IOS Annual Medical Conference for Health Professionals

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Virtual Online Conference / Application for CPD submitted

Early Bird Registration now open until Sunday, September 13, 2020.

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Conference Programme

Theme: The Essentials of Bone Health Care
Presented by: Experts at the Forefront of Osteoporosis Healthcare.

Application for CPD submitted.



Part 1: Conference Chair – Dr Richard Tobin



All Attendees log on to Conference Room


Opening Address

Aoife Ni Eochaidh, Irish Osteoporosis Society Board Member


Bone Health Treatment During the Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis

Professor Bernard Walsh, Bone Health and Osteoporosis Treatment Unit, Mercer’s Institute St James Hospital and Trinity College Dublin



Drug holidays: A Patient’s Experience

Interview with guest speaker Mary Lou Cronin, solicitor and patient.



IOS Board Address

Ms Helen Brophy, Treasurer/Member of Irish Osteoporosis Society Board and Director, UCD Smurfit Graduate Business School


Refreshment Break

Attendees take a 20 mins break


Part 2: Conference Chair – Professor Moira O’Brien


Case Studies

Mr Kevin Carroll, Consultant, Medicine for the Elderly, St. James Hospital, Dublin


Q and A Session

Led by key medical experts  


Refreshment Break

Attendees take a 20 mins break


Part 3: Conference Chair – Professor Bernard Walsh


Case Studies

Dr Rosie Lannon, Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine, St. James’s Hospital






Exercise during COVID 19

Ms Aoife Ní Mhuiri, Chartered Physiotherapist, Founder and CEO, Salaso Health Solutions Ltd. & Lecturer at Institute of Technology, Tralee.



Oral Abstract: Presentation 1: Pre-Recorded Session


Refreshment Break

Attendees take a 45 mins lunch break


Part 4: Conference Chair – Dr Martin Coyne


Case Study & Q & A: Physiotherapy for a Newly Diagnosed Osteoporosis Patient

Ms Aoife Ni Eochaidh, Chartered Physiotherapist, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Women’s & Men’s Health & Continence, Bon Secour Consultant’s Clinic, Galway


Oral Abstracts

Presentation 2 Live Session


Nutrition and Bone Health

Ms Marie Roddy, Senior Paediatric Dietician, Letterkenny General Hospital


Refreshment Break

Attendees take a 30 mins break


Part 5: Conference Chair – Ms Aoife Ni Eochaidh


Q and A session

Led by key medical experts


Recent Innovations in Fracture Prevention 

Professor Cyrus Cooper, OBE, President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation;

Professor of Epidemiology, University of Oxford;

Director & Professor of Rheumatology, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit;

Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton


Abstract Award Presentations

Live Session


Conclusion, Wrap-Up & Close

Professor Emeritus Moira O’Brien, President, Irish Osteoporosis Society



Agenda for IOS Annual Medical Conference 31.07.2020 

Please note this conference is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

Call for Abstracts – Oral & Poster

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the
2020 Irish Osteoporosis Society Annual Medical Conference
for oral and or poster submission.


General Information

  • Your abstract may have up to 250 words. 
  • Abstracts should be typed in word format and sent as an attachment by email to   Please ensure that Abstract IOS 2020 is typed in the subject box of your email. 
  • Please ensure that the abstract is sent from the e-mail address to which correspondence regarding the conference is to be sent.
  • Please include a contact telephone number/mobile for the presenter/author.
  • No patient identifiers accepted on any material.
  • Please confirm if you wish to submit your abstract for consideration as

o   poster only

o   oral only

o   Both poster and oral.

  • Accepted oral abstracts in each award category will have an oral presentation: 5 slides, 5 minutes each with 2 minutes questions and answers (7 minutes total). 


Abstract Award Categories

Young Investigator Award x 2

Best Overall Scientific Abstract x 1

Most Interesting Clinical Case x 1

Best Poster x 1


Closing date for abstract submission is Oct 4, 2020

Notification of Review Outcome by Email:  October 8, 2020

Deadline for Accepted Oral and Poster Presenters to Register to Confirm Online Attendance:  October 1, 2020 

Accepted Abstract Presenters can register to attend at the Early Bird Registration Fee.

For further information please contact Irish Osteoporosis Society on: 01 637 5050 or email: