Included below is a list of events happening across the country that may be of interest to osteoporosis patients, their family, caregivers, healthcare providers and/or the general public.

Upcoming events

Know Your Fracture Risk

June 21 & 28, 2017

Tune in to the Lifetime Channel 7:30 am ET/PT (check local listings on smaller cable providers/times vary) on June 21 and June 28, to hear about osteoporosis prevention, early diagnosis, and a minimally invasive treatment option for osteoporotic vertebral fractures. This program is sponsored by Medtronic.

International Academy on Nutrition and Aging Conference (IANA2017)

San Francisco, CA
July 23, 2017
Contact: ianameeting2017@gmail.com

Held during IAGG’s World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the theme is: Nutrition and maintaining functions with aging. Today, the  conference is fully booked and you can download the last version of the program here. We are happy to announce that the 13th edition of the conference (IANA2018) is scheduled on 1-3 March 2018 in Miami, USA, during the next International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research .

Santa Fe Bone Symposium

Santa Fe, New Mexico
August 4-5, 2017

The Santa Fe Bone Symposium is an annual forum devoted to advances in the science and economics of osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, and assessment of skeletal health. Presented by the Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico (OFNM), this meeting is for healthcare providers, scientists, and researchers with a special interest in bone disease, and for bone densitometry technologists who seek a high level of knowledge in their field. Close interaction and collaboration between faculty and participants.

5th World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD)

Gold Coast, Australia
August 31 – September 3, 2017

The 5th edition of BMJD will address the most burning questions in the fields of Rheumatoid Arthritis/Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Pain, and will provide an effective forum to discuss and debate these questions.  In addition, there will be ample time allocated to speaker-audience discussions.

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Honolulu, Hawaii
October 9-11, 2017
The 33nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! For more information, please visit us at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, or feel free to e-mail prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 1-808-956-7539.

10th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis

Hong Kong
November 28 – December 2, 2017
The call for abstracts deadline is October 15, 2017!

Safe Movement Techniques to Prevent Spine Fractures Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will explain how certain movements may harm the spine in a person with osteoporosis or low bone density in the spine. Spinal anatomy will be reviewed and spine-saving movement principles will be shared. A SpineFacts wellness message will be provided at the end. Watch the recording today!

What You Need to Know About Spine Fractures If You Have Osteoporosis Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will explain why people with osteoporosis are at risk for spine fractures. The anatomy of the spine will be reviewed, kyphosis will be discussed, the importance of height measurements and signs and symptoms to report to medical professionals will be discussed. A SpineFacts wellness message will be provided at the end. Watch the recording today!

Update on the Treatment of Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will provide updated information on the osteoporosis treatment plan, including efficacy of pharmacologic therapies, diet, and exercise and lifestyle changes to improve bone health in individuals with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. Also included will be information on the surgical and non-surgical management of acute spinal fractures. Watch the recording today!

Important Nutrients for Bone Health Webinar

This 1-hour webinar is about the importance of nutrition to building and maintaining strong bones. This webinar is designed to provide a broad overview of nutrition as it relates to bone health.  The intent is to ground the participant in the basic biology and physiology of bone cells and the key role nutrition plays in building and maintaining strong bones throughout the lifespan. Watch the recording here!

Support for HR 2461: Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2015

NOF and colleagues at the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) are supporting legislation-HR 2461, the Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2015 recently introduced in Congress. This legislation would help ensure that patients have access to DXA testing by restoring Medicare funding for DXA.

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45th European Calcified Tissue Society Congress

Valencia, Spain
May 26-29, 2018
Contact: ects@ectsoc.org

The European Calcified Tissue Society (ECTS) is the major organisation in Europe for researchers and clinicians working in the musculoskeletal field. ECTS represents more than 600 members, including basic researchers, clinicians, students and health allied professionals working in the musculoskeletal field. CME will be applied for.

International Academy on Nutrition and Aging Conference (IANA2017)

San Francisco, CA
July 23, 2017
Contact: ianameeting2017@gmail.com

Held during IAGG’s World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the theme is: Nutrition and maintaining functions with aging. Today, the  conference is fully booked and you can download the last version of the program here. The 13th edition of the conference (IANA2018) is scheduled on 1-3 March 2018 in Miami, USA, during the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research .

5th Scientific Meeting of Asian Federation of Osteoporosis Societies (AFOS)

Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 6-8, 2017
Contact: secretariat@afos2017malaysia.com

The abstract submission and travel grant application are open and will close on June 15, 2017. The scientific meeting of AFOS is conducted biennially, with the previous Scientific Meeting being held in Macau in 2015.The AFOS comprises of 10 member osteoporosis societies from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Thailand. In our organization, our members consist of endocrinologist, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, obstetricians & gynecologists, oncologists, physicians or general practitioners, trainees, medical officers, nurses, dieticians, nutritionists, radiographers, allied health professionals.

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