Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases, 12/09/18, Birmingham
Bone Research Society - Training Day for Primary Care Practitioners
This one-day training course aims to help GPs and other primary care practitioners to better manage patients with metabolic bone disease. Taking into account the restrictions of primary care and the 10 minute consultation, the course will focus on providing practical and actionable information.
Topics will cover the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, including:
- Raised calcium/hyperparathyroidism
- Raised alkaline phosphatase/Paget's disease
- Fracture risk assessment
- Duration of treatment and drug holidays in osteoporosis
- Calcium supplements – do we need them?
- Osteogenesis imperfecta
- Renal bone disease/osteodystrophy
Delivered by a faculty of topic experts in a friendly and interactive manner, the course will seek to answer some of your most pressing questions, such as
- What should I cover in a 10-minute consultation?
- What tests should I arrange?
- What do I need to know about scans?
- When should I refer and to who?
- When should I arrange a follow up appointment?
- How should I manage the patient once diagnosis is made?
- When can dietary supplements help?
The course has been developed by the Bone Research Society (BRS) working closely with a panel of GPs, to make it as relevant and focussed as possible to the needs and constraints of a GP patient consultation. Although this will be the first time that this particular course has run, the BRS has run many similar courses and events. Some comments from attendees at a previous BRS training event:
- “Fantastic course, probably the best I have ever been on”
- “Brilliant course set at the right level, knowledgeable speakers, will definitely recommend it”
- “Excellent, relevant course – I have already started recommending it to my peers”
- “I am really impressed by the speakers, very good learning environment, excellent organisation of the course events”
- “Very useful, inspiring course … represented great value for money in terms of both quality and quantity of teaching … I will certainly be recommending this course”