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The mission of ISOAI is to coordinate, promote and foster the advancement of scientific research and clinical practice in osteoarthritis imaging. Imaging is critical in both the diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis.


Clinical and epidemiological studies characteristically utilize imaging-derived inclusion/exclusion criteria as well as imaging based outcome measures.


Our goal is to provide the resources and an interactive platform through our annual conference, membership base, research, partners and education sharing to further the science of this disease that affects billions of people world wide.

Program- Available Online

The next Annual Conference - IWOAI will be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 6 - 8, 2022

Organized by:
Ichiro Sekiya & Nobutake Ozeki


If you would like to know how to apply for a Japanese visa, please

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Please click here to register

Dear Friends,

Preparations for the workshop are continuing thanks to the IWOAI 2022 Chairs Prof. Ichiro Sekiya and Dr Nobutake Ozeki. This year’s workshop will be a hybrid with onsite and online remote attendance. Due to local COVID19 regulations, onsite attendance will be limited to a maximum of 50 participants. Please make sure to register early if you plan to attend on-site! “First Come, First Serve”.


Very important: Please submit your abstract no later than May 1, 2022. The deadline is firm since this year Elsevier will print the abstracts and each abstract will have a DOI, that will make it a citable item. For abstract submission please visit www.isoai.org,



Ochanomizu Sola City Conference Center

Room B (1F)

4-6 Kanda-Surugadai, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0062



We recommend the following 2 hotels:

1-Hotel Tokyo Garden Palace is located approximately 500 meters from the venue.

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2-Ochanomizu Hotel Juraku is located approximately 100 meters from the venue.

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Please make reservations directly through TripAdvisor or other websites. In addition, there are 10 additional hotels within 500 meters of the conference venue.


COVID and Visas

Japan has strict COVID19 controls and as of March 22, 2022, immigration is severely restricted. It is unknown if the control will be loosened in the future.

The following three points are important (status April 16, 2022):

1-We need your passport information in advance to apply for the “Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS).” Please send the information to ozeki.arm@tmd.ac.jp and sekiya.arm@tmd.ac.jp

2-You will need to submit this ERFS application and have a visa ready in your country.

3-Those whose purpose is only sightseeing (such as accompanying family) will not be permitted.

For details, please refer to the following website:




We will continue monitoring the COVID situation, and update you when and if the sanitary situation changes in Japan.



Please register and pay for the dinners on the website in advance.


July 6: Kigawa: unagi (eel) restaurant. It is located next to Kanda Myojin Shrine and has been serving this traditional taste for 120 years.

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Price: $100


July 7: It will take place in Yakatabune (Amikou), a small Japanese traditional ship.

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Price: $100


July 8: The gala dinner will take place in the Japanese-style conference room "Takebayashi" (richly decorated with traditional crafts) at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo. A Japanese-style French dinner will be served.

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Price: $120


Excursion July 9:

Visit the historical city of Kamakura from 9 AM to 5 PM: https://www.city.kamakura.kanagawa.jp/visitkamakura/en/  

$120 (including lunch) – Payment website under construction


For the workshop, dinners, and excursion registrations, please visit www.isoai.org.


I hope you will be able to join us and enjoy the meeting, discussion, friendship and above all the beautiful city of Tokyo.


Best wishes,
Ali Guermazi, MD, PhD

President of the ISOAI

Furthering science... seeking a cure


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Become a sponsor of our annual conference, IWOAI 2022 will be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 6 - 8. This conference is dedicated to provide an interactive environment for those interested in osteoarthritis imaging to learn and network and has been held for 13 consecutive years all across the world.


Participants represent the diverse scope of the field and include professionals from specialties including medicine, surgery, radiology, medical physics and physiotherapists, as well as a broad array of professional backgrounds including academia, and industry.

The Annual Conference - IWOAI

The International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging provides an interactive environment for those interested in osteoarthritis imaging to learn and network. Next year's conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 6 - 8, 2022

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