By NOF; Monday, April 15, 2013

NOF is Bringing Together Nationally Recognized Bone Health Experts

Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life: A Free Consumer Forum to Kick-Off Annual Professional Meeting

What:  The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is hosting its annual Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life: A Free Consumer Forum as the kickoff event to the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO13). The event will include an interactive panel discussion with nationally recognized bone health experts to address attendee questions on calcium, vitamin D, nutrition, exercise, osteoporosis treatment and more.

 

Who: Chicago area osteoporosis patients, caregivers and anyone interested in bone health are invited to hear directly from the diverse team of world-class experts gathering for NOF’s annual meeting, including:

  • Barbara Hannah Grufferman, NOF Bone Health Ambassador, Author, Huffington Post and AARP Columnist
  • Murray J. Favus, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Bone Program at the University of Chicago School of Medicine
  • Karen Kemmis, DPT, physical therapist and exercise physiologist at SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • P. Mona Khanna, MD, MPH, Medical Contributor, Fox Chicago News

 

When:  Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

Where: Union League Club of Chicago

             Main Dining Room

            65 West Jackson Boulevard

            Chicago, IL 60604

 

Why:  In the U.S. today, one in two women and up to one in four men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. For women, this incidence is greater than that of heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. As the source of strength for the 44 million Americans at-risk or suffering from osteoporosis, NOF hosts consumer events across the country to arm patients, caregivers and consumers with the information they need to take action to prevent or better manage the disease.

 

Contact: Valerie Patmintra, NOF at 202-320-6388 or Valerie.Patmintra@nof.org  

 

About the National Osteoporosis Foundation

Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.

The latest

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Read the full article.

NOF recently named new officers and members to its Board of Trustees during its annual meeting. With their leadership skills and specialized backgrounds, the new board officers and members will greatly benefit the organization as it works to reduce the two million broken bones that occur each year due to osteoporosis.

NOF today released updated prevalence data estimating that a total of 54 million U.S. adults, representing more than one-half of the total U.S. adult population, is currently affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. Recently published online by the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the study reveals that 10.2 million adults have osteoporosis and another 43.4 million have low bone mass.