Allied health professionals meet at IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis


Mark your diaries for Sunday 4 June 2006

Nyon, Switzerland-- The first program dedicated to allied health professionals will be held as part of the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis, to be held in Toronto, Canada, next June.

Running from 09:00 to 15:00, on Sunday June 4, 2006, the day will feature osteoporosis-related presentations by nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, aimed at people working in these fields.

"We are delighted that allied health professionals will be participating in this important congress as they form an important part of the team in osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The care of patients with osteoporosis relies on the entire spectrum of health care professionals, not just physicians," said Professor René Rizzoli, chairman, IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors and chairman, IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2006 Scientific Committee.

Presenters for this session, who will discuss management of patients with osteoporosis from an allied health professional perspective include:

  • Ina Radziunas, Canada (nursing)
  • Prof. Susan Barr, Canada (dietetics)
  • Dr. Darien Lazowski-Fraher, Canada (physiotherapy)
  • Azeena Ratansi, Canada (occupational therapy)

In addition, a plenary lecture "Paleolithic Lifestyle and Bone" will be given by Dr. S. Boyd Eaton, USA and highlights of the Congress will be presented by Prof. Ego Seeman, Australia.

The IOF WCO, which will be held June 2-6, 2006, is the world's largest scientific congress devoted specifically to osteoporosis, and is expected to attract more than 6,000 global participants.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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