NOFSA’s webinar series – Osteoporosis update
The FRAX tool – how to predict fracture risk in South African patients
Professor B Cassim, Geriatric Medicine Specialist, University of Kwazulu-Natal
Review 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.
Medical therapy for Osteoporosis – what and when
Dr T de Villiers, Gynaecologist, Stellenbosch University
The 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.
Anabolic treatment of osteoporosis in 2020
Dr S Lipschitz, Specialist Physician and Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Johannesburg
This 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.
Dr M Conradie, Associate Professor of Endocrine Division, University of Stellenbosch
Low 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.
Meet the speakers
Professor B Cassim
Geriatric Medical Specialist, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
Dr T de Villiers
Gynaecologist, Stellenbosch University
Dr S Lipschitz
Specialist Physician and Geriatric Medicine Specialist, Johannesburg
Dr M Conradie
Associate Professor of Endocrine Division, University of Stellenbosch