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3rd Australian Consensus Conference on the Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures in Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs)

Date: 30-10-2020 09:00:00 to 13:00

When October 30th 2020 9.00am - 1.00pm 
Where Online Webinar
The aim of this important meeting is to update current guidelines on The Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures in RACFs.

As in the first and second conferences, a group of health professionals with experience in the field of Aged Care will meet with experts in the field of osteoporosis to discuss several aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

In this third consensus conference, we will discuss the most appropriate measures to prevent and treat osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures in these residents focusing on the practical aspects of some of the new advances in the prevention of falls and the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in this population.

The final document (which is expected to be published in a high impact journal) will be a very valuable guide for the management of institutionalised patients with osteoporosis. In addition we expect that our conclusions will contribute to the reduction of osteoporotic fractures and an improvement of the quality of care of our institutionalised older persons.

Workshop discussion groups (led by an expert moderator): **
1. Diagnosis of Osteoporosis in RACFs
2. Use of Calcium & Vitamin D in RACFs
3. Use of antiresorptives/hormones in RACFs
4. Use of bone anabolics in RACFs
5. Falls prevention in RACFs

For more information please contact: Stefanie Bird email:

* Participants will be provided with instructions on how to use Zoom, if required
** Participants will be asked to choose their top preferred workshop group at registration
Partially supported by an unrestricted medical education grant from Amgen Australia


RACGP CPD points apply for GPs
Attendance at this meeting qualifies as a self-recorded RACGP CPD activity for the 2020 -2022 Triennium under the category ‘Development and review of Guidelines’.