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 ACTIVITIES  PAST ACTIVITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL 2002 - 2011 8TH REGIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS CONFERENCE AND IOF COURSE 2007 

IOF Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course, with Densitometry Certification Schedule

Date:      18th -19th May 2007     

IOF Speakers:  Prof. Jan Stepan (Czech), Prof. Nick Pockock (Australia)

Local speaker:  Dr. T.P. Ip (Hong Kong), Prof. Annie Kung (Hong Kong)

Day 1

Speaker

09.00-09.15

Welcome and Overview

Prof. A. Kung

09.15-10.00

Osteoporosis: The Scope of the Problem 
-          Epidemiology
-          Morbidity and mortality
-          Health economic impact
-          Under-diagnosis of osteoporosis

Dr. T. P. Ip

10.00-10.45

Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis
-          Bone structure / Modeling / Remodeling
-          Peak bone mass
-          Bone loss with aging

Prof. A. Kung

10.45-11.15

Break

11.15-12.00

Clinical Evaluation
-          Clinical findings
-          Risk factors
-          Laboratory assessment (including biochemical markers)
-          Differential diagnosis (1o vs 2o osteoporosis)
-          Radiographic assessment

Prof. J. Stepan

12.00-12.45

Overview of Bone Densitometry Methods
-          X-ray methods
-          Ultrasound methods

Prof. N. Pockock

12.45-13.30

Radiation Safety and Quality Control
-          X-ray physics and biology
-          Safety for patient and operator
-          Principles of quality control

Prof. N. Pockock

13.30-14.30

Lunch

14.30-15.15

Diagnostic Use of Densitometry I: Basics
-          Definitions: WHO definition, T- and Z-scores
-          Diagnosis in men, children and non-Caucasians

Prof. N. Pocock

15.15-16.00

Diagnostic Use of Densitometry II:

Interpretation and pitfalls
-          Patient positioning
-          Scan-analysis
-          Interpretation principles
-          Pitfalls

Prof. J. Stepan

16.00-16.30

Break

16.30-17.15

Risk Assessment:
-          Technology performance
-          Bone mineral density and fracture risk
-          Relative versus absolute risk
-          Risk prediction beyond bone densitometry

Prof. N. Pocock

17.15-18.00

Vertebral Fracture Assessment
-          Significance of fracture detection
-          Visual semiquantitive assessment of fracture

Prof. J. Stepan

Day 2

08.30-09.15

Monitoring Skeletal Changes
-          Precision and least significant change
-          Regression to the mean
-          BMD changes on therapy and fracture risk reduction
-          BMD versus biochemical markers in the assessment of therapeutic response

Prof. N. Pocock

09.15-10.00

Clinical Management: Prevention
-          Non pharmacologic preventive measures
-          Pharmacological prevention

Prof. J. Stepan

10.00-10.45

Clinical Management: Treatment
-          Drugs used in osteoporosis therapy
-          Bone resorption inhibition versus bone formation stimulating treatment
-          Indications for treatment

Prof. J. Stepan

10.45-11.30

Clinical Cases
-          Case studies – treatment decisions
-          Case studies – monitoring

Prof. J. Stepan

11.30-11.45

Break

11.45-13.15

Certification Examination

13.15-13.30

Discussion of Examination / Answers to Questions

Prof. A.Kung

Prof. J.Stepan


8th Regional Osteoporosis Conference Programme

Date: 19th- 20th May 2007

19th May 2007

12:00- 13:00

Registration

13:00- 14:30

Roche Luncheon Symposium-

Chairman: Prof. C. S. Lau, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Use of I.V. Ibandronate in the Treatment of Osteoporosis

Prof. David Reid, Professor, Department of Rheumatology,

Head of Department of Medicine & Therapeutics,

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

14:30- 14:45

Opening Ceremony

Mr. Shane Solomon, Chief Executive of Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Session I

Chairman:       Prof. Grace Tang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong;

                Dr. S. C. Tiu, QueenElizabethHospital, Hong Kong

14:45- 15:25

Epidemiology of Osteoporosis in Asia

Dr. J. K. Lee, Osteoporosis Treatment Centre, Petaling Jaya,Malaysia

15:25- 16:05

Premenopausal Bone Loss

Dr. Sue Lo, The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

16:05- 16:20

Break

Session II

Chairman:       Dr. K. W. Lee,Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong

Dr. Frankie Choi, NorthDistrictHospital, Hong Kong

16:20- 17:00

Advances in Vertebral Fracture Assessment with DXA

Prof. W. Yu,Peking Union Medical College Hospital,China

17:00- 17:40

Using DXA to Predict Fracture & The Development of Osteoarthritis

Prof. David Reid, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

20th May 2007

Session III       Joint Symposium with the Hong KongCollege of

Orthopaedic Surgeons and Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association

Chairman:       Dr. W. K. Ngai, Hong KongCollege of Orthopaedic Surgeons

       Dr. K. Y. Fung, Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong

09:00- 09:30

Vertebroplasty Treatment for Osteoporotic Compression

Fracture of Vertebrae

Dr. K. O. Kwok,Associate Consultant, NTE Cluster, Hong Kong

09:30- 10:00

Fragility Fracture Liaison Program for Osteoporotic

Fracture Patients

Dr. S. W. Law, AliceHoMiuLingNethersoleHospital, Hong Kong

10:00- 10:30

From Genome to Disease, Gene to Medicine: Identification of Susceptibility Genes for Common Bone and Joint Diseases

Prof. Shiro Ikegawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

10:30- 11:10

Poster Session & Break

Session IV       MSD Symposium

Chairman:       Prof. Annie Kung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

11:10- 12:10

Bisphosphonate Plus Vitamin D:

A Standard of Osteoporosis Management

Prof. S. K. Lim, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea

Session V       Eli. Lilly Luncheon Symposium

Chairman:       Dr. T. C. Cheung, KowloonHospital, Hong Kong

12:10- 13:40

Bone Formation Agent for Reversing Osteoporosis

Dr. Daniel Thiebaud, Eli Lilly Corporate

SERMs: Bone and Beyond

Dr. C. K. Yuen, University of Manitoba, Canada

Session VI       Sanofi- Aventis Symposium

Chairman:       Prof. Annie Kung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

13:40- 14:40

Broadening the Evidence: From Clinical Trials to 
 
Real Life Clinical Experience
 

Prof. Johann D. Ringe, University of Colonge, Germany

Session VII

Chairman:       Dr. Andrew Ho, TuenMunHospital, Hong Kong

Dr. Jenny Leung, Ruttonjee & Tang Shiu Kin Hospital, Hong Kong

14:40- 15:20

Clinical Risk Factors for Fracture Prediction and

Treatment Decision

Prof. Annie Kung, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

15:20- 16:00

New Treatment Modalities for Osteoporosis

Dr. Fredreich K. W. Chan, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

16:00- 16:40

Compliance of Osteoporosis Treatment:

How Long Should We Treat ?

Dr. T. P. Ip, Tung Wah Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong

IOF 2007

INFORMATION

Regional Osteoporosis Conference & IOF Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course
Jointly organized by
The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong , The University of Hong Kong
The Osteoporosis Centre , Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging, The University of Hong Kong,

Co-hosted by
The International Osteoporosis Foundation, The Hong KongCollege of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association

The IOF Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course with Densitometry Certification was held for the second time in Hong Kong on 18 and 19th May 2007, preceding the 8th Regional Osteoporosis Conference. With the generous funding from the IOF and locate support from The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong and The Osteoporosis Centre of The University of Hong Kong, the Diagnosis Course was well attended by participants from the south east Asian countries. The course was conducted by Prof. Jan Stepan, Prof. Nicholas Pocock , Prof. Annie Kung and Dr. T. P. Ip. About 60% of the participants achieved the pass mark for certification. The 8th Regional Osteoporosis Conference covered 15 lectures delivered by 7 world-renowned speakers and 6 regional speakers and it had attracted over 300 participants.  

REPORT

The second IOF Osteoporosis Diagnosis Course with Densitometry Certification was held in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, preceding the 8th Regional Osteoporosis Conference on 18 to 20th May 2007.

The diagnosis course was kindly supported by the IOF funding, The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong and The Osteoporosis Centre of The University of Hong Kong. This year, over 80 participants from five Asian countries attended the Diagnosis Course. Prof. Jan Stepan, Prof. Nicholas Pocock, Prof. Annie Kung and Dr. T. P. Ip, experts in the field of osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment, were invited to be the course speakers.

The 8th Regional Osteoporosis Conference is endorsed by IOF and jointly organized by The Osteoporosis Society of Hong Kong, The Osteoporosis Centre and Research Centre of Heart, Brain, Hormone & Healthy Aging of The University of Hong Kong, and co-hosted by The Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association. The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr. Shane Solomon, Chief Executive of the Hospital Authority, and his opening keynote highlighted the prevalence of osteoporosis in Hong Kong. Seven world-renowned and 6 regional speakers were invited to the conference to share their experience and expertise with over 300 participants from different countries.

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