Public Release:  Less than 1 month until start of major osteoporosis meeting in Singapore

Clinicians and allied health professionals throughout the Asia-Pacific region invited to attend the 1st Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting

International Osteoporosis Foundation

Healthcare providers in the Asia-Pacific region are coping with a rising tide of osteoporotic fractures. The IOF Regionals - 1st Asia- Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, to take place in Singapore from December 10-13, 2010, is an ideal opportunity for health professionals in the region to acquire the latest practical information on osteoporosis and related fractures.

Online registration at lower pre-registration rates is available until December 9, 2010.

Registration fees include opening reception, daily lunch and a festive gala dinner.

Participants from the following countries are eligible for even lower WHO non-high income nation rates: Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan China, Thailand and Vietnam.

The meeting (http://www.iofbonehealth.org/singapore-2010 ), held in English, will provide a clinically oriented yet state-of-the-art overview of key topics related to osteoporosis and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Offering a strong Asian focus, the scientific programme will feature:

12 plenary lectures including topics such as daily management of osteoporotic patients in practice, vitamin D therapy, FRAX®... and much more

6 Meet-the-Expert topics:

  • Oestrogens & bone in women & men
  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Vitamin D analogues for fracture prevention
  • Developing osteoporosis guidelines in Asia
  • Bone markers in clinical practice
  • Osteoporosis management in the frail elderly

  • Orthopaedic Roundtable on models of care in secondary fracture prevention
  • Diagnostic Roundtable on DXA, bone imaging, bone markers, and non-invasive diagnostic imaging
  • 5 informative Satellite Symposia on a broad range of topics

In addition, the meeting will offer:

  • Large Exhibition - showcases novel osteoporosis-related treatment and diagnostics, consumer products
  • CNS National Village - Learn about the work of local osteoporosis societies throughout Asia and Pacific.

Social events:

  • Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner (free for registered participants)
  • Public Forum organized by the Osteoporosis Society of Singapore, with master chef Judy Koh
  • Healthy Bones Event at Esplanade Park - try Taijiquan with world famous martial arts expert Picasso Tan

Visit http://www.iofbonehealth.org/singapore-2010 for online registration and complete programme information.

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About IOF

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a non profit, nongovernmental umbrella organization dedicated to the worldwide fight against osteoporosis, the disease known as "the silent epidemic". IOF's members - committees of scientific researchers, patient, medical and research societies and industry representatives from around the world - share a common vision of a world without osteoporotic fractures. IOF now represents 195 societies in 93 locations. http://www.iofbonehealth.org

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