6th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Pain

Venue: Catalonia Palace of Congresses

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Date/Time: Nov 07, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 11, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2007
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2007
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Held every three years this international congress welcomes practitioners, academics, researchers, policymakers from all continents as wide ranging as medicine, physiotherapy, osteopathic, chiropractic, biomechanics, manual therapy, psychology, exercise therapy, rehabilitation and orthopaedic and neurosurgery.
The Congress Convenors and Scientific Committee of this global multidisciplinary congress have sought support from the United Nations and the World Health Organization to ensure that the most relevant speakers are present and the maximum number of practitioners and policymakers around the world can attend. This congress is also endorsed by the Bone and Joint Decade. Together we hope to enhance the public knowledge of the management of lumbopelvic pain and to raise awareness of the costs associated with musculo-skeletal disorders.
Lumbopelvic pain is still the second most common cause of sick leave in the industrialized world. It is a problem for patients as they try to seek clear consistent advice. For practitioners it is a complicated multi-factorial issue, especially when psychosomatic factors are involved, and the sheer variety of treatments betray our lack of precise knowledge in predicting outcomes. The great variation in clinical practice without consistent results would suggest sometimes a less than ideal care. Too often the choice of treatment reflects the skills of the practitioner rather than the needs of the patient.
The congress promotes the empowerment of patients to participate in their own care and promotes cost effective prevention and treatment. This to reduce the social and financial cost of musculo-skeletal disorders to society. This initiative will be developed in partnership with appropriate patient, professional and scientific organizations, companies and health care providers.
Therefore: only evidence based knowledge will suffice to reach these goals!