Meeting to Feature the Latest, Clinically-Relevant Information on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteoporosis and Explore Ways to Reduce the Two Million Bone Breaks Caused by Osteoporosis Every Year
The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s (NOF) annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis 2015 (ISO15), taking place in Washington, DC from May 19-22, has attracted the world’s leading bone health experts to present the latest clinically-relevant and evidence-based information on the prevention, diagnosis and prevention of osteoporosis. The meeting will also include a training and certificate program for the fracture liaison service (FLS) model of care, a coordinated preventive care model that operates under the supervision of a bone health specialist and seeks to prevent secondary fractures.
Osteoporosis is responsible for approximately two million broken bones every year, yet less than 25 percent of older women who suffer from a fracture are tested or treated for osteoporosis. Recognized as the solution to closing the nearly 75 percent osteoporosis care gap in existence today, the FLS model of care has been proven to improve patient outcomes and significantly reduce the incidence of secondary fractures.
“With 54 million U.S. adults, representing one-half of the total U.S. adult population, affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, the need for effective programs to prevent broken bones is critical,” said Amy Porter, Executive Director and CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. “Our comprehensive Fracture Prevention Curriculum offered throughout ISO15 will train healthcare professionals to implement an FLS model of care, which with widespread implementation, we know can spare millions of Americans from the pain and suffering of broken bones.”
Additional ISO15 highlights include:
- Keynote speaker: Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Scientific Officer, National Quality Forum;
- Raisz Memorial Lecture: Robert Recker, MD, MACP, FACP, Alegent Creighton Clinical Endocrinology;
- The Color of Osteoporosis: Exploring how cultural background influences a person’s approach to health and wellbeing;
- Controversies in osteoporosis care and challenges to medication therapy; and
- The impact of healthcare reform and quality reporting with details on how individual practitioners can meet the new requirements and improve their clinical outcomes.
About the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading bone health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and research. For more information on the National Osteoporosis Foundation, visit www.nof.org.
NOF has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians and is a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.