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NOFSA’s Osteoporosis update series

NOFSA’s webinar series – Osteoporosis update

The FRAX tool – how to predict fracture risk in South African patientsProfessor B Cassim, Geriatric Medicine Specialist, University of Kwazulu-NatalReview the country-specific South African FRAX tool, tailored to our diverse population. Learn more about it and how to use it optimally in this CPD-accredited report.Earn your CEUs hereMedical therapy for Osteoporosis – what and whenDr T de Villiers, Gynaecologist, Stellenbosch UniversityThe most recent guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis were published by the National Osteoporosis Foundation of South Africa in 2017. Learn more about the various drug options available, as well as the lifestyle factor modification that can help manage this condition, in this CPD-accredited review.Earn your CEUs hereAnabolic treatment of osteoporosis in 2020Dr S Lipschitz, Specialist Physician and Geriatric Medicine Specialist, JohannesburgThis review deals with the clinical criteria for using anabolic therapy as first line and second line therapy in osteoporosis; it describes the benefits of the remodelling agents (teriparatide and abaloparatide) and the modelling agent, romosozumab.Earn your CEUs herePre-menopausal osteoporosisDr M Conradie, Associate Professor of Endocrine Division, University of StellenboschLow bone mass and idiopathic osteoporosis are uncommon in otherwise healthy, premenopausal women. This report delves into the pathogenesis and possible secondary causes, along with how to diagnose and assess intervention thresholds in these patients and manage their condition.Earn your CEUs here

Meet the speakers
Professor B CassimGeriatric Medical Specialist, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Dr T de VilliersGynaecologist, Stellenbosch University
Dr S LipschitzSpecialist Physician and Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Johannesburg
Dr M ConradieAssociate Professor of Endocrine Division, University of Stellenbosch
These webinars were presented in November 2020 and were sponsored by:

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