Every year in the UK there are nearly 300,000 fragility fractures. Osteoporosis and fragility fractures are a growing public health issue having an enormous impact on people and their families as well as the NHS.
To raise awareness of bone health and support people with osteoporosis, the Department of Rheumatology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust along with the Portsmouth Group of the National Osteoporosis Society, are jointly hosting the popular Love Your Bones conference on Wednesday 25 June 2014. The conference takes place between 09.00am and 4.15pm at the Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park Portsmouth.
In its 8th year, this unique forum caters for both health professionals and the public and there will be over 40 exhibition stands and a programme of seminars throughout the day.
Among the expert speakers on the day will be Dr Steven Young Min, Consultant Rheumatologist & Lead for Osteoporosis and Fizz Thompson, Clinical and Operations Director at the National Osteoporosis Society who will be speaking on the importance of fracture prevention services.
Margo Berry, Chairman of the Portsmouth Support Group for the National Osteoporosis Society said: “This event is ideal for anyone who wants to find out more about their bone health. It’s always really busy and there’s lots going on, with seminars and stands offering plenty of information. Plus it gives people with osteoporosis a chance to network and share their experiences.”
Love Your Bones 8 will be leading on a range of issues including eating for your bones, treatment pathways currently experienced by hip fracture patients and an update on the latest research and technology. The conference provides vital support and information aimed at improving the quality of life for people living with osteoporosis as well as the opportunity to network with others who live with the condition.
The event is free to attend and you can register by calling 023-9228-6000 ext 1495 or download a form here http://www.nos.org.uk/loveyourbones8. The closing date is June 20th, so register now!