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					Wolverhampton Osteoporosis
Support Group presents:
Understanding Osteoporosis and
Fragility Fractures
(meeting sponsored by Amgen & Prostrakan)

A FREE Study Day for Health Professionals
Date: Wednesday 14th November Time: 12:00 - 17:00 (Sandwich lunch will be provided)
Venue: Postgraduate Centre, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
Who is the Study Day for?
The programme is designed to engage all health professionals who deal with people with or at risk of osteoporosis
and/or fragility fractures including: primary and secondary care doctors, practice nurses, nurse advisors, pharmacists,
radiographers and the community falls team.

CPD credits
CPD credits will be applied for from the Royal College of Physicians and four credits are likely to be awarded for
attendance at this event.

Why target osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis causes fragile bones, which can lead to painful and disabling fractures, particularly in the hip and spine.
1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone, mainly because of poor bone health.
Almost three million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis. There are more than 300,000 fragility
fractures every year, including 70,000 hip fractures. Ten percent of people suffering a hip fracture die within 30 days
and 30 per cent will be dead within a year.

  12:00 - 13:00                                                  14:35 - 15:15
  Registration, lunch and coffee                                 Osteoporosis: management update
                                                                 Dr Wahab Al-Allaf, Consultant Rheumatologist
  13:00 - 13:20                                                  New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
  Welcome, housekeeping and introduction
  Suzanne Hewitt, Volunteer Ambassador                           15:15 - 15:35 Refreshment break
  National Osteoporosis Society
                                                                 15:35 - 16:05 Falls prevention/damage limitation
  13:20 - 14:00                                                  Saskia Poller, Falls Prevention Co-ordinator
  An overview of osteoporosis including diagnosis using          Falls Prevention Service, West Park Hospital, Wolverhampton
  DXA and clinical risk factors
  Sister Norma Rowland, Advanced Nurse Specialist:               16:05 - 16:45
  Trauma, Orthopaedics and Rheumatology,                         Vitamin D
  New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton                              Dr Newton, Consultant Rheumatologist
                                                                 New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
  14:00 - 14:15
  The Fracture Liaison Service in Wolverhampton                  16:45 - 17:05
  Sister Norma Rowland, Advanced Nurse Specialist                The work of the NOS: How we can help you
  New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton                              Katie Hall, Regional Development Manager,
                                                                 North West & Central England, National Osteoporosis Society
  14:15 - 14:35
  Osteoporosis QOF indicators                                    17:05 - 17:15
  Dr Julian Parkes, GP                                           Questions and close
  Alfred Squire Health Centre, Wolverhampton

                    To REGISTER to attend this FREE event go to:
             CLOSING DATE for registration is 29th October 2012
        If you need further information or help regarding registration for this event please contact: Linda Toulson
                                     Tel: 01761 473122 Email: l.toulson@nos.org.uk

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