Organized by the BBC board
Moderators: Evelien Gielen (UZLeuven) & Jean-Jacques Body (ULB)

The "Belgian Bone Club Clinical Update Symposium" was granted 4 credits in the section 6 « Ethics and Economics » by the INAMI/RIZIV.


08.30 - 08.45 Welcome
08.45 - 09.00 Belgian Bone Club General Assembly
09.00 - 09.20 Best clinical papers of the year 2018 - Michaël Laurent (UZLeuven)
09.20 - 09.30 Presentations of the Best Project and Best Publication of the year
09.30 - 10.15 Keynote Lecture: Health economic consequences of the treatment gap in postmenopausal osteoporosis – Lieven Annemans (UGent)
10.15 - 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 12.15 Multidisciplinary management of postmenopausal osteoporosis:
  +  The point of view of the gynecologist – Serge Rozenberg (ULB)
     Why gynecologists should be concerned by osteoporosis?
  +  The point of view of the endocrinologist - Bruno Lapauw (UGent)
     Endocrine considerations in evaluating fracture risk: what’s new?
  +  The point of view of the laboratory – Etienne Cavalier (ULiège)
     When and why should bone biomarkers be measured?
  +  The point of view of the rheumatologist – Stefan Goemaere (UGent)
     When should bone densitometry be performed in rheumatologic patients?
  +  The point of view of the geriatrician – Evelien Gielen (UZLeuven)
     Osteoporosis in the very elderly: should we treat them differently?
  +  The point of view of the physical and rehabilitation therapist – Jean-François Kaux (ULiège)
     How to improve the care path of osteoporotic patients?
12.15 - 13.15 Satellite symposium by SMB: Testing 25-OH vitamin D: a critical review of current recommendations – Elie Cogan (ULB)
13.15 Walking buffet




4 credits in the section 6 « Ethics and Economics » by the INAMI/RIZIV


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