ISO15 Annual Meeting Highlights
The National Osteoporosis Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO15): Improving Performance in Post-Fracture Care brought leaders in the bone health field to Washington, D.C. for a dynamic program featuring world-renowned experts. Thank you to all faculty and attendees who participated!
Plenary, breakout sessions, pre-conference symposia, networking events, and exhibitors gave attendees myriad opportunities to grow their knowledge, make new contacts and discover best practices to take home to their patients.
ISO15 began with a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Pre-conference Symposium led by highly respected leaders in the post-fracture care. Topics such as The Imperative to Improve Clinical Performance in Secondary Fracture Prevention, Measuring Impact: Database Issues and Performance Improvement Strategies and Day to Day Activities of Your FLS Program were presented and well-received by those in attendance.
Wednesday’s Keynote Presentation, Opportunities for Performance Improvement in Osteoporosis and Post-Fracture Patient Management with Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Scientific Officer, The National Quality Forum, was an informative review of national initiatives underway to improve clinical performance.
The Raisz Memorial Lecture Award Recipient, Robert Recker, MD, MACP, FACE, Alegent Creighton Clinic Endocrinology shared perspectives on the evolution of osteoporosis and clinical care. Mrs. Helen Raisz, wife of the late Dr. Lawrence G. Raisz, for whom the award is named, was a special guest at this year’s lecture.
We also celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the National Bone Health Alliance with an Advocacy Summit and reception highlighting opportunities to work together toward NBHA’s 20/20 Vision: to reduce bone breaks 20% by the year 2020. Thank you to our guest speakers and sponsors for making the evening possible.
Over the three-day conference, Plenaries and Concurrent Workshops covered a host of important topics relevant to patient diagnosis, treatment and post-fracture care, including:
- The Clinical Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
- Making Sense of Performance Measurement in Osteoporosis
- Building Strong Bones for Life: Peak Bone Mass
- Community-based Exercise Programs: Keeping Higher-risk Patients Safe
- The Color of Osteoporosis
NOF would like to thank everyone who helped make ISO15 so successful! We couldn’t have done it without the ISO15 Program Planning Committee, our corporate supporters and our members. Your attendance greatly contributed to the success of the event!
We hope to see you in Miami Beach, FL, May 12-15, 2016 for ISO16!