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Accreditation

This meeting was granted 16 European CME credits (ECMEC)* by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Hong Kong CME, CDE and CPD accreditation also has been approved for the IOF Regionals  4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting. For more information, please visit the accreditation page.

Conflict of Interest declaration.

The full programme will be comprised of:

Plenary sessions

  • Epidemiology & pathogenesis
    - Country, culture & risk in Asia-Pacific 
    - The Asia-Pacific Audit 2013
    - Pathogenesis of bone fragility
  • Bone healing and repair
    - Can we accelerate fracture repair?
    - Surgery, healing & repair
  • Secondary fracture prevention
    - Capture the fracture update
    - Asia-Pacific  Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) case studies
    - Ortho-geriatrics–from the surgeon to the patient
  • Muscle Biology and Clinical Fragility
    - Ageing, frailty & muscle function
    - Physiological  changes in ageing skeletal muscle
    - Musculoskeletal effects of vitamin D : truth versus hype
  • Therapy
    - Classical Antiresportives - what’s the latest?
    - Anabolic Therapies 
    - Bone modeling or remodeling as a target for therapy
    - New biological compounds
  • Osteoarthritis
    - Epidemiology in the Asia Pacific region
    - Assessment of clinical & structural outcomes
    - Pathophysiology: similarities and differences of osteoarthritis versus osteoporosis
    - Novel treatments in osteoarthritis

Meet-the Expert sessions

  • Fracture in childhood: is it osteoporosis?
  • Atypical fractures: what’s new?
  • Secondary osteoporosis & its treatment: mycloma, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease and post-transplantation
  • Pitfalls in DXA interpretations
  • Glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis
  • The literature – reading it critically and writing it

Scientific roundtable sessions

  • The post-menopausal woman and bone health
  • Spine 

Special CNS Plenary

  • Secondary fracture prevention
    - Models of care and related studies

Oral abstract sessions

Friday, December 13, 2013         15:00 - 15:30
                                                          16:30 - 17:00                                                          

Saturday, December 14, 2013    10:00-10:30
                                                          16:30 - 17:00

Poster sessions

Friday, December 13, 2013         10:00 - 11:00 (viewing)
                                                          15:30 - 16:00 (authors present)

Saturday, December 14, 2013    10:30-11:00 (viewing)
                                                          15:30 - 16:00 (authors present)

Sunday, December 15, 2013      10:30-11:00 (viewing)

Young Investigator Awardee presentation session

The five top ranking abstracts submitted by persons under the age of 40 will be awarded 1000 USD each with the IOF Young Investigator Award and presented at the Young Investigator Awardee Session

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