Osteoporosis 2016 Conference – Day 2

09 Nov 2016

Health professionals working in the field of osteoporosis had an opportunity to hear the latest updates on a wide range of topics – from vitamin D to Fracture Liaison Services -  at the second day of the National Osteoporosis Society’s Osteoporosis 2016 conference.

Kicking off with parallel sessions on the role of parathyroid hormone and vertebral fracture identification, the second day of the event offered a packed programme of presentations and workshops.

Delegates heard oral abstracts in the morning covering anti-diabetic medication and fracture risk, the risk of fragility fractures and inflammatory conditions and the impact of falls and fractures and mortality. They also heard a number of themed presentations on osteoporosis in the young adult.

Throughout the rest of the day there were presentations on vitamin D from Professor Peter Selby, Professor Tahir Masud on issues surrounding gait and balance and Professor John Tobias on the properties of perfect treatment for osteoporosis.

The day was rounded off with a debate on bisphosphonates – to stop or not to stop chaired by Dr Steve Cummings and Professor Richard Eastell. Following a lively debate, conference delegates voted in favour of patients prescribed bisphosphonates taking a drug holiday.

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