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Date: 18 October 2019

Venue: Copthorne Hotel, Sheffield, S2 4SU

CPD: 6


This one-day comprehensive course aims to provide an update on osteoporosis. Topics include epidemiology and health burden, mechanisms, bone density and bone marker measurement and interpretation, and how to identify patients at high risk of fracture using fracture risk assessment tools. 

All clinicians involved will be provided with information and a practical guide with the assessment and management of patients with osteoporosis. The contents are aimed at trainees, consultants and allied health professionals in all disciplines of medicine who interact with such patients.

Objectives

By the end of this one-day course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of osteoporosis

  • Explain recent advances in osteoporosis mechanisms

  • Identify patients with osteoporosis who are at risk of fracture

  • Identify patients who have secondary causes of osteoporosis

  • Discuss the relative roles of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to reduce fractures


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Book your place now on our Osteoporosis course

 


Member rates



Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and Pharma representatives
£195
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£145
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£110

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Non-member rates



Level 1
Consultant, allied specialty consultant, clinical academic and Pharma representatives
£295
Level 2
Rheumatology specialty trainee, foundation trainee, GP, non-clinical scientist, research fellow and specialty doctor
£220
Level 3
Health professional, nurse, charity representative, student and retired
£165

Prices do not include VAT, accommodation or travel.

Cancellation terms and conditions

Cancellations received in writing by the British Society for Rheumatology events team by 20 September will be entitled to a full refund minus a cancellation fee of £25 for members and £40 for non-members. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for cancellations received after this date. Substitutions may be made but this will incur a £25 administration fee.

Programme

Friday 18 October

Morning sessions
09.00-13.00


Time

Session title

Speakers

09.00-09.30

Arrival, Registration and Refreshments

09.30-09.40

Welcome

Kaushik Chaudhuri

09.40-10.10

Importance of osteoporosis

Kassim Javaid

10.10-10.40

Bone density measurement and vertebral morphometry 

Emma Clark

10.40-11.10

Fracture risk assessment and fracture liaison services – clinical risk factors / FRAX / FLS  

Kassim Javaid

11.10-11.30

Refreshments

11.30-12.00

Measurement and use of bone markers  in clinical practice

Richard Keen

12.00-12.30

Bone biology – what clinicians need to be aware of when assessing and treating patients with osteoporosis   

Jon Tobias

12.30-13.00

Pharmacological interventions – mechanisms of action, benefits and potential  side-effects

Richard Keen

13.00-14.00 

 Lunch

 

Afternoon sessions
14.00-17.00


Time

Session title

Speakers

14.00-14.30

Osteoporosis – common decision problems in clinic 

Sanjeev Patel

14.30-15.00

Secondary causes of osteoporosis

Neil Gittoes

15.00-15.30

Case based panel discussion

15.30-15.45

Refreshments

 

15.45-16.15

Case based panel discussion

 

15.15-16.45

Non-pharmacological interventions

Tash Masud

16.45-17.00

Reflection and final questions

 

16.00

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Programme and speakers are subject to change.