The workshops are attended by participants from academia, regulatory and funding agencies and industry. The IWOAI expands exponentially by numbers and interest each year.
The Workshop lasts three days and encompasses approximately 30-40 podium presentations and 40-50 poster exhibits. It attracts 200+ participants each year.
Small hands-on practical groups.
Tutorials on all major human joints and the spine.
Quality control on OA clinical and epidemiological studies.
Interactive session to help participants with the questions they need to consider in study/clinical trial planning.
Discussions of selection and qualification of sites.
Designing imaging protocols for whole organ assessment; and image quality control and data management.
What people say...
"The workshop is a "must" for anyone involved in the development or utilization of imaging in osteoarthritis. The combination of invited lectures, and submitted abstracts provides the format for formal part of the meeting. What sets this workshop apart is the time provided for questions, discussion and debate. The venue and social events together allows for friendly discourse, further learning and formulation of new concepts and theories. Finally the social events provide the opportunity to develop camaraderie with the other delegates and the key opinion leaders in this rapidly developing field leading to friendships and collaborations that last for years.
Ali Guermazi as the chairman of this workshop, is the ultimate host. He ran the Symposium in Tunisia last year which had the perfect balance of in-depth medical/scientific discussions with group dinners and social events with the backdrop of an amazing country."
- Colin G. Miller Ph.D. FIPEM, CSci
SVP Medical Affairs, BioClinica