World Osteoporosis Day 2018 - Public Educational Event.

The Kuwait Osteoporosis Society (KOPS) celebrates the World Osteoporosis Day every year with a public educational event.

This year’s event will take place in the Avenues Mall on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

The event will be attended by the Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basel Hamoud Al-Sabah and the Honorary President of KOPS, Sheikha Dr. Souad Mohammad Al-Sabah and covered by local media. The event will be also sponsored by the Avenues Mall, Amgen pharmaceuticals, Lilly pharmaceuticals and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).

The event will include several services dedicated to increase the knowledge and awareness of osteoporosis among the people in Kuwait in all age groups. The event will include services from different specialties, physicians providing consultations and reviewing the known risk factors of osteoporosis and applying FRAX Fracture Risk Assessment Tool, dieticians providing advices of healthy lifestyle, physical therapists providing advices on balance and gait stabilities to avoid falls and heel bone mineral density measurement will also be provided to classify risk of fractures in high risk individuals.

Around the event location, there will be artwork and infographics that shows crucial information about osteoporosis for the public.