Clinical Update & Allied Health Professionals Sessions

ECTS-IBMS 2015 will contain a full congress day of sessions dedicated to updating health professionals on the latest advances in the management of patients with bone-related disorders. 

09:15 - 12:00: Clinical Update Session 1: Postmenopausal osteopororsis, diagnostic tools, fracture risk assessment and treatment           

09:15 -09:45

  • Update on tools for diagnosing and monitoring osteoporosis - DXA, TBS, VFA, Microindentation and Biomarkers

    Professor  Pilar Peris (Barcelona, Spain)    

09:45-10:15

  • Fracture risk prediction - Comparison of different fracture risk prediction algorithms and tools available

    Professor John Eisman (Sydney, Australia)        

10.30 -11.00

  • Antiresorptive treatment of osteoporosis - An update on modes of action and longterm efficacy and safety

    Professor Serge Ferrari (Geneva, Switzerland)    

11:00 – 11:30

  • Anabolic Treatment of Osteoporosis - An update on treatment outcomes and combination regiments

    Professor Michael McClung (Portland, USA)   

11:30 – 12:00

  • Long-term management of postmenopausal osteoporosis -Duration of treatment, treatment breaks and treatment failure

    Professor Erik Fink- Eriksen (Oslo,Norway)              

12:30 15:15: Clinical Update Session 2: Vitamin D - skeletal and non-skeletal effects

12:30 – 13:00

  • An update on the effects of Vitamin D on the skeleton

    Professor Paul Lips (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)  

13:00 – 13:30

  • Vitamin D and muscle

    Heike Bischoff-Ferrari (Zurich, Switzerland)  

13:45 – 14:15

  • Vitamin D in pregnancy

    Dr Nick Harvey (Southampton, UK)      

14:15 – 14:45

  • Disorders of vitamin D and calcium absorption

    Professor Roger Bouillon (Belgium)  

14:45 – 15:15

  • Vitamin D and cancer

    Professor David Feldman (Stanford, USA)

 

Allied Health Professionals Session

12:30 - 12:35

  • Welcome and introductions

12:35 - 12:45

  • Highlights of the programme for AHPs

12:45 - 13:10

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis

    Professor Willem F Lems (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

13:10 - 13:20

  • Invited Oral 1

13:20 - 13:45

  • Atypical femur fractures

    TBC

13:45 - 14:15

  • Refreshment break & Networking

14:15 - 14:25

  • Invited Oral 2

14:25 - 14:50

  • Diabetes and bone health

    Dr Nicola Napoli (St Louis, USA)

14:50 - 15:00

  • Invited Oral 3