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

PAN Foundation Survey

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is hosting a survey about patient assistance. PAN is interested in learning more about the financial assistance patients may need to cover the out-of-pocket costs for their medications as well as the challenges patients face when looking for financial assistance. Click here to complete the survey before the Friday, September 29, 2017 deadline.

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.

 

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.

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!

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!

ISCD Annual Meeting

Boston, MA
February 28-March 3, 2018

More information at https://www.iscd.org/education/annual-meeting/.

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.

 

 

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