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The Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey (SEMT)

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Office address Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey
Büklüm sokak 33/5 Kavaklidere
06700 Ankara
Phone +90 312 424 1314
Fax +90 312 424 1112

Last updated on 10/23/2003

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Public osteoporosis conference held for World Osteoporosis Day 2005

For World Osteoporosis Day a conference to promote public awareness of osteoporosis was held by the Socity of Prevention of Osteoporosis and Solidarity of Osteoporotic Patients (SOPSOP) - a patient-oriented subsociety of SEMT.

The conference was organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Beypazarz, a village outside of Ankara where a large part of the population lives by farming. Approximately 200 people attended the conference which was followed by an interactive question and answer session. Ayran, a beverage consisting of diluted yoghurt was served to the attendees. BMD testing was offered free of charge to those at risk (about 40 people).


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Press coverage for public information meeting held on WOD 2003

The Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism of Turkey held a public information meeting on osteoproosis which was attended by 350 people. 250 of the participants were given bone densitometry measurements.
The meeting was attended by Turkish national TV and other representatives of the media. Press releases were issued to the main newspapers and magazines.


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The Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism of Turkey's WOD information campaign

This year WOD activities are focused immediately before and after the 20 th of October. Prof. Dr. Tümay Sözen, head of the Osteoporosis Working Group of the Society of Endocrinology & Metabolism of Turkey, organized and facilitated a public conference to doctors and the Faculty Staff of the Health Center of the Middle East Tecnical University. Some 100 people attended the hour-long conference which was followed by an interactive question and answer session.

This was followed on the 18th of October by a similar conference to the Nursing Staff of the University Hospital. Other members of the society are also conducting seminars and conferences in
their University Hospitals as well. Nurses are considered a very good target group which might
play a very important role in enlightening the patient population ( not necessarily osteoporotic)when they contact them during normal nurse -patient
interrelations in the hospital.

On the 19th of October,another public conference will be given to women (about 300 in number )who were taught how to read and write by a civil voluntary organization and recently accomplished this task. These women live in slum areas of the city of Ankara. Then on the 21 th of october a public conference will be held for a similar population of women in
Van,which is a city located in the eastern part of
Turkey. Along with all these activities society members will make appearances or speeches on local or National TV Channels or radio broadcasts.


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