codes are important because they provide the basis for reimbursement for care
in many countries. ICD-10 is being revised, with a view to publication of
ICD-11 in two to three years time. The meeting in Tokyo, hosted by the Japanese Orthopaedic
Society, is the first meeting of the Musculoskeletal Topic Advisory Group
(MSK-TAG). It is anticipated that the meeting will result in the formation of
working groups in specific MSK areas – such as spine, joint, paediatric,
rehabilitation and rheumatology.
Dr. Scott Haldeman, Chair, WFC Research Council, notified the WFC of the importance of representation at this meeting, and wrote to facilitate Dr. Kopansky-Giles’ attendance. She will be reporting on developments at the WFC Assembly later this month.