Mellanby Course 2018: Diagnostic Tests for Osteoporosis

If you work in the field of osteoporosis or other metabolic bone diseases, then register now to attend one or both days of this unique biennial course.

Clinical Use of Bone Turnover Markers

Course Overview: 

Bone Turnover Markers (BTM) have long been used as diagnostic tests for metabolic bone diseases. In the past 20 years, markers that are more specific to bone have been introduced and have been found to be useful in osteoporosis, particularly for monitoring treatment. This course provides a background to the clinical use of bone turnover markers. 

Target Audience: 

This day-long course is open to clinicians (eg. endocrinology, rheumatology, care of the elderly and clinical chemistry), laboratory scientists and nurses involved in the clinical management of patients at risk of osteoporotic fractures. 

Date: 

13th June 2018

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Identification of Vertebral Fracture

Course Overview: 

Up to one in five older people will have vertebral fracture, but most are unaware of this. Such fractures can be diagnosed by spinal radiographs but more recently, the bone densitometer has been used for this purpose: vertebral fracture assessment. The use of this technique is increasing worldwide; this course gives a basic training on the identification of vertebral fractures. 

Target audience: 

This day-long course is open to clinicians, scan technicians and nurses involved in developing and delivering fracture risk assessment services.
 

Date: 

14th June 2018

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Useful information

Fees & Information Download the 2015 course programme*

*The programme for 2018 will be released in 2018. The programme will be similar to that of 2015 but content will be updated to reflect the latest research and best practice. 

Endorsement, support and CPD

CPD accreditation has been applied for from the Royal College of Physicians. 6 CPD credits will be available per day.  

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Useful Dates

  • Early bird closes: 6th April 2018
  • Registration closes: 12th May 2018

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