Osteoporosis Conference for health professionals

2023 'Equity in bone health'

Our most recent conference took place at University of Manchester 13-14 September 2023

Attended by a multidisciplinary audience of over 500 healthcare professionals, Osteoporosis 2023 showcased the latest in research and advances in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients.

All ticket holders have access the on-demand content included in their ticket price.

On-demand sessions are available and can be purchased by non-ticket holders here

2023 Conference on-demand programme:


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


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


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


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


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


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

Abstract publication

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