Programme

As of June 25, 2012, subject to change

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Read about CME Accreditation

 

Thursday September 27, 2012

Time Title and Speakers
14:30-17:00

 
PAOS Board Meeting
(Invitation only)
12:00-13:30
 
CNS Meeting Middle East & Africa
(Invitation only)
13:30-14:30
 
Regional Advisory Council (RAC) Meeting Middle East & Africa
(Invitation Only)

17:15-18:15
 

Evening Satellite Symposium
Vitamin D3: The cornerstone of bone, muscle health and beyond
presented by Hayat Pharma

18:30-20:00
 
Opening Session
John Kanis (UK), Basel Masri (Jordan), Elias Saba (Palestine)
20:00-21:00
exhibition
 
Welcome Reception and Opening of Exhibition

Friday September 28, 2012

Time Title and Speakers
08:30-09:20












 
Meet-the-Expert Session I
Osteoporosis & Orthopaedics
Ziad Al-Zoubi (Jordan) & Mohamed Al Shaker (Saudi Arabia)
UMM QAIS HALL
 
Do We Need Vitamin D Supplementation and How Much? 
Peter Burckhardt (Switzerland)
AMRA HALL
 
Secondary Fracture Prevention
Cyrus Cooper (UK) & Ghassan Maalouf (Lebanon)
MUATA HALL
 
Premenopausal Women and Low BMD Aliya Khan (Canada)
AZRAK HALL
 
How to Write a Scientific Paper  Ego Seeman (Australia)
JERASH
 
  Principles of Rehabilitation in Osteoporosis   Sansin Tuzun (Turkey)
YARMOUK
 
09:30-10:30
 
Plenary Session I: Epidemiology
Chairs: Cyrus Cooper (UK), Khaled Elmuntaster (Libya)
Middle East & Africa Audit: One Year After (PL1)
Gemma Adib (Syria)
FRAX®: - What's New?
John Kanis (UK)
10:30-11:00
exhibition
Poster Viewing with Coffee Break & Exhibition
11:00-12:00
 
Orthopaedic Round Table
Chair: Ghassan Maalouf (Lebanon)
Panel: 
Orthogeriatric concept in fragility fracture treatment
Ahmed Mortagy (Egypt)

Atypical Fracture Due to Long-term Use of Bisphosphonates
Said Abdul Majeed (Jordan)

Vertebral Fragility Fracture: Outline of Treatment
Ghassan Maalouf (Lebanon)

12:00-14:00 Friday Prayer & Lunch
14:00-15:00
 
Lunch Satellite Symposium
Secondary Prevention of Fragility Fractures
Presented by Eli Lilly
 
15:00-17:00
 
Plenary Session II: Burden & Pathophysiology
Chairs: Abdul Nasser Alothman (Kuwait), Rafic Baddoura (Lebanon), Socrates Papapolous (The Netherlands)

Economics in Osteoporosis: how can we reconciliate the prescribers and the payer? (PL 3)
Jean-Yves Reginster (Belgium)

Oral Presentations of Selected Abstracts (OC1-OC3)

Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis (PL 4)
Socrates Papapolous (Netherland)

The Material and Structural Basis of Bone Fragility  (PL 5)
Ego Seeman (Australia)
17:00-18:00 Poster Viewing with Coffee Break & Exhibition
18:00-19:30
 
Evening Satellite Symposium
New Advances in the Treatment of Osteoporosis with Strontium Ranelate
Presented by Servier
 

Saturday September 29, 2012

Time Title and Speakers

08:30-9:20











 

Meet-the-Expert Session II
Osteoporosis and Orthopaedics - Ziad Al-Zoubi (Jordan) & Mohamed Al Shaker (Saudi Arabia)
UMM QAIS HALL

Do We Need Vitamin D Supplementation and How Much?
Peter Burckhardt (Switzerland)
AMRA HALL

Secondary Fracture Prevention
Cyrus Cooper (UK) & Ghassan Maalouf (Lebanon)
MUATA HALL

Premenopausal Women and Low BMD  Aliya Khan (Canada)
AZRAQ HALL

How to Prepare a 10-minute Lecture  Ego Seeman (Australia)
JERASH

Principles of Rehabilitation in Osteoporosis  Sansin Tuzun (Turkey)
YARMOUK
09:30-10:30
 
Plenary Session III: Rheumatic Diseases & How long we can treat patients with osteoporosis
Chair: Ali Otom (Jordan)
 

Rheumatic Diseases, Inflammation and Osteoporosis (PL 6)
Majeda Khoury (Syria)

How Long Should we Treat? (PL7)
Christian Roux (France)

   
10:30-11:00
exhibition
Poster Viewing with Coffee Break & Exhibition
11:00-12:00
 
Markers of Bone Turnover Round Table
Chair: Riad Sulimani (Saudi Arabia)
Panel:
Riad Sulimani (Saudi Arabia)
Leith Zakraoui (Tunisia)  

 
12:15-13:45
 
Lunch Satellite Symposium
Optimizing Osteoporosis Management: An evolving science
Presented by AMGEN
 
13:30-14:30
exhibition
Lunch
14:30-16:00
 
Plenary Session IV: Nutritional Aspects
Chairs: Stephen Hough (South Africa) / Aliya Khan (Canada) / Abdel Karim Khawaldeh (Jordan)
 
Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis (Without Vitamin D) (PL 8)
Peter Burckhardt (Switzerland)
Is There a Real Vitamin D Problem in the Middle East & Africa Region?  (PL 9)
Mohammad-Saleh Ardawi (Saudi Arabia)
 
  Oral Presentations of Selected Abstracts  (OC4-OC6)
16:00-16:30 Poster Viewing with Coffee Break & Exhibition
16:30-18:00 Plenary Session V: Secondary Osteoporosis
Chairs: René Rizzoli (Switzerland), Khaldoun Khamaiseh (Jordan), Nizar Abdulateef Jassim (Iraq)

Diabetic Bone Disease (PL 10)
Stephen Hough (South Africa)

Hyperparathyroidism (PL 11)
Aliya Khan (Canada)
  Oral Presentations of Selected Abstracts  (OC7-OC9)
   
20:00-23:00 Concert with Palestine Young Orchestra followed by Gala Dinner

 

Sunday September 30, 2012

Time Title and Speakers
09:00-10:30

 
Plenary Session VI: Young Investigator Awards & HRT
Chairs: Mustafa Al Izzi (UAE), Farid Bedran (Lebanon)
  Place of HRT in Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment (PL 12)
Efteem Azar (Jordan)


 
Young Investigator Awards: Oral Presentations of Selected Abstracts (OC 10-OC14)
10:30-11:00
exhibition
Poster viewing with Coffee Break & Exhibition
11:00-12:00

 
Plenary Session VII: Muscle, Bone & Joint - Treatments
Chairs:  Ego Seeman (Australia), Marzouq Khair (Jordan) ,Yousef Othman (Jordan)

Sarcopenia, Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures (PL 13)
Basel Masri (Jordan)

New Perspectives in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis (PL 14)
Cyrus Cooper (UK)

Treatment of Osteoporosis in Men (PL15)
René Rizzoli (Switzerland)
 
12:00-12:30 Closing Ceremony: Where to From Here?
John Kanis (UK), Basel Masri (Jordan), Elias Saba (Palestine)

13:30-20:00
(Pella Hall)

IOF Young Investigator Mentoring Programme
(by invitation only)

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Overview of Scientific Programme

Plenary Sessions/Topics

Epidemiology
The Middle East & Africa Regional Audit – one year after
FRAX® -  What is New?

Burden & Pathophysiology
Economics in Osteoporosis: How can we reconciliate the prescribers and the payers?
Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis
The Material and Structural Basis of Bone Fragility

Other Diseases & Bone
Rheumatic Diseases, Inflammation and Osteoporosis
How Long Should we Treat?

Nutritional Aspects
Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis (without vitamin D)
Is There a Real Vitamin D Problem in the Middle East & Africa Region?

Secondary Osteoporosis
Diabetic Bone Disease
Hyperparathrodism

HRT (and Award Presentations)
Place of HRT in Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment
Young Investigator Awards: Oral Presentations of Selected Abstracts

Rheumatic Diseases & How Long to Treat Patients with Osteoporosis
Sarcopenia and Fragility Fractures (or Osteoporosis)
New Perspectives in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
Treatment of Osteoporosis in Men

Scientific Roundtables

  • Orthopaedic Roundtable
  • Markers of Bone Turnover Roundtable

Meet-the-Expert Sessions

Specialists will lead exchanges on five key topics. Small groups on a “first-come, first-served” pre-registered basis will be encouraged to not only ask questions but to also provide feedback about their own experiences. The sessions are repeated twice, on Friday and Saturday.

Friday September 28, 2012 & Saturday September 29, 2012
08:30–09:20

  • Osteoporosis and Orthopaedics - Ziad Al-Zoubi (Jordan) & Mohamed Al Shaker (Saudi Arabia)
  • Do We Need Vitamin D Supplementation and How Much? - Peter Burckhardt (Switzerland)
    This Meet-the-Expert Session has an unrestricted educational grant from Nestlé
  • Secondary Fracture Prevention - Cyrus Cooper (UK) & Ghassan Maalouf (Lebanon)
    This Meet-the-Expert Session has an unrestricted educational grant from GE
  • Premenopausal Women and Low BMD - Aliya Khan (Canada)
    This Meet-the-Expert Session has an unrestricted educational grant from Hologic 
  • How to Write a Scientific Paper (Sept 28) / How to Prepare a 10-minute Lecture (Sept 29) - Ego Seeman (Australia)
  • Principles of Rehabilitation in Osteoporosis  - Sansin Tuzun (Turkey)
     

Poster Sessions

There will be five poster viewing/discussions with coffee breaks.

Oral presentations

There will be an opportunity for at least 9 oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts. These will be in three sessions, 30 minutes each.

IOF Young Investigator Awards

IOF is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge on osteoporosis, and in particular to encouraging young researchers in all parts of the world to focus on this important area of research. As a sign of this commitment, IOF is offering the presenting authors (40 years old or younger at the time of the Meeting) of the top five ranking abstracts submitted to the IOF Regionals 2nd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting an IOF Young Investigator Award. The recipients will be awarded US $1000 and will be invited to present their work at a special session on Sunday September 30, 2012.

IOF Young Investigator Mentoring Programme

A select number of young scientists (40 years of age or under) will be invited to attend an exclusive hands-on course which focuses on research, writing publications and delivering presentations. The course, led by renowned osteoporosis experts, will be organized on Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 13:30-20:00. A small travel grant and accommodation will be provided for winners to help defray the cost of attendance.
FACULTY: Prof. John Kanis, Prof Cyrus Cooper, Prof. René Rizzoli, and Prof. Ego Seeman (tbc)

Satellite Symposia

There will be four Satellite Symposia.

Abstracts

Abstracts of the meeting will be published as a supplement to Osteoporosis International
Abstract deadline was Friday, May 18, 2012
Poster and oral instructions can be found here

CME Accreditation

The 'International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)' (or) 'IOF Regionals – 2nd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting & 6th Pan Arab Osteoporosis Congress PAOC’6' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the
following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The 'IOF Regionals – 2nd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting & 6th Pan Arab Osteoporosis Congress PAOC’6' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 14 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

In addition:
16 CME from the Jordanian Medical Council