Navigation Links
Osteoporosis prevention strategies and new bone research focus of major Hong Kong meeting
Date:12/12/2013

Today, one of the largest clinical bone events in the Asia-Pacific region opened at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre, drawing close to 850 international delegates from over 60 countries. The IOF Regionals 4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, which continues through to December 15, is organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) in cooperation with the Hong Kong Osteoporosis Foundation and the Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong.

The Meeting focuses on the latest prevention and management strategies in the battle against osteoporosis, one of the most common and serious chronic diseases affecting older adults in Asia. It is estimated that one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis. Fractures caused by osteoporosis, particularly those of the hip and spine, are a major cause of disability in senior citizens, often resulting in long-term disability, loss of independence, and sometimes premature death.

Judy Stenmark, CEO, IOF stated, "We're pleased to host this important annual Meeting in Hong Kong. Delegates from many different specializations will have a unique opportunity to interact with renowned bone experts and exchange information with their peers. They will hear about the latest disease-management options and other clinical advances which will be of benefit to their patients."

A new Audit report launched earlier today by the IOF reveals that in Hong Kong alone there will be an approximate 70% increase in the number of hip fractures from 2009 to 2015. To stem this tide of fractures, health professionals and health authorities must implement new prevention strategies and engage in more research.

"More than 230 research abstracts will be published in conjunction with the IOF Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting, and many of these present important new findings from Asian countries. This underlines the significance of IOF's annual meeting as a fertile venue for collaboration and research innovation," said Professor Cyrus Cooper, Co-Chair of the Meeting and Chair, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors.

The scientific abstracts from the Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting have been published in a supplement issue of Osteoporosis International.


'/>"/>

Contact: Charanjit K. Jagait Ph.D.
cjagait@iofbonehealth.org
41-229-940-102
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Scientists have discovered genes that increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures
2. Study: Men who do load-bearing exercise in early 20s may be shielded from osteoporosis
3. Second Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting to take place in Jordan
4. Major osteoporosis meeting opens in São Paulo
5. Progress in Osteoporosis re-launched with new design, now invites commentary
6. New review outlines screening strategies for osteoporosis in young adults
7. Mechanisms for a beneficial effect of moderate alcohol consumption on osteoporosis in women
8. Dual action polyclonal antibody may offer more effective, safer protection against osteoporosis
9. Register now for the key osteoporosis meeting in the Asia-Pacific region
10. Launch of the EU large-scale integrating project BlueGenics to combat osteoporosis
11. IOF Asia-Pacific Meeting presents new research and advances in osteoporosis management
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/22/2016)... , June 22, 2016 On Monday, ... call to industry to share solutions for the Biometric ... U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), explains that CBP ... are departing the United States , ... and to defeat imposters. Logo - ...
(Date:6/9/2016)... ISTANBUL , June 9, 2016  Perkotek an innovation leader in attendance control ... to seamlessly log work hours, for employers to make sure the right employees are ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160609/377486LOGO ... ... ...
(Date:6/2/2016)... 2, 2016   The Weather Company , an IBM ... an industry-first capability in which consumers will be able to ... ask questions via voice or text and receive relevant information ... Marketers have long sought an advertising solution that ... be personal, relevant and valuable; and can scale across millions ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... Ginkgo Bioworks , a leading organism design company ... as one of the World Economic Forum,s Technology ... companies. Ginkgo Bioworks is engineering biology to manufacture ... the nutrition, health and consumer goods sectors. The ... Fortune 500 companies to design microbes for their ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers and fluorometers ... the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional z-dimension of ... beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has developed several ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... announce the launch of their brand, UP4™ Probiotics, into Target stores nationwide. The ... is proud to add Target to its list of well-respected retailers. This list ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 A person commits a ... crime scene to track the criminal down. An ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses DNA evidence to track ... Sound far-fetched? It,s not. The FDA has increasingly ... support investigations of foodborne illnesses. Put as simply as possible, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: