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

ISO15, NOF's annual meeting, taking place in Washington, DC from May 19-22, has attracted the world’s leading bone health experts to present the latest clinically-relevant and evidence-based information on the prevention, diagnosis and prevention of osteoporosis.

NOF announced Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Scientific Officer of The National Quality Forum, as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO15). Dr. Burstin will deliver the keynote address, “Opportunities for Performance Improvement in Osteoporosis and Post-Fracture Patient Management,” to open NOF’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

NOF recently announced Dr. Robert Recker, Immediate Past President and long-term NOF Board of Trustees member as the recipient of its 2014 Lawrence G. Raisz, MD Memorial Lecture Award. Dr. Recker will present at the opening session of ISO15, the premier clinical conference for healthcare professionals who treat patients with and at risk for osteoporosis and fractures.