Dear friends of the IWOAI,
The organizing committee of IWOAI 2020 closely monitors the situation regarding COVID-19 and the unprecedented global consequences that continue to unfold.
Based on the current situation world-wide we decided to postpone our meeting in Rotterdam to September 9-12, 2020. We will continue monitoring the health and safety situation. If the new dates will not work because of these exceptional circumstances, we will likely cancel this year's meeting and provide new dates in summer 2021. It is our utmost priority to ensure the health and safety of all attendees.
A final decision regarding these new dates of IWOAI will be made on May 30, 2020, at the latest, and we will notify you immediately.
Until then, we suggest you refrain from making non-refundable bookings related to the workshop.
We thank you for your patience and for your continuous support to the IWOAI.
Please stay healthy and take care in these challenging times.
Edwin Oei and Jos Runhaar
Co-Chairs, IWOAI 2020
The International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging started in 2007. It provides an interactive environment for those interested in osteoarthritis imaging to learn and network. 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, industry, government and regulatory agencies.
Imaging is critical in both the diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis. Clinical and epidemiological studies characteristically utilize imaging-derived inclusion/exclusion criteria as well imaging based outcome measures. This Workshop was established to offer opportunities for osteoarthritis investigators to discuss issues related to imaging of osteoarthritis. The topics of discussion may include new lessons learned about osteoarthritis pathophysiology by using imaging modalities, recent advances in imaging techniques and appropriate analytic methods of imaging derived data.
This workshop is designed for scientists and clinicians including physicists, engineers, computer scientists, radiologists, rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons, students working on pulse sequences (rf coil design, image reconstruction, musculoskeletal and body imaging), MRI technologists, clinical investigators and anyone pursing imaging of OA