IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting 2015 Abu Dhabi

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  • The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Emirates Osteoporosis Society (EOS) look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi for the IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from December 5 – 7, 2015.

    The Meeting is the leading educational and research forum for osteoporosis and related diseases in the region. It’s an ideal opportunity to learn about new clinical advances and to hear about the latest regional research.

    For the first time, the meeting will be opened by a dedicated half-​day workshop on the topic of Bone and Diabetes, two interrelated issues of great importance, particularly in the Middle-​East. The workshop will involve a number of expert speakers from the fields of bone and musculoskeletal health. It will address key points such as the increased risk of osteoporosis in people with diabetes, the impact of new diabetes therapies on bone health and the safety and efficacy of osteoporosis therapies in people with diabetes.

    The IOF Regionals 3rd Middle East and Africa Osteoporosis Meeting will be applying for local CPE and European CME accreditation credits.

    Conference Topics

    The scientific programme will highlight hot topics and latest trends in the field.

    Key Themes

    • Bone and Diabetes
    • Nutrition and Exercise
    • Fracture prediction in Arabic countries
    • Sarcopenia and Mobility
    • Menopausal Hormone Therapy

    Hot Topics

    In Plenary, Oral Communication & Meet-​the-​Expert sessions – with direct clinical relevance for a broad audience

    • Major health problems in the Middle East and their link to bone
    • What’s new on the horizon in therapy
    • Orthopaedics /​Fracture
    • Skeletal rare diseases
    • Men and Bone Health
    • Vitamin D and pregnancy/​lactation
    • Sequential/​combined therapies in osteoporosis
    • Calcium supplements and cardiovascular risk
    • Management of osteoporosis in frail elderly
    • Treat to target

    Diabetes and Osteoporosis Pre-​meeting Workshop

    With the ageing of the population and unhealthy lifestyles, osteoporosis and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus are affecting millions of people in the Middle East. Diabetics are now recognized as being at increased risk of fracture, however health professionals need to be aware of the special challenges in the diagnosis and management of these patients.

    Co-​chaired by Prof. Maha Taysir Barakat, Director General of Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Professor Serge Ferrari, this comprehensive Workshop will feature expert speakers from the fields of diabetes, bone and musculoskeletal health. Lectures will address key issues including risk assessment, impact of new diabetes therapies, and osteoporosis management in diabetic patients.

    There will be opportunity for discussion and questions throughout the day.

    Publication Opportunity

    All abstracts will be published in a supplement of Osteoporosis International.

    IOF Young Investigator Award

    IOF is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge on osteoporosis, and in particular to encouraging young researchers in all parts of the world to focus on this important field.

    As a sign of this commitment, IOF is offering the presenting authors (40 years old or younger at the time of the Meeting) of the top five ranked submitted abstracts an award of $1,000 USD. Furthermore, they will present their work at a special session on Sunday, December 6, 2015.

    Organising Committee

    Meeting co-​chairs

    • Cyrus Cooper, UK
    • Abdulrahim Al Suhaili, UAE

    Local Organizing Committee

    • Gemma Adib, Co-​chair SYR
    • Mustafa Al-​Izzi, Co-​chair UAE
    • Abdulrahim Al Suhaili, UAE
    • Basel Masri, JOR
    • Elias Saba, PSE

    Scientific Programme Committee

    • Serge Ferrari, Co-​chair CHE
    • Madhat Khafajy, Co-​chair UAE
    • Gemma Adib, SYR
    • Nadia Al-​Ali, KWT
    • Mustafa Al-​Izzi, UAE
    • Mohammed Alshaker, SAU
    • Mohammed-​Salleh Ardawi, SAU
    • Rafic Baddoura, LBN
    • Humeira Badsha, UAE
    • Farid Bedran, LBN
    • Cyrus Cooper, UK
    • Bess Dawson-​Hughes, USA
    • Tobias De Villiers, ZAF
    • Hachemi Djoudi, DZA
    • Abdullah El Maghraoui, MAR
    • Ghada El-​Hajj Fuleihan, LBN
    • Khaled El-​Muntaser, LBY
    • John Kanis, UK
    • Aliya Khan, CAN
    • Majida Khoury, SYR
    • Bagher Larijani, IRN
    • Basel Masri, JOR
    • Ahmad Mortagy, EGY
    • Abdel Latif Nazar, IRQ
    • Dominique Pierroz, CHE
    • Jean-​Yves Reginster, BEL
    • René Rizzoli, CHE
    • Riad Sulimani, SAU
    • Majeed Said Abdul, JOR
    • Sansin Tuzun, TUR
    • Leith Zakraoui, TUN
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