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Prevention and personalized treatments in knee osteoarthritis: an Initial Training Network

Objective

Knee Osteoarthritis (KOA) is the most common chronic musculoskeletal disorder, currently affecting over 8 million people within the EU, for which currently no cure is available. Adverse biomechanics, affected through some of the major health issues of our time (ageing, obesity, sedentary lifestyle) lie at the heart of the disease.
The research theme of the KNEEMO ITN is “towards targeted and tailored interventions for KOA”, and focuses on identifying the right patients for the right treatment at the right time. Research areas include anatomy, musculoskeletal modelling, prevention and early identification of patients, epidemiology, biomechanical mechanisms, and intervention studies.
The KNEEMO training programme combines existing best practices from consortium members and is designed to equip researchers with skills and knowledge specific to the research field (KOA anatomy, pathology and disease mechanisms, musculoskeletal modelling, functional assessment, KOA interventions), generic research skills (epidemiology, methodology, statistics, clinimetrics, ethics), and complementary training (entrepreneurship, project management, product development, intellectual property issues). At the individual level, training will be provided through direct research project supervision and intersectoral exchange visits and secondments. At the network level, regular workshops, courses, and summer schools will be scheduled. Additionally, web-based seminars will be provided and a social media virtual learning environment will be available for continuous supervision, peer-support and expert help. Dissemination and outreach activities will also be undertaken to showcase project results and to communicate with both the scientific community and the general public to promote the importance of research and to raise public awareness of the Marie Curie Actions.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Coordinator

THE GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY
Address
Cowcaddens Road, City Campus 70
G4 0BA Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 919 236,42
Administrative Contact
Mark Anderson (Mr.)

Participants (8)

STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 280 311,46
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Telkamp (Mr.)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Germany
EU contribution
€ 475 487,76
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hanna Becker (Ms.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 573 008,92
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tina Bech (Ms.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 538 628,20
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Nikolajsen (Ms.)
PARACELSUS MEDIZINISCHE PRIVATUNIVERSITAT SALZBURG - PRIVATSTIFTUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 452 082,40
Address
Strubergasse 21
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Wirth (Dr.)
XSENS TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 445 568,21
Address
Pantheon 6A 8A
7521 PR Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariët De Rijk (Ms.)
Peacocks Medical Group Ltd.
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 272 652,16
Address
Benfield Business Park Benfield Road Na
NE6 4NQ Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Cook (Mr.)
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 236 861,47
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cedric Van Der Meulen (Mr.)