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Hellenic Society for the Study of Bone Metabolism

Public meeting held on in Thessaloniki for World Osteoporosis Day

The Hellenic Society for the Study of Bone Metabolism celebrated World Osteoporosis Day in Thessaloniki , the second largest city in Greece, on the 19th of October 2003.

A public meeting was held in a large theatre, featuring five to six presentations on osteoporosis, and its relation to nutrition, its pathology and the consequences - fractures as a result of falls. Prevention was also a prominent theme. The audience included people of all ages and social backgrounds. The event was supported by posters and the one-minute risk test. Prof. Peter Burckhardt, Chair of IOF’s Committee of National Societies was invited to speak on the occasion.


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