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Consensus statement on osteoporosis in India released on World Osteoporosis Day

OSI President AB Dey formerly issues the Consensus Statement for Osteoporosis on World Osteoporosis Day

The Osteoporosis Society of India partnered with the Indian Society for Bone & Mineral Research (ISBMR) to observe World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October in New Delhi. On this occasion Dr Nikhil Tandon of ISBMR gave a public lecture on Osteoporosis. The Consensus Statement prepared earlier in the year by an expert group was formally released by OSI President Dr AB Dey. This was followed by a panel discussion and patient interaction.

WOD panel of speakers

Questions from the audience at the World Osteoporosis Day event

The Osteoporosis Society of India had convened an Expert Group Meeting on Osteoporosis at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi on 10th February, 2003. This meeting culminated in the preparation of the consensus statement, the first such initiative in the Indian subcontinent. Nearly 25 experts from all over the country participated in the meeting - a brain storming session where experts from academia, NGOs like HelpAge India, and industry deliberated on the research issues and practical problems facing the country. The meeting was inaugurated by Prof. Hari Gautam, President, National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Prof. Hari Gautam, President of the National Academy of Medical Sciences inaugurates the Expert Group Meeting

The key note plenary lecture was delivered by Dr Rakesh Mittal, Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi and the plenary lecture on burden of disease in India was delivered by Dr Rakesh Bahl, Clinical Epidemiologist at AIIMS, New Delhi.

Experts at the group meetings

The guidelines developed by OSI have been endorsed by Association of Gerontology (India), Bone & Joint Decade (India), Indian Academy of Geriatrics, Indian Rheumatology Association and Indian Society for Bone & Mineral Research.


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