Osteoporosis: From Prevention To Management in Daily Practice

For WOD 2018, POPS is planning to organize an Educational National Seminar entitled " Osteoporosis: From Prevention To Management in Daily Practice" to be held on Thursday October 18th, 2018 at Jacir Palace Hotel in Bethlehem. 

This Seminar is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine at both An Najah and Al Quds Universities as a mandatory activity for medical students,  with the intention to emphasize  on the  holistic approach to osteoporosis in daily clinical practice and in order to enhance the capacity of future physicians and prepare the grounds for an effective evidence based bone health care provision in Palestine regarding osteoporosis and related diseases.

Two invited speakers from Jordan have accepted to participate in this meeting and the number of participating future physicians in their last year of medical studies at both faculties is estimated to be around 220 participants 


09:00 – 09:30


09:30 – 10:00

Opening Ceremony: POPS & An-Najah  & Al Quds Universities

10:00 – 10:20

Why Osteoporosis is Important in Daily Practice?: Facts & Figures

Dr. Hamzeh Al Zabadi - Palestine

10:20– 10:50

Bone Growth and Physiopathology of Osteoporosis and Risk Factors

Dr. Ahmad Kamal - Jordan

10:50 – 11:20

Early Detection and Screening Tools / FRAX Palestine in PHC Provision

Dr. Elias Saba - Palestine

11:20 – 11:40

Nutritional Aspects of Bone Health

Ms. Hanaa Rabadi - Palestine

11:40 – 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:30

Vitamin D: Why? When? What? How Much?

Dr. Adnan Wahdan - Palestine

12:30 – 12:50

Physical Activity for Optimal Bone Health

Dr. Thafer Jarar - Palestine

12:50 – 13:10

Best Practice Guidelines in the Prevention of Falls & Fractures

Ms. Alia Harb - Palestine

13:10 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:30

Bone Density Measurement and Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

Dr. Rustom Nammari - Palestine

14:30 – 15:00

Menopause and the Use of  HRT in Osteoporosis: Updates

Dr. Efteem Azar - Jordan

15:00 – 15:30

Medical Management of Osteoporosis: Why? Who? What? For How long?

Dr. Ahmad Kamal - Jordan

15:30 – 16:00