2017 OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis – Las Vegas, NV

Members of the unit participated with invited lectures, oral presentations, and posters.

David Felson – Invited Lecture: Metabolic OA: Does it exist?

Tuhina Neogi – Invited Lecture: Current perspectives on pain in OA

Tuhina Neogi – Invited Lecture: Effect of bisphosphonate use on trajectories of MRI-based three-dimensional bone shape of the knee over four years

Devyani Misra – Oral Presentation #822: Obesity-related systemic inflammation and knee synovitis

Kathy Bacon Poster #642: The non-linear relationship of quadriceps strength to functional limitations in people with knee OA: The MOST Study

Reza Jafarzadeh – Poster #528: Assessing mediating effect of bone marrow lesions and synovitis following extreme weight loss on knee pain reduction

Deepak Kumar – Poster #149: Degeneration of patellofemoral and tibiofemoral compartments following ACL reconstruction and associated gait mechanics: A longitudinal 2-year study

Deepak Kumar – Poster #185: Knee loading is lower during mindful walking compared to regular walking: A preliminary study

Deepak Kumar – Poster #266: Effects of weight loss on patellofemoral loading in overweight and obese adults with patellofemoral OA: Secondary analysis from the IDEA randomized trial

Deepak Kumar – Poster #594: Vastus medialis intramuscular fat is associated with increase in MRI degeneration of the knee over 3 years

Jing-Sheng Li – Poster #468: Racial differences in MRI-based 3D bone shape of the femur vs the tibia at the knee: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Erin Macri – Poster #285: Defining abnormal cut-points for patellofemoral alignment and trochlear morphology and their relation to patellofemoral OA: The Framingham OA Study

Tuhina Neogi – Poster #30: Relation of pain sensitization to development of constant, persistent pain in knee OA: The MOST Study

Shanshan Sheehy – Poster #301: Can adipokines elucidate the sex disparity in osteoarthritis?









David Felson 2017 honored as Master of the ACR at Annual Meeting in San Diego

Public Release: 4-Nov-2017

American College of Rheumatology announces 2017 award recipients

Leading rheumatology researchers and thought leaders honored for accomplishments and service

American College of Rheumatology

ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) announced the 2017 recipients of its Master of the ACR designation, Awards of Distinction, and Distinguished Fellow Award honors during the opening lecture of the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego. These recognitions are given annually to members who exhibit outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology.

Master of the ACR Designation

Recognition as a Master is one of the highest honors that the College bestows on its distinguished members. The designation of Master is conferred on ACR members, age 65 or older, who have made outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through scholarly achievement and/or service to their patients, students, and the rheumatology profession. These honorees have devoted their long careers to furthering rheumatology research and improving clinical standards in the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Among the 2017 recipients of the Masters of the ACR designation is:

  • David Felson, MD, MPH, Boston University School of Medicine, Clinical Research Training Unit, Boston, MA


About the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

The ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is the premier meeting in rheumatology. With more than 450 sessions and thousands of abstracts, if offers a superior combination of basic science, clinical science, tech-med courses, career enhancement education and interactive discussions on improving patient care. For more information about the meeting, visit, or join the conversation on Twitter by following the official #ACR17 hashtag.

About the American College of Rheumatology

The American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 9,400 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit