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.

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

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis 2020

May 27 – 30, 2020
Washington, D.C. 

The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis is NOF’s premier scientific meeting dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical management of osteoporosis.

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group: Taking Steps for Strong Bones

January 13th, 2020 2:30PM
Nampa Senior Center
207 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID

For questions, contact Greta Leonard, RN, CBDT at 208-505-2644 or at leonardg@slhs.org. All classes are free to the public. 

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group: Treatments for Osteoporosis

March 9, 2020 2:30PM
Nampa Senior Center
207 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID

The speaker will be Cody Scrivner, PA. For questions, contact Greta Leonard, RN, CBDT at 208-505-2644 or at leonardg@slhs.org. All classes are free to the public. 

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!

How To Exercise Safely With Bone Loss

This 1-hour webinar includes NOF online community volunteer moderator, Susie Hathaway speaking about exercising safely with bone loss. Susie will review the basics of safe movement, describe why exercise is important for those with bone loss and offer exercise examples you can use to start a safe exercise routine. 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!

When to Get a Bone Density Test (DXA) and How to Interpret the Results

This 1-hour webinar will provide participants with an understanding of when they should ask their doctor for a bone density test and how to interpret their test results to determine what next steps are needed. It will also provide personal advice from two patients on how to stay active and healthy after being diagnosed with osteoporosis or low bone mass and aims to help new online community members understand how to best navigate the community to find helpful advice and support from their peers. Watch the recording today!

Osteoporosis and Bone Health Town Hall Webinar

 Ten million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis and millions more are at increased risk of having a debilitating or even deadly fracture. Two million broken bones are caused each year by osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) offered a widely attended webinar to Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, industry and more on Monday, July 24 at 12:00 pm ET, on what you need to know about Osteoporosis and Bone Health – Its Impact on Your Constituents, the Healthcare System and the Economy. Watch the recording here!

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Osteoporosis and Nutrition

Many people are confused by all of the recommendations and guidelines about nutrition and bone health. For example, are calcium and vitamin D safe? What foods or supplements disrupt calcium absorption? At NOF, we hear from patients and healthcare professionals about what the latest evidence shows and what it means so we have provided a one hour webinar to answer those questions. 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!

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!

Osteoporosis and Town Hall Webinar 

This 1-hour town hall webinar held in December 2018 is for Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, industry and more on what you need to know about Osteoporosis and Bone Health – Its Impact on Your Constituents, the Healthcare System and the Economy. Speakers include NOF’s Chief Medical Officer and Osteoporosis expert, Dr. Andrea Singer, and NOF National Bone Health Policy Institute advisor, Peter Reinecke. Watch the recording here! Thank you to our sponsors, Amgen and PhRMA for supporting our educational webinar.

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group: Recipe for Healthy Bones

May 11, 2020 2:30PM
Nampa Senior Center
207 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID

The speaker will be Tony Reich, RD. For questions, contact Greta Leonard, RN, CBDT at 208-505-2644 or at leonardg@slhs.org. All classes are free to the public. 

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group: Posture, Standing Tall Against Osteoporosis

July 13, 2020 2:30PM
Nampa Senior Center
207 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID

The speaker will be Christine Crystal, PT. For questions, contact Greta Leonard, RN, CBDT at 208-505-2644 or at leonardg@slhs.org. All classes are free to the public. 

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group: Balance and Fall Prevention

September 14, 2020 2:30PM
Nampa Senior Center
207 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID

The speaker will be Jennifer Ousley-Trevett, PT. For questions, contact Greta Leonard, RN, CBDT at 208-505-2644 or at leonardg@slhs.org. All classes are free to the public. 

Snake River Osteoporosis Support Group: Exercises for Bone Health

November 9, 2020 2:30PM
Nampa Senior Center
207 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID

The speaker will be Deanna Kinsman, PT, CMP. For questions, contact Greta Leonard, RN, CBDT at 208-505-2644 or at leonardg@slhs.org. All classes are free to the public. 

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