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Online information events

Welcome to #BoneMatters, our new series of online Q+A sessions – giving you the chance to hear from leading experts in osteoporosis and bone health about the subjects that matter to you.

Join us for our series of Facebook Lives, 'FAQ' videos and longer webinars, featuring members of our own clinical team alongside colleagues from our wider community of professional experts.

Throughout the year, we'll be hosting regular online Q+As to help you and your loved ones live well with osteoporosis. From living with fractures and understanding scans and tests, to nutrition and exercise – we'll be talking to experts about the topics that matter most.

Events coming up in 2022:

Check back regularly to see what's coming up, and to catch up on previous events.

 

 

 

 

August

Nutrition

In this online Q+A, hear from experts about how eating and drinking the right things can support your bone health at every stage of your life.

September 

Living well with fractures

We’ll provide practical advice in this webinar on how to live with osteoporosis and broken bones, including ways to manage pain.

October

Nurse Q&A

Our specialist nurses will be answering a common query from the Helpline in this month's short Q&A film - How does osteoporosis cause height loss or a curved back?

November 

Exercise and osteoporosis

We’ll explore the various ways you can continue to exercise and maintain your fitness in this Facebook Live.

December 

How to cope – a patient’s perspective

Log on for our Facebook Live addressing common fears after a diagnosis, sharing ways to get the support you need, and tackling issues such as loneliness.

Catch up on previous events:

To view the videos, click on the large triangle in the middle of the video. Click on the dashed box on the bottom right for full screen mode. 

July 

Nurse Q&A

Our specialist nurses will be answering common queries from the Helpline in this month's short Q&A films.

How do I make sure my bisphosphonate medication is properly absorbed?

 

 

How long does a spinal fracture take to heal?

 

 

June 

Relationships and intimacy

Up next from the Bone Matters series is an audio discussion on relationships and intimacy. Tune in to hear Sarah Leyland, Specialist Nurse and Clinical Advisor at the Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) in conversation with Denise Knowles, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. They explore how living with osteoporosis and broken bones can affect personal relationships, how to access help, and some of the positive ways issues can be resolved.

Please note, intimate discussions involved.

We’ve based the topic of this discussion on the feedback and questions we’ve received from you. To help shape the rest of the Bone Matters series, please complete our short survey and have your say: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BoneMattersRI

May 2022

Medication support

Dr Nicola Peel, Dr Zoe Paskins and Professor David Armstrong

Hear all about the main drug treatments for osteoporosis in this #BoneMatters webinar, in which Dr Nicola Peel, Dr Zoe Paskins and Prof. David Armstrong give detailed information to help you make informed decisions about your medicine. 

April 2022

DXA and other scans for osteoporosis

Our April event with Jill Griffin - ROS Clinical Lead, Vertebral Fractures, focused on what bone density scanning (DXA) is, what your scan results might mean, and other scans that might be used.

April 2022

Nurse Q&A: Is osteoporosis painful?

Our specialist nurses answering a common query from the Helpline in this short Q&A film.

 

March 2022

Nurse Q&A: Do I need a calcium supplement?

Our specialist nurses answering a common query from the Helpline in this short Q&A film.

 

 

February 2022

Pregnancy associated osteoporosis

In a nod to Rare Disease Day, our Clinical Advisor, Sarah Leyland, was joined by Professor Stuart Ralston, Chair of Rheumatology at Edinburgh University, and a patient with this rare condition.

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