WORLD CONGRESS ON OSTEOPOROSIS, OSTEOARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASES
The 24th Edition of the WCO-IOF-ESCEO Congress will take place in London on April 11-14, 2024. The members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) are developing a very exciting Congress scientific programme that will bring […]
NOFSA Masterclass: Diabetes and Osteoporosis
Join our next webinar on 12 March hosted by Dr Zane Stevens and moderated by Dr Stanley Lipschitz. The event is sponsored by CIPLA. The talk will review the link between diabetes and osteoporosis by assessing the prevalence of fractures, mechanisms of bone fragility and the impact of diabetes therapy on bone health
Rattle Your Bones 5km Fun Run
Help us raise awareness for people with brittle bones and create a lot of noise about a silent disease called Osteoporosis! Join our 5km Fun Run on 2 November 2024 at the iconic Groot Constantia Wine Estate in Cape Town!
Bones, Kidneys and Hearts: 3 Moving Targets
The impact of kidney disease on survival exhibits a dose-response effect, with increasingly powerful negative effects seen as the level of kidney function falls. Many of the deaths are cardiovascular but substantial additional morbidity and mortality are related to metabolic bone disease whereby the CKD-MBD syndrome (of which osteoporosis is a component) increases fracture risk and makes those fractures much more dangerous than they are in the ’ non-renal population.
Rocking your Bones Virtual Run for Osteoporosis Awareness
Rocking your Bones – Osteoporosis Awareness Virtual Fun Run from 28 August - 2 September. Register online
ROCKING YOUR BONES OSTEOPOROSIS AWARENESS FUN RUN
Sponsored by: Event date: 2 September 2023 Event venue: Groot Constantia Wine Estate Format: 5km run Starting time: 07h00 Registration amount: R150.00 pp (includes a R50 Groot Constantia gift voucher) Toilets: There will be two for men and two for women – restaurant bathrooms may not […]
WCO IOF-ESCEO 2024 CONGRESS
World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Hilton London, United Kingdom, 11-14 April 2024
NOFSA MASTERCLASS: FRACTURE RISK ASSESSMENT IN OSTEOPOROSIS
he main aim of therapy in osteoporosis is to reduce fracture risk. Assessment of fracture risk using clinical risk factors and bone mineral density (BMD) is therefore an important aspect in deciding on starting pharmacotherapy in patients with low bone mass. One of the available tools that can be used in this regard is FRAX, an online fracture risk assessment tool and the talk will outline the appropriate use of this clinical tool as well as the intervention thresholds for starting pharmacotherapy.
NOFSA MASTERCLASS: CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D
Calcium and vitamin D supplements are considered essential to bone health. Dr Lipschitz will discuss the merits and risks of supplements in the general population, persons with osteoporosis and the elderly. Concern has been registered regarding the safety of calcium and vitamin D. This data will be examined. Recommendations based on the latest data as […]
WCO-IOF ESCEO Congress
After more than 2 years of virtual editions, the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases will take place from May 4 to May 7, 2023 in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain !
NOFSA MASTERCLASS: 14 MARCH 2023
Osteoporosis is an incurable and systemic skeletal disorder that weakens bone strength with an increased risk of fracture. Dr de Villiers will delve into the management of osteoporosis as a life-long process that requires different drugs over varying periods of time with intermittent drug-free periods, and emphasise that a detailed knowledge of every available drug […]
THE MENOPAUSE STUDY: ONLINE EVENT
Understanding the impact of HIV infection and the effect of menopause on the health, and particularly musculoskeletal health, of African women. (The MENOPAUSE Study) This event is endorsed by the South African Menopause Society and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa. The event is free, but registration is required. The event will be hosted on Zoom. All times shown are in CAT.
NOFSA RUN/WALK FOR LIFE
Registration is R125 per person Everyone that registers will automatically be entered into a lucky draw. Prize winners will be announced after the completion of the race on Monday, 28 November. Everyone that enters will receive a NOFSA & Run/Walk for Life Cap.
NOFSA RATTLE THEM BONES VIRTUAL RUN
You can enter for a 5km, 10km and 21km race and run anywhere in the country. Entries via Entry Ninja. The first 3 places will receive a medal which will be dispatched after the race. Registration is R125 and children under 12 is free. Raffle tickets are on sale at Entry Ninja for R10. Winner […]
NOFSA RATTLE THEM BONES FUN RUN AT MEERENDAL
5km Course Register via Entry Ninja The event starts at 09:00 with registrations on the day. Race starts at 09:30 All participants will receive a NOFSA Cap. There are restaurants at the venue if you want to eat something after the event. Raffle tickets are on sale at Entry Ninja for R10 and also on […]
NOFSA-IOF FLS VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM 2
NOFSA MASTERCLASS: PART 5: My patient has a low bone mass – is this osteoporosis or could it be something else?
This practical clinical session will provide an overview of the approach to the investigation of secondary causes of osteoporosis with two case studies illustrating the importance of excluding underlying conditions before starting treatment.
NOFSA MASTERCLASS | OSTEOPOROSIS DRUGS: BEWARE OF THE OTHERS!
The talk will focus on the most “common” or “feared” side-effects of the Osteoporosis drugs available in South Africa. A mention of some of the new, commonly used drugs used for alternative conditions (e.g. Diabetes Mellitus) which has a positive or detrimental effect on bone.