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

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.

Register by clicking here! Submit your abstracts online until February 28th and hotel registration is open until March 24th. For more information, check out our symposium website.

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

Update on Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention

Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
April 29, 2017
This course is designed for physicians in internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopaedics, as well as all allied health professionals (including advanced practice and clinical nurses) who care for patients with osteoporosis. This live activity is to increase knowledge of osteoporosis, improved competency in treatment, increased consideration of the disease and a practical program for incorporation into practice.  Learn more here.

Wisconsin Osteoporosis Symposium: The Bare Bones of Osteoporosis Care

The Fluno Center
Madison, WI
June 2, 2017
This activity has been designed to meet the needs of clinicians and other health care professionals looking to enhance their knowledge and skills related to musculoskeletal health for the care of their patients. Learn more about the event here.

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.

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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Missouri Catholic Hospital Yoga to Prevent Osteoporosis

Mercy Hospital Washington (Missouri) is offering free yoga for people over 60 aimed at preventing osteoporosis and other health issues that affect many seniors. The program will meet five Mondays, March 6 through April 3 from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. Read more here.

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!

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