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Professor Henrotin Yves

Henrotin Yves

University of Liège
Motricity Sciences
Liège, Belgium

Yves Henrotin is Professor of Pathology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation and director of the Bone and Cartilage Research Unit at the University of Liège (Belgium) www.bcru.be. He is also head of the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation department at the Princess Paola Hospital, Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium. Between 2006 and 2013, he was a member of the board of directors the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI), the premier organization focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis. He was elected treasurer in 2010 and chairman of the group for guidelines in clinical trial. He was chairmen of the world BMJD debate and consensus congress in 2010 and 2012 and chairman of the 2010 OARSI world congress. He is also the vice-president of the Spine section and the osteoarthritis section of the French Society of Rheumatology, board member of the French Society of Rheumatology since 2011, president of the Belgium Back Society since 2000 and president of the Belgium Scientific Society of Physical Therapy since 2008. He was the Belgium delegate and board member of the COST B13 action “Low back pain: guidelines for its management” organized by European Commission Research Directorate General. He is coordinator of the WP 1 of FP-7 programme D-BOARD, an European consortium dedicated to OA biomarkers research. He is co-President of the board of the National Council of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for the Belgium Health Ministry. He serves the editorial board of several scientific reviews including Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, the Journal Experimental Orthopaedic and Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. He is honorary editor-in-chief of International Journal of Orthopaedics. He has published over 250 scientific peer-reviewed papers and 10 chapters of book. He is the co-editor of the book “Osteoarthritis: clinical and experimental aspects” (Springer), co-editor of “Primer in OA” (edited by the OARSI) and editor of the book “Nonpharmacological modalities for the management of osteoarthritis” (Bentham). In 2005, he received a prestigious national prize (De Cooman Prize) for his contribution in the better understanding of osteoarthritis pathophysiology. He is also the founder and the President of the Osteoarthritis foundation www.osteoarthritisfoundation.eu.