Invited speakers

Pawel Szulc, M.D., Ph.D.

French Institute of Health and Medical Research
Unit of Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatments of Bone Diseases
University of Lyon

Areas of expertise
osteoporosis, aging and aging-related diseases in men, bone turnover markers, vertebral fracture, sarcopenia, relationship between osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases

Pawel Szulc, M.D., Ph.D. is a researcher in the INSERM UMR 1033, Lyon, France. Member of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Member of  three Editorial Boards:  Osteoporosis International,  Journal  for Bone and Mineral Research and  Bone . He is  a Member of American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, European Calcified Tissue Society,  International Society for Men’s Health.

Invited lecture:
"Association between vascular calcification and bone - evidence from the clinical studies"

Prof Eugene McCloskey MD, FRCPI

Metabolic Bone Centre
Northern General Hospital

Areas of expertise
FRAX and fracture risk assessment, Interaction between physical and pharmaceutical interventions, malignant bone disease, vertebral fracture, osteoporosis epidemiology

Eugene McCloskey is Professor in Adult Bone Diseases in the Academic Unit of Bone Metabolism and Mellanby Centre for Bone Research at the University of Sheffield.  In addition to clinical work, he is also the past president of the Bone Research Society and current Director of the MRC ARUK Centre for Integrated research in Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA). He contributed to the development of the FRAX tool and the subsequent guideline from the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group.  In 2016, he was awarded the IOF Medal of Achievement, presented annually to recognise an individual researcher who has significantly advanced the field of osteoporosis through original and outstanding scientific contributions.  In 2018, he was honoured with the ECTS Philippe Bordier Award for a significant clinical contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue

Invited lecture:
“Fracture risk assessment and management in the UK”

Prof Ian Reginald Reid

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Areas of expertise
Osteoporosis, Paget's disease, calcium metabolism

Ian Reid MD is a Distinguished Professor in Medicine at the University of Auckland, where he is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. His research interests include calcium metabolism and osteoporosis. He is a past-president of the International Bone and Mineral Society, recipient of the ASBMR’s Bartter Award and the

IBMS Haddad Award and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Invited lectures:
“Paget’s disease – disappearing but curable?”
“Should we target therapy to prevent fractures in older women?” 

Associate Professor Didier Hans, PhD, MBA

Center of Bone diseases
Lausanne University Hospital

Areas of expertise
DXA, bone macro- & microarchitecture, ultrasound imaging techniques, Body composition assessment

Prof. Didier Hans, Ph.D., MBA. is the Head of Research and Development in the Bone and Joint Department at the Center of Bone Disease at Lausanne University Hospital. Prof. Hans teaches courses in bone and body composition imaging as well as on osteoporosis. In addition, he is a certified full clinician faculty and full technologist faculty for the International Society of Clinical Densitometry Bone Densitometry course. Prof. Hans served as the 1st non North American International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) President and remained an active member of the ISCD Board of Directors as well as a member of the scientific advisory committee of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).

Invited lecture:
“Trabecular Bone Score (TBS): Practical clinical use of TBS in 6 steps”