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OARSI Weekly Briefing - November 19, 2021

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November 19, 2021 Briefing-at-a-Glance
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OARSI Live is Back! Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 am ET

By popular demand, the OARSI Live webinar series will be returning next month. The OARSI Engagement Committee has created an exciting program of monthly presentations, including keynote speakers, journal clubs, and OARSI Discussion Group forums. OARSI Live webinars will typically be scheduled on the third Wednesday of each month and are offered free for OARSI members. Session recordings will be made available on the OARSI website.

The next OARSI Live will be held on Wednesday, December 15 at 9:00 am ET. Tonia Vincent, MD, PhD, will present The importance and implications of mechanoflammation in the pathogenesis of OA. Dr. Vincent is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology at the University of Oxford, where she directs the Centre for OA Pathogenesis.

To register and for more information, please click HERE


Webinar: Consensus Methods: The Past, Present, and Maybe the Future

The OARSI OA Prevention Related to Sports, Exercise, and Physical Activity Discussion Group is hosting a webinar on Thursday, December 9 at 3:00 pm ET. During this webinar, the three presenters will:

Address the current recommended best evidence and procedures for consensus.
Discuss direct experience with various consensus approaches.
Tips and tricks for undertaking a consensus project; and insights into the future of this field.

To register and for more information, please click HERE

Beware of Fraudulent Conferences

We are seeing an increasing number of incidences of fake societies claiming to be looking for studies to include in journals and promoting fraudulent conferences.  Individuals can be deceived into thinking that they are paying to register for a conference that doesn't exist. Many of the bogus conferences are related to osteoarthritis. 

Some telltale signs to watch out for include email messages that include excessive use of punctuation, awkward language (including the words greetings, groovy and excellent in the first sentence) and a questionable reply to email address.  Please be mindful and cautious of responding to requests from organizations that are unfamiliar to you.

Contact Dana Groves
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  • December 9, 2021 - SEPA Webinar

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