritis will be discussed under this track. 
 

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A Rheumatic disease affects the joints, muscles and connective tissues. Some, like osteoarthritis, are the result of wear and tear. Others, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are immune system problems. Treatment plan will likely include medications, regular exercise, a healthy diet, stress management, and rest. Common Rheumatic disorders are Lyme disease, Systemic lupus Erythematosus, Behcet's Disease, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Rheumatic fever. Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that can involve the heart, joints, skin, and brain. Many rheumatic diseases are chronic conditions. They are unlikely to go away. There may not be a cure for our condition, but effective management is available for most.Many people with rheumatic disease lead happy, satisfying lives year after year.
 
Other than this other diseases such as Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Scleroderma, Gout and PsedoGout, Sjogren’s syndrome, Vasculitis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, their causes, treatments and clinical research will be discussed.
 

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Orthopedic trauma care covers the spectrum of simple isolated fractures to severe life threatening accidents with multiple broken bones. Osteochondrom as the most common benign tumor of the bones. The tumors take the form of cartilage-capped bony projections or outgrowth on the surface of bones (exostoses). It is characterized as a type of overgrowth that can occur in any bone where cartilage forms bone. Tumors most commonly affect long bones in the leg, pelvis, or scapula. Osteonecrosis is a process where the blood flow to the bone cells greatly decreases; the cells may die, causing the bone to collapse, because the bone and bone marrow of the human body are made of living cells that need a steady blood supply to stay healthy. Osteonecrosis can lead to pain, arthritis and limited use of affected joints. Some people may even need joint replacement surgery.Muscular dystrophy is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion. Muscular dystrophies are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins, and the death of muscle cells and tissue. Atrophy and weakness of the limb muscles are extremely common in rheumatoid arthritis, the most likely causes being inhibition and disuse as a result of painful movement.
 
Other bone disorder, Spine Orthopedics, Spinal disorders and therapies, bone tissue engineering and Scaffold support will also be discussed under this track. 
 

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Soft tissue rheumatism is one of the most common and most misunderstood catergories of disorders facing the primary care physician. Mixed connective tissue disease has signs and symptoms of a combination of disorders – primarily lupus, scleroderma and polymyositis. For this reason, mixed connective tissue disease is sometimes referred to as an overlap disease. Tennis elbow or laternal epicondylitis is a condition in which the outer part of the elbow becomes sore and tender, tennis elbow is an acute or chronic inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from over use. Myositis is the inflammation and degeneration of muscle tissue. 50% of the tennis players are affected by tennis elbow during their careers. Finding proper treatments and care measure is a high need.
 
Serum sickness, Beurger’s Disease, Scurvy, Myofascial Pain are some other disease which will be discussed with their treatments under this track.
 

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Orthopedic surgery is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. An orthopedic surgeon is a surgeon who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative, and postoperative treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic surgeons work closely with other health care providers and often serve as consultants to other physicians. Orthopedic surgeons often are involved in education or research. They may practice in an orthopedic or multi-specialty group, or in a solo practice. Orthopedic services, is the medical specialty that involves the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic Rehab Specialists provide orthopedic and sports physical therapy to individuals. 
 
In this track we shall also discuss joint replacement surgery, spine surgery, children’s orthopaedics, intensive care and other future aspects. 
 

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An orthopaedic mattress is a mattress designed to support the joints, back and overall body. As its name suggests, an orthopedic mattress has been influenced by the medical study of Orthopedics which focuses on disorders or deformities of the spine and joints. Orthopaedic mattresses have, therefore, been created to combat the problems one might experience with a bad back or joints by providing a firm mattress which offers targeted, tailored support.Orthopedic shoes are specially designed shoes that provide support and pain relief for people suffering with some type of pain in the legs, ankles, or feet. The main function of orthopedic shoes is to provide more support for the feet and ankles than is accomplished by basic footwear. 
 
Various other products such as orthopedic pillow, orthopedic ankle products, advanced therapies, cure, pain reducers, and advanced injection techniques in Rheumatology will also be highlighted under this track.  
 

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Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, a result of trauma to the joint infection of the joint or age. Other arthritis forms are Rheumatoid arthritis, Septic arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis. Osteoarthritis damages cartilage, the cushiony material on the end of the bones. As it wears down, joints hurt and it becomes harder to move. It usually affects the knees, hips, lower back, neck, fingers and feet. In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears away, it becomes frayed and rough and the protective space between the bones decreases. This can result in bone rubbing on bone and produce painful bone spurs. While it can occur even in young people, the chances of developing osteoarthritis rises after age 45. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis, with the knee being one of the most commonly affected areas. Women are more likely to have osteoarthritis then men. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the most common arthritis in childhood, causes pain, swelling and loss of joint functions and may be accompanied by fever and rashes. The primary goals of treating osteoarthritis of the knee are to relieve the pain and return mobility. The treatment plan will typically include a combination of weight loss, exercise, pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs, injection of corticosteroid into the knee, using devices as braces and surgery. 
 

Related Conferences: 5th Rheumatology Conferences, June 16-17 2016, Alicante, Spain; 5th Surgery Conferences November 07 -09 2016, Alicante Spain. 7th Global Orthopedicians Annual Meeting October 20-22, 2016, Malaysia, 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Surgery October 05-07, 2015, UAE, International Conference on Medical Devices September 21-22, 2015, USA, International Conference on Internal Medicine November 03-05, 2016, USA, Juvenile Arthritis Conference East, Philadelphia, PA, IMUKA Hip and Knee Arthroplasty 2015,Netherlands, Portuguese Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology and Portuguese Society of the Knee 2015,Guimaraes, Portugal, Indian Arthroscopy Society congress 2015,Chonburi, India, Juvenile Arthritis Conference West, San Diego, CA

 

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OMICS International proudly invites all the participants and contributors across the globe to attend the 5th International Conference of Orthopedic Surgeons and Rheumatology during June 16-17, 2016 at Alicante, Spain. The main focus and theme of the conference is Current Trends and Innovations in Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatic disorders.” Rheumatology Conference strives to bring renowned scientists, Physicians, Surgeons, Professors, Instrumentalists, Medical and Industrial professions, young researchers, students and Business delegates under a single roof providing an opportunity to share the knowledge and scientific progress in the field of Rheumatology and Orthopedics shaping the future research. 

Rheumatology is the study of Rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. Rheumatology has become certainly one of the most dynamic and innovative subjects in all of medicines. Recent advances in the development of novel immunodulatory therapies for various autoimmune conditions have revolutionized both clinical practices and research in Rheumatology. Within Rheumatology, over 100 different disease patterns have been identified. Many of these Rheumatic diseases affect not only the joints, spine, bones, and their surrounding muscles and tendons, but often also the skin, nervous system, and eyes, as well as the lungs, heart, or kidneys. OMICS International organizes a conference series of 1000+ Global Events inclusive of 300+ Conferences, 500+ Upcoming and Previous Symposiums and Workshops in USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and publishes 700+ Open access journals which contains over 30000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Why to attend???
 
Medical doctors, patients and health care providers consider the prevention of Rheumatic diseases as an essential tool to improve the general health status of the population. The proportions of people suffering from the disease are expected to increase in future according a recent statistical survey. According to recent statistics, Rheumatic diseases worldwide will double between 2012 and 2030. Realizing this imperative, OMICS Group is set to organize International Conference on Targeting Diabetes and Novel Therapeutics this year with a view to enhance research and promote awareness aiming in developing solutions for the challenges encountered. Rheumatology- 2016 will comprise of many leading keynote speakers and session speakers who will be delivering their speech on the current research topics of Rheumatic disorders therapeutics, complications related to Rheumatism and other risk factors associated with the disease. The young researchers and the student participants will gain the opportunity to grab the Best Poster Award by presenting their work at Rheumatology Conference as a poster presentation and Young Researcher Forum.
 
Target Audience:
 
Rheumatology Students, Scientists
Rheumatology Researchers
Rheumatology Faculty
Medical Colleges
Rheumatology Associations and Societies
Business Entrepreneurs
Training Institutes
Software developing companies
Manufacturing Medical Devices Companies
Data Management Companies
 
 

5th International Conference of Orthopedic Surgeons and Rheumatology

June 16 -17, 2016 Alicante, Spain

OMICS International is pleased to announce the commencement of the 5th International Conference of Orthopedic Surgeons and Rheumatology on June 16-17, 2016 at Alicante, Spain. Theme of the conference is “Current Trends and Innovations in Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Rheumatic disorders.” The purpose of the conference is to elucidate the disease from a number of scientific aspects, present an opportunity to meet and network with renowned Rheumatologists, pharmacists and allied health professional from around the world and listen to top speakers on new development that will advance the future of Rheumatology.

The conference highlights the following topics

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

Therapies for Rheumatic Disorders

Rheumatology Practices

Diagnosis for Rheumatic Disorders

Rheumatic Disorders and Treatment

Orthopedic Trauma

Soft Tissue Rheumatism

Orthopedic Biomechanics

Medical Instruments in Orthopedics and Rheumatology

Arthritic Diseases

 

Market Analysis and Case Statistics of Rheumatology  

Rheumatology is the study of Rheumatism, arthritis, and other disorders of the joints, muscles, and ligaments. Rheumatology has become certainly one of the most dynamic and innovative subjects in all of medicines. Recent advances in the development of novel immunodulatory therapies for various autoimmune conditions have revolutionized both clinical practices and research in Rheumatology. Within Rheumatology, over 100 different disease patterns have been identified. Many of these Rheumatic diseases affect not only the joints, spine, bones, and their surrounding muscles and tendons, but often also the skin, nervous system, and eyes, as well as the lungs, heart, or kidneys. Rheumatic disease is a common health problem in the developing world, causing morbidity and mortality among both children and adults. The number of people with arthritis and released diseases is projected to be 67 million by 2030.  Understand the burden of disease and the potential need for health care for people with these diseases is a high priority now.
 
According to the data collected from the Spanish Society for Rheumatology there was a 54% increase in new cases of hip fracture within a 14 years period. The increase was mainly observed in women (64%) compared to men (19%).  13% of patients who have suffered a fracture die after 3 months and it rises to 38% after 2 years. After experiencing a vertebral fracture, 45% of patients suffer from functional damage and 50% are afflicted by partial or total disability. 
 
 

In an another report according to SPANISH REGISTRY OF ADVERSE EVENTS OF BIOLOGICAL THERAPIES IN RHEUMATIC DISEASES in a survey of 6,754 patients in the hospitals in Spain 56% of the patients were suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis, 12% from Ankylosing Spondylitis, another 12% from Psoriatic Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis counted to 4.9 %.  

 
 

The most common diagnoses among adults are Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), osteoarthritis (OA), Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Fibromyalgia (FM) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). The incidence and prevalence of these diseases are high. The lifetime prevalence of RA in adults is 3.4 percent .This prevalence is highly associated with age. Whereas only one percent of adults under the age of 30 have a Rheumatic disease, the prevalence is 6.25 % in adults over the age of 70. In the population over the age of 40, the lifetime prevalence of rheumatic diseases in women tends to be higher than in men and becomes twice as high as in men after the age of 70.  In the population over the age of 40, the lifetime prevalence of Rheumatic diseases in women tends to be higher than in men and becomes twice as high as in men after the age of 70.  OA – the most common form of arthritis, which primarily affects knee and hip joints – revealed rates of 1,103/100,000 for women and 934/100,000 for men. 

The burden caused by Rheumatic diseases is high. Not only do they significantly impair function and quality of life they are also the most important cause of chronic health problems (approx. 40 percent), long-term disability (approx. 50 percent) and short-term disability (approx. 30 percent) compared to most other common diagnoses. The number of people with arthritis and released diseases is projected to be 67 million by 2030.  

 
Highlighting some of the common type of Rheumatic disorders
 
Rheumatoid Arthritis
The prevalence varies between 0.3% and 1% and is more common in women and in developed countries.
Within 10 years on onset, at least 50% of patients in developed countries are unable to hold down a full-time job.
 
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is already one of the ten most disabling diseases in developed countries.
Farming 1-9 years increases the risk of osteoarthritis 4.5 times; farming 10 or more years increase the risk 9.3 times.
Worldwide estimates are that 9.6% of men and 18.0% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic osteoarthritis.
80% of those with osteoarthritis will have limitations in movement, and 25% cannot perform their major daily activities of life.
 
Osteoporosis
Based on measures of bone mineral density in Caucasians, osteoporosis is present in 15% of those 50–59 years of age, but these figures increase quickly to 70% of those over 80 years of age.
The most costly result of osteoporosis is the hip fracture, which nearly always requires hospitalization, is fatal 20% of the time and permanently disables a further 50%; only 30% fully recover.
1.7 million Hip fractures occurred worldwide in 1990; this figure is expected to rise to 6 million in 2050.
 
Spinal Disorders
 
About 80–85% of back pain episodes have no known cause.
Low back pain, the most common spinal disorder, affects over 80% of persons at some point in their life, and      from 4–33% of a population at any one time.
Back pain is the most common cause of disability among young adults.
Many factors, physical, psychological and occupational, contribute to the occurrence of back pain.
 
Severe limb trauma 
 
In developed countries, serious limb trauma requiring hospitalization arises 50% of the time from falls, 15–20%    from road traffic accidents, and about 20% from machinery and tool usage.
The highest rates for limb trauma occur in two distinct age groups: those 5–34 years of age and those over 75    years of age. In the elderly, falls represent the greatest threat for incurring limb injury, while road traffic accidents   present the highest risk factor for adolescents and young adults.
 
 
Why Spain?
 
Rheumatic diseases rank in first place among chronic diseases throughout Europe. With 0.5 to 1 percent of individuals affected, Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory autoimmune disease. The peak age is between 55 and 75 and women are affected 3 to 4 times more commonly than men. Within the first ten years of onset of the disease, about one half of all patients suffer from severe declines in health.  In addition to health problems, the loss of social and financial independence is a major problem for affected patients.
 54% increase in the cases of Rheumatic Disease in a span of 14 years is an alarming situation to promote and the knowledge about the Rheumatic disease and the preventives. OMICS aim to organize a Rheumatology conference with an aim to promote awareness for chronic pain and to reduce the impact of chronic pain in Spain, other European countries and the rest of the world.
 
Why to attend???
 

Medical doctors, patients and health care providers consider the prevention of Rheumatic diseases as an essential tool to improve the general health status of the population. The proportions of people suffering from the disease are expected to increase in future according a recent statistical survey. According to recent statistics, Rheumatic diseases worldwide will double between 2012 and 2030. Realizing this imperative, OMICS Group is set to organize International Conference on Targeting Rheumatology and Novel Therapeutics this year with a view to enhance research and promote awareness aiming in developing solutions for the challenges encountered. Rheumatology 2016 will comprise of many leading keynote speakers and session speakers who will be delivering their speech on the current research topics of Rheumatic disorders therapeutics, complications related to Rheumatism and other risk factors associated with the disease. The young researchers and the student participants will gain the opportunity to grab the Best Poster Award by presenting their work as a poster presentation and Young Researcher Forum at the Rheumatology meeting.

 
Major Rheumatology Associations around the Globe
 
British Society for Rheumatology  
 
American College of Rheumatology
 
Rheumatology Associates, Texas
 
Rheumatology association of Baltimore
 
Indian Rheumatology association
 
International League of Associations for Rheumatology
 
African League of Associations for Rheumatology 
 
Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology 
 
European League against Rheumatism
 
Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology 
 
Australian Rheumatology Association
 
Major Rheumatology Associations in Spain
 
Spanish Society for Rheumatology
 
Sociedad Espaniola de Reumatalogia
 
International Osteoporosis Foundation
 
Quest diagnostics 
 
 
Target Audience: 
 
Rheumatology conference gather renowned scientists, physicians, surgeons, young researchers, industrial delegates and talented student communities in the field of rheumatology and Orthopedics under a single roof and help everyone to get first hand access to the latest discoveries and research and major innovations of modern rheumatology transforming Rheumatic disease care.
 
Top universities in Spain
 
  • University of Barcelona
  • University of Alicante
  • University of Valencia
  • Complutense University of Madrid
  • University of Navarra
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona Tech)
  • Autonomous University of Madrid
  • University of Seville
  • University of Granada
  • The University of Almeria
 
 
 
 
Top Rheumatology associated Hospitals in the world
 
Hospital for Special Surgery, US
 
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
 
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland
 
Mayo Clinic, Rochester
 
UCLA, WESTWOOD
 
SAKRA WORLD Hospital, India
 
Rheumatology associated Hospitals in Spain
 
Spanish Rheumatology Society and Hospital – Spain
 
Hospital Universitaria La paz, Hospital Carlos III – Madrid 
 
Hospital General Universitario 
  Gregorio Maranon – Madrid
 
Hospital del Mar- Barcelona 
 
Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol- Barcelona
 
 
 
 
Industries Associated with Rheumatology Research 
 
Rheumatology Research Foundation - Atlanta GA
 
American College of Rheumatology -Atlanta GA
 
Children’s Hospitals of Pittsburgh of UPMC – Pattsburg
 
UC San Diego- La Jolla, California 
 
The Center for Rheumatology and Bone Research - Wheaton, USA 
 
 
Rheumatology now and in next 10 years
 

Most of the people are still not aware of the impacts of the Rheumatic disorders. Patients usually refer an Orthopedician in case of a Rheumatic Disorders.  Rheumatology has to go a long way in spreading the awareness about the Rheumatic diseases, their treatments and preventions. Research area in the study of Rheumatology and the diseases has a vast scope to bring out many new preventive measure and treatments. 

 
Around 10 million people in the UK have a form of arthritis, of which almost 700,000 have rheumatoid arthritis.
Around 12,000 children in UK suffer from juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which can cause the same types of pain,     disability and co-existing conditions that adults with rheumatic conditions often experience. 
Within 10 years on onset, at least 50% of patients in developed countries are unable to hold down a full-time job    according to German Data
The number of people with arthritis and released diseases is projected to be 67 million by 2030. 
 
According to the study conducted by American College of Rheumatology the number of practicing adult Rheumatologists will remain relatively flat between 2005 and 2025 increasing only 1.2 %. The study also projects a dramatic increase in demand for adult rheumatology services of 46 percent in the same period. The projected increases in demand results from population growth, increases in the elderly population, and increases in per capita income. With an estimated 67 million adults in the U.S. projected to have some form of arthritis or rheumatic disease by 2030, more Americans than ever before need the knowledge, skills and expertise only rheumatologists are trained to provide.  Attracting more medical professionals dedicated to the study and treatment of arthritis and rheumatic diseases is significantly influenced by the availability of funding for research.  Increasing concerns over shortfalls in federal funding for research have forced many physician scientists and health professionals to reconsider their careers.
 
In Spain the number of rheumatologists in the public health sector has increased 4.8% during the last seven years, unlike the 2005 study in which there was an increase of 4.0% over the previous eight years. There are only 7 hospitals without a Rheumatologist. 
 
Funds and Grants 
 
Rheumatology Research Foundation, one of the major Rheumatology Association funds education and training for rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals across the world. Programs funded by the foundation help young investigators pursue promising research ideas and support innovative research projects that will improve treatments for people with rheumatic diseases and lead to a cure.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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