The Seminar of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Osteoporosis organized by EMRI in collaboration with International Osteoporosis Foundation was held on 25-16 December 2016.
EMRI, once again, worked in partnership with IOF for developing a unique springtime meeting programme for healthcare professionals, researchers and young scientists interested in the field of osteoporosis.
This educational event attended by more than 300 participants from all across the country was a vibrant clinical research forum in the field of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and Sarcopenia in Iran.
The seminar aimed to improve working practices and made participants able to learn from the latest research in the field of osteoporosis and network with their peers from the world and region in a focused environment.
Topic included causes, risk factors, diagnosis and new prevention/treatment options for osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, sarcopenia and etc . Also, considering the importance of public awareness and education in lowering the risk of osteoporosis and its complications, several public education programs were scheduled in the sideline of the Seminar.
A Calcium Rich Food Festival was held as a parallel event which provided the community with healthy food information on calcium and vitamin D-rich foods and simple measures to prevent the silent disease.
As well, during this event there were healthy dishes, showing that healthy food is also very tasty. Those participants providing a tasty and calcium rich food were awarded some prizes. The visitors were also given a cook book including recipes of many Iranian traditional foods rich in calcium.
A symbolic road was designed as “The Road to Health” which highlighted several facts on bone protection from childhood to adulthood through their striking images and supporting text on suitable physical exercises, risk factors, and medical advices on bone health.
Also, educational packages were distributed among the visitors which consisted of several pamphlets, books and CDs. Children’s books on osteoporosis were also included in the packages.
A floor-sized snakes and ladders game for school aged children to provide them a better insight of osteoporosis while enjoy playing the game was also used to teach children how to protect their bones.