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 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.
How to interpret your patient’s DXA (Case Studies) Dr Graham Ellis Sponsored by Eli Lilly
NOFSA-IOF FLS Symposium: The need for a fracture liaison service in South Africa
NOFSA MASTERCLASS: A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOPOROSIS
Join our Free CPD Accredited Virtual Event on 9 March from 6-7pm when Dr Hayley de Wet will talk about a practical approach to the management of osteoporosis.
NOFSA Virtual Charity Event: Rattle Them Bones Fun Run
Race Format: 5km and 21 km Entries & Starting Times Date: 25 – 27 November 2021 (we allow 3 days as this is a virtual event and can be done at any time if it falls within the dates supplied) Time: From 25 November 2021 8:00am till 27 November 2021 midnight The 5km and/or 21km […]
FRAX in SA – Prof Bilkish Cassim, 6 July 2021
Prof Bilkish Cassim Prof. Bilkish Cassim is the head of the Department of Geriatrics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is a member of the Executive Committee of NOFSA and has participated in the development of the NOFSA guidelines for the treatment of osteoporosis and the annual Advanced Courses in Osteoporosis. She is the principal […]
All you wanted to know about DXA: case studies – Dr Graham Ellis, 8 June 2021
Dr Graham Ellis Dr Ellis is a Specialist Physician practicing in the field of Endocrinology and is also Medical Director of and consults internationally to Accelerated Enrolment Solutions (AES), a global clinical research organisation. His clinical interests are Osteoporosis, Diabetes & Metabolic Disease. He runs a clinical densitometry service has participated in various DXA training courses. […]