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About the BJD World Network Conference

The annual World Network Conference of the Bone and Joint Decade is a strategically and scientifically important meeting, aimed at maintaining the momentum of the Bone and Joint Decade in order to raise the priority of musculoskeletal health and science.

The conference provides a forum for top opinion leaders in bone and joint health, the World Health Organization, participants from leading societies, journals, and the Decade’s 70-country strong network.

This year’s conference will focus on identifying the opportunities and benefits of working together, both between professions and disciplines but also across countries. The key opportunities are identified in the different settings across the globe, recommendations proposed and action plans developed. Discussion is informed by expert presentations.

Delegates are given the opportunity to play an active role in the global alliance that will ensure that musculoskeletal conditions are among the leading major health concerns in the minds and actions of opinion formers throughout the world. The aim is to improve the outcomes for people with these conditions, many of whom across the world do not have access to appropriate care.

The conference also provides an opportunity for a ‘BJD Regional Summit’ where leaders from the host country consider and agree how to work together nationally and regionally in order to advance the priority for musculoskeletal health and science within the region. The BJD Regional Summit aims to create the potential to form a continuing BJD Regional Forum.

To access reports and information from previous BJD World Network Conferences please see ‘World Network Conference Reports’ on the right hand side.