Day One Monday December 14

Registration in reception and coffee and tea in the exhibition room from 08:15

Plenary Session One

Chair: Dr Tim Battcock, Poole Hospital

09:30Keynote Address - Improving the management of patients with osteoporosis in the 2020s - challenges, opportunities and potential solutions
Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, Vice Dean, Professor of Rheumatology, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
10:00Questions to Cyrus
10:10Update on osteoporosis therapies including risks and benefits of calcium supplementation
Professor Nick Harvey, Professor of Rheumatology and Clinical Epidemiology, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
10:40Questions to Nick
10:50Osteoporosis and link with sarcopenia frailty and nutrition
Professor Tahir Masud, Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, President of the British Geriatrics Society, Board Member and Past-President of European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)- Geriatric Medicine Section
11:20Questions to Tahir
11:30Coffee and tea break and homemade cakes in exhibition room

Plenary Session Two

Chair: TBC

12:00Role of gut microbiota and inflammation - towards an era of personalised nutrition
Professor Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, Head of Department, Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London
12:30Questions to Tim
12:40Algorithm for the management of patients at low/high/very high risk of fracture
Emeritus Professor Juliet Compston, Bone Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cambridge
13:10Questions to Juliet
13:30Hot lunch in exhibition room

Plenary Session Three

Chair: Dr Fouz Rahmeh, Poole Hospital

14:20Care-based discussions on vertebral fracture management
Professor Opinder Sahota, Professor of Ortho-Geriatric Medicine, Clinical lead of the Nottingham Ortho-Geriatric Unit, Nottingham
14:50Questions to Opinder
15:00Cancer and bone
TBC
15:30Questions TBC
15:40Grab a coffee/tea in the exhibition room
16:00Lessons learned from the Fracture Liaison Service database
Dr Rachel Bradley, Consultant Geriatrician, University of Bristol, Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol
16:30Questions to Rachel
16:40Major Trauma and Osteoporosis
Dr Adam Wheldon, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at Poole General Hospital, Poole
17:10Questions to Adam
17:20End of first day

Day Two Tuesday December 15

Registration in reception and coffee and tea in the exhibition room from 08:15

Plenary Session One

Chair: Dr Ciaran Dunne, Christchurch Hospital

09:30Falls prevention, assessment and management strategies
Dr Adam Darowoski, Consultant Geriatrician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trusts, Oxford
10:00Questions to Adam
10:10Case-based discussions on osteoporosis therapies
Dr Richard Keen, Consultant Rheumatologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Metabolic Bone Disease, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
10:40Questions to Richard
10:50Secondary osteoporosis
Professor Mike Stone, Consultant Physician and Director of Bone Research, Bone Research Unit, Cardiff University Academic Centre, University Hospital Llandough, Penarth 
11:20Questions to Mike
11:20Coffee and tea break and homemade cakes in exhibition room

Plenary Session Two

Chair: Lisa Perkins, Osteoporosis Dorset

12:00Health Care for Our Bones: A Practical Nutritional Approach to Preventing Osteoporosis
Professor Susan Lanham-New, Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Biosciences and Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
12:30Questions to Susan
12:40Menopausal hormone therapy in 2020
Mr Tim Hillard, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Poole    
13:10Questions to Tim
13:20Hot lunch in exhibition room

Plenary Session Three

Chair: Jane Raleigh, Royal Osteoporosis Society

14:20Bone health in frail older people
Dr Celia L Gregson, Consultant Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Orthogeriatrician, Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
14:50Questions to Celia
15:00Exercise for falls prevention: what works?
Hannah Wood, Falls Lead and Advanced Physiotherapist in Medicine for Older People, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton
15:30Questions to Hannah
15:40Grab a coffee/tea in the exhibition room
16:00Holistic approaches to pain management
Professor Candy McCabe, Professor of Nursing and Pain Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol NIHR Career Development Fellow, Consultant Nurse Bath Centre for Pain Services, Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath
16:30Questions to Candy
16:40Supporting the nutritional bone health of people with coeliac disease
Coeliac UK
17:10Questions
17:20End of conference
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Some of the views expressed from delegates attending our 2019 annual medical conference

All excellent knowledgeable speakers who make the talks interesting and engaging.

This is always a brilliant forum for expanding and advancing my practice with gained knowledge.

Every year Osteoporosis Dorset provides us with excellent topics by excellent presenters and experts in this area.

An event well worth attending - so grateful that I could come for free!

My role is a rehab assistant in the falls team. Although some aspects were very in depth, I got a lot out of the day. It worked well for different levels of understanding and background knowledge.

The wide subject matter makes it overall a very worthwhile and interesting day.