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Due to popular demand, we are bringing ‘Meet the Speaker’ lunchtime sessions back to Osteoporosis 2018.


These sessions will give you time to engage directly with international experts in a more informal environment. You’ll have the chance to discuss clinical conundrums and practical advice regarding patient management in relation to their specialist field.

Here’s who you can meet and what you can expect to discuss in these 30 minute lunchtime sessions:


Sunday 2 December

Dr Lora Giangregorio (Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo) will discuss her topic on the role of exercise on reducing fragility fractures. You’ll be able to question her about her research into the effects of different types of exercise on fractures, falls, and other outcomes - and ask for practical tips on putting that research into practice.

Monday 3 December

Professor Ailsa Welch (Professor of Nutritional Epidemiology involved in research and teaching at UEA since 2007) will be available to hear and discuss your thoughts on her topic What’s the score with vitamins and minerals in bone health?

Tuesday 4 December

Dr Angela Cheung (Senior Scientist at Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and Clinical Researcher at Krembil Research Institute) will be answering questions around Atypical Femoral Fractures: what can we learn from epidemiology?

Workshops are proving popular! 

You’ve heard that Osteoporosis 2018 is happening. And that it’s going to be the biggest and best conference yet. But do you know about all the great workshops that are taking place?

These educational workshops are designed to help you improve your working practices and there’s two that are proving very popular already:

 Dr Terence Ong is a Geriatrician and Research Fellow at the Department for Healthcare of Older People at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He’ll be running a workshop titled Case studies on vertebral fracture management.

 Professor Dawn Skelton is a commissioned author of the World Health Organisation and the Department of Health. She also runs training courses to move research into practice with allied health professionals and fitness instructors. She’ll be running a workshop titled Exercise and osteoporosis – putting new principles into practice.

The hard decision isn’t whether to be at Osteoporosis 2018 - its which workshops you’re going to choose to attend.

What you need to know about Osteoporosis 2018

Although Osteoporosis 2018 is eight months away, anticipation for the event has been growing, and we’re already seeing large numbers of people planning their involvement.

It’s not too late to join these ‘early birds’ and catch up to £300 in savings.

And, so that you don’t miss out on the great opportunities available to you at Osteoporosis 2018, we’ve pulled out some of the most important bits:

  1. Osteoporosis 2018 is the UK’s leading event on osteoporosis and bone health. By attending you’ll hear the latest research and innovative ideas from world leading experts, to help you improve your working practices.
  2. Early bird prices are available now with savings of up to £300, but you’ll need to be quick – they won’t be around forever.
  3. Special rates are available for some trainee doctors, AHPs, nurses, academics and students – make sure you check whether you benefit before you book.
  4. If you are planning to submit an abstract, to showcase your research, you’ll need to do it before the deadline of 8 June 2018.
  5. You can gain up to 18 CPD points at this three-day conference.
  6. There’s lots of awards to be won. The Young Scientist Prize offers a £4,500 award for those involved in osteoporosis research for less than ten years. If you’re interested and eligible, you’ll need to apply by 25 May 2018.
  7. Bursaries of up to £500 are available to contribute towards attendance costs, but you’ll need to apply before 8 June 2018 if you’re eligible.
  8. Osteoporosis 2018 will bring you over 30 speakers and 20 exhibitors, 16 workshops, 800 other healthcare professionals and lots of learning opportunities.


Did we mention that you can still benefit from our early bird pricing and save up to £300 on the normal delegate price?

We look forward to seeing you at Osteoporosis 2018.