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

20th Annual Santa Fe Bone Symposium 

Santa Fe, NM
August 9-10, 2019

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. This meeting is for healthcare providers, scientists, and researchers with a special interest in bone disease and for bone density technologists who seek a high level of knowledge in their field. For more information contact: cdobbins@pmpplanners.net

European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS) 2019

Maastricht, the Netherlands
October 2-5, 2019

EORS’ 27th Annual Meeting abstracts are due Saturday, June 1, 2019. The conference will cover all aspects of orthopaedic research and the theme of the meeting revolves about building bridges between disciplines and specialties but of course also between scientists, health care professionals, industry.

ISO 2020 – Save the Date! 

May 27 – 31, 2019 Washington DC area

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

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.

Physical Therapy Research Study: “The Lived Experience of Osteoporosis”

Daemen College
Amherst, NY
Recruiting through September 2019

Professors and Graduate Physical Therapy students from the Physical Therapy Program at Daemen College are conducting a research study entitled “The Lived Experience of Osteoporosis” about how osteoporosis impacts a person’s daily life. This study will help physical therapists to be more aware of the issues that influence people living with osteoporosis. Individuals over 18 who have been living with an osteoporosis diagnosis for at least one year are eligible to participate. If you are interested in participating or would like more information about the study you can contact Dr. Theresa Kolodziej at 716-839-8412 or via email: tkolodzi@daemen.edu.

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