This year the Internatioal Workshop On Osteoarthritis Imaging received a record-breaking number of abstracts and 14 countrires were represented in attendance.
IWOAI started in 2007 and was held in Ainring, Germany, with 126 registered participants from academia, regulatory and funding agencies, and industry. Since then, the Workshop has been held annually at various locations, historically alternating between the European and North American locations.
This workshop is a unique opportunity for scientists, researchers, regulatory agencies, interested members of pharmaceutical companies and others to meet and have an in depth and open minded discussion about the best way to advance the field of osteoarthritis imaging.
"For years, we have been trying to understand osteoarthritis from the imaging point of view. We now have a large amount of imaging and clinical data available on osteoarthritis and it is an optimal time to move forward and expand on our understanding of the disease." Ali Guermazi, M.D., Ph.D. Chairman International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging