IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting

Abstracts presented at this meeting were published in Osteoporosis International

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Emirates Osteoporosis Society (EOS) look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi for the IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC) from December 5-7, 2015.

The Meeting is the leading educational and research forum for osteoporosis and related diseases in the region. It’s an ideal opportunity to learn about new clinical advances and to hear about the latest regional research.

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A pre-meeting workshop Diabetes & Osteoporosis: the new frontier will be held.

For the first time, the meeting will be opened by a dedicated half-day workshop on the topic of Bone and Diabetes, two interrelated issues of great importance, particularly in the Middle-East. The workshop will involve a number of expert speakers from the fields of bone and musculoskeletal health. It will address key points such as the increased risk of osteoporosis in people with diabetes, the impact of new diabetes therapies on bone health and the safety and efficacy of osteoporosis therapies in people with diabetes.

Join key international experts and clinicians from throughout the region at this important educational and scientific event.

The Meeting is officially endorsed by Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA)

Who should attend?

The programme is of interest to a broad range of physicians and health professionals, including general practitioners and internists, rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, endocrinologists, geriatricians, radiologists, pharmacists, as well as rehabilitation specialists and physiotherapists.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives of the Meeting are to train medical professionals and researchers so that they are better equipped to handle the growing epidemic of musculoskeletal and joint diseases, i.e. osteoporosis, sarcopenia and osteoarthritis. The programme provides a concise and practical overview of these diseases, including the latest advances in their prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Emphasis will be put on two specific topics affecting numerous patients in Middle-East and worldwide: diabetes and its relation to bone fragility, and fracture with the implementation of fracture liaison services. Meet-the-Expert sessions and opportunities for questions & answers are designed to promote active learning. As well as the latest research and advances of interest to a global audience, the programme includes current topics and new research of specific relevance to health professionals in the region.

Important dates

With support from the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau