IOF Regional Conference Sydney

Osteoporosis Australia participated at the International Osteoporosis Regional Conference in Sydney, 29 Nov - 1 Dec, 2018.

The conference attracted delegates and patient societies from across the region to review latest research in osteoporosis. The conference included presentations from leading Australian experts and key experts from outside the region.
The conference covered a broad range of topics including:

  • Latest treatments and new treatments on horizon
  • Prevalence and cost of poor bone health in the region
  • Research on calcium, vitamin D and exercise
  • Latest information on genetics

Osteoporosis Australia and other osteoporosis patient societies hosted information booths to showcase key programs (see below).

It is estimated by 2020, 50% of all fractures due to osteoporosis and poor bone health will occur in the Asian region. Action is urgently required to reduce the number for broken bones and reduce the impact on countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

PHOTOS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: CEO OA Greg Lyubomirksy & IOF President Prof Cyrus Cooper, CEO IOF Phillipe Halbout with CEO OA Greg Lyubomirksy, Prof Belinda Beck, Prof Kerrie Sanders, Prof Jacqueline Close, Prof Emma Duncan, Former IOF President Prof John Kanis, Prof Ego Seeman, Prof Serge Ferrari, Dr Manju Chandran and Dr Ambrish Mithal, ANZBMS Team, China Health Promotion Foundation, Japan Osteoporosis Foundation, Japanese Society of Bone & Mineral Research, Osteoporisis Awareness Society of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, Taiwanese Osteoporosis Association