Attending conferences are always an excellent way to get grips with the latest developments in research, treatment and clinical practice; meet up with old colleagues and network with new like-minded peers. At Rheumatology 2012 in Glasgow earlier this month all aspects of rheumatology were covered including osteoarthritis, sports medicine, clinical trials, pain, basic science and osteoporosis.
I was keen to attend the Osteoporosis: topical issues, not only for the content, but to support my colleagues Emma Clark, who was chairing the session and Celia Gregson who was talking about High Bone Mass.
Other highlights included Calcium/vitamin D supplementation and risk of heart attack, which was eloquently presented by Professor Bo Abrahamsen, this continues to be a ‘hot topic’ and debated at conferences around the world. In 2010 Bo took part in a workshop for the Osteoporosis and Bone Conference and this year has been invited back to give a plenary lecture on this important topic.
At the Osteoporosis and Bone Conference 2012 you will have to make the decision as to whether to attend either Emma’s or my workshop; I will be discussing ‘FRAX to the Future’ and Emma will be focussing on ‘Management of Vertebral Fractures’. I’m sure whichever workshop you attend you won’t be disappointed!
You can book your place at the Osteoporosis and Bone Conference 2012 in Manchester between 1-4 July online at www.nos.org.uk/conference