The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO13): Patient-Centered Care: Developing Successful Bone Health Teams featured more than 30 speakers, showcased exhibitors, and attracted more than 400 attendees. Plenary, breakout sessions, pre-conference symposia, networking events, and the exhibit hall gave attendees plenty of opportunities to grow their knowledge, make new contacts, and discover best practices to take home to their patients.
Highlights of the event included:
- ISO13 began with the “Medical Teams in the 21st Century: The Bone Health Challenge” plenary session featuring presentations by Richard Dell, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Healthy Bones Program and best selling author Gail Sheehy.
- Lawrence G. Raisz, MD Memorial Lecture Award Winner, Paula Stern, PhD, presented “Osteoporosis Challenges and Opportunities: A Basic Scientist Visits the Larger World.”
- NOF’s Exercise and Rehabilitation Symposium: “From Evidence to Practice,” featured a panel of renowned experts that presented practical strategies and tools to improve knowledge about safe and appropriate exercise and fall prevention tactics in both clinical and community settings.
- NOF’s Nursing Symposium: “Interdisciplinary Osteoporosis Management Across the Health Care Continuum,” featured a panel of renowned experts that presented the latest in osteoporosis care and provided practical strategies and tools to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes.
- “Bone 101,” a two-and-a-half-hour pre-conference session offered a broad overview and/or update on basic bone biology and skeletal assessment.
- The exhibit hall at ISO13 offered ample networking opportunities for healthcare professionals and industry representatives interested in lifelong bone health.
NOF would like to thank everyone who helped make ISO13 so successful! We couldn’t have done it without the Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee; our corporate supporters, and our members. Your presence greatly contributed to the success of the event and helped reach our goal of bringing together all the specialties that make up an effective osteoporosis team. We hope you made lasting connections to help you form a team you can work with to effectively diagnose and treat osteoporosis.