Pre-Congress Workshop

Update on Spinal OA and its Phenotyping

Date/Time: Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Workshop Chairs: Manuela Ferreira, PhD and Sita Bierma-Zeinstra, PhD

Moderated by: Laura Creemers and Paulo Ferreira

Burden and Management of Spinal OA Phenotypes (e.g. spinal stenosis) 
Manuela Ferreira, PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia

Identifying Symptomatic Spinal OA and its Trajectories - Main Similarities and Differences with OA in other Joints 
Sita Bierma-Zeinstra, PhD, Erasmus University, Netherlands

Impact of Coexisting Spinal, Knee and/or Hip OA on Symptoms and Management
Jan Hartvigsen, PhD, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark 

What Do We Know About the Spinal OA Phenotypes
Chris Little, PhD, The University of Sydney, Australia


  • Understand spinal OA phenotypes

  • Identify symptomatic spinal OA and its trajectories, and compare that to OA in other joints

  • Understand the burden and management of spinal OA phenotypes (e.g. spinal stenosis)

  • Understand the Impact of coexisting spinal, knee and/or hip OA on symptoms and management