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Moderator: Evelien Gielen (UZLeuven)



08.30 Welcome
08.45 Belgian Bone Club General Assembly
09.00 Best clinical papers of the year 2019 – Michael Laurent (UZ Leuven)
09.20 Presentations of the Best Project and Best Publication of the year
09.30 Belgian Bone Club 2020 guidelines: introduction, background and methodology
– Dolores Sanchez-Rodriguez (ULiège)
09.40 Which postmenopausal women should be assessed for osteoporosis; when and how? How should postmenopausal women be screened for osteoporosis?
– Pierre Bergmann (ULB)
09.55 Which tools and which cut-off points should be used to diagnose and assess severity of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women?
– Evelien Gielen (UZ Leuven)
10.10 Coffee break
10.30 Which non-pharmacological treatment should be recommended in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis?
– Olivier Bruyère (ULiège)
10.45 Which pharmacological treatment should be recommended in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis?
– Stefan Goemaere (UZ Gent)
11.00 When and how should monitoring of treatment of osteoporosis be performed in postmenopausal women?
– Etienne Cavalier (ULiège)
11.15 What are the indications for modifying and stopping the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women?
– Bruno Lapauw (UZ Gent), Jean-Jacques Body (ULB)
11.35 Round table discussion led by Jean-Marc Kaufman (UZ Gent)
12.30 Satellite symposium by Kyowa Kirin: Diagnosis and treatment of hypophosphatemic rickets
– Michael Laurent (UZ Leuven)
13.00 Walking buffet



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