NIH - Health Disparities in Osteoarthritis Workshop


Thank you for your interest in the Health Disparities in Osteoarthritis (OA) Workshop, sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institute on Aging (NIA), and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

The Program

The workshop will bring together OA investigators with others who have health disparities research expertise to exchange ideas regarding how/why disparities in OA treatment outcomes and access to care exist and how they can be addressed. Panelists and speakers will highlight mechanisms through which integration of behavioral and biomedical science can lead to better health in OA. Please visit the agenda page to see the exciting list of topics that NIH staff and the meeting co-chairs Drs. Arleen F. Brown (University of California, Los Angeles), Leigh Callahan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Kent Kwoh (University of Arizona), and Ernest Moy (Veterans Health Administration) have prepared for you.

Registration is required to participate in the Health Disparities in OA Workshop. In addition, the program, except for the breakout and poster sessions, will be available for viewing live on the NIH Videocast website.

Breakout Sessions

Registered workshop participants are invited to attend breakout sessions where they will exchange ideas on how to address and improve issues related to health disparities in OA. The breakout sessions are built upon workshop topics including interventions, dissemination and implementation, community, and societal influences as they relate to the following:

Poster Session

You will have the opportunity to participate in a poster session on Tuesday, July 12, from 4-5 PM ET via the Gathertown platform. Posters also will be available for viewing Wednesday, July 13. Registrants who indicate that they wish to present a poster will receive additional information about the abstract and poster submission process. If you wish to have your poster listed in the meeting materials, please be prepared to submit your abstract by Monday, June 13, 2022.