Welcome Letter

Dear Friends,

We are proud to announce the 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), which will take place from October 20-22, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.

Over the years, tremendous advancements have been made in the clinical and basic science fields of bone, muscle and joint diseases. Bone, muscle and joint diseases are reaching epidemiological dimensions and treatment possibilities are expanding. These developments have created a need for debates and discussions on numerous controversial issues to optimize clinical outcomes.

The 4th edition of the BMJD Congress aims to continue facilitating effective debates on clinical and therapeutic dilemmas, supported by evidence-based medicine and expert opinions resulting in agreement on timely issues. The program provides an effective forum for discussing and debating such controversies, by allowing ample time for speaker-audience discussions with world authorities on osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, pain, and other musculoskeletal diseases.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to the 4th World Congress on Controversies, Debates and Consensus in Bone, Muscle and Joint Diseases (BMJD), and to welcoming you to the lively city of Barcelona.


Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Canada
Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Canada
Bernard Combe, France
Boulos Haraoui, Canada
Jordi Monfort Faure, Spain
Congress Chairpersons