International Congress on Bone Involvement in Arthritis
September 27th – 28th 2012 - Genoa

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September 27th – friday

FIRST SESSION – General Aspects  

Chairmen: Steven Goldring, Giovanni Minisola

Pathophysiology of bone remodelling in rheumatic diseases  - Steven Goldring
Autoantibodies and bone – Georg Schett
Different therapeutic targets of bisphosphonates – Francesco Bertoldo
Critical steps in the management of GIO – Sandro Giannini
Long term osteoporosis treatment: key issues – Andrea Giusti

SECOND SESSION - Bone involvement in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Chairmen: Luigi Di Matteo, Georg Schett   

Does MRI really predicts new bone formation in ankylosing spondylitis? – Denis Poddubnyy

The role of bone edema in the prediction of the development of new syndesmophytes in spondyloarthritides – Susan Pedersen

New bone formation in two different diseases: AS and DISH – Xenofon Baraliakos

September 28th – saturday

THIRD SESSION – Therapeutic options

Chairmen: Gerolamo Bianchi, Bruno Frediani

The RANKL/RANK/OPG pathway in immunity and inflammation – Georg Schett
Glucocorticoids in the management of RA – Rieke Alten
Head to head trials in biologic treatment: myth or reality? – Fabiola Atzeni
Choosing the right biologic for RA: a difficult task – Ennio Favalli

FOURTH SESSION – Bone involvement in Osteoarthritis

Chairmen: Xavier Chevalier, Luigi Sinigaglia

Inflammation in osteoarthritis – Mary Goldring
Subchondral bone as a key target for osteoarthritis treatment – Raquel Largo
Targeting subchondal bone in OA: role of oestrogens, vitamin D and bisphosphonates – David Walsh
Targeting subchondral bone in OA: cathepsin K inhibitors and strontium ranelate – Xavier Chevalier

FIFTH SESSION – Bone involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chairmen: Gerolamo Bianchi, Luigi Sinigaglia
Osteoimmunology and osteoporosis – Piet Geusens
Physical disability, cartilage damage and bone destruction in rheumatoid arthritis – Willem Lems
Relationship of focal erosions, bone mineral density, and parathyroid hormone in rheumatoid arthritis – Silvano Adami
Adiposity, joint and systemic inflammation:metabolic syndrome in rheumatoid arthritis – Elisa Gremese
Fragility fractures in rheumatoid arthritis –  Glenn Haugeberg
Moderate rheumatoid arthritis: a therapeutic challenge – Carlomaurizio Montecucco