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A training course organised by the Bone Research Society

26-28 March 2012
St Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK

Programme Chairs:
Tash Masud (Nottingham, UK)
Jon Tobias (Bristol, UK)

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE WEBSITE FOR THE 2012 TRAINING COURSE. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE WEBSITE FOR THE MARCH 2013 COURSE.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This three-day residential training course aims to provide trainees in medical specialties such as rheumatology, endocrinology, care of the elderly, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, respiratory medicine and clinical chemistry with the knowledge and understanding to manage patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The course is intended to focus on practical issues relating to patient management and is strongly recommended for any trainee who foresees that patients with these disorders will form a significant part of their workload in future. A stimulating interactive format will be employed combining lectures, panel discussions, debates and workshops. Specialist nurses in osteoporosis and falls will also find this course valuable.

The course is organised by the Bone Research Society with the support of an Unrestricted Educational Grant sponsored by Amgen

Endorsed by:
British Geriatrics Society
Orthopaedic Research UK
Paget’s Association
Society for Endocrinology

Supported by:
British Society for Rheumatology
National Osteoporosis Society

FACULTY and PROGRAMME

Professor Bo Abrahamsen, Consultant Physician (Endocrinology and Internal Medicine), Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen
Professor Kim Brixen, Consultant Endocrinologist, Odense University Hospital
Professor Cyrus Cooper, Consultant Rheumatologist, Oxford and Southampton
Dr Adam Darowski, Consultant Geriatrician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor David Hosking, Consultant Physician, Metabolic Bone Disease, Nottingham
Dr Kassim Javaid, Consultant Rheumatologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Richard Keen, Consultant Rheumatologist, Stanmore
Professor Tash Masud, Consultant Gerontologist, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust
Professor Alastair McLellan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Western Infirmary, Glasgow
Dr Peter Selby, Consultant Endocrinologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Professor Jon Tobias, Consultant Rheumatologist, North Bristol NHS Trust
Dr David Wilson, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Oxford

MONDAY 26 MARCH:
METABOLIC BONE DISEASE

10:30

 

REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

11:00

 

Welcome

11:05

 

Basic bone biology
Jon Tobias (Bristol)

11:50

 

Management of hypercalcaemia and hyperparathyroidism
David Hosking (Nottingham)

12:35

 

LUNCH

13:45

 

Paget’s disease of the bone - what happens when osteoclasts get out of control?
Peter Selby (Manchester)

14:25

 

Debate - Who should we treat with Paget’s disease? based on exploration of different case scenarios
Peter Selby (Manchester, David Hosking (Nottingham), Tash Masud (Nottingham)

15:05

 

Other metabolic bone diseases eg
hypophosphataemic rickets, hypophosphatasia, fibrous dysplasia, oncogenic osteomalacia
Kim Brixen (Odense)

15:45

 

REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:15

 

Bone radiology
David Wilson (Oxford)

17:00

 

Guest Speaker:
Early life influence on metabolic bone
Cyrus Cooper (Oxford/Southampton)

17:45 

 

END OF SESSIONS

19:00

 

DINNER (St Catherine’s College)

TUESDAY 27 MARCH:
OSTEOPOROSIS                 

09:00

 

Epidemiology of osteoporosis
Kassim Javaid (Oxford)

09:40

 

Vertebral fractures
Jon Tobias (Bristol)

10:20

 

Update on osteoporosis therapy
Tash Masud (Nottingham)

11:00

 

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:20

 

Safety issues with bisphosphonates
Bo Abrahamsen (Copenhagen)

12:00

 

Practical issues in treating osteoporosis- includes compliance, monitoring, drug holidays, treatment failure
Richard Keen (Stanmore)

12:45

 

LUNCH

13:45

 

Service development
Chair: Jon Tobias (Bristol)

13:45

 

Fracture risk assessment
Richard Keen (Stanmore)

14:10

 

Developing primary and secondary care services in osteoporosis
Alastair McLellan (Glasgow)

14:35

 

Secondary osteoporosis
Kim Brixen (Odense)

15:00

 

Fall prevention strategies
Tash Masud (Nottingham)

15:25

 

How to assess and manage a faller in clinic?
Adam Darowski (Oxford)

15:55

 

Round Table Discussion

16:15

 

REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:45

 

Workshops on clinical issues in management of osteoporosis to include (rotational):

1. Renal osteodystrophy
David Hosking (Nottingham)

2. Pre-menopausal osteoporosis
Peter Selby (Manchester)

3. Male osteoporosis
Richard Keen (Stanmore)

18:15

 

END OF SESSIONS

19:15

 

RECEPTION and COURSE DINNER (Wadham College)

WEDNESDAY 28 MARCH:
MISCELLANEOUS     

09:00

 

Osteomalacia
Kassim Javaid (Oxford)

09:30

 

THE BIG DEBATE:
“The benefits of calcium and vitamin D are overstated and they may be harmful”
Chair: Tash Masud (Nottingham)
For the motion:  Alastair McLellan (Glasgow)
Against the motion:  Bo Abrahamsen (Copenhagen)

10:45

 

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15

 

Practical Workshops

1. Interpreting and reporting DEXA
Richard Keen (Stanmore)

2. Older patients with hip fracture
Adam Darowski (Oxford)

3. Managing a patient with painful vertebral fractures
Jon Tobias (Bristol)

12:45

 

CLOSE OF COURSE

12:50

 

LUNCH

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course will be of particular interest to those involved with the management of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, including:

                Trainees in specialties such as:

  • Rheumatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Care of the elderly
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Clinical chemistry

                Nurses and other allied health professionals working in specialist clinics including:

  • Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases
  • Falls
  • Fractures
  • Care of the elderly

The course will also be of interest to newly appointed consultants working in any of the above fields, as well as anyone who would simply like to update their knowledge.

REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION

Registration fees:

Residential - £450
Includes:

  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in en suite rooms at St Catherine’s College
  • Dinner at St Catherine’s College on 1st night
  • Reception and Course Dinner at Wadham College on 2nd night
  • Lunch and tea/coffee breaks on all 3 days of course
  • Attendance at all sessions and workshops
  • All course materials

Non-residential - £350
Includes:

  • Lunch and tea/coffee breaks on all 3 days of course
  • Attendance at all sessions and workshops
  • All course materials

College Dinner on 1st night for non-residential participants - £18
Reception and Course Dinner on 2nd night at Wadham College for non-residential participants - £35

Please select from the links below to go to your preferred registration option:

Online registration form Sorry, sold out – see above

Printable registration form Sorry, sold out – see above

Cancellation
Substitutions may be made until Friday 16 March 2012 by informing Janet Crompton.

Cancellations may be made until Friday 27 January less a 10% administration charge.   We regret that there will not be any refunds for cancellations made after this date.

SOCIAL EVENTS

It is recommended that all participants attend the social events whether or not they are staying on campus at St Catherine’s College.  There will be opportunities to mix with other participants and speakers and this sharing of information and ideas can really enhance your learning and give you the opportunity to set up new collaborations. These events are included in the residential registration fee.

Monday 26 March, 19:00-20:00
College Dinner at St Catherine’s College
Followed by free time/drinks in the bar

Tuesday 27 March, 19:15-21:30
Reception and Course Dinner at Wadham College
Followed by visit to some of Oxford’s most interesting pubs

VENUE

The course will be based at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.  Lectures and workshops will take place in the adjacent Manor Road Building, a new facility designed by Sir Norman Foster, which includes a comfortable tiered lecture theatre with individual writing tables, and light and roomy breakout rooms for workshop sessions.  The venue has been deliberately chosen to enable participants to get the most out of their attendance, including networking with speakers and other participants.

The College is within easy reach of rail, coach and bus stations. Further information can be found at www.catzconferences.co.uk and www.oxfordcity.co.uk.

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LOCATION MAP

Please click on this map to see the locations of the venue, social events, and rail and bus stations.

TRAVEL TO OXFORD

Getting there

We recommend that you travel to Oxford by public transport.  Full details can be found on the St Catherine’s College website.

If you are not staying at St Catherine’s College and are going directly to the course sessions, please follow the directions for travel to St Catherine’s College.  The course sessions will take place at the Manor Road Building, on the left, just before you go over the bridge to enter the St Catherine’s College grounds.

By air
London’s Heathrow airport is the nearest to Oxford. There is a regular bus service (journey time approximately 90 minutes) to Oxford bus station from where you can get a taxi to the venue (or walk – approximately 30 minutes). See The Airline bus company for more details.

By train
Trains run at least once an hour between Oxford and London, and twice an hour during peak times. Oxford is also on the main cross-country routes. For details of times and fares visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

The College is around 30 minutes’ walk from the train station.  If you prefer to take a taxi just ask for “St Catherine’s College”.

By coach
Two companies run frequent buses, 24 hours a day, between London (Victoria Bus Station) and Oxford. These are the Oxford Bus Company (telephone +44 (01865 785 400), and Oxford Tube (telephone +44 (0)1865 772 250). There are also direct and regular services to Oxford from Heathrow and Gatwick airports operated by the Oxford Bus Company (telephone +44 (0)1865 785 400). Coach services from other parts of the country are available with National Express.

The College is around 20 minutes’ walk from the bus station.  Taxis are also available.

By car
Although there is some parking available at St Catherine’s College for residents this is limited and must be booked in advance.  If you have a special requirement for parking at the College please contact Janet Crompton.

Driving instructions are given on the St Catherine’s College website.

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

CONTACT

Further information is available from:
Janet Crompton
Course Organiser
Tel: +44 (0)1453 549929
Fax: +44 (0)1453 548919