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

Atypical Femur Fractures: Addressing the Problem from a Patient-Centered Perspective

January 18, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

In this webinar, Dr. Sundeep Khosla (Mayo Clinic), Dr. Deborah Gold (Duke University), Dr. Malachi J. McKenna (University College London), and Dr. Elizabeth Shane (Columbia University) will discuss the scope of the problem of AFFs, the benefits versus risks of pharmacological treatment of osteoporosis, and most importantly, approaches to mitigate the risks of AFF. Critical to this effort is building patient trust and engagement, and potential approaches to this important goal will also be reviewed. Register here for this free webinar by ASBMR.

Clinical Osteoporosis 2017

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
April 20-22, 2017

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) and International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) will be hosting a joint conference in 2017. Clinical Osteoporosis 2017 will be held April 20-22, 2017 in Orlando, FL. Please save the date.

Registration information and conference program information will be available soon. Please stay tuned! Updated information will be posted when the conference website and registration are available.

International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research (ICFSR2017)

Crowne Plaza
Barcelona, Spain
April 27-28, 2017

Scientific topics
Frailty: Biology of frailty and aging. Physical frailty and age-related body composition modifications. Cognitive frailty. Frailty in clinical practice and public health. Clinical trials and therapeutics
Sarcopenia: Biology. Animal models. Preclinical studies. Clinical trials. Functional assessment. Biomarkers and imaging. New drug developments. Physical exercise. Nutrition intervention. Epidemiology
– Program: Available online in November 2016
– Early bird registration: Before March 28, 2017
Abstract submission deadline: December 12, 2016

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

Gold Coast, Australia
August 31 – September 2, 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.

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!

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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