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

NOF Clinical  Director, Dr. Andrea Singer, is featured in a Reuters article detailing a new study on the toll of osteoporotic fratures among postmenopausal women. Dr. Singer served as lead author of the study that found bone fractures due to osteoporosis lead to more hospitalizations and greater healthcare costs than heart attack, stroke or breast cancer for U.S. women age 55 or older.

Read the full article.

The December issue of Consumer Reports on Health announces "Good News about Osteoporosis Meds." A recent review of 294 studies completed since 2005 concluded that certain drugs to treat low bone density can reduce the risk of a spinal fracture by 40 to 60 percent in high risk women, and other fractures can be reduced by 20 to 40 percent.

View the mention in the December issue of Consumer Reports on Health

NOF President, Dr. Robert Gagel's response to a recent New York Times article regarding falls and fractures was selected for online publication. Read the full Letter to the Editor.