Wednesday, June 01, 2005

United States Bone and Joint Decade | 2002-2011

Rosemont, IL -- March 27, 2002 -- President Bush has issued a proclamation designating the years 2002-2011 as National Bone and Joint Decade.

"'I call upon the people of the United States to observe the decade with appropriate programs and activities; and I call upon the medical community to pursue research in this important area,' the President states in the proclamation. 'National Bone and Joint Decade, 2002-2011, envisions a series of international initiatives among physicians, health professionals, patients and communities, working together to raise awareness about musculoskeletal disorders and promoting research and development into therapies, preventative measures and cures for these disorders. Advances in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of musculoskeletal conditions will greatly enhance the quality of life of our aging population.'

The President recognized the efforts of federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, as well as industry and private professional and voluntary agencies engaged in research in this area. "

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