This 5-day virtual event will feature a mix of educational sessions, free paper abstract submission presentations, and interactive workshops, focusing on the most current knowledge on musculoskeletal approaches to bleeding disorders.

Sessions will address clinical assessments regarding scoring systems, pre and post surgery and physical therapy. Participants will also have the chance to network with experienced members of the MSK community, and to present their research to a global audience of peers.

The program is being built with your needs in mind! With sessions distributed over the course of 5-days and featuring diverse start times, the schedule will allow our busiest international attendees to participate in as many sessions as possible regardless of time zone.

Each day will feature an educational session devoted to the latest trends in emerging techniques, to continue to raise the priority of musculoskeletal health in the bleeding disorders community.

The educational sessions are also precursors to the interactive workshops which take place daily.

Our four (4) highly specialized interactive workshops are designed for healthcare professionals to gain practical advice and insights on managing musculoskeletal treatment for patients with bleeding disorders.

  • WHAT: Following our daily educational session on a particular topic, an elective interactive workshop is offered to attendees to delve deeper and strengthen their learning.
  • WHO: Each workshop will be led by an expert and facilitated by mentors. Space is limited to a maximum of 30 participants per workshop.
  • WHEN: Each workshop will be offered at three distinct times to accommodate different time zones. Registrants can select their preferred time in the registration form.
  • HOW: There is a supplemental fee of $30 per workshop or register for all 4 and save. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. Register today to reserve your spot!

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP 1: Clinical assessment

  • Description: This workshop will allow the healthcare professional to develop and pursue clinical practice questions, as well as:
    • Conduct a diagnostic interview in an efficient and effective manner.
    • Demonstrate evidence-based clinical examination skills for MSK assessment.
    • Integrate practice tools into a diagnostic assessment and treatment plan.
  • Recommended educational session: What have we missed


  • Description: Aimed for clinicians working in MSK point of care and radiology settings, this workshop is tailored to health and medical professionals looking to develop their clinical skills utilising diagnostic ultrasound.
    • Aims to enhance clinicians’ understanding and awareness of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and how it will change your practice.
    • This introduction to diagnostic MSK ultrasound provides a fantastic learning opportunity, using numerous case study examples. Ideal for beginners or those with limited scanning experience.
  • Recommended educational session: Scoring systems


  • Description: Application of Evidence-Based Manual Therapy techniques in various pathologies using real clinical patient cases.
  • Recommended educational session: Physiotherapy

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP 4: MSK treatment: Clinical cases

  • Description: This workshop offers the opportunity to share your problem cases with an experienced panel of healthcare providers, covering all facets of care for patients with bleeding disorders.
    • This workshop will be held as an informal open forum, with cases from the floor welcomed and encouraged. Cases may range from the simple to the complex, where discussion and advice from the panel can be beneficial.
    • To submit a case for consideration in advance, please send a PowerPoint presentation to the MSK 2021 Congress Secretariat at .
  • Recommended educational session: Surgery: Pre and post and/or Physiotherapy

Free paper sessions will feature the highest scoring abstract submissions for MSK 2021. Presenters will each have 7 minutes for their oral presentations, and will be eligible to win the Henri Horoszowski Award, which will be awarded to the best presentation.

E-poster presentations of 2-minutes each will take place throughout the virtual MSK Congress.

*Program is subject to change
*Daily start times will vary (TBC)

Program Overview

Day 1

Welcome Remarks

Opening Plenary

What we missed
Topics: Clinical Assessment; instrumental Assessment; rehabilitation; Surgery

WFH Session

Clinical assessment

Day 2


Free Paper -
Abstract Submissions

Scoring Systems
Topics: Clinical Assessment; MRI, Ultrasound; Surgery, What's new?

Industry Symposia


Day 3

Free Paper -
Abstract Submissions

Surgery: Pre and post
Topics: Assessment; Indication; Rehabilitation; Results: patients and surgeons' point of view

Industry Symposia

Manual therapy


Day 4


Free Paper -
Abstract Submissions

Topics: Manual Therapy; Electrotherapy; Pain management; What we can do with limited resources

Industry Symposia

MSK treatment: Clinical cases

Day 5

Replacement surgery: tips & tricks
Topics: Shoulder; ankle; knee; elbow

MSK General Assembly

The future and beyond
Assessment; Rehabilitation; Surgical; Non-surgical




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