The 14th WFH International Musculoskeletal Congress held on May 7-10, 2015 in Belfast Northern Ireland was once again a huge success. The last four MSK Congresses attracted record-breaking attendance, and this year was no exception; the four day gathering was attended by over 375 international participants from over 60 countries.
The opening ceremony began the official start of the Congress with remarks from the Master of Ceremonies, Assad Haffar, MD. Mauricio Silva, MD, chair of the WFH Musculoskeletal Committee and Liz Caroll, Chief Executive of the Haemophilia Society, each welcomed the participants to Belfast and highlighted the significance of the event. The keynote speaker, Alain Weill, WFH president, addressed the question, “What will it take to close the gap?” The final presentation was given by Antonio Almeida, the WFH programs director who announced the next site for the 15th WFH International Musculoskeletal Congress in Seoul, Korea.
The robust Congress program featured over 40 leading expert speakers in their different fields all focusing on a comprehensive musculoskeletal approach to hemophilia; continuing its tradition of promoting interaction and collaboration across the musculoskeletal disciplines. The speakers reviewed the most relevant and up-to-date evidence on their clinical topics, generating debates and discussions well into the social program.