Josep Verges is the Osteoarthritis Foundation International (OAFI) founder and president. He is a Clinical Pharmacologist laureated in the University of Montreal with more than 25 years of experience in osteoarthritis. He has been working internationally in projects related to osteoarthritis using his experience in clinical research, clinical trials, pharmacovigilance, biomarkers, immunology, drug development, and regulatory. He was also a member of the Evaluation Committee of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) of the INSERM and the Scientific Council of the Lorena region to evaluate different projects and research units in the field of Rheumatology / pharmacology. Former professor at the Autonomous University of Madrid he Co-authored more than 50 publications in international scientific journals.