Irish Osteoporosis Society (IOS) Annual Medical conference for Health Professionals, took place in TCD, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. This was also World Osteoporosis Day.
Topics discussed included: Epilepsy; Intellectual disabilities; Incontinence; Interpretation of DXA reports; HRT; Nutrition; Physical Activity; PT approach to Back pain; Where Rheumatology meets Osteoporosis; Surgical treatment of back pain. This was followed by a round table on ‘Differential back pain’.
Mairead Lavery from Irish Farmers Journal spoke about her own experience of a fracture in her spine with no pain. Her perspective of being a patient with ‘a horrendous phobia to needles’ and how she overcame it was also very interesting.
Ms Paula Carroll, Ms Una Hennessy and Ms Chrissie Madden were given a special award for their significant contribution to promoting bone health among their peers in the Intellectual disabilities sector.
Pictured are –
Back row -Prof Catherine Woods, Dr Padraig Sheeran, Ms Aoife Ni Eochaidh, Ms Mairead Lavery (Farmers Journal), Ms Laura Healy, Ms Cara Synnott, Dr Richard Tobin, Ms Daragh Rodger, Mr Ashley Poynton.
Front row: Ms Michele O’Brien, Dr John Carey, Prof Moira O’Brien, Prof Bernard Walsh.