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Osteoporosis Conference 2023

Equity in bone health

The UK’s leading conference and exhibition on osteoporosis and bone health

University of Manchester 13-14 September

University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester. M13 9PL

Back after a five year hiatus, the UK’s biggest conference on osteoporosis and bone health returns, to a new location in Manchester. Bringing together a multidisciplinary audience of over 500 healthcare professionals, Osteoporosis 2023 will showcase the latest in research and advances in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients.

Osteoporosis continues to be one of the most urgent public health crises of the modern era and this conference aims to help us understand what best practice care looks like, whilst helping healthcare professionals deliver this. Together we can prevent hundreds of thousands of avoidable fractures, extend quality of life for millions of people, and make a game-changing difference for our NHS. 

With a full two-day conference, exhibition and symposium, our 2023 conference will provide a variety of learning and networking opportunities. See the complete programme below (please note some sessions are still TBC and may change).

Registration closed. On-demand sessions can be purchased here

Conference Programme




Registration & refreshments




Exhibition opens




Opening Sessions:

Equity in bone health - Breaking the Silence

Speaker: Craig Jones, CEO, Royal Osteoporosis Society            



Theme Launch:

Equity in bone health

1) Healthcare inequities a population health issue

Speaker: Dr Owen Williams

2) My Voice Matters

Speaker: Rehana Ismail, Patient Advocate




Keynote plenary session:

Quality care for everybody

1) Hip fracture: equity in care
Speaker: Celia Gregson

2) Once for Scotland: Hip fracture audit
Speaker: Alison Black

3) FLS: All Wales approach
Speaker: Inder Singh




Lunchtime poster viewing and presentations 


Sponsored satellite symposium





Plenary session: 

Therapeutic dilemmas: grey areas 

1) Implementing Romosozumab in clinical practice - the Scotland experience
Speaker: Stuart Ralston & Rosemary Hollick

2) Managing eGFR and bone
Speaker: Richard Keen

3) Romosozumab and cardiovascular risk
Speaker: Sarah Hardcastle

Parallel session:

Bone health essentials: Diagnosis +

1) Introduction to fracture risk assessment with FRAX 
Speaker: Zoe Paskins

2) Understanding BMD and DXA measurements
Speaker: Nicola Peel

3) Vertebral fractures - who to xray
Speaker: Emma Clark









Plenary session:

Hot topics in nutrition and bone

1) Clinical relevance of
micronutrients on

muscle and bone
Speaker: Ailsa Welch

2) International perspectives on nutrition and bone health
Speaker: Kate Ward

Parallel session

Bone health essentials: investigations 

1) Investigating secondary causes for osteoporosis
Speaker: Jennie Walsh

2) Making the best use of bone turnover markers
Speaker: Richard Eastell

Workshop W01

Fixing hip fracture organisation for better patient outcomes- QI 
Speakers: Celia Gregson, Rita Patel & Antony Johansen with
Jill Griffin

Workshop W02 

More than one way to pick up a fracture: learning from practitioners' experiences of FLS across the UK
Speakers: Rosemary Hollick & Terry Aspray

Workshop W03

Working with patients for safe spinal movement 
Speaker: Dorte With & Emma Clark

Workshop W04  

The Exercise prescription
Speaker: Katherine Brooke Wavell, Sarah Leyland & Richard Blagrove




Plenary session:

Management of symptomatic vertebral fractures 

1) Patient experience of living with vertebral fractures
Speaker: Lore Winmouth Wolfston, Patient Advocate

2) New consensus guidance practice points
Speaker: Terry O'Neill

3) Equity- improving access to self-management 
Speaker: Mette Friberg Hitz


Parallel session:

Abstract presentations

Chaired by Nicola Peel & Preeshila Behary

Workshop W05

FLSDB Symposium
Speaker: Kassim Javaid

Workshop W06 

Advanced and consultant AHP and Nursing practice- MDT working
Speaker: Emily Rose-Parfitt & Karen Knapp

Workshop W07 

Bone health in the frail older adult
Madhavi Vindalcheruvu

Workshop W08 

Better nutrition for bone and muscle health

Speaker: Alexandra Maveroeidi




Sponsored satellite symposium

Thornton & Ross




NOGG members meeting (invitation only)






Registration and refreshments 




Sponsored satellite symposium





Exhibition opens 




Plenary session:

Clinical Challenges in underserved communities

1)Bone health in patients with learning disabilities
Speaker: Jarod Wong

2)Bone health in transgender
Speaker: Eleni Kariki

3)Bone health in inflammatory conditions
Speaker: Elaine Dennison


Parallel session:

Bone Health essentials: management in diverse groups

1) Overview of treatment options
Speaker: Matt Grove

2) Management of younger individuals: 

- on aromatase inhibitors 

- with eating disorders
Speaker: Jennie Walsh

3)Management in the frail older adult and cognitively impaired
Speaker: Madhavi Vindlacheruvu








Plenary session:

Speaking our language- patient engagement

1) Lived experience and interactions with healthcare professionals
Speaker: Patient Advocate

2) Health literacy and shared decision making
Speaker: Jo Protheroe

3) The power of (mis)communication in osteoporosis management
Speaker: Zoe Paskins 

Parallel session 

Abstract presentations 

Chaired by Nicola Peel & Rachel Ashcroft Hands

Workshop T09  

DXA - quality reporting
Speaker: Karen Knapp

Workshop T10  

The exercise prescription
Speaker: Katherine Brooke Wavell, Sarah Leyland & Richard Blagrove

Workshop T11 

FLS implementation and improvement
Speaker: Steven Rowntree

Workshop T12

Duchene muscular dystrophy and bone health
Speaker: Jarod Wong




Lunchtime poster viewing and presentations 


MBIG committee meeting (invitation only)




Plenary session: 

Risky Business: fracture risk assessment today 

1) Estimating fracture risk: FRAX+
Speaker: Eugene McCloskey

2)Management of ‘imminent’ fracture risk
Speaker: Kassim Javaid

Parallel session:

Abstract presentations 

Chaired by Nicola Peel & Terry Aspray

Workshop T13  

DXA quality reporting
Speaker: Karen Knapp 

Workshop T14 

Working with patients for safe spinal movement- practical tips
Speaker: Dorte With & Emma Clark

Workshop T15 

Advances in vertebral fracture identification technology
Speaker: Ken Poole

Workshop T16

ROS research grants programme- getting to a yes
Speaker: Jon Tobias




Awards and closing ceremony 

1) Linda Edwards presentation
Speaker: Craig Jones

2) Linda Edwards Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Cyrus Cooper

3) Abstract Commendation Awards & The Cyrus Cooper Award for research, quality & innovation & abstract commendations

Speaker: Nicky Peel

4) My message to you
Speaker: Patient Advocate

4) Close
Speaker: Neil Gitteos








Our accommodation portal with Marketing Manchester, is now closed.

Abstract submissions are closed.

We are also pleased to announce that our partner journal is JBMR Plus where your abstract will be published, following the close of conference.

Results to authors- week of 26 June

Publication in JBMR Plus - Sept/Oct

Looking to partner with us? 

Partnership opportunities are now closed for the 2023 Conference.


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